We’re March[ing] toward race weekend!


Hello all, and happy March!! I hope this post finds you well and warm in the midst of this chilly week. [To the Minnesotans reading this: I know, we have nothing to complain about in Colorado. But still.]

It has been such an exciting and fun first month of planning our Second Annual Running for Nana Team for the Colfax Marathon Weekend (May 18th-19th, 2019)! I cannot describe the amount of gratitude that I feel toward each and every one of you for the love, support, good wishes, and joy you bring to this adventure. It is such an honor to support Achieving Cures Together as they work to end C. difficile and other awful conditions, and it’s an even bigger joy to get to do it with all of you.

There are a couple months still until race weekend (phew, for training purposes…) but I’ll be sharing a few brief updates along the way as we get closer. So, here’s what’s new!


16d - 1993 Nana, Abbe and Emily

[Side note in case you have to scoot before finishing the rest of the post: registration rates increase next week, so if you’re planning on joining us, now is the time to get the best price! Registration link is here and see bottom of post for additional registration info.]

  • The Team. We are thrilled to share that we already have 13 people on our team! Currently, folks are registered for the 5K, the 10-mile race, or the half marathon – and one person is doing both the 5K AND the half marathon. AMAZING.
    • Also, Peter Westerhaus, the founder of ACT, is coming into town from Minnesota and will run the 10-mile race!
  • The more team members, the merrier! We would simply love to have you join the Running for Nana team by participating in whichever race sounds most fun for you. As a reminder, you can sign up for are the 5K (3.1 miles), 10-mile race, half marathon (13.1 miles), full marathon (26.2 miles) or the marathon relay (5 people, each leg is between 4 to 6.5 miles). The 5K is on Saturday, May 18th and is walker, stroller, runner, hand cycler, dog, and kid friendly. All other races are on Sunday, May 19th.
    • NOTE: To get the lowest registration rate, register by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 13th. When registering, don’t forget to select Achieving Cures Together as your Charity Partner! See the bottom of this post for additional details.
  • Fundraising for ACT. If running isn’t exactly your favorite thing but you’d like to “Run for Nana” in another way, we’re also raising funds to support ACT’s fight against C. difficile. We’re at the beginning of our $20,000 goal for ACT, and we’ve already raised $450 so far! Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated and to all those who are considering making a donation. ACT is truly saving and changing lives for the better, and you have been such an important part of making that a reality. We could not do this without you.

I’ll stop there for now and wish you all the best until the next post. Please let me know if you have any questions between now and then! 

All my love, Emily


Once you’re in the registration page for any of the races, there will be a section that says Additional Questions. The first question asks: “Are you considering raising funds or awareness for a charity?“. Click the button for “Yes” and a drop-down menu will appear. From the drop-down menu, select Achieving Cures Together. Once you finish the registration, you’ll be on the team! You’ll get an email from Emily with further details.


Miles The Good Stuff



Stroller, walker, and dog friendly

Urban 10 Miler


Picks up on the last 10 miles of the marathon course

Marathon Relay


A 5-person relay, with legs ranging from 4 to 6.5 miles

Half Marathon


Runs through the Denver Zoo, a working fire station, and beautiful east Denver streets

Marathon 26.2

Runs through Mile High Stadium, around Sloan’s Lake, and through stunning west Denver

In whatever way you feel most comfortable, we would love to have you as part of this very fun race weekend!!


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