Author Archive: Derek Griffiths

Derek Griffiths is the publisher of Colorado Runner and the race director for all events produced by Colorado Runner Events. An avid runner since middle school, Derek has completed over 50 marathons with a PR of 2:41:09 set at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2003.

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ESPN expands coverage for 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

ESPN expands coverage for 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

April 24, 2015 |

Again, an exciting move by ESPN responding a truly creative move by NCAA sports management cabinet gives our sport at the college level a base from which to resonate with new fans! 

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Life Time Fitness Announces New Leadville MTB Stage Race July 24-26 2015

Life Time Fitness Announces New Leadville MTB Stage Race July 24-26 2015

April 23, 2015 |

View image | gettyimages.com Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) today announced the addition of the Leadville MTB Stage Race to the iconic Leadville Race Series roster. The event will take place July 24 through July 26in Leadville, Colo. with the first stage kicking off at 9:00 A.M. MST. For more than 20 […]

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BolderBOULDER Announces Sourcing of Compostable Aid Station Cups for 2015 Race

BolderBOULDER Announces Sourcing of Compostable Aid Station Cups for 2015 Race

April 22, 2015 |

Addition of compostable cups is estimated to raise total race diversion rate by 25%

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Powder Keg Brewing XC Series Kicks Off With 5K

Powder Keg Brewing XC Series Kicks Off With 5K

April 21, 2015 |

Cowick and Byrne Top the Field; Wheresdabeer, Snooze Runners, Pink Reapers Win Team Awards

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Kara Goucher Partners with ModCraft as Agency of Record

Kara Goucher Partners with ModCraft as Agency of Record

April 8, 2015 |

Kara Goucher and ModCraft enter into a partnership that is effective immediately. This partnership highlights a shift that continues toward the boutique agency model, which many athletes are seeking out because of the personalized approach. ModCraft will act on behalf of Goucher, one of the most popular female athletes and icons in the world, as business manager, publicist, […]

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Highlands Ranch’s Patskowski Wins Antarctica Marathon

Highlands Ranch’s Patskowski Wins Antarctica Marathon

April 2, 2015 |

The Antarctica Marathon lived up to its gnarly reputation as one of the most extreme athletic competitions on Earth during its 16th running, announced Marathon Tours & Travel, the Boston-based race and expedition organizer. The Antarctica Marathon & Half Marathon presented by Vibram® and New Balance took place March 9 and 10 on King George […]

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Rudy Project Transition 46 Bag Named ‘Best in Class’ by Triathlete Magazine

Rudy Project Transition 46 Bag Named ‘Best in Class’ by Triathlete Magazine

March 26, 2015 |

Triathlete Magazine, the world’s #1 triathlon publication, has named the Rudy Project Transition 46 as the ‘Best in Class’ transition bag. This versatile racing and training bag has been featured in the 2015 Buyer’s Guide, which hit stands recently. “Rudy Project has thought of everything for this durable 46-liter capacity bag,” noted editor Bethany Leach Mavis in […]

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Free Runner’s Workshop This Thursday At Colorado Athletic Club

Free Runner’s Workshop This Thursday At Colorado Athletic Club

March 11, 2015 |

Are you an aspiring runner entering your first race but don’t know where to start, or a seasoned racer looking to improve your time? Whichever description applies to you, you’re invited to a FREE Runner’s Workshop hosted by Colorado Athletic Club’s Welton Street location, Thursday, March 12 at 5PM. This interactive, 90 minute workshop will […]

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Newton Running Celebrates New Flagship Store Grand Opening March 14

Newton Running Celebrates New Flagship Store Grand Opening March 14

March 11, 2015 |

Pearl Street Mall is preparing to welcome an exciting new tenant this spring, and they couldn’t be a better fit for the iconic Boulder location. Newton Running, a leader in performance running shoes, will officially open its new flagship store to the public on March 14, bringing with it a unique culture and engaging consumer experience […]

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Boulder Based STRYD Announces World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Runners

Boulder Based STRYD Announces World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Runners

March 3, 2015 |

Starting today, runners and coaches can get their hands on Stryd, the first wearable device to measure running power, through a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter (www.stryd.com/kickstarter). Created by Princeton engineers and backed by some of the biggest names in endurance sports, Stryd gives runners a way to accurately measure run intensity across varied terrain […]

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Issue 67 (Spring 2015)

Issue 67 (Spring 2015)

March 1, 2015 |

10 Reasons To Run A Race Our Event Guide for 2015 is here! These pages are packed with every type of race you can imagine. We have traditional running and walking events, as well as trail races and multisport races, such as triathlons. We’ve also included adventure races and mud run events. So if you […]

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Product Review: Soleus Fit 1.0 GPS Watch

Product Review: Soleus Fit 1.0 GPS Watch

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

As many of you know, the GPS running watch market has exploded. Back in the day, it was Garmin or nothing. Now with the likes of Tom Tom, Timex, Nike, Polar, Suunto and a whole host of apps for you phone, the choice can become overwhelming. Add into the mix all of the activity trackers, […]

