BOLDER on the RUN 10K FAQs
WHAT IS GOING ON FOR 2021 and WHAT IS BOLDER on the RUN?
The bottom line after talking daily with public health officials, the city of Boulder and the University of Colorado is that safety restrictions and our timeline prevent us from holding the traditional BOLDERBoulder. However, even though we can’t run in the streets of Boulder or finish in CU Stadium, we are running live and in person over Memorial Day weekend at six locations throughout the front range.
Due to Covid 19 we will be limiting the number of participants at each location and during specific time blocks. If you would like to run in person register soon before each race location/time block fills up. You can also choose to run virtually.
Run anytime during your selected time block.
When is BOLDER on the RUN?
All courses will be open Saturday May 29th, Sunday May 30th and Monday May 31st over the Memorial Day weekend from 6:30am to 8:30pm, so that you can run, jog or walk when it works best for you. All courses will be marked, measured and timed using RFID tags on the bibs. Select the location, day and two-hour time block that works best for you when you register! Run anytime during your selected time block.
If you prefer to participate virtually and run a 10K on your own, be sure to map out a course and capture your time to submit with us.
You can switch location, day, or time; or between virtual and live, there is a $10 fee to make a change. We do anticipate each location reaching capacity so advise you to reserve a spot asap.
Where is BOLDER on the RUN?
CURRENT LOCATIONS INCLUDE: more info Here with maps
You can switch location, day, or time; or between virtual and live one time before April 11 for free. After that we’ve prepared and mailed packages, and will be $10 to make any of these changes. We do anticipate each location reaching capacity so advise you to reserve a spot asap.
Littleton / South Denver
Mary Carter Greenway Trail
Reynolds Landing Park
6745 S Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Pavement with crusher trail alongside. This portion of the Mary Carter Greenway consists of two scenic parks along the South Platte River. The course starts at Reynold Landing Park and runs north and east along the South Platte River to turn around at Dry Creek Trail. Adequate parking at the start area. More info can be found here including parking: Location >
Firestone Regional Sports Complex
6850 Tilbury Street
Firestone, CO 80504
Paved trail. Firestone Trail located near Longmont, Colorado and features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The course starts on northwest corner of the complex at Falcon Street and runs west and south for a smooth easy out and back 10K. Parking in field just east of the start/finish line. More info can be found here including parking: Location >
Interlocken Business Park
455 Eldorado Blvd
Broomfield, CO 80021
Paved trail. The Interlocken Business park is home to several multinational companies and high-tech firms. But it’s not all business, a wealth of shopping and recreation are available near the business park as well. This course starts and finishes at 575 Eldorado Blvd and runs around the business park on a marked course. This terrain has a few more hills, but you will be challenged and rewarded for your efforts! Parking is in West Park. More info can be found here including parking: Location >
The Ranch, Larimer County’s Event Complex
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Cross-country terrain trail, groomed grass. The Ranch Events complex has earned a reputation as one of the premier event and entertainment complexes in the region. They offer more than 240 aces of versatile indoor and outdoor space with ample parking. The course runs 2 loops around outer boundary of the complex. More info can be found here including parking: Location >
Coal Creek Trail
150 Bonnell Ave.
Erie, CO 80516
Paved trail. Parking is at the Leon A. Wurl Service Center. This portion of the Coal Creek Regional Trail begins at the eastern edge of Bonnell St. The course begins north on Coal Creek Trail, then winds south with a moderate incline providing spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The course continues south snaking its way along the Cottonwood Extension Ditch before turning around. This is a cement trail 8-10 feet wide. Location >
Douglas County / Colorado Springs
Greenland Open Space
1532 E Noe Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118
This route features a wide dirt trail in the rolling foothills of Douglas County. Nature lovers will enjoy this trail running option without the brutal elevation of other mountain trails. Location >
Will there be a Boulder location?
