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Boulder Backroads Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

The Boulder Backroads Marathon was born in 1999, when local athlete and entrepreneur Lesley Kinder decided that Boulder needed a marathon. It immediately became a destination event and attracted 1500 runners in its first year. The race was known, not only for its scenic route and dependable on-course support, but also for its memorable post-race […]

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Boulder Backroads Marathon Makes Momentous Return

After a two-year hiatus of a marathon in Boulder, the Boulder Backroads Marathon made a momentous return and revival with a successful event held at the Boulder Reservoir this past Saturday.  Runners were treated to a similar experience as races prior, with a double-loop, spectator-friendly course that’s not quite as hilly as the original. The festive mood […]

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Boulder Gear Manufacturer GoLite to Title Sponsor Boulder Backroads Marathon & Half Marathon

Boulder, CO, Wednesday, January 4, 2006 – GoLite, the world’s leading manufacturer of lightweight outdoor gear and clothing is pleased to announce that it has joined the Boulder Backroads Marathon & Half Marathon as the event’s title and apparel sponsor. Taking place at the Boulder Reservoir on Sunday, September 24, 2006, the GoLite Boulder Backroads Marathon […]

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Women dominate Boulder Backroads

This years Boulder Backroads Marathon and 1/2 Marathon was loaded with talent, especially on the female side. In the Half Marathon,Yasuyo Iwamoto, a Japanese running living in Boulder was the winner. She finished 6th overall in 1:16:04. Zoila Gomez, a recent Adams State grad from Alamosa, was the second female (13th overall) in 1:20:13. Boulder’s […]

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It’s Time to Hit the Dirt at Boulder Backroads Marathon & Half Marathon!

The sixth annual Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon, sponsored by Nike ACG, will be run on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004. The Marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. while the Half Marathon kicks off at 8:00 a.m. Called the nation’s “best-kept marathon secret” by Runner’s World, Backroads features a scenic, winding course along quiet dirt roads north […]

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Regional Race Preview: Boulder Rez Marathon

In March, Colorado Runner interviewed the organizers of the Boulder Rez Marathon to discuss the event’s genesis after the 2013/2014 Boulder Marathon cancellation.  Following the saga, two new Boulder marathons were created, including the Boulder Backroads Marathon which took place on September 19th, and the Boulder Rez marathon which held its first event on June […]

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The new Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sept. 19 at the Boulder Reservoir.

New Marathon Emerges In Boulder, Offers Free Entries For Canceled Races

Boulder’s district attorney files lawsuit against race director of canceled races. The saga of marathon running in Boulder, Colo., appears to be taking a turn for the better. While a district attorney’s investigation into the director of the now-defunct Boulder Marathon continues, a new race organization with ties to the local running community has announced it will […]

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Boulder Half Marathon to Host the USATF Colorado Association Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championship on October 21st

Boulder Half Marathon to Host the USATF Colorado Association Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon Championship on October 21st

Release provided by: Tania Pacev. The Boulder Half Marathon is pleased to host the USATF Colorado Association Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon Championship on October 21st. This is the final event of the 2012 USATF Colorado Association Grand Prix Series. The Boulder Half Marathon starts at 8am at the Boulder Reservoir.  The course goes around […]

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