Boulder-Area Group Runs, or How to Not Get Eaten by a Bear or Lion

We don’t have bears in DC.  We don’t have mountain lions.  And we don’t have “curious coyotes.”  But Colorado, my part-time home for the next few months, has all of the above.  Oh, and rattlesnakes!  Thus, I have sought running friends!  Here’s where you can find some too if you live here or come to visit.  (Please check these running groups’ FB pages and websites before showing up for a run; I will try to keep this current but make no guarantees about the continued accuracy of these schedules.)

Mondays

  • 5:30 pm Rocky Mountain Runners’ Manic Monday Run, Chautauqua Trailhead, 6 miles, conversational pace (trail)
  • 6:30 pm Boulder Trail Runners’ Monday Mellow Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations, 5-6 miles, casual pace (trail)
  • 6:00 pm Fleet Feet Sports Boulder Fun Run, at the store, 3-6 miles (road)

Tuesdays

  • 6:30 am Ascenders Project Trail Tuesday, Chautauqua Trailhead (trail) (similar to November Project)
  • 5:30 pm Boulder Trail Runners’ Tuesday Tempo Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations, fast pace (trail)
  • 6:00 pm Salomon Run Club-Boulder, Chautauqua Trailhead, post-run beer and other goodies, 2-6 miles (trail)
  • 6:15 pm Boulder Rogue Runners Run, Fate Brewery, pace and distance varies but usually ~5k (road)

Wednesdays

  • 5:30 am Boulder Trail Runners’ Wednesday Morning Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations (trail)
  • 6:00 am Rocky Mountain Runners’ Morning Mountain Madness Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations (trail)
  • 5:30 pm Flatirons Running Company Fun Run, at the store (road)
  • 5:45 pm Runners Roost (Louisville) Fun Run, Davidson Mesa Trailhead, 4 miles (non-technical trail)
  • 6:00 pm Boulder Running Company Fun Run, at the store, 5 miles (trail or road)
  • 8:30 pm Boulder Trail Runners’ Night Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations, 75-90 minutes, conversational pace (trail)

Thursdays

  • 6:30 am Ascenders Project Stair Workout, Boulder High School (road)
  • 5:30 pm Boulder Trail Runners’ HH Run, check Facebook or subscribe to emails for locations, conversational pace, post-run beers and Nepalese food (trail)
  • 6:00 pm Shoes and Brews (Longmont) Social Run/Walk, at the store (road)
  • 6:00 pm Rocky Mountain Runners’ Gelato Run, Fior di Latte to Sanitas, 5-8 miles, conversational, post-run gelato (trail)

Fridays

  • 6:00 am Rocky Mountain Runners’ Golden Sunrise Run, Chimney Gulch in Golden, 4.5 miles, conversational (trail)

Saturdays

  • 8:00 am Fleet Feet Boulder Breakfast Run, 4-10 miles (road)
  • Boulder Trail Running Breakfast Group, 1-3 hours  (trail)
  • 10:00 am Newton Running Lab Natural Running Clinic (road)

Please let me know what Boulder-area running clubs and group runs I am missing! I will continue to update as I learn more.

Have you ever encountered animals where you run? How do you stay brave running in this wild world of ours?

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