pearl Street mile
saturday, august 10
The Pearl Street Mile will see a number of new changes to the event this year that will certainly add to the prestige and glamour of this iconic event.
1 - There will be a new criterium multi-lapped course. Each race will start on Spruce St (between 13th and 14th St.), and it will be 3.5 laps around the Boulder Court House and up the Pearl St Mall with the finish in front of Boulder’s iconic Court House on the Mall.
2 - The event will take place late Saturday afternoon and go into the evening.
3 - There will be a kids 800m race, multiple age group races, open race, an elite race, and the “Best of Boulder” Restaurant Waiters Relay Race.
4 - This will be the final race of the new 3 race Boulder Triple Crown series.
5 - The Pearl St. Mile will once again serve as the USATF Colorado Championships.
We are confident that our new additions, along with live music and a beer garden similar to Downtown Boulder’s Band on the Bricks, will make this event very spectator friendly and enjoyable and after the event, enjoy the many great options to eat and have a drink with family and friends on the Pearl St. Mall.
*The Pearl St. Mile will be race 3 of the Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Series. Race Series information and can be found here.
Register here for the Pearl St. Mile.
Registrations will close Friday August 9th at 12:00pm MST, and there will be NO registrations taken on race day!
If you want to run all 3 races (East End 3K, West End 3K, Pearl St Mile) of the Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Series, you must register here by Tuesday June 4th at 12:00pm MST to take advantage of the special “Early Bird” pricing for all 3 races.
Want to Volunteer? We are always looking for volunteers and you can register here.
*Please note, if you want to run the USATF Colorado championships, registrations close Friday August 2nd at 11:59pm MST!
Runners wishing to participate in the USATF Colorado Championship, must have a current and valid USATF membership with the Colorado Association. If you would like to join USATF, please click here. You DO NOT need to be a USATF member to participate in this race.
Registration cost per person:
Kids 800m - 12 years and Under
3/1 - 5/12 - $10.00
5/13 - 8/4 - $12.50
8/5 - 8/9 - $15.00
1M - 17 years and Under/ Age Group 50+
3/1 - 5/12 - $15.00
5/13 - 8/4 - $20.00
8/5 - 8/9 - $30.00
1M - Open
3/1 - 5/12 - $25.00
5/13 - 8/4 - $30.00
8/5 - 8/9 - $40.00
All races to start on Spruce St. (between 13th and 14th St.) It will be a 3.5 looped course with all races finishing in front of the Boulder Court House on the Pearl St. Mall.
*This timetable is subject to change based on the number of entries received.
4:30pm Race Packet Pick Up
5:00pm “Best of Boulder Restaurants” Waiters Relay Race
5:20pm 70+ Age Group Race
5:40pm 60 - 69 Age Group Race
6:00pm “Alpine Bank” - Kids 800m Race
6:20pm 50 - 59 Age Group Race
6:40pm 40 - 49 Age Group Race
7:00pm 19 and Under Age Group Race
7:20pm 20 - 39 Age Group Race Open Race Wave B (Over 7:00min mile pace)
7:40pm 20 - 39 Age Group Race Open Race Wave A (Sub 7:00min mile pace)
8:00pm *Elite Women’s Race (Sub 5:30min mile pace)
8:15pm *Elite Men's Race (Sub 5:00min mile pace)
Course Map can be found here.
*Prize money is only available for the Elite races.
1st Place $75.00
2nd Place $50.00
3rd Place $25.00
**Fastest male and female Masters runner $25.00
The fastest Master overall time can come from any 40+ Age Group Race.
Male and Female Winners 1997 - 2018 can be found here.
***Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Race Series Age Group Award Points: Fastest time for male and female finishers in the following age categories -
14 and Under/ 15 - 19/ 20 - 24/ 25 - 29/ 30 - 34/ 35 - 39/ 40 - 44/ 45 - 49/ 50 - 54/ 55 - 59/ 60 - 64/ 65 - 69/ 70 - 74/ 75 - 79/ 80+
***Downtown Boulder Triple Crown Race Series Age Group Award Points: Fastest time for boy and girl finishers in the following categories (Points can only be accumulated in the kid races) -
6 and Under/ 7 - 9/ 10 - 12
Point System Based on Fastest Time for Each Age Group -
1st Place 11 points
2nd Place 9 points
3rd Place 8 points
4th Place 7 points
5th Place 6 points
6th Place 5 points
7th Place 4 points
8th Place 3 points
9th Place 2 points
10th Place 1 point
$2,000 USATF Colorado Championship Race
The Pearl Street Mile is a USATF Colorado Championship race. To be eligible to win the Colorado State 1M championship and USATF Colorado prize money (listed below), all athletes must be a USATF Colorado Member, a Colorado Resident for 6 months and be eligible to compete for the USA in an international competition.
If you fulfill the USATF Colorado Championship criteria above, please make sure you supply your USATF Colorado membership number when registering by Friday August 2nd at 11:59pm MST. Failure to do so, will mean you are ineligible for any USATF Colorado awards.
USATF Colorado Prize Money
*Open Men and Women
1st Place $400.00
2nd Place $200.00
3rd Place $100.00
*Masters Men and Women
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $50.00
Age Group Awards: Top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories - Open/ 40 - 44/ 45 - 49/ 50 - 54/ 55 - 59/ 60 - 64/ 65 - 69/ 70 - 74/ 75 - 79/ 80+