October 12-13, 2013
Team Relay, Solo Challenges, 6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run and 12 Hour Categories
Run for twenty four hours under the sun and stars in the running Mecca of Boulder, Colorado. 24 Hours of Boulder…the Run is a team relay running race that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! This thrilling format has been popular with bike races for years and is now available to runners!
24 Hours of Boulder is all-day and all-night. Runners compete to run as many laps as possible in a 24 hour time frame. For racers, this will be one of the most memorable events of your life. For spectators and crew, it will be a 24-hour festival where you will witness athletes pushing themselves beyond their personal limits of endurance. Whether you’re assembling a dream team, or you’re a recreational runner, there is a category designed for you. You can choose to race as a Solo runner, or create a team of up to ten people, depending on the level of endurance you wish. If you’re looking for a team or a team looking for another runner, check out Team Connect. Each participant is required to complete at least one 7.14 mile lap, however, the team’s objective is to complete as many laps as possible within the 24-hour time frame.
This race caps the 24 Hours…the Run race series with a fast flat course. The course is an even mix of pavement, dirt road and smooth single track with a stunning view of Boulder’s front range. And after each 7.14 mile lap, you’ll return to Base Camp, complete with lots of food choices and the tent city with easy access to your gear, team and crew.
Halloween Costume Contest!!!
Come race in your best Halloween costume and win a prize. Costumes will be voted on at the awards ceremony and a prize will be given to the crew member and runner with the best costume. Runners must complete at least one full lap in their costume while crew members are anyone out there to support a racer or team.
There will be no vehicle access in or out of the Boulder Reservoir between 1:00 am and 5:00 am on Sunday morning. Crew may park outside of the gate and walk the 1/3 mile to the Base Camp area.
6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run
Solo – Male
Solo – Female
Duo – Male
Duo – Female
Duo – Co Ed
Solo – Male
Solo – Female
Extreme Team (3-5) – Male
Extreme Team (3-5) – Female
Extreme Team (3-5) – Co Ed
Corporate Extreme Team (3-5)
Open division (6-10) – Co Ed
(Categories may be combined if numbers dictate)
Pre Race procedures
Each racer must check in at the Base Camp no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of the race unless management is notified beforehand. Team Captains are allowed to check-in for the entire team but are responsible to inform team members of course/procedure details. Teams will receive their batons at check-in.
Pacers are allowed for solo runners only. All pacers must register at the registration table and will receive a number and aid station privileges.
Each team must have a representative captain. The captain is responsible for all the teams actions and will be held responsible for any rule infractions and all communications with race officials.
Although everyone is welcome, the team captain must attend the pre-race meeting.
Racers must log-in on each lap at the Base Camp located at the Start/Finish area. The team baton must be passed from one racer to the other within site of the timing official. There will be a running clock, therefore the lap splits will run from lap-end time to lap-end time. It is the team’s responsibility to verify that each racer is logged-out correctly. Each racer must clearly state your number and wait until the race official acknowledges that your time and number are recorded correctly. There will also be a number check at the aid station at the Boulder race. Time will not be logged and baton transfers are not allowed at this checkpoint. It is important that you check in at the aid station or your lap will not count.
Each team member must complete at least one lap.
10-Person Class-the 10-Person class must have at least one female and at least one male.
Water and food may be supplied to any racer, by anyone, anywhere on the course. However, racers must stay well clear of the course when taking food or water. A strict Leave No Trace policy will be implemented. Boulder and Laramie will supply an aid station with water, sports drink and energy gels halfway through the course (Moab will have water and shade).
Racers must display their race numbers at all times.
Federal, state and county laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.
Staying on course
While running a lap, racers must stay on the designated course. Any racer that goes off the designated course (i.e. shortcutting) will result in a disqualification of that racer’s team.
Official protests can only be made by team captains and must be made directly to the Race Director.
The race director has the final say in any ruling, including rulings made by the co-director.
Quiet hours at night, will be imposed from 11:00 p.m. Saturday until 6:00 a.m. Sunday. During this time, noise must be kept to a minimum but the fun will continue.
