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FirstBank Announced as Official Bank of the BolderBOULDER

BolderBOULDER Inc, organizers of the BolderBOULDER 10K, FORTitude 10K and ColderBOLDER 5K today announced FirstBank as the official and exclusive bank of all three events. This larger partnership builds on a nine year relationship between both organizations. FirstBank first came on as a sponsor of the BolderBOULDER 10K during the 2008/2009 race season but has participated in the […]

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2017 U.S. Road Race Trends Report i

2017 U.S. Road Race Trends Report is Here

Road race finisher total experiences slight year-over-year decline in 2016 For the third straight year, the number of road race finishers declined in the United States, as 16,957,100 runners crossed a finish line in 2016, a one percent decrease from the 17,114,800 finishers in 2015. Despite the decline, the finisher total leveled off from the nine percent […]

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Runners' Brains May Be More Connected, Research Shows

Runners’ Brains May Be More Connected, Research Shows

University of Arizona researchers compared brain scans of young adult cross country runners to young adults who don’t engage in regular physical activity If you’re thinking about taking up running as your New Year’s resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the […]

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Building on Success at BolderBOULDER

The BolderBOULDER, Colorado’s globally famous Memorial Day 10K, has become one of America’s classic road races. Runners revere it for a host of reasons – longtime traditions of family participation, an iconic finish line in Folsom Field, and a continued commitment to bringing in elite racers to inspire and impress. And here’s a fun fact: […]

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Halloween Race Participation Grows, Maintains Ranking as Second Most Popular Running Holiday

Halloween race participation continues to thrive despite a decline in total number of events held, as 733,576 runners finished a Halloween week race in 2015, up from 722,237 total finishers in 2014. Similar to last year, Halloween ranks as the second most active holiday for road race participation, trailing only Thanksgiving. The growing desire of […]

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2016 state of the sport

2016 State of the Sport – U.S. Road Race Trends

Largest participation drop comes in non-traditional race events; road races experience slight decline for second straight year The second running boom appears to be backing off as runners retreat from non-traditional races. After more than two decades of consistent and often double-digit increases, the number of recreational athletes completing road races declined for the second […]

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2015 State of the Sport – Largest Road Races

In this year’s State of the Sport: Largest Road Races, a number of the largest races in the United States retain their top ten positions, including the largest in the AJC Peachtree Road Race, but there are a number of races climbing the ranks, along with seven races moving into the top 50. A comprehensive analysis of […]

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