This is the 40th anniversary of the Bolder Boulder, and while many Coloradans may think they know all about it, did you know that The Bolder BOULDER was named America’s All-Time Best 10K by Runner’s World, and is the third largest running race in the United States and the fifth largest in the world!
The 2018 race, held on Memorial Day, May 28th, starts at 30th and Walnut in Boulder and winds through neighborhoods with live music and entertainment at every corner. The race finishes at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field and attracts over 100,000 spectators throughout the course.
The race is televised on KMGH live from 11am to 12:30pm on race day, and in a one-hour feature on ALTITUDE SPORTS™ that airs the following week.
Despite the fact that runners from all 50 states and approximately 15 countries participate each year, race organizers are also committed to the community around them:
The BBRacers Club is a program that gets elementary and middle school students, their teachers and families excited about fitness by preparing and training for the Bolder BOULDER using a variety of fun activities and an online training guide. The schools are divided into three divisions according to size. There are two competitions among each division: fastest school and most participation. The fastest two boys and girls from each grade have their times combined to produce their school’s score. The school with the lowest combined score wins. The school in each division with the most registered teachers and students win the most participation category. This year there will be five waves of BBRacers Club participants. For more information.
The Bolder Boulder also donates over $100,000 annually to local non-profits and community groups who volunteer.
More awesome facts:
- There are 60 people, we call them Bolder BOULDER’s BOLDEST, that have run EVERY. SINGLE. RACE!
- The Bolder BOULDER is a family owned business based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
- 1:17:43 is the average time in the citizen’s race.
You can still sign up! Registration is open until race day – just visit the website