Dear Boulder Marathon Runner,
Unfortunately it has become necessary to postpone the Boulder Marathon event until fall 2015. The hurdles and challenges in the wake of the Boulder Flood one year ago ultimately made it impossible to produce the Boulder Marathon event in 2014. Add to this the tragedy that occurred at the Boulder Spring Half Marathon, and the task of producing the 2014 Boulder Marathon event simply became impossible.
All runners who are registered for the 2014 Boulder Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile event on October 5th will be able to use their paid entry fee for either the 2015 Boulder Spring Half Marathon, or next fall's Boulder Marathon event. The minute we know our 2015 dates we'll send you a no-charge registration link for either the Boulder Spring Half or the Boulder Marathon event. Dates of both events will be finalized by the end of October.
It's disappointing to have to tell you this news, but know that we have a lot to look forward to in 2015. We have a new USA Track & Field championship race course that returns around the east side of the reservoir and is much better for runners and spectators alike (we'll post the new map soon); a new Boulder non-profit charity that we're really excited about; and we'll have several other new sponsors for 2015 as well.
Finally, on a very sad note, I'd like to note the passing of Jessica Dillon at the Boulder Spring Half Marathon in May. Also, Lesley Kinder, race director of the Boulder Backroads Marathon (1999 - 2006), passed away this spring as well. Speaking for myself (and I know for many others in the Colorado running community) my heartfelt condolences go out to the Dillon and Kinder families during this difficult time.
Next year marks our 10th year producing the Boulder Marathon and Boulder Spring Half Marathon. While this year hasn't been the easiest, I for one am looking forward to 2015, and hope to see you at the Boulder Spring Half in May.
Good luck with your running, and stay tuned for information on our 2015 events.