The Downtown Boulder Race series Tradition Continues

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Mark your calendars as the downtown Summer series is returning again in 2018 with a few notable changes.

The West End 3k returns

Elite race West End 4k 2016

On Thursday July 12th the “Pasta Jays” West End 3K will return back to the popular 3K distance, which was last held in 2013, and will again start at the traditional spot of 11th and Pearl. As its Pasta Jay’s 30th Birthday Party, this year will be bigger than ever before with the live 80’s cover band “The Goonies”, the Oskar Blues beer garden, and of course running races for all ages. All races are multi-lapped loops making them spectator friendly. With the new redevelopment of the West End of Pearl completed, there are plenty of great options to eat and have a drink while relaxing after your race, there is no excuse not to have a good time!

6:00pm    Kids 1K Race
6:20pm    Open 3K Race
7:00pm    Elite Women’s 3K Race  (13:00 or Faster)
7:15pm    Elite Men’s 3K Race        (11:00 or Faster)
7:30pm    Battle of the West End Restaurants Waiters Relay Race

Note there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! So Register today!


The Pearl Street Mile

The Pearl Street Mile is set for Wednesday August 8th with a major change to the original course now making it a 2 lapped event. The race will start on 14th and Spruce St and it will finish in front of Boulder’s iconic Court House located on the Pearl St Mall.

Start of Pearl Street Mile

Start of Pearl Street Mile

The newly designed course will make it spectator friendly with Downtown Boulder’s Band on the Bricks and the new finish line in front of the Boulder Court House will certainly make it one of the most spectacular finish line backdrops Boulder has.

After the race, enjoy the Downtown Boulder’s Bands on the Bricks, which is Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series taking place on the Pearl Street Mall adjacent to the race finish line. Listen to music from “That Eighties Band” and venture into the beer garden and enjoy a nice cold post race beer courtesy of Avery Brewing Company.

Times for the events

6:00pm      Kids Race 800m
6:30pm      Open Race Wave B     (Over 7:00min mile pace)
6:50pm      Open Race Wave A    (Sub 7:00min mile pace)
7:05pm      Elite Women’s Race  (Sub 5:30min mile pace)
7:20pm      Elite Men’s Race       (Sub 5:00min mile pace)

Note there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! So Register today!

Registration cost per event:
12 and Under 1K – $10.00
13 – 18 years 3K – $15.00
Open 3K – $25.00
Elite 3K – $25.00

Prize Money:
Prize money is only available for the Elite races.
1st Place $150.00/ 2nd Place $100.00/ 3rd Place $50.00.
There is also $75.00 prize money for the fastest male and female masters runner. The fastest overall time can come from either the Open or Elite race.

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