In a running town like Boulder with active local running stores and communities, you have your choice of top quality events to go to where you can meet with elite athletes, former and hopeful Olympians, and the area’s top nutritionists and practitioners who will help you stay active and healthy. The week leading up to the Bolder Boulder 10k on Memorial day is no exception.

This week alone you have the opportunity to meet Boston Marathon top American Neely Spence Gracy, Olympic Marathon Trials entrants, Sean Quigley, Jeff Eggleston and Brianne Nelson, Mountian trail dominator, Andy Wacker and Tim Olson, World Champion Marathoners Mark Plaatjes and Lorraine Moller, World Record holder and 4x Bolder Boulder winner, Arturo Barrios, plus New York Marathon’s Top American Lara Thweatt and none other than Kara Goucher!

Here is the run down of the top events in Boulder this week leading up to the Best Race in America.

Friday, May 20

adidas Happy Hour Run 6 pm at Fleet Feet Sports

Finish the evening with beer and a cookout! Adidas will have the Sequence Boost and Glide Boost to demo. All abilities are welcome.

Saturday, May 21

adidas Fun Run 8 am at Fleet Feet Sports

On Saturday morning, we will have our morning run but joining us will be Adidas athletes Neely Spence Gracey, Alisha Williams, Andy Wacker, Jeff Eggleston, and Brianne Nelson. Get in your long run Saturday morning with these athletes to chat and hear how they have become the runners they are today. Adidas will have the Sequence Boost and Glide Boost to demo. All abilities are welcome.

Boulder Running Journal Book Signing 11 am -2:30 pm at the Bolder Boulder Store

Authors and contributors will be on hand for signed copies of the to the first ever Boulder Running Journal. The Journal is 186 pages with over 200 full-color photos celebrating the achievements, people, places and running culture of Boulder in 2015 including Age Winners from the 2015 Bolder Boulder. Be sure to pick one up as its certain to be a collectors item.

Sunday

Trail Run with Tim Olson 9 am at the Boulder Running Company

Timothy Olson will be out to talk about Run Mindful Retreats and to log some miles. The run starts at the store then up Mt. Sanitas and back. Also, Real Athlete Diets will be here with food! All abilities welcome and encouraged!

Tuesday, May 24

Trail Sisters Trail Run 6 pm at Upslope Brewing Lee Hill

Meet for 5ish miles of easy running on the rolling North Boulder trails. This is a great way to stretch your legs after a hard day at the office and also a great area to familiarize yourself with the sport of trail running. On top of that, treat yourself to some Upslope brews and Woodshack BBQ after the run.

Still looking for a quick Bolder Boulder qualifier or one last tune-up race? The Dash n’ Dine 5k will host the last of the race series 6:30 pm at the Boulder Reservoir.

Wednesday, May 25

Bolder Boulder Panel 6:30 pm at Fleet Feet Sports

Mark Plaatjes, Lorraine Moller, Sean Quigley, and Lara Thweatt give their advice on the race with a description of the course and what to do leading up to race day! 

Bolder Boulder Course Preview 6 pm at Boulder Running Company

Join Neely Spence Gracey for a fun run followed by a talk where Neely will take you through her experiences on the course as she ran in the International Team Challenge last year.

Thursday, May 26

Social Run with Kara Goucher + Skechers 6 pm at Shoes & Brews in Longmont

Join us for a run along the St. Vrain with Kara and then after in the brews area for discounted drinks, autographs, and pictures. Skechers will be out with demo shoes for the night to test out on the run. Come a few minutes early to get your size. Knock on Wood Food Truck will also be out that night with their yummy dishes for after the run!

Friday, May 27

Boulder Running Company Memorial Day Tent Sale

Going on all weekend, the Tent Sale at the Boulder Running Company has thousands of shoes and apparel items for sale. Make it on over for great deals and the opportunity to talk to brands about what is new in their

Saturday, May 28

Bolder BoulderSportsEXHIBIT (10am to 6pm) Downtown Boulder Pearl Street Mall
Learn about the most current trends in the outdoor and fitness world. Pick up your packet, register, or shop for BB Gear.

Natural Running Form Clinic 10-11 am at Newton Running

Work with Newton Running Co-Founder Danny Abshire, on drills for an efficient, natural running form in order for you to feel the difference with natural running. All ages and abilities are welcome!!

Boulder Road Runners Pre-Bolder Boulder Social 5-7pm at Newton Running

Come by the Boulder Road Runners Pre-Bolder Boulder Social. Meet Don Janicki, four-time winner Arturo Barrios and other past and present Bolder elites as well as socialize with area runners as they get ready to take on the Bolder Boulder.

The event is FREE and there will be free beer and food along with raffle prizes. Bring your old running shoes to donate to One World Running who has been helping runners in need for 30 years.

Sunday, May 29

Bolder BoulderSportsEXHIBIT (10am to 6pm) Downtown Boulder Pearl Street Mall
Learn about the most current trends in the outdoor and fitness world. Pick up your packet, register, or shop for BB Gear.

Stay home. You should be resting and getting ready to race!

Which events are you going to?

  • Courtney W

    I was wondering if I could post an upcoming 5k on here, it’s June 25,2016. Called Eye Love Logan, it’s to benefit RDH12 genetic mutations that take the sight away from toddlers, making them progressively blind, until they have no sight left (which occurs late teens to early twenties). I don’t have a child who suffers from it, but my daughter has two friends in her class that are siblings, both have been diagnosed with it. One was born with it (Logan who just turned five), and his sister just got her diagnosis in February (she is two). Obviously this is hard for the mom, and because I used to do this in the military I took over while she attends appointments. If we can get enough people to come out (there will be food trucks, Monster Drinks, bands, a silent auction, face painting, balloon animals and much much more!!) we can send the majority of the kids in the world (less then 70) to clinical trials that are ready this fall. It’s a great cause to support! I hope to see some of you guys out there!!