October 26, 2021

Matrix employees formed three teams to run the Denver Colfax Marathon Saturday, October 16th, for our 11th consecutive year. Now in its 15th year, the annual event is held by the Colfax Marathon Partnership, a nonprofit 501c3 committed to community, philanthropy, and fun! The weeklong festivities culminate with over 20,000 runners participating in seven races: the 26.2-mile Marathon, 13.1-mile Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, Marathon Relay, Corporate Marathon Relay, Government Marathon Relay, and 5K.

Our top squad finished with a blazing time of 3 hours and 12 minutes, becoming the 2nd fastest team in Matrix history! The race time also distinguished Matrix as the 3rd fastest Corporate Team Overall and won money for one of 160+ eligible charities. We’re excited to designate which charity in the coming weeks!

Matrix has run the Colfax Marathon Relay for 11 consecutive years, and I have been fortunate to run it for 8 consecutive years as part of the Matrix Team. When the race was canceled in 2020, I was disappointed to miss out on the comradery and competition of the event. So, when it was announced that the 2021 Colfax Marathon would happen, I was very excited to organize the relay since it was one of the first events that brought people together from our three major offices. I look forward to continuing our tradition into 2022 and beyond!

– Kevin Lardner, PE – Matrix Director of Structural Services