Get ready for the Bolder Boulder

Posted on 09. Feb, 2010 by in Race

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Runners have a great time running the Bolder Boulder

Come join the biggest party in Boulder on Memorial Day, the BolderBOULDER. Voted America’s Best 10K by Runner’s World Magazine in December of 2009.

Runner’s World said, “Out-of-towners may feel the altitude, but they’ll definitely love the spectacular scenery, world-class field, rich tradition, and the stadium finish.”

The Bolder Boulder is the second largest 10K race in the country, attracting more than 50,000 participants who start in stagger waves.

Follow the Dick’s Sporting Goods Bolder Boulder through the social webs:

Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dicks-Sporting-Goods-BolderBOULDER/89661754487
Twitter http://twitter.com/bolderboulder10

Training

Official training for the 2010 Bolder Boulder is through BoldRunning For more information please call Ewen North, Training Director at 303-444-7223, ext. 11, or email Ewen@bolderboulder.com.

Other groups training specifically for the Bolder Boulder are Fast Forward Sports (F4) and The Running Republic or the Boulder Striders

Qualifing for the First Waves

The first 32 waves in the race are qualifying waves and require proof.  All other waves require no proof even if your predicted time is faster than 1:08:00. Times from any race between 2 miles and a marathon may be used to qualify.

To run in the A wave, you must run a 10k faster than 38:00 or a 18:20 5k time. The AA wave will be cut off at the 41:10 10k standard

You can take the Treadmill Test at the BolderBOULDER store at Twenty Ninth Street from Sunday, April 11 through Friday, May 28, 2010 for an extra $5 fee. We will also have the treadmills out at the SportsEXHIBIT on race weekend.

If you can run two miles on our treadmill in 20:34 or less, you are guaranteed a spot in one of the qualifying waves.

5k Qualifying races in the area include, but are not limited to:

helloFrozen Foot 5k

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 – CU Campus

Frozen Foot 5k is the CU triathlon team’s largest fundraiser of the year. Come support us as week seek our 11th national title in 2010. The course is a flat fast course around the scenic campus of CU. Course map »

frozenfoot5k.com


Dash-n-Dine 5k Series

Tuesday’s: 6:30 pm April: 13, 20, 27  May: 4, 11, 18 – Coot Lake East of the Boulder Rez

The Dash & Dine™ is a six-race, 5k series that takes place at Coot Lake in Boulder, CO. The series has a friends-and-family atmosphere with a cookout after each race.

dash-n-dine.com



Cherry Creek Sneak 5 miles

Sunday April 25 – Cherry Creek Denver

The Cherry Creek Sneak is one of the largest races in Denver, a well organized race and is great timing to guage your fitness a month before the Bolder Boulder Website »

Course map


Flat Out 5k

May 15, 2010 – FlatIron Crossing Mall

The Flat Out 5k is well organized but challenging course around the FlatIron Crossing mall and is put on by the BolderBoulder. Web Site »



Find more on your local race calendars at Colorado Runner Magazine, Racing Colorado, or Active.com

Course Preview with Frank Shorter

Frank Shorter narrates the Bolder Boulder Course from Ryan Van Duzer on Vimeo.

  • runcolo

    I think the treadmill test IS pretty funny, wonder how many people do it? I'd like to go into Dick's and ask them to crank it down to a 5:00 minute mile and proceed to act like I am having a heart attack as I run.

  • http://boulderrunning.com BoulderRunner

    But then you should continue to run, and finish the test in 10:01 :) Sandrock had a great article in the @DailyCamera about trying to qualify for the “A” wave on the treadmill in 2008. http://bit.ly/b03CTb « (he did qualify at HQ) I think he had photos et all from the “event”. I'll check into the stats on treadmill qualifiers.

  • http://boulderrunning.com BoulderRunner

    But then you should continue to run, and finish the test in 10:01 :) Sandrock had a great article in the @DailyCamera about trying to qualify for the “A” wave on the treadmill in 2008. http://bit.ly/b03CTb « (he did qualify at HQ) I think he had photos et all from the “event”. I'll check into the stats on treadmill qualifiers.

  • http://boulderrunning.com BoulderRunner

    But then you should continue to run, and finish the test in 10:01 :) Sandrock had a great article in the @DailyCamera about trying to qualify for the “A” wave on the treadmill in 2008. http://bit.ly/b03CTb « (he did qualify at HQ) I think he had photos et all from the “event”. I'll check into the stats on treadmill qualifiers.

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