Our top priority from the beginning was to provide a Boulder location. We worked very hard to do that, but some things are beyond our control and in the end we were unable to make it a reality. The traditional BOLDERBoulder will be back in 2022, better and BOLDER than ever.
Is the BOLDER on the RUN timed?
YES. If you register to run in person you will get a bib with an RFID timing tag. We will set up RFID timing equipment at each location, and we’ll capture times automatically when you cross the start and finish lines.You do need to wear your bib with tag on your course! We will provide you with your official time for your BOLDER on the RUN 10K.
How do I register?
Register here. Registration opens on March 9th. Each race location has a maximum number of participants, so the sooner you register, the better!
If spaces are still available, the last day to register for the in-person BOLDER on the RUN is Friday May 21st. There will not be any in-person registration or onsite registration past this date.
Registration for the Virtual BOLDER on the RUN is open ALL weekend ending on MONDAY, May 31st at noon.
Carpooling + Parking
We encourage carpooling with family and friends as we know many people will be getting out to enjoy the holiday weekend.
Parking options vary by venue and may be limited on the busy holiday weekend. Specific details and maps will be shared in the Kick-Off email sent to each participant on Thursday, May 27th.
When will I receive my BOLDER on the RUN race packet?
Starting in early May, if you selected to have your packet mailed, you will receive an email when it ships from our office.
If you selected to pick up your packet at one of our partner locations, emails with specifics will be sent in early May.
Packet Pick Up Locations include:
BOULDER RUNNING COMPANY – 5 LOCATIONS – Boulder Running Company (jackrabbit.com)
SCHEELS – Johnstown Scheels | SCHEELS.com
ALTITUDE RUNNING – 2 LOCATIONS – Running Store Fort Collins & Running Store Greeley | Altitude Running
I was registered for the 2020 BOLDERBoulder – what now?
On June 1st, 2020 we announced that we were not able to reschedule the BOLDERBoulder for the fall of 2020.
Registered individuals were offered three free options (automatically rollover to 2021 or 2022, gift to a friend or family, or donate to one of our programs).
All 2020 registrants were emailed a personalized code that could be used for any of these purposes.
Contact BOLDERBoulder at [email protected] with questions or for more information.
Is there a refund or cancellation policy?
All entry fees are non-refundable. During the registration process acknowledgment of this policy is made. Once a runner registers, race items will be immediately ordered and printed for a participants’ registration.
There are NO exceptions. In case of cancellation, participants will be transferred to our virtual option.
I signed-up to run virtually, but can I change to run in-person?
Can I change my in-person start day/time?
As we are preparing packets for delivery/pick-up, any changes to your venue or time block will cost $10. Contact us at [email protected] with your request.
When does race registration close?
The last day to register for the In-person BOLDER on the RUN is Friday May 21st. There will not be any in-person registration or onsite registration past this date.
Registration for the Virtual BOLDER on the RUN is open ALL weekend ending on MONDAY, May 31st at noon.
Are there Awards?
Yes! We will have age division awards for those participating in our BOLDER on the RUN in-person events.
Medals will be awarded to the Top 15 in the following categories:
• Fastest men and women overall for each age 6 and up (age on Saturday, May 29th)!
• Best Costume Overall
• Best Selfie Overall
Virtual Participants are only eligible for Costume and Selfie medals since we are unable to verify running times. Everyone will be able to see how they did in the overall results.
Will there be a Memorial Day Tribute?
Join us on Monday, May 31st, Memorial Day, at 11:30 AM on Denver7 and 3:30 PM on Local3 for a Memorial Day Triute hosted by Mike Nelson, as we honor our veterans who have paid the ulitmate sacrifice.
Do you allow walkers?
Absolutely! Walkers are always welcome.
Is there an age limit?
No, just like the BOLDERBoulder all ages are welcome!
How long are the courses open?
During registration, each participant selects a time block for their chosen location. Two-hour windows are available Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 6:30am – 8:30pm.
RUN ANYTIME DURING YOUR TWO-HOUR TIME BLCOK.
