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Superior Downhill Mile kicks off the Fourth of July races

Fourth of July Races

Big holiday weekends like the Fourth of July are about kicking back, enjoying the outdoors, bbqs, celebrating with friends and family and racing! This weekend is no exception as there are more than enough running events to choose from. It’s not too late to sign

The start of the Boulder Mountain Marathon in Gold Hill. Photo Peter N. Jones

Burrell takes Gold in First Boulder Mountain Marathon

Galen Burrell wins the first ever Boulder Mountain Marathon on May 15, 2016. Runners gathered around small fire pits in the historic mining town of Gold Hill trying to stay warm as they waited for the start of the first ever Boulder Mountain Marathon organized by

Title Nine Mother's Day 9k Boulder

Moms take on the Title Nine Mother’s Day 9k Boulder

Dark clouds loomed over the North Boulder foothills, but held off long enough so that over 900 participants could enjoy a lap around the backroads and reservoir for the Boulder edition of the Title Nine Mother’s Day 9k on May 8. Moms and their families

Switzerland Tral - at the town of Sunset

Boulder Mountain Marathon Course Preview

The Boulder Mountain Marathon and the 10 Mile Ascent will both take place on Sunday May 15. On Friday, course designer and Gold Hill resident Joe Grant took attendees of the Flatirons Running Happy Hour through his vision of the course.

Payton Jordan Invitational Boulder Runners run well

Local Distance Runners Excel At Payton Jordan Invite

A little over a week ago, University of Colorado runner Dani Jones set the CU freshman 1,500-meter record, clocking in at 4:15.29 at the Stanford Twilight. On Sunday, she returned to the scene of the crime at the Payton Jordan Invitational and set CU’s freshman

Dash n dine 5k Race Series

Dash n Dine 5k Race Series 2016

  Springtime is here which means runners are starting to get serious about the upcoming race season preparing for the likes of the Colorado Marathon, Colfax or one of the best races in the country, the Bolder Boulder 10k. The Dash n’ Dine 5k Race Series is

Team USA takes the Pan Am XC Cup in Venezuela

Joe Bosshard finishes 4th overall at the PanAm XC Cup in Venezuela helping Team USA win Gold.  Former CU Buff standout Joe Bosshard‘s racing is coming back to form. In his first real race since 2014, he easily took the win at the Winter Classic XC race in

Winter Classic XC results and photos

Despite the incredibly warm weather this weekend, it’s no surprise the fields for the Flatirons Running Winter Classic XC were a little smaller than normal. That’s because many of the local elite athletes were just returning from training camps preparing for the Olympic Marathon Trials

Laura Thweatt leads the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Thweatt thwarted in three-peat at Club XC Champs

Just six weeks off her marathon debut, finishing as the first American in the New York City Marathon, Boulder Track Club‘s Laura Thweatt headed to the other coast in San Francisco hoping to capture the title at the USATF Cross Country Club Championships for the

Community Food Share 5k Turkey Trot in Snowy weather

Community Food Share 5K Turkey Trot: Results and Photos

Over 260 people came out to support the Community Food Share 5k Turkey Trot dealing with an unusually snowy Thanksgiving morning. The event is always a fun family event and this year did not disappoint despite the snow. Runners donated 400 pounds of food and

Joe Grey and Andy Wacker lead the Colorado Club XC Championships

USATF Colorado Club XC Champs Results

A fresh coat of white snow on the course, blue skies, crisp air and just enough blustery wind to make it interesting. Overall, a good day for a cross country race. The USATF Colorado Club XC Championships were held this morning at Harlow Platts Park

West End 3k race Flatirons Running

West End 4k Delivers on Downtown Race Excitement

When Callum Hawkins, an elite 10,000 meter runner from Scotland, came to Boulder on Tuesday, he found lodging with former marathon world record holder Steve Jones. Thursday, Hawkins did his household proud by outkicking Stephen Pifer to win the West End 4K. Hawkins clocked 11 minutes 42 seconds for the roughly 2.5 miles, four seconds up on Pifer, a former mile star at the University of Colorado. Ryan Poland was third in 11:57. “It was tough,” said Hawkins, a 28:49 10K runner, “with the uphill, altitude, heat, and Pifer pushing the pace.”