DENVER, Colo. – October 10, 2007 

 This is really cool for all of the people that did not finish the Chicago Marathon.

WHAT: The Denver Marathon, scheduled for October 14, 2007, announced today that it will waive marathon entry fees to runners who were registered for the Chicago Marathon but were unable to finish.

HOW: Persons registered for the Chicago Marathon can register online for the Denver Marathon at and enter the online referral code ChicagoRunner or they may register in person on Friday or Saturday, October 12 or 13, at the Denver Marathon EXPO located at the Adams Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place.

Chicago runners registering for the Denver Marathon will need to present proof of registration for the Chicago Marathon and a photo ID at packet pick-up. For more information about the race or packet pick-up, please go to

WHY: “As a former professional athlete, I know what it takes to train for a big race and the disappointment of not being able to finish due to circumstances outside of my control,” said Denver Marathon Executive Director Anton Villatoro. “In response to many local Colorado runners who were hoping to complete the Chicago Marathon last weekend but could not finish, our race wants to give these runners another chance to reach the finish line.”

The Denver Marathon race course is flat and has little to no elevation change and will be certified by USA Track & Field as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. 

About the Denver Marathon™
The largest Marathon in the state of Colorado, the Denver Marathon is the premier distance running event in the Mile High City which includes the marathon, a half-marathon, the ING Marathon Relay and the McDonald’s Mile Kids Race. The racecourse will start in front of the State Capitol, and travel past many of Denver’s major landmarks such as the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum, Larimer Square, the Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, as well as City, Cheesman and Washington Parks.

Owned and operated by Run Denver, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Experience Sports, LLC, the Denver Marathon brings an unmatched urban running experience to the Colorado community. For more information or to register for the marathon, half-marathon, ING Marathon Relay or the McDonald’s Mile Kids Race, please visit