Racers entering the course two hours before sunset on Saturday and up to one-half hour before sunrise on Sunday must carry a light source and it must be in good working order. Racing with lights out is permitted but all runners must have some sort of lighting affixed to the outside of their clothing while light is off (i.e. glow stick). The course will be marked with reflective tape. We suggest using a headlamp or a handheld light that can be raised to eye level for night time navigation.
A team racer may run consecutive laps, but must log-out at Base Camp after his/her first lap in order to log-in for his/her second lap. If the racer does not do this, only one lap will be counted. Solo racers will do this every lap.
Batons must be handed off within sight of the timing table.
Changing a runner after check-in
Teams have the option to cancel a partial lap once it has started. Racers must notify the Base Camp that a new runner is beginning and must log-in and start at the Base Camp. The canceled lap does not count as a completed lap.
Substituting a team member
To substitute a runner, the new runner must fill out all appropriate paperwork. All late fees will apply. Substitutions/changes are eligible until two hours before the finish on Sunday.
Racers must complete his/her lap by the finish time on Sunday. No partial laps will be counted. Each team’s final placing will be determined by the number of laps the team has completed and the order of finish times for the team’s last lap. For example, a team that has completed 20 laps with a finish time of 8:20 a.m. would beat a team that completed 20 laps, with a finish time of 8:30 a.m. A team that completed 21 laps, with a finish time of 9:00 a.m., would beat them both. The awards ceremony will begin approximately 20 minutes after the cut-off.
Solo 24 Hours racers will not be entered into the 100 mile standings.
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. Results will be based on team’s placement at the time race officials determine. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of runners or officials.
6:30-8:30 am – race day registration, packet pick-up
8:45 am – pre race meeting (mandatory for team captains)
9:00 am – race begins
5:00 pm – registration for Fun Run
6:00 pm – Fun Run starts
7:00 pm – pacers are allowed for solo runners
9:00 pm – 12 hour finish (awards to follow)
12:00 am – Fun Run finish (awards to follow)
9:00 am – last lap must be completed for 24 Hours
9:30 am – post race awards
We will provide hot food throughout the night at the Base Camp and Hammer Gel and Hammer Heed/water will be provided at aid stations.
Cost per person :
Early Registration (until February 1st)
6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $65
12 Hour Solo – $105
12 Hour Duo – $95/person
24 Hour Solo – $120
Extreme Team (3-5)- $100/person
Corporate Extreme Team (3-5 Co Ed) – $100/person
Open division (6-10)- $90/person
6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $75
12 Hour Solo – $115
12 Hour Duo – $105/person
24 Hour Solo – $130
Extreme Team (3-5)- $110/person
Corporate Extreme Team (3-5 Co Ed) – $110/person
Open division (6-10)- $100/person
Race Weekend Registration
6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $95
12 Hour Solo – $135
12 Hour Duo – $125/person
24 Hour Solo – $150
Extreme Team (3-5)- $130/person
Corporate Extreme Team (3-5 Co Ed) – $130/person
Open division (6-10)- $120/person
(deduct $10 per person for multiple race discount)
24 Hours…the Run Merchandise
Friends and family can join in the excitement, cheering in their runner every lap.
Directions from Denver
- I-25 N / US-87 N
- Merge onto US-36 W via EXIT 217 on the LEFT toward WESTMINSTER / BOULDER. 18.1 miles
- Merge onto FOOTHILLS PKWY / CO-157 N toward C U STADIUM. 4.9 miles
- FOOTHILLS PKWY / CO-157 N becomes CO-119 N / DIAGONAL HWY. .2 miles
- Turn right on N. 51st Street 1.1 miles
- Turn Right in the Boulder Reservoir past gate/entrance to Main Beach parking lot. Registration will be at the beach house.
This race is run on the beautiful trails at the Boulder Reservoir with great views of the snow covered peaks. The course is a flat 7.14 miles (lap 14 ends at exactly 100 miles) with approximately 100 feet gain per lap with an aid station at approximately 3.5 miles. The course will be marked and is non-technical (so don’t worry about those late night hours).
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