BOULDER, Colo. — The BOLDERBoulder 10K race has been canceled for 2020, after organizers initially postponed the event to Labor Day.
2020 will be the first year in the event's 41-year history without a race. Organizers said they consulted with their partners at the University of Colorado Boulder and the city of Boulder and determined the race needed to be canceled out of an abundance of caution. The event is traditionally held on Memorial Day.
"It is not our preference, but it is essential," organizers tweeted.
"To say we are disappointed to have to come to this decision is a severe understatement. This has been all we have known for the last 41 years."
We look forward to being back with you, in person, Memorial Day 2021 (365 days from today) for the BOLDEST BOLDERBoulder ever! pic.twitter.com/UGdHJJX9nn
— BOLDERBoulder (@bolderboulder) June 1, 2020
“This is the most difficult decision we’ve ever had to make, but the health and safety of our participants and our community are paramount," Race Director Cliff Bosley said in a statement.
Runners who registered for the race will be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 Memorial Day event, at no extra cost.
The event began in 1979 and has grown to become one of the largest races in the country, drawing more than 50,000 participants.