The Bolder Boulder is a 10k, and probably the largest 10k in the country, and the past few years there have even been satellite races at military bases. It's run every year on Memorial Day, and anyone can sign up and run. There are qualifying waves if you're speedy, jogging waves, walking waves, and then, when all those runners are off the course, the elites have their race on the same course. It's huge, with maybe 40-50k running.
If you think Disney is the only race with costumes, you haven't been to Boulder. There are all kinds of costumes, and I can't wait to see what people have in store. There are beer stops and slip n slides, which I'll pass on. Since I hurt myself on a slip n slide last summer, I'm very careful around those things. No need to hurt myself during this race.
The course itself is within walking distance of the apartment I'm in, but I'm moving to Arvada in April. Boo! I could've slept in, rolled out of bed, and walked over when my wave started. BB has tons of waves, and from what I hear, they've perfected the wave start since there are so many runners. I certainly not fast enough for a qualifying wave, but a jogging wave is fine. The course runs through Boulder, and finishes at Folsom Field. And good thing I was at Folsom for the event with Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson. The road up to Folsom is a hill! Who put an up-hill before mile 6 of a 10k??? I'll have to have a strategy for that.
This will be my first race in my Oiselle singlet. I'm looking forward to that. I got the singlet after I ran Tink last year, and since Tink was my only race of 2016, I haven't had a chance to wear my singlet yet. It's got a special place in my closet, just waiting for this race.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.