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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Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation Donates $55,000 in Scholarship Money to Lake County High School Graduating Seniors

Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation Donates $55,000 in Scholarship Money to Lake County High School Graduating Seniors

May 28, 2015 |

The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation today announced it is granting $55,000 in scholarships to 2015 graduating Lake County High School seniors who have chosen to pursue a higher education. The nonprofit foundation helps build a stronger Leadville community and now in its seventh year, The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy donates $1,000 scholarships to each […]

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Boulder Trail Runner Dave Mackey Survives Gruesome Mountain Accident

Boulder Trail Runner Dave Mackey Survives Gruesome Mountain Accident

May 28, 2015 |

Elite Trail ultrarunner Dave Mackey suffered severe leg injuries after a fall from a ridge near the summit of Bear Peak in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday morning. He was evacuated by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and is recovering in stable condition. Mackey was coming down a route on the west side of […]

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Bolder Boulder: What You Need To Know For Race Day

Bolder Boulder: What You Need To Know For Race Day

May 24, 2015 |

What: 37th annual Bolder Boulder Memorial Day 10K race. When: 6:50 a.m. Monday. Where: Race starts near 30th and Walnut streets, and finishes in Folsom Field on the CU campus. Registration: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SportsEXHIBIT on Pearl Street Mall. Race-day registration is available on the southeast corner of Walnut […]

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Pelican Fest Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Fatally Shot

Pelican Fest Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Fatally Shot

May 21, 2015 |

John Jacoby, a 48-year-old man who was a part-time park caretaker for the town of Windsor, Colorado was shot twice and killed Monday morning while riding his bike a mile from his apartment. Jacoby was well-known in this small Colorado town about 30 miles north of Denver as a helpful person who did not own […]

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Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Has Biggest Year in History of the Race

Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Has Biggest Year in History of the Race

May 18, 2015 |

The 10th Anniversary of the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon was a success with 18,000 registered runners over two days. Hais Welday set a new half marathon course record, finishing the race in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 44 seconds. He shattered the record set by Colorado Springs resident Patrick Rizzo in 2012. Patrick finished 2nd […]

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Flip-flops take some heat, but Spenco says: Make it a flip-flop summer

Flip-flops take some heat, but Spenco says: Make it a flip-flop summer

May 15, 2015 |

From health magazines to mainstream media, the flip-flop, a treasured summer tradition, lately has come under fire. Spenco Medical Corporation, a leader in footwear and foot care products, is speaking out in favor of the toe-freeing style, but reminds consumers that not all flip-flops are created equally. Spenco’s line of ultra-supportive shoes, slippers and sandals […]

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Fitbit Partners with Strava

Fitbit Partners with Strava

May 13, 2015 |

Fitbit, Inc. has partnered with Strava to link their platforms. The integration lets users sync seamlessly between both Fitbit and Strava apps, empowering users of the entire Fitbit activity tracker lineup to track their all-day activity, track their exercise and maximize their workouts, as well as connect, compete and engage with other performance athletes on […]

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Issue 68 (Summer 2015)

Issue 68 (Summer 2015)

May 1, 2015 |

Beginning Runners A few tips to get you going! It’s the perfect time of year to embark on a beginning running program. The days are long, the weather is warm, and you may suddenly have the urge to get up off the couch and start a running program for the first time. It doesn’t have […]

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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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