About our group!

The Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club was formed in 1978 to promote recreational and competitive running for women of all ages and abilities. The club reflects the general population of women runners – from beginners to ultramarathoners, from turtles to rabbits. Whether you’re a sub-seven minute miler or prefer a more leisurely 12 minute/mile pace, we have members running at your speed. We have over 200 members who live anywhere from Evergreen to Broomfield to Aurora. The Columbines Club has two fundamental goals: to provide women runners with an opportunity to build a social network of runners and to support the running community.

We’d love to have you join the Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club! Dues are $35 per year (January to December). Buy Your Membership Now!!

Among the Benefits of Membership:

  • Fun Runs – an opportunity to meet other runners and socialize after the workout
  • Track workouts – with a coach starting in March and continuing through October (No July Sessions)
  • Saturday Runs – Group runs on Saturday mornings
  • Sunday Runs – Group run on the Mary Carter Greenway
  • Member Recognition – Members are eligible for nomination of two annually- awarded recognition awards
  • Member Directory – a convenient way to locate running partners and learn about members
  • Eblast – a monthly communication containing up-to-the minute details for the upcoming week/month; full of wonderful pointers and ideas
  • Message Forum – a great way to connect with running buddies; post runs or find out details of other runs planned by members
  • Volunteer Opportunities – support the local running community, including Girls on the Run
  • Special events/clinics – Year end banquet, Annual meeting, optional workshops offered throughout the year
  • Discounts at area running stores

“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.” —Kim Cowart

A Note from the President

Welcome to Denver’s Only all women’s running club!

The Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club is here to promote health and build lifelong friendships. We run all over, in and around the Denver area.

The club was formed in 1978 by a small group of women who enjoyed getting together to run. Today our club remains strong and vibrant representing women of all ages with varied running and walking abilities. As you can see from our website, we offer many benefits to our members.  As a member of this wonderful club, you not only get access to these valued benefits, but also get a great community.

Our members stand out for their commitment to fitness, team spirit, diversity, vibrancy and friendship. Our rich club history helps motivate and celebrate our unique culture here in the Denver area.

I want to welcome you to participate in the endless opportunities the Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club has to offer. Take a few moments to explore our website and learn about all the great benefits of membership in this unique club.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Melissa Hoskins, President

“The road is shorter when shared with friends”. (Anonymous)

Meet the Board – Colorado Columbines Board of Directors


A list of the sponsors who have given to our group!

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