Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but in Colorado one event always heralds the changing of the season: the BolderBOULDER 10K race. On Memorial Day (May 27), more than 52,000 participants will run, walk, and wheel through the People’s Republic to a finish line at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. It seems fitting that while the rest of the country celebrates a day off with backyard BBQs and beer, we choose to exercise first. How very Colorado. Plus, there’s always time for a post-run beer. Bonus: You can still sign-up for the race!

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—Image by Alex Gerthe (A 2012 BolderBOULDER runner cools off near 20th and Walnut streets.)

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Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.