I know, it’s not everyone’s idea of fun. But running can be made less painful if done in a group, and the pain might vanish completely if the run is followed by beer, especially if it’s half price. Right?
If you find yourself in Boulder, Colorado on any night of the week, there is a group of folks who are waiting with open arms and sneakered feet to welcome you to their run.
Not only are the runs a great way to get a workout in; social interactions abound. If you’re new to town, you can meet like-minded folks. if you’re visiting, you can garner local insight on must-dos in town. And, if you’ve lived here for 15 years, you might run a stretch of road or a section of trail you’d never thought about exploring before.
Just be sure to tuck a couple bucks into that little pocket on your shorts; beer and pizza (tacos, ice cream, etc.) fulfill the nutritional requirements (carbs and protein) necessary for optimal recovery. Happy running!
Who: Upslope Brewing Company (Lee Hill location)/ When: the third Thursday of each month, 6pm/ How long: 8-10k, trail/ The swag: half price beers
Who: Boulder Trail Running Breakfast Club/ When: every Saturday morning, check their meetup.com page for time/ How long: varies, check the meetup.com page for route and carpool information/ The swag: breakfast (you pay) at a restaurant near the trail
Who: Boulder Trail Runners/ When: M-Thurs, Saturday and Sunday, check their Facebook page for details on location, length, and type of run/ The swag: Thursday’s happy hour run ends with $2 beers and Nepalese food at Sherpa’s