On a chilly but beautiful mid-May morning, 10 BRSers were up at the crack of dawn, ready to run and wishing one another good luck before the race began. The day of the Colfax Marathon Relay finally arrived and we were all excited!
We even had our senior project manager, Kip Jameson, and his wife from Grapevine, Texas join us in the event. For months the buzz around the office was: have you been running? How far did you run this weekend? I’m sore! I’ll never make it! And finally… I think I can do it!
Two teams started off the race in City Park. From there we ran along the Platte River, through Mile High Stadium, west on Colfax Avenue, around Sloans Lake, and then continued west on Colfax before jumping north to 20th Avenue into Lakewood. We weren’t done yet – that was just the first half! Running back across to Colfax, we reversed the route and headed through downtown Denver to finally cross the finish line at City Park.
The relay legs ranged from 3.7 miles to 6.4 miles. We all finished our legs, then raced to the next stop to cheer the arrival and baton hand off to the next runner, ending with a gathering at City Park. Afterwards we enjoyed a celebratory lunch so we could share our accomplishments with one another, our family members and even some additional co-workers!
As part of the Marathon Relay team entry, we were able to designate an eligible charity partner to receive funds should we place in the upper portion of our division. This year, our charity partners were Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and National Sports Center for the Disabled. Unfortunately neither teams’ time qualified for a donation but it gives us a new goal for the 2016 Colfax Marathon Relay!
Posted by Sue Maguire on July 2, 2015 at 10:32amcomments powered by Disqus