START TIMES FOR EACH WAVE

Instead of one big start with all 50,000 people taking off at once, we divide everyone into about 85 waves. Waves start with the fastest runners, then go to slower runners, then joggers, then walkers.

Be sure to give yourself enough time to park and get to the Start Line. Official start times for each participant will be sent in their “Go Time” email.

The Push Rim Pro Race starts off every BOLDERBoulder right before the “A Wave” at 7:05am. Come early to watch them fly through the course at an unbelievably fast pace.

The International Invitational Pro Race starts at 11:12am (women) and 11:23am (men), and will finish inside the stadium between 11:45 and 11:55am. Join us at Folsom Field to cheer them down the home stretch! Start area is Folsom and Taft.

Stay for the grand finale, the Memorial Day Tribute, which starts at high noon!

Individual Wave Start times and the entire Race Day Schedule are below. 

Race Day Schedule

 

5:45am to 9:15am Race Day registration and packet pickup: start area, 30th and Walnut
6:00am Mobile Locker Opens: start area
7:05am Professional Wheelchair Start
7:10am BOLDERBoulder A Wave Start
7:10am to 9:15am All Wave Start Times: see below
9:15am Final Walking Wave Start
7:00am to 12:30pm RaceDayEXPO: south of the stadium
11:11am Women’s International Invitational Pro Start (Folsom & Taft)
11:22am Men’s International Invitational Pro Start (Folson & Taft)
11:27am Course cut-off at Folsom & Arapahoe
11:45am to 11:55am International Team Challenge Finish at CU Stadium
12:00pm Memorial Day Tribute in Folsom Field
Wave Start Times

You’ve been assigned to a wave which corresponds to the bib number in your packet. Waves are signified by the letters A through WC, and can be found on the front of your bib number. Wave category descriptions are detailed on the right of this page.

This is the current launch as of 5/25/2022. With registration still open, launch times may be modified slightly.

 

WAVE START TIME
A 7:10:00
AA 7:11:10
AB 7:12:30
B 7:13:30
BA 7:14:30
BB 7:15:30
C 7:16:40
CA 7:17:40
CB 7:18:40
CC 7:19:40
D 7:20:30
DA 7:21:40
DB 7:22:40
DC 7:23:40
DD 7:24:50
E 7:25:50
EA 7:26:50
EB 7:28:00
EC 7:29:00
ED 7:30:00
EE 7:31:00
EF 7:32:00
EG 7:33:10
EH 7:34:10
EJ 7:35:10
EK 7:36:20
EL 7:37:40
F 7:39:00
FA 7:40:20
FB 7:41:50
FG 7:43:00
FH 7:44:50
FJ 7:46:40
FL 7:48:20
FM 7:50:10
G 7:52:00
GA 7:53:50
GB 7:55:40
GC 7:57:30
GD 7:59:30
GE 8:01:20
GF 8:03:20
GG 8:05:20
GH 8:07:30
GJ 8:09:40
GK 8:11:40
JB 8:13:50
KBCO 8:16:00
CU 8:18:10
M 8:19:50
MB 8:21:50
ME 8:23:40
MF 8:25:20
MG 8:27:00
MH 8:28:50
MJ 8:30:40
MK 8:32:20
MM 8:34:10
MN 8:36:00
N 8:38:00
NA 8:39:20
NB 8:41:20
NC 8:43:30
ND 8:45:30
NE 8:47:30
NF 8:49:20
NG 8:51:20
NH 8:52:50
NJ 8:54:30
NK 8:56:20
P 8:57:20
PA 8:58:50
PC 9:00:00
PD 9:01:20
PE 9:02:40
PF 9:04:00
PG 9:05:20
PH 9:06:50
PK 9:08:20
W 9:10:10
WA 9:11:40
WB 9:13:20
WC 9:14:50
Race Day Checklist
  • Clear Bag
  • Bib
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses
  • Wallet / ID
  • Phone/Camera
  • BB App › Get to the Start early
  • Carpool
Mobile Lockers

We offer a Mobile Locker service ($5 pre-race or $10 race day), where you can drop your gear at a truck on the southeast corner of 30th & Walnut and it will be waiting for you outside the stadium when you finish.

Items left at Mobile Locker compliant with the CU Clear Bag Policy can be picked up inside the Clear Bag Perimeter and brought into the stadium. Bags that don’t meet the CU Clear Bag Policy will still be accepted at Mobile Locker and can be picked up outside of the Clear Bag Perimeter near the stadium. Any clothing left on the ground or fencing in the start area will be immediately donated to charity.

We want everyone to have what they need on race day. Plan ahead and help us keep all of the BOLDERBoulder participants, volRUNteers and spectators safe! The University of Colorado Clear Bag Policy is strictly enforced at Folsom Field. BOLDERBoulder runners and spectators may bring one clear bag no larger than 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches, or a one-gallon resalable clear plastic storage bag, into the stadium. Small camelbacks (with size restrictions 14.4 x 10 x 2.4 in / 36.5 x 25.4 x 6.1 cm), fanny packs no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, small clutches no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, flip belts and medically necessary items will be allowed.

We have seven aid stations available that serve water and nuun hydration, snack bags at the finish line, as well as other food and beverages that can be purchased. Clear bags, which are becoming the norm at athletic venues across the nation, aid in increasing participant safety and have been found to decrease the waiting time to enter stadiums. For more information on the University of Colorado Clear Bag Policy, click HERE.

CU Clear Bag Policy
We celebrate in CU’s house, and we need to follow their house rules.

The CU’s Clear Bag Policy is strictly enforced at Folsom Field. They allow you to bring in one clear bag no larger than 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches, or a one-gallon resealable clear plastic bag, into the stadium. Small camelbacks (with size restrictions 14.4 x 10 x 2.4 in / 36.5 x 25.4 x 6.1 cm), fanny packs no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, small clutches no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, flip belts and medically necessary items will be allowed.

We have seven aid stations available that serve water and nuun hydration, snack bags at the finish line, as well as other food and beverages that can be purchased. We’re celebrating in CU’s house, so we follow their house rules. Clear bags are becoming the norm at athletic venues across the nation. They aid in increasing participant safety and decreasing the waiting time to enter stadiums. For more information on the CU Clear Bag Policy, click here.

Wave Categories

Qualified Running Waves
Require proof. The first 31 waves are reserved for runners who finish faster than 68 minutes. Proof must be within one year of the upcoming BOLDERBoulder.

Non-Qualified Running Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to finish faster than 70 minutes (11:16 per mile).

Jogging Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to jog, and finish between 70 and 90 minutes (11:16 – 14:29 per mile).

Jogging/Walking Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to jog more than walk, and finish between 1:30:00 and 1:40:00 (14:29 – 16:06 per mile).

Walking/Jogging Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to walk more than jog, and finish between 1:40:00 and 1:50:00 (16:06 – 17:42 per mile).

Walking Waves
DO NOT require proof. For anyone planning to walk, and finish between 1:40:00 and 2:16:20 (17:42 – 22:00 per mile).

Course Cutoff
All participants must pass the intersection of Folsom and Arapahoe by 11:27am, and finish by 11:45am to stay ahead of the Pro Race. For the last wave, this works out to a 2:16:40 finish time and a 22:00 pace.