Boulder Marathon Cancelled

With two short weeks before race day, the race director of the Boulder Marathon, Half Marathon and 5 mile event announced all events scheduled for October 5th would be cancelled again this year citing complications from last year’s floods. According to the Daily Camera, race director Jeff Mason may have failed to pull permits soon enough.

All registered runners for all events will be able to use their paid entry fee for either the 2015 Boulder Spring Half Marathon, or next fall’s Boulder Marathon Event. And according to the announcement, runners will be sent a no-charge registration link for either the spring or fall events once dates have been finalized.

Unfortunately it has become necessary to postpone the Boulder Marathon event until fall 2015. The hurdles and challenges in the wake of the Boulder Flood one year ago ultimately made it impossible to produce the Boulder Marathon event in 2014. Add to this the tragedy that occurred at the Boulder Spring Half Marathon, and the task of producing the 2014 Boulder Marathon event simply became impossible.

Full Announcement
The Half Marathon event was also to serve as the USATF CO Half Marathon Championships.

Now what to do?
There is an organized facebook page with updates: Boulder Marathon: Organizing for Refunds

Several area races have stepped up and offered those displaced runners an opportunity to transfer their entry or offer a discount so their hard earned training doesn’t go to waste.

50% Discount on the Bear Chase Race

While we wish we could accommodate all runners to participate in the Bear Chase events at no charge, we are extending a 50% discount to those of you registered for this year’s Boulder Marathon. To obtain this special discount, send an E-mail to Coach@RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com by Wednesday, September 24th with your Boulder Marathon registration confirmation, and we will send you a one-time code to receive your discount. Learn more about our events at BearChaseRace.com Sept 27-28 2014

100 Free Entries to Colorado Springs Half Marathon

The Colorado Springs Half Marathon & 5K is offering 100 free race entries to runners that were affected by the cancellation of the Boulder Marathon. Runners can forward their registrations tojoseph@spreeracing.com to claim their free registration to the Colorado Springs Half Marathon and 5K.

Free Entry to the Denver Rock and Roll Marathon

With the unfortunate cancellation of the Boulder Marathon, we have made complimentary entries available for displaced Boulder entrants to run the Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon or 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, October 19.

Boulder runners can email proof of registration to rnrdenver@competitorgroup.com with the subject line ”Boulder Transfer “ to receive a complimentary entry. The Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon will guarantee spots for the first 200 transfers and additional entries will also be made available subject to capacity. Please share this message with any fellow runners who were impacted by the cancellation.

Run Cross Country
The CU Buffs will be holding the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct 4th. Try your mettle on a 5 mile cross country course, or just go out and cheer for the #1 seated CU Buffs Cross Country team in on of their only home meets of the season.

Free Beer at Boulder USA XC in Feb
In light of the recent cancellation of the Boulder Marathon, Meet Directors John Supsic, Sean Nesbitt and the Boulder USA XC LOC would like to offer all Boulder Marathon participants a free beer at the Beer Garden at the 2015 USA Cross Country Championships. Just be sure to bring your registration or race bib with you.