40 Years Bold

Leah Etling, Running USA
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March 9, 2018

Boulder, Colorado’s iconic Memorial Day road race celebrates a major milestone this year and encourages participants to show off their #40YearsBold memories


40 might be a birthday that we aren’t too excited to celebrate personally. But for a road race, achieving four decades of continuous success is a major celebration milestone.

Races around the nation have achieved the 40-year accomplishment over the last several years, meaning that the runners who helped launch the first recorded Running Boom in the 1970s are now nearing retirement age. Races reaching 40 are signs of the stability that running has achieved in American culture. Even as the second boom for the sport has tapered off, the industry continues to thrive.


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