HALF MARATHON

Boulderthon was ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Half Marathons in the U.S. by Active

Boulderthon has also been named as the best Half Marathon in Colorado and one of the Top 13 Most Beautiful Half Marathons in the World by HalfMarathons.net.

In its second annual edition, Boulderthon drew runners from all 50 states as well as 15 countries, as the signature marathon showcased the world-class city of Boulder set at the foothills of the spectacular Flatirons.

Join us on Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 for the 3rd annual Boulderthon Marathon in stunning Boulder, Colorado. The course starts takes you through the beautiful back roads of Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Flatirons, before winding you to Downtown Boulder for an epic, one-of-a-kind finish on the historic Pearl Street Mall! Boulderthon is the perfect fall race to enjoy Boulder, Colorado, named the happiest & fittest city in America.

After nearly tripling in size last year and selling out, Boulderthon has instituted a new 5,000 runner cap this year and is expected to sell out again.

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Boulderthon - Boulder Marathon - Half Marathon Course Map

Boulderthon Half Marathon Information

Date: October 8, 2023

Start Time: 7:30am

Course Close: 2pm

Elevation Gain: 776 feet

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Boulderthon Half Marathon Registration

Registration for the Boulderthon Marathon is now open. The race drew is expected to sell out again in 2023 with a new 8,000 runner cap for the event series.

Boulderthon also offers a Kids Run, 5K, 10K & Full Mararthon.

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Event Day
Logistics

  • Boulderthon offers Early Bib Pickup (open to all) beginning Saturday, 9/30/23 through Thursday, 10/5/23 at 2pm at all Colorado Fleet Feet locations during their normal hours.
    • Finisher Shirts will not be available at Early Bib Pickup. Participants who pick up their packet at Early Bib Pickup can pick up their race shirt after they complete their race on Sunday 10/8.

  • Our Official Expo & Bib Pickup will take place on Pearl St Mall between 14th & 15th, on Friday, 10/6/23, from 2pm-6pm, and Saturday, 10/7/23 from 10am-6pm.

This year, Boulderthon features its first-ever Start and Finish Downtown.

Our Start Village is hosted on the Pearl Street Mall, between 13th and 15th.

The Start Line is at 21st and Pearl. The Finish is at 15th and Pearl. 

Here are the best ways to get to the Start.  For questions, please contact support@boulderthon.org


1. Take an Uber

Use Our Designated Uber Drop Off Lanes

Please enter address 1400 Walnut St, Boulder CO 80302 into Uber (the start of the Drop Off Lanes) to Uber to the Start Village Presented by Uber.

*Note- please use these lanes for all runner drop off.

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2. Carpool with our partner, TreadShare

Embrace sustainability and community spirit by carpooling with TreadShare to Boulderthon!

Steps

  • Download the App 

  • Create a profile

  • Book a ride or post a drive in just a few clicks to Boulderthon

  • Earn $5 for completing a carpool - redeem by sending the promo code: BOULDERTHON to info@treadshare.com after completing one ride or drive by 11:59pm MDT on 10/8/23.

Reduce your carbon footprint, ease congestion, and make a positive impact on the event's accessibility!


3. FREE Parking!

Please reference our FREE Parking Garage Map.

Please note, these garages will fill up first and we suggest arriving at least 2 hours prior to the Start.

All parking is FREE in Downtown Boulder on Sundays. See below for the best places to park!



  • Gear Check is available at the Starting Village presented by Uber Eats
  • Gear Check Bags will be available at Gear Check
  • We will transport anything you put in your Official Gear Check Bag to the Finish Area for you.
  • Please plan for chilly weather! Colorado can be chilly in October, with lows of 40 degrees in the morning. Plan on extra layers and check them into your Official Gear Check Bag.

Portolettes

  • There will be port-a-potties on course. Please respect our community and utilize these for your needs.

Hydration

  • Water & Hydration Stations will be staggered approximately every 3-4 miles. Please see maps for specific locations.
    • UCAN Hydrate will be available at all Water Stations in labeled UCAN cups.

Nutrition

  • UCAN Edge, the Official Energy Gel of the 2023 Boulderthon, will be available at our pre-race fueling station before the race, and 3 additional stations on course. Please see maps for specific locations.
    • UCAN Edge energy gel is changing how runners fuel - delivering steady, long-lasting energy that's easy on the stomach. Edge features steady-release carbs instead of sugar, so you don't get the dreaded spike and crash.

Get FREE samples of UCAN Edge for just the cost of shipping! Order HERE to get the pack for just the cost of shipping.

Medical 

  • A number of highly trained physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other medical personnel will be on hand throughout race weekend.
  • There will be a number of mobile units moving throughout the course. These units will be staffed by paramedics, EMTs and marathon staff.
  • There will also be ambulances stationed at the finish line and throughout the course.


  • Cheer runners on at the Finish! First 250 spectators will get cowbells. Join the fun at Pearl & 15th St, including our first-of-its-kind finish at the Pearl Street Mall!
  • You can also cheer runners on throughout the course at any of our Hydration Stations!
  • In addition, our Designated Cheer Station information will be coming soon!
  • Official After Party information coming soon!


Boulderthon Marathon Reviews

Miranda

"This was by far one of the best races I’ve participated in - Aid stations were dispersed well and there was so much help and encouragement from the volunteers and police officers. Thank you thank you thank you."

Jess

"Fun course, positive vibes, beautiful views and just enough support along the way. Thanks to all who helped make this race happen. I’ll be back every year. Perfect Race."

Brad

"I've run nearly 50 marathons and/or half marathons and this ranks among the very best. Race day execution was flawless and I echo the previous comments about the professional staff and well organized volunteers groups. Looking forward to next year already!"

Matt

"Great Day, Great Race. I can’t imagine a marathon that is run any better. Everything went well, volunteers were plentiful and helpful, aid stations were great, and the weather was perfect for a long run. And Boulder turned out in force to cheer us on." 

Pete

"Fantastic First. Terrific race, beautiful course. Staff and volunteers were first class all the way!"

Jamie

"This was my 1st half marathon race and I had a blast! Everyone was in a great mood and the course was beautiful! Thank you all!"

95% of runners would recommend to their friends, with #1 reason being Downtown Finish & Course Views.