The Pearl Street mile will see a major change to the original course this year with the new course being a 2 lapped event. The race will start on 14th and Spruce St and it will finish in front of Boulder’s iconic Court House located on the Pearl St Mall.
The newly designed course will make it spectator friendly with Downtown Boulder’s Band on the Bricks and the new finish line in front of the Boulder Court House will certainly make it one of the most spectacular finish line backdrops.
After the race, enjoy the Downtown Boulder’s Bands on the Bricks, which is Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series taking place on the Pearl Street Mall adjacent to the race finish line. Listen to music from “That Eighties Band” and venture into the beer garden and enjoy a nice cold post race beer courtesy of Avery Brewing Company.
Part of the Downtown Boulder Race Series. The race will be at the traditional starting spot of 11th and Pearl, but this year it will be bigger than ever before with the live 80’s cover band “The Goonies”, the Oskar Blues beer garden, and of course running races for all ages. The West End race has reverted back to the popular 3K distance, which was last held in 2013.
This years West End 3K promises to be a great event. With all races being multi-lapped loops making them spectator friendly, the new redevelopment of the West End of Pearl completed, plenty of great options to eat and have a drink while relaxing after your race, there is no excuse not to have a good time!
Best way to experience spectating an Ironman? Volunteer!!
Did you know it takes about 2500 volunteers to make this race happen. Anywhere from body markers, swim safety to aid stations on the bike and run as well as finish catchers. It can’t be done without the volunteers!
From Race Director, Tim Brosious . . . There are several key positions left or needing some additional coverage. Aid stations on both the bike and the run are our highest priority and are really looking to optimize our volunteer coverage. EVERY athlete hits one of these stations at one point in their day (or two, three or four times). From special needs bag drop volunteers at 3:45am to bike check out volunteers at midnight, there is certainly something for everyone!
All available positions are found online HERE or you can register at the expo! The expo is a great place for an athlete’s friends and family to sign up and ensure they’ll see their favorite athlete on course!
The complete event schedule for the week can be found here
Craig Alexander announces special training camp Jun 15-17
To advance, to move forward to become better and build a higher-level understanding. Sansego wants to help you advance your triathlon
skill set by bringing 3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander and our team of coaches to you for an intensive, three-day training program. The Sansego Advance is built for all levels of triathletes, from beginner to advanced as the program will be focused on developing you into a better athlete.
As a father, husband, businessman and athlete, Crowie has felt the same pressures you do in balancing family, a career and your passion for the sport of triathlon. The Sansego Advance program provides an opportunity to train with Crowie and get expert guidance from the Sansego team of coaches in a three-day program offered in major cities across the US. Instead of taking a week off work and away from family to go to a training camp, you can join us during the day, sleep in your own bed and spend time with your family, all without having to take time off work.
For this program, you’ll have the chance to train with Crowie in his second home of Boulder, Colorado, the mecca of triathlon. You’ll experience some classic training routes of the top Ironman pros and see a day in the life of a pro living in Boulder.
June 15-17 Boulder, Colorado University of Colorado Athletic Complex
Designed for all levels of athlete
– 3-day Advance program means less time away from work and family
– Train with 3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander
– Get 1 on 1 feedback from the team of coaches at Sansego
– Opportunity to meet other athletes in your area with the same level of commitment to the sport Learn new skills in all three disciplines as well as nutrition and mental aspects of racing
– Locations and Dates
– Cost and Participants
– $350 usd per Advance Weekend 25 participants maximum
-Coaching support and guidance from the Sansego team -Great swag from Crowie’s sponsors
-1 on 1 coaching sessions with Sansego coaches
-Dinner event with Craig Alexander
Boulder Advance Program
￼ Tentative Program Agenda:
9:00am Arrival to Camp and Start of Program 10:00am Bike Session on Boulder IM course
1:00pm Lunch Break
2:30pm Swim session with video analysis (CU Pool) 4:00pm Strength training presentation with Crowie 5:30pm Training Presentation with Sansego Coaches
6:30pm Dinner on Your Own
7:00am Depart for long bike ride (60m with climbing)
12:30pm Lunch break (provided)
1:00pm Bike Set-up presentation (Ivan O’Gorman)
2:30pm Swim session with video
4:00pm Performance Nutrition Presentation with Sansego Coaches 6:00pm Dinner with Crowie (Rubens)
7:00am Long Run (1.5hrs) – Creek Path? 8:30am Breakfast Break (on own) 10:00am Recovery/ Skills Bike Ride 11:30am Final Skills Presentation 12:30pm Camp Wrap-up
1:00pm Depart Camp
Bike Bolder : Become more assertive ascending and descending on the bike, expand your comfort zone, live in your courage zone.
Skill and technique are often overlooked on the bike in favor of finding fitness and hammering out the miles. this workshop is designed to maximize your fitness with a focus on cornering, climbing and descending.
Full Clinic series:
Swim Braver May 20th
Bike Bolder June 3rd
Run Stronger June 24th
Do one workshop for $149 or all 3 for $399
For more details and registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday evening, IRONMAN Boulder RD Tim Brosious was on FB Live to talk about upcoming changes for the June 10 event. Most notable are the changes to the bike course and the point to point run course.
Nestled at the foot of the imposing Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is already a wildly popular home-base and vacation destination for triathletes. The city’s health-conscious culture, near-perfect weather and breathtaking natural environment made it an instant favorite when it debuted last year.
Boulder’s robust downtown, with its famous pedestrian-only Pearl Street Mall and idyllic Boulder Creek, will provide families and fans an unforgettable race day as they wait for their loved ones to cross the finish line. From five-star hotels to James Beard award-winning restaurants, Boulder’s hotel and dining options are some of the best in the nation.
Once finished in the water, the first transition will start the athletes on a beautiful multi-loop course all contained in Boulder County. The course has a few pronounced climbs in it, but in general it plays out very fast. Once done with the two 50+ mile loops you will do the final 7 miles on an additional loop and roll into Downtown Boulder for the second transition at Boulder High School.
The two-loop run course is almost entirely on Boulder Creek Trail, winding along the creek and through city parks. Spectators will have multiple opportunities to cheer on the athletes and the last few steps of the day will take athletes up Pearl Street for a triumphant finish.
The 2017 IRONMAN Boulder offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
With IRONMAN Boulder just a mere 143 days away, It’s time to reveal the bike course.
CMS will be hosting this special reveal party. IRONMAN Boulder Race Director, Tim Brosious and his staff, have been working hard with the City and County of Boulder to develop an exciting and challenging course that keeps the safety of athletes, spectators and community a priority.
So, please bring your friends and questions and join 303Triathlon and IRONMAN Boulder at CMS on Friday evening.
Where: Colorado Multisport, 2480 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday January 19, 5pm – 7pm ish with a 5:25 reveal