The BOLDERBoulder and FORTitude 10K races will be a FREE event run virtually on Labor Day, September 7, 2020 and will be known as the BOLDiTUDE Labor Day 10K presented by CenturyLink.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 14, 2020 – Organizers of the BOLDiTUDE Labor Day 10K virtual run announced today telecommunications company CenturyLink will be the presenting sponsor of the new virtual race event.
CenturyLink is a leading provider of telecommunications services for consumers and businesses, including voice and high-speed fiber internet, throughout the greater Boulder area.
“CenturyLink is excited to partner with BOLDERBoulder and FORTitude to bring this free, virtual race to the Boulder community”, said Guy Gunther, CenturyLink senior director consumer fiber markets. “As presenting sponsor, we look forward to supporting this unique event that continues to be an important part of the running landscape.”
Cliff Bosley, Race Director stated that “CenturyLink is no stranger to the BOLDERBoulder, they previously served as one of the race sponsors during the 1990’s with a focus on the BOLDERBoulder’s team competition. Their company’s on-going commitment to the community through this sponsorship gives us an opportunity to work together for a better race experience for our participants.”
The Virtual BOLDiTUDE Labor Day 10k is free to all participants and can be run anytime between September 4th and September 20th, 2020 with a focus on both a LIVE event and a large virtual participation event centered around the Labor Day weekend.
Everyone is encouraged to register to run, jog or walk from any location. All free registrations include a downloadable commemorative BOLDiTUDE bib and a chance to win several prizes from partners including BoBo Bars, Boulder Running Company, and Noodles and Company.
Participants can upgrade their experience for $20.20 to receive official race gear, plus access to the BOLDiTUDE Real-Time Remote Racing™ APP available on their mobile device. This technology provides up-to-date results and standings on a live leader board, and by using the integrated GPS function, it will map the course and give participants race splits for each mile and an accurate finish time. Friends and family can also download the APP to follow their athlete, and for participants to follow other participants, at the same time.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience. Learn more at http://news.centurylink.com/. To learn more about CenturyLink Fiber visit: CenturyLink.com/ColoradoFiber
About BOLDERBoulder and FORTitude Races
The BOLDERBoulder, named America’s All-Time Best 10K by Runner’s World, is the 3rd largest running race in the United States and the 7th largest in the world. Over 50,000 runners, joggers, walkers, plus wheelchair racers representing all 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries race the BOLDERBoulder on Memorial Day. More than a dozen foreign countries field 3-person teams compete in the International Team Challenge for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing. The race finishes at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field with more than 100,000 runners and spectators present.
The BOLDERBoulder, always run on Memorial Day, was originally postponed until Labor Day due to the response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and was to be run concurrently with the FORTitude race in Boulder, CO. Since then, the Labor Day race was also canceled. Now both races will be run virtually in the combined BOLDiTUDE Labor Day virtual run.
This year, 2020, would have been the 4th running for FORTitude 10K in Fort Collins, CO finishing at Colorado State University’s Canvas Stadium on Labor Day.
For more information about the Virtual BOLDiTUDE Labor Day 10K presented by CenturyLink, visit www.bolderboulder.com