Are all locations wheelchair accessible?
Is there a limit to the number of people who can participate?
In consultation and cooperation with the cities and health officials, each location will have a maximum number of participants at any given time for obvious safety concerns. Each person will be able to reserve a location, day, and 2 hour participation window when they register.
What safety precautions are you taking?
We are following the current guidelines in each of our selected locations as well as State of Colorado guidelines.
When signing up for BOLDER on the RUN, you agree to a set of COVID guidelines and social contract. Those guidelines include:
- You agree to wear a mask/face covering when in the start area and after you cross the finish line. Face coverings will not be required while you are running.
- You agree to socially distance at least 6ft while at the event including in the start area and finish area.
- Must be “healthy” to attend. Please stay home if you are exhibiting any COVID-like or other illness type symptoms including, but not limited to: fever, cough, sneezing, sore/scratchy throat, etc.
- Arrive at the start area no more than 30 minutes before your scheduled start day/time block. Volunteers and marked signs will provide guidance.
- After you finish, we are asking you to leave the area as soon after as possible.
- There will NOT be a water station on course. Please bring any race hydration/nutrition needed before, during or after your run.
- As the regulations change due to this ever-changing pandemic, we will keep registered racers informed with the most recent guidelines.
Are strollers / pets allowed on the course?
Each location has specific requirements regarding pets on the courses. Dogs are almost always welcome as long as they are leashed. We ask you to be respectful of others and keep your dog on a short leash. Also please pick up after your pooch.
Confirm if your selected venue allows pets: BOLDER On The Run Courses – BOLDERBoulder 10K
Strollers are a great option to include those future runners in your BOLDER on the Run. Each of our venues are unique and some are more stroller friendly. If the venue permits we ask that you are mindful of those around you when navigating your stroller along the course.
Visit our venue sites for specifics – BOLDER On The Run Courses – BOLDERBoulder 10K
Can a family member or friend pick up my packet for me?
Yes. To do so, they will need your full name and sequence number (provided in your packet pick-up email).
Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?
If extra shirts are available, exchanges will be handled the week following Memorial Day. Contact [email protected] with questions.
I moved and my packet was already mailed, what are my options?
Contact [email protected] for information.
I lost my bib what can I do?
We can assist you. Please contact [email protected] for information regarding bib replacement/exchange for $10.
Will there be in-person registration on race day?
There will not be any in-person registration this year.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
All packets will be mailed to your selected location or available at one of our partner locations. There will not be any in-person packet pick up on race day.
Is there a time limit to finish the course?
No. Just like the BOLDERBoulder run, jog or walk at your pace. We only ask that you keep moving to help ensure that we stay below capacvity limits.
Will bag check be provided?
Due to Covid precautions, there will not be a Bag Check on race day. You will need to make your own arrangements for any items that you would normally place into our Bag Check.
Will there be water stations?
Due to Covid-19, please bring your own reusable water bottle or hydration pack. And don’t forget sunscreen!
Will there be race photographers on the course?
Not this year, but please take as many selfies as you can and be sure to share on our Facebook group page.
How do I submit my Virtual results?
Results can be submitted online to our virtual submission platform. Details will be included in your KICK-OFF email on May 27th.
What if the BOLDER on the RUN in person event has to be cancelled?
If a specific location is cancelled, we will contact you and to move you to another BOLDER on the RUN location.
If ALL the in-person locations are cancelled, all participants will be automatically entered into a virtual version of the race and can race wherever and whenever they want over Memorial Day weekend.
Is there a BFC Club in 2021?
YES! Check out the details at:
Are spectators allowed on the course?
Due to course capacity limits and ongoing social distancing practices, no spectators will be allowed at the Start or Finish areas.
Can I volunteer to help out?
Yes – we will have a limited number of VolRUNteer positions. Contact us at [email protected] to be added to our contact list. We’ll reach out as we get closer to race weekend.