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10 Reasons to Love the Bolder Boulder

May 30, 2012

1. Because it’s an excuse to get together with a bunch of like-minded crazy people who want to be awake and racing on their day off.


2. Because it means getting to see a friend that you don’t spend nearly enough time with.


3. Because no other race has belly dancers to distract you from the first uphill stretch.


4. Because you get to pass up a real life puppet.


And a spectator using a cone as a microphone.  Normal, totally normal.

5. Because it’s the only race where you can enjoy a 5-course meal of marshmallows, Otter Pops, bacon, Doritos and beer. 

But only if you can do a keg stand.


6. Because there’s a Slip ‘n Slide.

And by that, I mean, there’s a Slip ‘n Slide!!!


And yes, yes that is Joey.

7. Because you get to finish in the stadium of your very own college.


Made even better if it’s a bright beautiful day without a cloud in the sky.

8. Because it’s the only time you can legally drink beer inside the aforementioned stadium.


Before 10 AM, naturally.

9. Because you get to watch all kinds of crazy costumed people finish the race.


When’s the last time you saw a pair of red Solo cups finish a race?

10. Because you get to spend two hours with two of your favorite people while you wait for the elite runners to start racing.



And subsequently, be amazed by the fact that those elite runners can finish a 10K in half an hour.  A-MAZED.

Hoping you all had a great Memorial Day and the chance to run/walk/cartwheel/leapfrog a race as fun as the Bolder Boulder in your lifetime!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2012 7:22 AM

    Hahaha oh my gosh that sounds like so much fun!!! I’ve never even BEEN to Colorado! Clearly, I need to change this. haha

  2. May 30, 2012 7:56 AM

    This was a great post! I heard the announcer at the beginning of the race start the elites and say they’d be finishing at the stadium in about 30 minutes – it just blows my mind people run so fast!! I loved the Marshmallow Mile as well – the little girls handing them out were just adorable with those diapers on their heads!

  3. May 30, 2012 9:36 AM

    Slip n slides are awwwweesome! This is my kind of activity for sure. And meeting up with besties is a double win 🙂

  4. Colleen permalink
    June 13, 2012 10:18 AM

    Siiiick orange shirts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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