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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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6. Because there’s a Slip ‘n Slide.

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

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And yes, yes that is Joey.

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

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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.

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Before 10 AM, naturally.

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

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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.

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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!

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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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