It's a day to run, walk, skip, hop or jog. It's a day to celebrate YOU! Bring your family and friends to the 12th Annual Mother's Day Boulder T9K+. Who needs breakfast in bed when you can start off your Mother's Day with fun for the entire family?! And don't miss the post race party – rock out to the DJ spinning some tunes, grab some post-race food, and sample what our expo vendors have to offer.
* All races start ON TIME inside the Boulder Reservoir gates. You'll see the balloon arches. Please arrive at least one hour before the start time.
You have a couple of options here:
Early Packet Pick-Up: (Highly recommended!) We strongly encourage you to sign-up for pre-race packet pick up at one of our 3 Colorado stores. Packet pick up at the stores will start Wednesday, May 7 and go through Saturday, May 10 during regular store hours. Picking up your packet ahead of time will allow you some extra time to enjoy race morning, eat your snacks, chill with a friend, or hang-out with your family before the start of the race. Important: Sign-up by Saturday, May 3rd to get the option of in-store packet pick-up. After that, your only option is to get the packet at the race site on May 11th.
Note: If you opt to get your packet at a store but then don’t make it there, we will bring your packet to the Rez for race day pick-up. Just remember to get there extra early to get it!
Race Day Packet Pick-Up: You can pick up your race number and goodie bag on race day from 7:00am to 8:30am.
Race T-Shirts & Goodies
All Adult race registrants will receive a super sweet woman’s cut T9K T-shirt from Title Nine. We offer sizes XS through XL. Participants will also receive a bag of Goodies – click here to read more about Goodies in store for you! If you cross that finish line, each participant will receive a finisher’s prize. The Under 18 crowd will receive a custom T9K hat, made to fit all sized heads.
The top three fastest women across the line, the fastest mom with stroller, and the first girl and boy under 18 will get awards, so stick around for the awards ceremony! Also, the Best Three Stories will get awards. Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org on "Why I Run" as a MSWord document. You can drop off a typed copy at the store during packet pick-up as well.
The Boulder Reservoir has plenty of parking. It's getting to a parking space that can be tricky. The single road that travels into the reservoir can make traffic a bit backed up. So, we strongly recommend that you arrive at least one hour before the start time and carpool if you can.
Important for Spectators: The Boulder Reservoir will be charging an entry fee if you get there at 9am or after. Come early to cheer on your mom/wife/pal - and avoid the $5 fee!
Here are some other suggestions for nearby parking lots where you can meet up with friends and carpool or walk in:
Entering the Parking Lots: In order to ease congestion and make for quicker parking, the Boulder County Deputies are splitting the traffic coming from Jay Road onto 51st into two lanes as you get near the Reservoir gates. One line of in-coming traffic will be directed into the South Reservoir parking lot and one line into the North Reservoir lot.
Post-Race Parking Exit:If you are parked in the North lot, the Boulder County Deputies will direct you out onto 51st and you must go north on 51st to re-access CO Highway 119. There will be signs pointing the way. See Directions to see how you would drive around the Reservoir to get to CO 119 (also known as the Diagonal) to get home – probably more quickly! If you are parked in the South lot, the Deputies will direct you south onto 51st and then RIGHT onto Jay Road instead of left towards CO Highway 119. You can take Jay to 28th to go into Boulder for a post-race Mother’s Day lunch or you can turn left onto 47th to eventually get back onto the Diagonal . Please follow the Boulder County Deputy’s instructions! They are doing this to clear you all out of the lots more quickly and to ease traffic on the roads for everyone!
How do you get to the Boulder Reservoir? The address is 5565 N. 51st Street. The crossroads are Reservoir Road and 51st Street. Directions are listed below or you can go to Google maps.
You can enter onto 51st Street from the south or the north. We recommend you try entering from the north instead of from Jay Road to avoid congestion and get parked more quickly.
From Diagonal Hwy (CO-119) going north, keep going to N. 63rd Street
If you're traveling south on Diagonal Hwy (CO 119)
From Fort Collins
If you want to get into the Reservoir from the south Jay Road end:
From Denver/Colorado Springs
From west of Boulder (towns along I-70)
See you there!