Colorado has a remarkably high concentration of world and American record holders and Olympic and world championship medal winners. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame was established by the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon in 2007 to celebrate these luminaries in Colorado running.
The Colorado Running Hall of Fame considers athletes, writers, race directors, volunteers, coaches, agents, officials, and others who have elevated the sport of running in the state through their dedication and accomplishments. The Hall of Fame is open to any individual, regardless of nationality, who has had significant achievements in running, while living in the state of Colorado. These achievements can include national and international accomplishments, as well as in state. The individuals must have lived in Colorado for at least 5 years. Athletes are considered to be eligible once retired or as their careers wind down. While athletic accomplishments bear weight during decision making, character and community service also considered.
In 2010, the High School Athlete Recognition Program was introduced, awarding high school distance runners with High School Achievement Awards to recognize athletic achievement, community leadership and character.
Please contact the Colorado Running Hall of Fame at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the selection process.