Bolder Boulder introduces Beat Your Age Challenge

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At this year’s 28th BolderBOULDER 10k road race, runners of all ages and skill levels are being challenged to beat their age. In order to “Beat Your Age” participants must complete the 10k in a time less than their age on race day.

Runners that beat their age at BolderBOULDER 06 will receive a special finisher’s certificate and ribbon in addition to their regular finisher’s certificate. The male and female runners that beat their age by the most time will be given commemorative stopwatches to celebrate their accomplishments.

BolderBOULDER officials hope that the “Beat Your Age” challenge will give every participant something to shoot for.

“Even if you can’t win the race, or even your age group, ‘Beat Your Age’ gives everyone the chance to compete,” said BolderBOULDER Assistant Race Director Matt Jenkins, ”Whether you’re 32, 83, or anywhere in between; running your age is a very impressive feat.”

Based upon official race results from BolderBOULDER 05, the youngest participants to successfully beat their ages were the winners of the 35-year-old division for men and the 39-year-old division for women. Jose Cardenas of Longmont, CO beat his age of 71 at the 2005 race by more than 27 minutes with an impressive time of 43:10, while Libby James of Fort Collins, CO beat her age by just under 17 minutes. If last year’s results are any indication, the “Beat Your Age” challenge will prove to be a test of not only endurance but also one of experience.

Official results for BolderBOULDER 06 will be posted on the race’s website by 11pm on Monday, May 29, 2006. Award certificates and medals will be mailed on June 19.

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