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 Colfax Marathon in 2007 to celebrate these luminaries in Colorado running. Click here to see the inductees.
Colorado Running Hall of Fame Annual Event
Eligibility for Inductees
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.
Eligibility for High School Awards
In 2010, the High School Athlete Recognition Program was introduced, awarding high school senior distance runners with High School Achievement Awards to recognize athletic achievements, community leadership and character. In addition, there is one special award, not limited to seniors, that recognizes the most outstanding distance runner in the state of Colorado. It is based strictly on a record of performance during the evaluation period ending in January of the current awards year. This is the Outstanding Colorado High School Distance Runner Award. Should a senior be selected for the Outstanding Colorado High School Distance Award, the remaining five senior athletes will receive the Colorado High School Achievement Award.
Please contact the Colorado Running Hall of Fame at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the selection process. For information on this year’s evening, please click here