Thu 11 May 2023

5 Reasons You Should Run the 2023 Boulderthon!


Are you looking for the perfect Fall race? Look no further than the 2023 Boulderthon in Boulder, Colorado on October 8th, 2023. The Boulderthon is a personalized small town race with all the perks of a big-city marathon. Our goal is to make every runner feel like an elite and to help you accomplish your dreams you never thought were possible! 

Here are 5 reasons why you should run the Boulderthon this Fall!

1. Boulder Colorado is one of the most beautiful, fittest and happiest cities in the U.S!

Boulder is a special place. Based at the foothills of the beautiful flatirons, with 300 days of sunshine and all 4 seasons, Boulder is the perfect place to run your Fall race!

There's a reason why so many professional endurance athletes train here. Running conditions are incredible, whether you opt for the roads or trails. At 5,300 ft above sea level, Boulder has the perfect conditions for altitude training, while still being approachable for those coming from sea level.

Our food scene is phenomenal! Many of our restaurants are farm to table, supporting our wonderful local farms. We have everything you crave from incredible Italian restaurants to carb-load pre-race, and phenomenal brunch spots to delicious salad shops and high class sushi, and everything in between.

We can't wait to share this special place with you!

2. There's a race for EVERYONE! 

No matter what your goal or skill level is, there's a race for you! We offer a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run!

Introduce your little one to running with the Kids Run and give them a foundation of fun activity and fitness.

New to running or looking to improve a PR? Our 5K and 10K are our most popular distances!

Ready to take on the challenge of a Half or Full Marathon! We have all the resources you need to get to race day happy, healthy and ready to crush your goals, whether it's completing the distance, achieving a PR or qualifying for the Boston Marathon (Yes, we are a certified course)!

3. You'll finish the race on the Historic Pearl Street Mall

We are the 1ST & ONLY Marathon with a Downtown Boulder finish and it's an experience like no other. The crowd brings the energy as you make your way across the small local businesses and historic landmarks and into the heart of the Pearl Street Mall where you'll cross the finish line victorious!

4. We have the coolest medals

We all know racing isn't about the medal, BUT the medal is a super fun part and a great way to celebrate your accomplishment. After all, you earned it!

Our medals are designed by one of our own runners and are like nothing you've ever seen before. They highlight the unique aspects of our course and race reminding you of the incredible journey you just embarked upon.

Plus everyone from every distance gets a medal! 

5. YOU Matter

Boulderthon is a small town race with the amenities of a big-city marathons. We provide you with all the race day amenities to make sure you're comfortable and prepared to run your best race and enjoy every moment. Full and Half Marathoners can Gear Check their bags, so you can have everything you need for the morning until shortly before you race, and we offer free race photos. For everyone, we have an advanced tracking system to ensure your friends and family can follow your race and know where to cheer for you. We also offer snacks and coffee at the start line and warming tents to help ease the crisp, Fall morning.

But beyond the basics, you matter to us. We read every single one of your stories and are so proud of what you've overcome. Our support team is here for you to answer any questions, no matter how big or small. We take your requests and feedback seriously and use it to make the race better. 

By choosing to race Boulderthon, you're choosing to join our special community and be apart of the history of this race. We're so grateful for you and can't wait to see you on race weekend!