Founders of Boulder race plan CMU visit

The two men came from different worlds, but when they both landed in Boulder, they had a similar vision.

How to create a world-class race that would attract the best of the best, but still be an event their community could, literally, rally around?

It’s been almost 40 years since Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter and one-time banker Steve Bosley started the Bolder Boulder, the iconic 10K race that has attracted nearly 1.2 million runners, joggers, walkers and spectators to the Front Range college town over the years.

The two will be at Colorado Mesa University on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Meyer Ballroom to talk about how they met, what their vision was and how they started the Memorial Day event.

The appearance of the two will kick of the annual Maverick Mile Fun Run on Saturday, which starts and ends just outside the University Center, encircling the entire CMU campus.

The presentation the two men will give is funded by the Bill and Mai Robinson Endowed Lecture Series.

Before his death in 2015, Bill Robinson, a longtime professor of theater, and his wife established a lecture fund. Their aim was to bring event sponsors, performances, speakers and artists to the campus as a way to supplement and enrich the arts and cultural environment of the school.

For more information about the presentation or the run, go to supportingcmu.org.


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