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Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

February 4, 2015 |

Marc Pro®, creators of an electronic muscle conditioning device that improves and facilitates muscle performance, has formalized a partnership with Olympic triathlete, Matt Reed. Having benefitted from testing and using Marc Pro over the last few months, Reed has selected Marc Pro and the new Marc Pro Plus as his exclusive devices for muscle recovery […]

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Tough Mudder Launchs A Unique Children’s Event: Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder – Coming to Colorado in September

Tough Mudder Launchs A Unique Children’s Event: Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder – Coming to Colorado in September

February 4, 2015 |

Tough Mudder Inc. is launching a multi-territory partnership with one of the leading international soft drinks Companies, Britvic PLC, to jointly develop a custom event aimed at children aged 7-12. The pioneering Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder obstacle courses will inspire the next generation to explore their adventurous sides and have fun together while experiencing the power of teamwork. As part of a three-year international […]

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Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

February 3, 2015 |

Rudy Project, Italian crafters of technically advanced eyewear and helmets since 1985, have revealed the newest additions to their 2015 casual collection: the Warp, the Broomstyk and the Sensor. With their exceptional styling elements, these cutting-edge frames are the perfect solution for athletes who desire to shine after they cross the finish line. “Our casual collection has really come […]

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Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

January 29, 2015 |

It’s no surprise that, for many, New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside.  However giving up won’t get us any closer to achieving our goals.  Just ask David Clark, a former 320-pound alcoholic, turned pro athlete.  Clark’s hard-hitting autobiography, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery, proves that persistence and a strong desire […]

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Inside The Newton Running Elite

Inside The Newton Running Elite

January 29, 2015 |

An inside look at the elite athletes of Newton Running Elite in Boulder and their determination to strive for better.

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Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

January 27, 2015 |

Today, two Colorado runners and entrepreneurs announce the launch of Motigo (getmotigo.com), the first personalized motivational running app.  It all began last year, when co-founder Dan Nagler challenged himself to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon.  With his wife and business partner Celeste Lo, home in Denver, he had only sporadic high-fives and ‘good jobs’ […]

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Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

January 22, 2015 |

Pennsylvania native Tyler McCandless, with a marathon personal record of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, will headline the men’s field at the 7th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. The 2015 event, set for Sunday, May 3, offers a $135,000 prize purse, including American bonuses totaling $40,500. “I’m training to try and win Pittsburgh with a time […]

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Fit Snack Delivers Healthy Snacks to Your Doorstep

Fit Snack Delivers Healthy Snacks to Your Doorstep

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

Fit Snack, a curated monthly box filled with exclusive, health focused snack options, announces the release of its launch box. Each month Fit Snack subscribers will be motivated towards an active lifestyle with healthy snack selections, inspirational tips, and exclusive bonus items. Fit Snack is the brainchild of Rose Muniz, a Denver native and manager […]

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USA XC Championships After Party Presented By Brooks and Elliptigo – Feb 7th

USA XC Championships After Party Presented By Brooks and Elliptigo – Feb 7th

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

Join Steve and Sara Slattery for an epic party sponsored by Brooks in the endurance Capital of the World; Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy a night celebrating after the National Cross Country Championships with some of America’s top distance runners.  Don’t miss out on the EliptiGo Challenge where you can go head to head with the top […]

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Newton Running Elite Rack Up Record 100 Wins In 2014

Newton Running Elite Rack Up Record 100 Wins In 2014

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

While 2014 was an incredible year for the Newton Running brand; it was also an important year for a celebrated group of runners representing the Newton family.  The Newton Running Elite team is a group of runners who toe the line at races spanning distances of one to 125 miles across all terrains. The team is comprised of men […]

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BolderBOULDER Reveals 2015 Race Tee Designs

BolderBOULDER Reveals 2015 Race Tee Designs

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

BolderBOULDER, the third largest running race in the United States, has announced its 2015 official race gear. The colored race T-shirts and Helly Hansen high performance technical tee were given a new color pallet for 2015 to accompany a modern twist on a retro design and an Americana approach to the ever-popular Boulder flatirons that […]

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Nolan’s 14 – A New Movie From Pheonix and Ash Productions

Nolan’s 14 – A New Movie From Pheonix and Ash Productions

[ 0 ] December 13, 2014 |

A 100 mile line through the heart of the Colorado Rockies-14 14,000′ peaks-came to be at the intersection of mountaineering and ultra distance trail running; “the biggest mountain line in North America and maybe the world”. It is called Nolan’s 14. Interviews with international running superstar Anton Krupicka, Ultra running legend Blake Wood and some […]

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Ideal temperatures mark 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K

Ideal temperatures mark 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

Nearly 400 runners enjoyed ideal racing conditions Saturday, Dec. 6, at the 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K. Temperatures were in the upper 40s, there was no wind, and skies were slightly overcast. “We were due for great weather,” said Race Director Ranna Bieschke. “Last year, we experienced 5 inches of snow on the ground and […]

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