12,000 athletes expected at Denver's community race May 18-19, 2013
May 9, 2013, DENVER-- To provide a safe environment for the 2013 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon, the cities of Aurora, Denver and Lakewood will have temporary traffic impacts along Colfax Avenue on Sunday, May 19, 2013. While travel on Colfax Avenue will be restricted, normal traffic patterns will resume as soon as it's safe for athletes, spectators and motorists.
Colfax Avenue in Aurora:
The half-marathon course starts at Denver's City Park, heads east on Montview Avenue to Yosemite Street in Aurora, continues south to East 17th Avenue, then East to Galena Street, then south to 16th Avenue, west to Del Mar Parkway, north to East 17th Avenue, then returns west to Dayton, south to Colfax, west on Colfax to Oneida, north to East 17th Avenue, west on 17th back to Denver's City Park.
Colfax Avenue in Denver:
Colfax Avenue in Lakewood:
This year's marathon route in Lakewood will take runners along West Colfax, turning north on Pierce Street, traveling through Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, returning to Pierce Street and heading north to West 20th Avenue. The runners return to Colfax Avenue at Glen Moor Drive, heading east, remaining in the westbound lanes of Colfax Avenue.
The last runner will be off of Colfax Avenue in Lakewood at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Colfax Avenue will be cleaned and swept immediately following the passage of runners.
For detailed information on Lakewood traffic, please visit the City website at http://www.lakewood.org/colfaxmarathon/
The marathon will cause delays on RTD routes that run on and/or cross Colfax Avenue. Riders are encouraged to contact RTD directly for full details by calling (303) 299-6000 or visiting www.RTD-Denver.com under Detours and Alerts.
Course maps can be found online:
High res EPS files can be downloaded here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wp5bwv52nqjegvr/MivS6-2Aq2
The Half Marathon course map http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/denver-co/colfax-half-marathon-route-182015214
Please note: The Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon's 13.1 mile Half Marathon is sold out! Six thousand runners have registered for the race's most popular event on Sunday, May 19, 2013, reaching the cap placed on the inaugural run through the zoo. The Colfax Half Marathon is the only race in Denver to run through Denver Zoo, and runners registered in record numbers to take part in it.