The Colorado edition of I'm Thankful Four was started 5 years ago in Golden as an extension of the Indiana event. Only a simple e-mail started spreading the word and over 50 people came out to participate. We appreciate all of that support and we look forward to making each year even better.
The run will start and end at Golden High School: 701 24th St, Golden, CO 80401. The race will start promptly at 8 AM but we are asking everyone to be there at 7:45 AM to be in a picture that will be shared with the participants in Indiana.
Just like the Indiana run, the purpose of this run is to get together and celebrate with friends and family. Hence, this is a very simple, low-key run which means:
The proceeds of your entry fee will benefit the Kelsey Mikel Memorial Foundation, which provides college scholarship money to graduating high school students. Our goal is to obtain enough sponsors to cover the cost of the t-shirts, the food, and miscellaneous expenses. So you can rest easy knowing the majority of your entry fee is serving the main goal of the Foundation. We always accept race day entries, but please note that it is helpful if you register more than a week ahead of time to ensure that we have a t-shirt ready for you.
The distance of this run is four miles. Mile markers and turns on the course will be marked on the pavement with sidewalk chalk and signage. The course route is a loop that mostly follows the bike paths around Golden. However, at certain points, the route will force runners onto city streets. As mentioned above, the streets will NOT be closed so we ask that all runners and fans use caution and yield to all traffic. Neither race organizers, nor the Kelsey Mikel Memorial Foundation, will be held liable for any injuries that occur on race day including, but not limited to, those caused by traffic on the course. If you want to preview this course, you'll find a map of it below.
There will also be a two mile walk course again this year. This course will wind its way through the surrounding neighborhood along the last mile of the four mile course. We will certainly have this marked better than we did last year!