START TIMES FOR EACH WAVE

Instead of one big start with all 50,000+ people taking off at once, we divide everyone into about 100 waves. Waves start with the fastest runners, then go to slower runners, then joggers, then walkers. Be sure to give yourself enough time to park and get to the Start Line.

The Push Rim Pro Race starts off every BOLDERBoulder right before the “A Wave” at 6:50am. Come early to watch them fly through the course at an unbelievably fast pace.

The International Pro Race starts around 11:15 after the citizens race. Join us at Folsom Field to cheer them down the home stretch! And then stay for the grand finale, the Memorial Day Tribute, which starts at high noon.

You can check out the entire race weekend schedule HERE.

Choose Your Wave Category Below
Wave are signified by the letters A through WB, and can be found on your bib. You can learn more about each Wave Category on the right.
A - FC Qualified Running Waves (Sub 68 Minutes)
2019 Qualifying Wave Start Times

A 6:55:00
AA 6:56:10
AB 6:57:30
B 6:58:30
BA 6:59:30
BB 7:00:30
C 7:01:40
CA 7:02:40
CB 7:03:40
CC 7:04:40
D 7:05:30
DA 7:06:40
DB 7:07:40
DC 7:08:40
DD 7:09:50
E 7:10:50
EA 7:11:50
EB 7:13:00
EC 7:14:00
ED 7:15:00
EE 7:16:00
EF 7:17:00
EG 7:18:10
EH 7:19:10
EJ 7:20:10
EK 7:21:20
EL 7:22:40
F 7:23:50
FA 7:25:10
FB 7:26:40
FC 7:28:20
FG - MC Non-Qualified Running Waves (68 - 70 Minutes)
2019 Running Wave Start Times

FG 7:29:20
FH 7:31:00
FJ 7:32:50
FL 7:34:30
FM 7:36:20
G 7:38:10
GA 7:40:00
GB 7:41:50
GC 7:43:40
GD 7:45:40
GE 7:47:30
GF 7:49:30
GG 7:51:30
GH 7:53:50
GJ 7:56:00
GK 7:58:10
GL 8:00:30
H 8:02:50
HA 8:05:00
HB 8:07:20
JA 8:09:30
JB 8:12:00
KB 8:14:00
LC 8:16:30
M 8:17:50
MB 8:19:30
MC 8:21:10
ME - MR Jogging Waves (70 - 90 Minutes)
2019 Jogging Wave Start Times

 

ME 8:22:50
MF 8:24:30
MG 8:26:10
MH 8:28:00
MJ 8:30:00
MK 8:31:30
MM 8:33:20
MN 8:35:20
MP 8:37:30
MR 8:39:10
N - PB Jogging / Walking Waves (90 - 100 Minutes)

Keep up the Pace

All participants must be pastArapahoe & Folsom by 11:30 am. Out of respect for the Memorial Day Tribute activities, all participants who have not entered the stadium by 11:45 am will finish on Stadium Drive and enter the stadium through the field house.

 

N 8:41:10
NA 8:43:20
NB 8:45:20
NC 8:47:30
ND 8:49:20
NE 8:51:20
NF 8:53:10
NG 8:55:00
NH 8:56:40
NJ 8:58:10
NK 8:59:50
NL 9:01:10
NP 9:03:00
P 9:04:00
PA 9:05:20
PB 9:06:40
PD - PM Walking / Jogging Waves (100-110 Minutes)

Keep up the Pace

All participants must be pastArapahoe & Folsom by 11:30 am. Out of respect for the Memorial Day Tribute activities, all participants who have not entered the stadium by 11:45 am will finish on Stadium Drive and enter the stadium through the field house.

 

PD 9:08:00
PE 9:09:10
PF 9:10:30
PG 9:11:40
PH 9:13:00
PK 9:14:10
PL 9:15:30
PM 9:16:30
W - WB Walking Waves (110 - 135 Minutes)

Keep up the Pace

All participants must be pastArapahoe & Folsom by 11:30 am. Out of respect for the Memorial Day Tribute activities, all participants who have not entered the stadium by 11:45 am will finish on Stadium Drive and enter the stadium through the field house.

 

W 9:18:00
WA 9:19:30
WB 9:21:00

Wave Categories

Qualified Running Waves
Require proof. The first 31 waves are reserved for runners who finish faster than 68 minutes. Proof must be within one year of the upcoming BOLDERBoulder. Review the 2019 Equivalent Times Chart.

Non-Qualified Running Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to finish faster than 70 minutes (11:16 per mile).

Jogging Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to jog, and finish between 70 and 90 minutes (11:16 – 14:29 per mile).

Jogging/Walking Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to jog more than walk, and finish between 1:30:00 and 1:40:00 (14:29 – 16:06 per mile).

Walking/Jogging Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to walk more than jog, and finish between 1:40:00 and 1:50:00 (16:06 – 17:42 per mile).

Walking Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to walk, and finish between 1:40:00 and 2:16:20 (17:42 – 22:00 per mile).

Course Cutoff
All participants must pass the intersection of Folsom and Arapahoe by 11:27am, and finish by 11:45am to stay ahead of the Pro Race. For the last wave, this works out to a 2:16:40 finish time and a 22:00 pace.