Seniors hold the Giant Relay Day Cup.

Seniors Take Victory in 2024 Giant Relay

The Senior Team hoisted the coveted Colorado Academy Giant Relay Day Cup on May 17, beating three other teams of alumni, faculty and staff, and parents on a day that was filled with sunshine, fun, and games for all ages across CA’s campus. The Giant Relay, a CA tradition that can be traced back to the 1950s, once included a segment on horseback, but today sees competitors running, swimming, biking, and kayaking to determine a winner.

The grueling circuit around campus caps a daylong celebration that also includes the All-School Closing Assembly, Lower School Field Day, Middle School relays, alumni visits and reunions, and a picnic lunch prepared by Chef Paul Worley and his Food Service team.

Lower School Field Day

By tradition, the All-School Assembly on Stamper Commons is an occasion to recognize the graduating Senior class, as Head of School Dr. Mike Davis reads the names of every Twelfth Grader.

The Lower School’s Field Day activities include the beloved race between Kindergarten and Dr. Davis, which inevitably concludes with the students narrowly edging out the Head of School.

Throughout this year’s event, CA alumni, some returning to campus for their 50th and 60th Reunions, enjoyed the festivities while touring the school to see what had changed since their time as a Mustang. There’s no doubt many things have, but Giant Relay Day has remained uniquely itself for over 70 years.