“This is the race that got me excited about running, this is the race that got me off the couch when I was 6-years-old and said good-bye to video games and I’m going to be a runner.”
Ryan Van Duzer has been at it ever since and he says he looks forward to the race no matter where he is in the world. He says the BolderBOULDER is more than just a road race, it’s a celebration of community and country.
He adds, you don’t have to be a runner to fall in love with the race. In fact, the BolderBOULDER is the only day of the year his mother races or runs.
“You can be a walker, you can be a walk-jogger, you can do whatever you want,” he said. “As long as you move your body from the start line to the finish line you are going to have a great time.”
“It’s Memorial Day. I love it when the jets fly over. I love hearing proud to be an American. And the parachuters coming in with the big American flag behind them,” he said. “Everything about the BolderBOULDER is just pure magic. There’s nothing like this anywhere else in the country. It’s very unique and it’s right here in Boulder.”
BolderBOULDER enthusiast and Dash & Dine favorite, Ryan Van Duzer shares his thoughts about how to make the most of your BolderBOULDER experience no matter your speed.
Week 7: You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the BolderBOULDER
The Dash & Dine offers a free coached warm up before every race by Revolution Running coach Matt Hill. This group warm up starts at 6pm and will take you on a short warm up jog and dynamic drills to get you ready to run a great race. It’s also a great way to make new friends before the race begins.
The Dash & Dine 5k run series is a perfect tune up series as it runs until just before Memorial Day. The BolderBOULDER will be out at the race on May 15 for our official qualifying race where you can get official wave assignments, register on site, or even switch your bib if you qualify for a better wave. Race-day registration and packet pick up is open at 5:30pm, the warm up is at 6 and the race starts at 6:30.