Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.3
(6 Ratings)  (6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.3
In 1979 we dreamt of attracting a few hundred of our friends to race though the streets of Boulder, Colorado to celebrate Memorial Day with our families. Fast forward more than 40 years and the BOLDERBoulder has grown to become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed 10K’s in … MORE
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Recent reviews

    HalfSpeedQueen FIRST-TIMER '21

    I was just glad to be able to run in a non-virtual race! The t-shirts were oh so soft, and the swag boxes were a nice touch. They did a … MORE

    I was just glad to be able to run in a non-virtual race! The t-shirts were oh so soft, and the swag boxes were a nice touch. They did a great job given the changing policy landscape for holding events. I chose the Erie course and enjoyed the overcast skies, green views, and open spaces. Best part of all – I got a 10k PR. Can’t wait to run this race on the original course next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    drobeson_uf FIRST-TIMER '20

    This has to be the most fun race in the country. There is a slight hill in the beginning and towards the end, but the rest of the race is … MORE

    This has to be the most fun race in the country. There is a slight hill in the beginning and towards the end, but the rest of the race is downhill or flat. There are tons of people everywhere cheering you on and tempting you to stop for all sorts of wild and crazy shenanigans, some are well worth stopping at. My only caveat here is that this race is run at altitude.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    50statesSandy FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race of full of entertainment from start to finish! I loved it. Packet pick up is a bit chaotic. It was fun to visit the area a little bit … MORE

    This race of full of entertainment from start to finish! I loved it. Packet pick up is a bit chaotic. It was fun to visit the area a little bit and have the expo outside but it was difficult to find parking. After getting to the bib pickup it was a breeze. Event is very well organized. It’s massive! Start waves are right on que and perfected. Be prepared to be very distracted this entire race. There is so much going on, so many people. The finish line though the CU stadium is extraordinary! A stadium full of people cheering you on. Then getting to watch the elites finish. Amazing. You’ll love this race. It’s for lots of fun. Don’t forget your cupcake at mile 6. It’s delicious!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    mjlucarelli FIRST-TIMER '18

    Not my best race but it was hard to stay focused and maneuver around all the people who would stop and walk, take selfies, and be part of the shenanigan's … MORE

    Not my best race but it was hard to stay focused and maneuver around all the people who would stop and walk, take selfies, and be part of the shenanigan’s happening on the sidelines. I know that is part of the race, so it didn’t upset me, but if you are looking for a PR definitely try to get as high up on the waves as you can! On the other hand the race was well organized but the swag was a little weak (no medal) and you had to pay for lunch otherwise you just got a few snacks. You did get a beer though, which is always a plus in my book. 😉

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    cedoyle FIRST-TIMER '17

    With 50,000+ runners, there was a smooth start due to the multiple waves. The course was mostly flat winding through the city of Boulder, but I was not used to … MORE

    With 50,000+ runners, there was a smooth start due to the multiple waves. The course was mostly flat winding through the city of Boulder, but I was not used to running at 5000+ elevation. I thought arriving a week early would do the trick, but I still ran around 2 minutes off my PR. The race ended in the Univ. of Colorado stadium, which was a unique experience. There were lots of booths set up outside the stadium with free food, drinks, and other stuff. There was an elite runners team race at the end, which we could watch on the big screen and see them finish once they entered the stadium. Finally, there was a Memorial Day ceremony that included paratroopers from each branch of the military parachuting into the stadium. Overall, a great experience and we were out before 1 PM.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    maxtonmcd FIRST-TIMER '14

    This should be a bucket list race. It goes off in waves, so it's not really crowded. The spectators are awesome. Finish is on the track at U of Colorado. … MORE

    This should be a bucket list race. It goes off in waves, so it’s not really crowded. The spectators are awesome. Finish is on the track at U of Colorado. There can’t be many 10k’s that are a better venue. Altitude will get your attention however. I’d say about 39 seconds a mile difference from running at sea level. They go 15 deep in age groups and not 5 year groups. Each age is a different age group, so pretty good chance to medal if you run hard. They also give a special award for anyone who can run it in a time less than their age.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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