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Bolder Boulder postpones May race due to coronavirus concerns

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As expected, the 42nd annual Bolder Boulder, along with its many Memorial Day festivities, has been postponed due to the ever-expanding fears regarding the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Monday morning, race organizers announced the delay of the annual Memorial Day 10K extravaganza.

No makeup date was announced, though race organizers said they are exploring options to run the event in the fall.

Those already who have registered will have those registrations honored for the new date in the fall. If registrants cannot participate in whatever new date is settled upon, the Bolder Boulder allows registrations to be rolled into another year.

The Bolder Boulder has been held annually since 1979, and since 2002 the event has featured at least 45,000 participants every year. Moving the event to the fall would seemingly present logistical challenges with the beginning of CU’s football season, given the Bolder Boulder utilizes Folsom Field as the finish line and the gathering point for its many Memorial Day festivities.

CU has home dates scheduled for Sept. 12 against Fresno State and Sept. 26 against Oregon.