Colfax Marathon

Hi Everyone!
Corinne Nylander brought the Colfax Marathon to our attention, and we are wondering what the rest of the group thinks about participating in this to raise money and awareness toward myositis?
Don’t worry – there’s no running required for our members. 🙂
In a nutshell, the Colfax Marathon allows non-profits to setup a booth in their “village” where we can bring some visibility to our group and myositis patients. The group would need to register runners for the race (friends, family, race groups from high schools, colleges, churches, community, etc.) and all money that our group of runners raise for their participation in the marathon goes to our charity!
What we REALLY need to know from everyone is if our group should pursue this. Do you know runners? What can you do to help get our group into this event? The Marathon itself is May 17-18, 2014.
Marathon meetings are coming up – it would be very difficult for Mo & I to attend these meetings since they are during the week and in Denver. And Corinne isn’t sure she can make them either. Is there someone in Denver that might attend to get more information back to the group?
Jean Townsend sent Corinne the following information, with links to the Charity Partners Program (see below): email us if interested! Thanks!

From: Jean Townsend [] Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 1:30 PM To: Jean Townsend Subject: 2014 Charity Partners Program – We’re ready for you!


Thank you for requesting information about when our 2014 Colfax Marathon Charity Partners Program begins.  It’s coming right up!


The best way to learn about our program is to attend one of our introductory meetings.  They are fun.  Plus, you will meet some of our staff that are available to help you.  Here is our meeting schedule through early January.  Please sign up to attend a meeting by sending an RSVP with the date you select to me,


2014 Colfax Marathon Charity Partners Meetings

Location:  Mile High United Way – Founders Room,

2505 18th Street, Highlands Neighborhood


Parking:    off-street lots to the west and northwest

on-street parking  (all spaces are free)


Start:       3:00 pm sharp; please arrive by 2:45 pm


Plan to Attend?  RSVP with date to

Mile High United Way Map

Date Primary Topic Specialty Topic
Wed., Nov. 6th Introduction, 3:00 – 4:00 Electronic Fundraising Platforms, 4:00 – 4:30
Tues., Dec,  3rd Introduction, 3:00 – 4:00 Recruiting and Engaging Runners, 4:00 – 4:30
Thurs., Jan 9th Introduction, 3:00 – 4:00 TBD



If you would like more information about our charity partners program, visit and click the charity partners tab.  Here is a one-page information sheet that might be useful as well.


We hope to see you at one of our meetings!  Questions?  Just contact me,


Jean Townsend

   Jean Townsend

   DaVita Charity Partners Manager

   fax: 303-889-5168

   P.O. Box 6117

   Denver, CO 80206


  Saturday, May 17, 20145K

  Sunday, May 18, 2014Marathon, half-marathon, 10-miler, marathon team relay



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