Triathlon Team runs 5K with Denver community

Members of the Colorado State University Triathlon Team ran alongside the Denver community to support Clínica Tepeyac, a health care non-profit for the medically underserved.

Clínica hosted the Adelante 5K race for the North Denver neighborhoods on Aug. 6, to promote healthy living – and as the CSU college students on the team lined up for the run, they were a highlight of the event.

“We have a lot of CSU fans in the community, so having the CSU Triathlon Team join us this year was really exciting,” said Denise Santana, corporate and events coordinator for Clínica Tepeyac. “It was fun to see the kiddos interacting with them and cheering them on!”

The CSU students held top podium placement following the run, but donated their awards back to the organization to be used by others. The team stayed following the race to hand out CSU swag and spend time with the nearly 400 children and families in attendance.

“It was awesome to support our local community and inspire people to be healthy,” said Triathlon Team member Matt Burnett, a senior majoring in Construction Management.

Triathlon President Sierra Dinges pulled the team together to be part of the event and support the neighborhoods and organizations surrounding the reimagined National Western Center, a project for which CSU is a key partner, focused on bringing education and research to the campus within three CSU buildings on the site.

“I loved the atmosphere, and everyone was encouraging and friendly,” said Dinges, a senior Health and Exercise Science major. “I was so thankful to be a part of this exciting event.”


To join Clínica Tepeyac’s next event, Fiesta on the Plaza on September 16, please click here.

Colorado State University and the National Western Center

Colorado State University has made a long-term commitment to the reimagining of the National Western Center in North Denver, and the communities surrounding the project. Efforts are under way to create partnerships with community schools, non-profits and businesses, and to actively engage in the community.

A key and founding partner in the National Western Center, CSU will have three buildings within the 250-acre campus upon completion. The project, which will break ground in the coming years, expands and regenerates the current National Western Stock Show site, turning it into a vibrant, year-round experiential, community-centric, life-long learning destination in the heart of Denver.

As Colorado’s land-grant university, CSU’s mission of research, service, and access, fits with the outreach mission of the National Western Center. CSU’s plans at the new campus focus on research and education programming in the areas of food systems, water, environment, energy and health. The university has initiated programming and service outreach efforts before buildings are constructed, as part of its commitment to the area. For additional information, visit