Runner’s World magazine, recognized as the worldwide authority on running information, recently named the Bolder Boulder America’s Best 10K in its annual “Best of Running” issue.
Runner’s World editors picked their all-time favorite distance events, from 5-Ks to Ultras along with input from more than 3,400 readers to crown winners in each event and running category.
Boulder’s Memorial Day tradition beat out the more than 2,000 10K races in the country including the largest race in the country, the Peachtree Road Race. Runner’s World said, “Out-of-towners may feel the altitude, but they’ll definitely love the spectacular scenery, world-class field, rich tradition, and the stadium finish.”
Race Director Cliff Bosley said the Bolder Boulder team is pleased and proud of the recognition by Runner’s World and the many interested runners who selected the Bolder Boulder.
“To be recognized as America’s all-time best 10K race by running’s preeminent publication is truly an honor as our goal has always been to been to strive to be the best rather than striving to be the biggest,” Bosley says.
The Bolder Boulder 10k is the 2nd largest running race in the United States and the 6th largest in the world. The race attracts more than 50,000 runners, walkers, and wheelchair racers, and draws professional racing teams from all over the world to compete for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing.
The race starts at the north end of 30th Street in Boulder, winds through neighborhoods with live music and entertainment at every corner, and finishes in the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. More than 150,000 spectators watch the festivities from inside the stadium and along the course.
Every year, the race makes donations to local charities that provide volunteers to help stage the race. The 32nd Bolder Boulder will be held on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010.