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
FG - MC Non-Qualified Running Waves (68 - 70 Minutes)
2019 Running Wave Start Times
ME - MR Jogging Waves (70 - 90 Minutes)
2019 Jogging Wave Start Times
N - PB Jogging / Walking Waves (90 - 100 Minutes)
2019 Jogging / Walking Wave Start Times
PD - PM Walking / Jogging Waves (100-110 Minutes)
2019 Walking / Jogging Wave Start Times
W - WB Walking Waves (110 - 135 Minutes)
2019 Walking Wave Start Times
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).
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to jog, and finish between 70 and 90 minutes (11:16 – 14:29 per mile).
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).
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).
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).
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.