Race Recap: 2011 Bolder Boulder 10k


What. A. BLAST.

I’ve lived in Boulder for three years but this was the first time I was in town for Memorial Day weekend (because I had been doing THIS and THIS), so I was really excited to run the Bolder Boulder this year. Weez and I decided to sport our patriotic pride and run the 10k while hootin’/hollerin’ with as much American spirit as possible. Hilarity ensued.

Pictures speak louder than words… so here ya go! The start…
Notice, no one else around us had dressed up. We got many a confused stare. We just flashed some peace signs, our best attempts at salutes, and kept cheering “I luhv ‘murica!” and “Thank you troops!” I think people enjoyed our enthusiasm. We certainly had a blast.

The course was so much fun. There were TONS of spectators lining the streets, cheering with cow bells and horns and loud speakers. We saw college kids handing out beer and donuts (to which, I had to partake. obvi.) and little kids handing out high fives. There were belly dancers. And a slip and slide. There were bands at every turn, so we were always in the presence of good, live music.
The Folsom St hill wasn’t nearly as rough as I thought it’d be, especially after 6 miles of cheering to the crowds and fully soaking up the BB experience.
The course finishes in the Univ of CO football stadium which was SO cool. Running into a huge D1 stadium like that kind of makes you feel like a rock star.
Post finish line phot!

 All that fun and a solid 52:41 finisher time, too. Booya!
44/644 division
1563/26317 gender
8:29 pace

A quick change into some less-sweaty clothes and we met up with some of our friends who also ran the BB. Everyone seemed to have had a great time!

The race could not have been more fun :) I love where I live and I can’t WAIT to run the Bolder Boulder again!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. misszippy1 says:

    Congrats! so glad you got to enjoy such a classic race. Sounds like the start of a tradition.

  2. nicole says:

    SO FUN! :) i’m jealous! great job too!

  3. LOVE IT!! So glad you had fun. I’m thinkin’, next year, I may have to run it with you. Or, you’ll run really fast and I’ll finish like an hour behind you, but, still–the idea is the same.

  4. Mallory says:

    Looks like you had a great time!!! Love the outfits!

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