The Boulder Marathon, half-marathon and 5 miler scheduled to run this Sunday Sept, 22nd were postponed until further notice due to the recent flooding in the area. According to the website a new date will be announced shortly
Race Director Jeff Mason stated “I think we would all agree that the importance of a running event in the face of all this is minuscule. And even if we were able to pull off the event next weekend (which appears to be an impossibility at this point), it would seem inappropriate given what has happened.”
Mason added, “Though some races would cancel outright in the face of all this, I assure you that the Boulder Marathon event will still happen this fall. I just cannot say when at this point. When it ultimately happens, it will be one heck of an event!”
The Boulder Marathon has had is share of unfortunate timings when they also had to postpone three years ago that we had to postpone as a result of the Four Mile Fire.
Also cancelled is the inaugural Fourmile Firefighter Challenge, which was hoping to run on Oct 5th. The race was to be a 9 mile uphill race from Fourmile Canyon up to Gold Hill, and was to celebrate and honor the firefighters in that same Fourmile Canyon Fire. The event was hoping to raise money for a proposed fire station in the lower canyon that will replace a 70-year old Quonset hut up on Logan Mill that is prone to flooding, especially after the 2010 fire. This storm brought much devastation to the canyon and washed away roads and houses.