Tagged: Boulder

Switzerland Trail and Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat

Trails & Beer: Rich Castro – Switzerland Trail

Posted on06. Jul, 2013

Part of the Trails & Beer: A Perfect Pair series where we asked local runners about their favorite places to run and to pair it with the beer in which they celebrate post-run.  Since Rich has lived in Boulder for over 42 years, he’s done his fair share of running in the area. Here are his top […]

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Trails & Beer: The Perfect Pairing

Posted on23. Jun, 2013

Enjoying a great run and a great beer often go hand in hand. It can be about the journey, enjoying each step and sip, getting to know the subtleties and complexities of each, some appeal to a distinct palette, others are smooth and refreshing and appealing enough to enjoy every day. We enjoy both  to get […]

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Muddy Dowdy Draw trail

Trails are still muddy – Marshall Mesa, Flatirons Vista, Heil Valley

Posted on10. May, 2013

Muddy Trail Closures effective May 9, 2013 – Marshall Mesa, Greenbelt Plateau, Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw All trails in the Marshall Mesa, Greenbelt Plateau, Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw areas are closed because of extremely muddy conditions. This includes: Greenbelt Plateau, High Plains, Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa, Community Ditch (East & West), Cowdrey Draw, […]

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Trail Report for Mid-January

Posted on22. Jan, 2013

Despite the snow a few weeks back and the cold spell we just endured, many front range trails are in fairly great shape for running. Today I ran up the Mesa Trail from Chautauqua Park to the north fork of Shanahan Ridge, down to Cragmoor, north through the neighborhoods to connect with the Bear Canyon […]

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Nike High Altitude Challenge T-Shirt

Nike t-shirt pays tribute to Boulder’s High Altitude Challenge Race

Posted on08. Dec, 2012

Recently Nike released a High Altitude Men’s T-shirt which touts it “pays tribute to a classic sporting event” held in Boulder, CO. I was curious about the event and its history so I reached out to the Boulder Road Runner founder and race director for the “High Altitude Challenge Race” Rich Castro. “The Nike High […]

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Competitive women start the West End 3k

5430 Sports will once again direct the popular Boulder Downtown Running Series

Posted on13. Mar, 2012

Summer time racing doesn’t get any more exciting than the energetic and diverse Boulder Downtown Running Series. The series which consists of 3 races of varying lengths features a unique format offering multiple categories for runners from the kids race, open, masters and competitive fields. The courses are tight and extremely spectator friendly as runners from the other categories line up to watch along side fans as they cheer on friends and family.

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South Boulder Creek Trailhead

South Boulder Creek West Trailhead closed for improvements

Posted on12. Mar, 2012

Beginning March 12th, 2012 theSouth Boulder Creek West Trailhead will be closed for improvements. Boulder County Open Space and Mountain Parks expects the closure to last between 3 weeks to a month. The trailhead, just west of Highway 93, 1/2 mile before Eldorado Springs Drive as you head out of town serves as a popular starting point for the South Boulder Creek and the Big Bluestem trails.

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Unbreakable: Boulder Screening

Posted on11. Feb, 2012

Thursday February 9 held the first screening of the film Unbreakable: The Western States 100 in Boulder at the Dairy Center for the Arts. The event brought out everyone from Olympic 1500m runners to Ultra legends to running fans alike. Organizer Buzz Burrell gave a quick introduction and commented “This is a great opportunity to get the running community together” before starting the film.

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Bike to Work – or Run

Posted on20. Jun, 2011

Wednesday June 22, 2011 is Boulder and Denver’s Bike to Work day. There will be lots of great breakfast stations for two wheeled commuters. One group will travel on bike from Boulder to Denver, and another will make part of the trip in running shoes.

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Born to Run - The Naked Tour

The Naked Tour Embarks on Boulder May 1

Posted on22. Apr, 2011

Barefooters and anyone interested in joining some of the country’s top ultra runners are welcome to come join in a very special event for barefoot and natural runners alike. McDougall created the Naked Tour as a nationwide celebration of running’s bare essentials which coincides with the paperback release of Born to Run. The tour visits […]

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March Races + Events along the Front Range

Posted on02. Mar, 2011

Even after a mild first two months of Colorado weather, Coloradan’s still will look forward to perfect weather for racing in March. Spring is just around the corner and there are plenty of events this month to get you started in the right direction for a happy and healthy 2011.

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RUNNING WILD w/Chris McDougall, Scott Jurek and Anton Krupicka

Posted on18. Feb, 2011

On Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, renowned figures in the distance running community Christopher McDougall, Anton Krupicka, and Scott Jurek will host a panel discussion and presentation on distance running. Chris McDougall is famous for his best selling book Born to Run which featured Scott Jurek. Anton Krupicka and Scott Jurek are both popular, champion ultramarathon runners currently living in Boulder, CO.

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BolderBoulder announces new start line in 2011

Posted on25. Jan, 2011

2011 will mark the one of the most significant course changes since moving the finish into Folsom Field 30 years ago; A change of the starting line.

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Running with kids and a stroller

9 Great Trails for Running with Kids and Stroller

Posted on06. Dec, 2010

Running with kids is a great way to get your exercise in and expose them to the brave new world. While the trails closer to the foothills can be rocky, narrow and too bumpy for little ones, trails along the plains tend to be smoother, wider and flat with relatively little elevation gain. Here are a few trails that work well for strollers.

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Meyer’s Homestead Trail

Posted on08. Nov, 2010

The 8.5mi trail loop at Walker Ranch is a local favorite for Mountain Biking and trail running due to its technical and scenic trail and to its proximity to Downtown Boulder. But the often overlooked Meyer’s Homestead Trail, adjacent to the parking area for Walker Ranch, can offer a quiet and splendid experience for those looking to run something a little less traveled.

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