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Registration for the 2024 ColderBOLDER will open in October, stay tuned!

Questions – contact race@bolderboulder for assistance.


When will my packet be ready for pick up?


Packet Pick-Up – to pick up at one of our partner locations. We offer a number of locations along the front range. You will receive an email and/or a text message with details about your packet once delivered and ready for pick up.

Mail – packets will be sent via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive an email with tracking details once it has left our office.

International Shipping – for our special participants living outside the US we do offer shipping. Our office will contact you directly regarding costs to ship your package internationally.

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected]


Can I pick up my packet on race day?

Yes! One of the packet pick-up options available during the registration process offered is a Race Day option. Packets will be available beginning at 6:00 AM inside the Balch Field House not far from the start area.

How long will my packet be available at my packet pickup location?

Your ColderBOLDER race packet will be available until store closing time on Thursday, November 30th, 2023. Packets not picked up will be delivered to the Balch Fieldhouse to be picked up on race day starting at 6AM.


Can I have my race packet mailed?

YES. Shipping is an option. An additional charge will be added at checkout.


Start Times
CB RACE 2023
BOLDERBoulder 10K
2022 ColderBOLDER 5K Start Times
1 SUB 40:00 SUB 20:00 7:15 AM Start
2 40:00-41:59 20:01-21:00 7:20 AM Start
3 42:00-43:59 21:01-22:00 7:25 AM Start
4 44:00-45:59 22:01-23:00 7:30 AM Start
5 46:00-47:59 23:01-24:00 7:35 AM Start
6 48:00-49:59 24:01-25:00 7:40 AM Start
7 50:00-51:59 25:01-26:00 7:45 AM Start
8 52:00-53:59 26:01-27:00 7:50 AM Start
9 54:00-55:59 27:01-28:00 8:00 AM Start
10 56:00-57:59 28:01-29:00 8:10 AM Start
11 58:00-59:59 29:01-30:00 8:20 AM Start
12 60:00-61:59 30:01-31:00 8:30 AM Start
13 1:02:00 – 1:08 31:01-34:00 8:40 AM Start
OPEN RACE 1:08:01 + 34:01 + 9:05 AM Start
What are the best options for parking?

Race Day parking will be available in Lots 391, 169 & 436 at CU and can be purchased the day of the race for $5.
There will be Park and Pay signage in each lot with instructions to pay using either a QR code or text to pay.

We will not be preselling parking.
Please note that using Park Mobile instead of Park and Pay will incur extra fees.
For questions, contact CU Parking
303-735-PARK (7275)



Runner Drop Off

Don’t want to pay for parking? That’s cool, just use the Runner Drop Off Areas instead!

South on Folsom Drive then West onto Stadium Drive. There will be signage and volunteers to direct you to the exact location on Stadium Drive.

Is there a bag check?

Yes, free bag check is available inside the Fieldhouse.

Are there Aid Stations and Porta-lets along the course?

Yes! Mile 2 will have an aid station. No porta-lets on the course. Restrooms are available inside the field house.


Will there be Medals?

The top three men and women in each race win Medals, that’s 84 medalists total. So come break out in a cold sweat with us. Pour cold water on those winter blues.

Is the event timed?

Yes. The ColderBOLDER 5K is timed. When you get your race packet, your personal bib with your race number will have a timing tag already affixed. On race day, just wear your bib (this is how we track your time).

How will I get my results?

We know that most of the time, it’s all about your time. Your results will be posted on our website for adults who didn’t Opt-Out of results publishing and youth aged 14 and younger with a parent’s consent.

I'm running Virtually - how do I submit my time?

All details will be provided in your Kick-Off email! Stay tuned.


Can I register on Race Day?
There is no race day registration for the ColderBOLDER.
Is there a refund or cancellation policy?

All entry fees are non-refundable. In case of cancellation, participants will be transferred to our virtual option.

During the registration process acknowledgment of this policy is made. Once a runner registers, race items will be immediately ordered and printed for a participants’ registration. There are NO exceptions.


Can I run virtually?
Yes, there is a virtual option available with online registration.
All virtual participants will receive all the goodies in the race packet (shirt, beanie, $20 gift card from In Motion Running in Boulder, and a finisher medal).
You can run anytime from Friday, December 1st – Sunday, December 3rd. We’ll send instructions before race day with specifics to submit your finish time.
Can I do this with friends or family? Yes.
Like all of our events, whether in person or virtual, doing them with friends and family is always more fun.
Challenge them to join you. The more the merrier.
Share your experience with us! Tag your photos and videos with #COLDERBOLDER
Switching from Virtual to In-person ColderBOLDER 5k

If you have registered for the Virtual ColderBOLDER 5k and would like to run in-person, you will need to have an official bib with a timing chip, and also will need to be placed in a Race. 

Please contact race@bolderboulder and we can assist you. 

Switching to the Virtual ColderBOLDER 5k once Packets are Fulfilled

Packets will be fulfilled in November. If you need to change to the Virtual ColderBOLDER 5k, please contact race@bolderboulder and we will assist you.


We will switch you to the virtual run and email you a link to submit your virtual 5k run. You can run anytime between Friday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 3rd. You do not need a new bib to run virtually.


Your race medal will be mailed to you once your result has been submitted for $5.00, which will be added to your account, and you can pay online.


Is there anything I can't do? Pets? Strollers?

In order to keep everyone on their feet, pets need to stay at home.

Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the course. 

Skateboards, skates as well as costumes that extend beyond the body are prohibited.

There are no refunds, exchanges or transfers on registration fees.

Is the course wheelchair accessible?

YES! Contact us for wave placement and safety details at [email protected] or 720-236-1955.

What if I lose my bib?

For $15 we can re-issue and assign you a new bib at the solutions tent on race day or through our race office. We will do our best to put you back in the same race, but due to limited supplies you may be moved to the open race. To request a new bib, please email us [email protected].

Can I give my bib to someone else?

As a part of our sanctioning, we work with USATF, the National Governing Body for Track and Field and for road running events. According to their rules – No athlete shall be permitted to participate in any competition without the appropriate bib number. As a part of the registration process, you have agreed that bib numbers and timing devices are not transferable to anyone or any organization for any purpose. Not wearing an assigned bib may result disqualification and being excluded from participating in future races.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

If extra shirts are available, exchanges will be handled the week following the ColderBOLDER 5K. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Can I VolRUNteer?

Absolutely! We have both individual and group volunteer positions (we do not have Work For Entry positions for ColderBOLDER). For more information on how to volunteer for the ColderBOLDER 5K please e-mail [email protected].

How can I become a sponsor?

For more information on becoming a ColderBOLDER 5K sponsor or expo vendor, please e-mail [email protected], our Partnerships Director.