stroke & stride series
ALL SUMMER LONG- THURSDAY NIGHTS
BOULDER STROKE & STRIDE RACE INFO AND REGISTRATION
DATES: May 30th, June 5th (Wednesday), June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th
START TIME: Long Course starts at 6:00pm, Short Course 6:02pm, 5k only 6:05pm
Wetsuits??? Wetsuits are not required, however most participants will wear them for warmth and for buoyancy. The water temp in the Boulder Reservoir will be in the low-to-mid 60's in early June. It will rise to around 70 degrees by July 1st, and will hover in the mid-to-upper 70's in early August, depending on the summer weather.
RACE CUT-OFF: Swimmers in the 2 lap (1500m) option must start their 2nd lap swim by 6:40pm or will not be allowed to re-enter the water for Lap #2
PRE-REGISTRATION: The Boulder Stroke & Stride is open to individuals and two-person relay teams. Pre-Registration closes at 2:00pm on the day prior to each event (Wednesday at 2:00pm for each event, and Tuesday at 2pm for August 3rd).
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens at 4:30 p.m. We accept CASH ONLY (no credit cards or checks).
PACKAGE ENTRIES: Discounted "Six-Pack" entries are also available. A six-pack guarantees you a spot on the starting line at any 6 races you choose during the season. Six Pack entries cannot be shared between athletes (we do check photo ID at chip pick-up). Six pack entries will receive a Boulder Stroke & Stride Hoodie!
Dogs are not permitted at the Boulder Reservoir; Not if your dog stays by your towel. Not if your dog won't bark or growl. Not if your dog is on a rope. Not if you're scared he might elope. Not if your dog waits on the shore. Please, NO DOGS AT THE RESERVOIR!
INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEES [Stroke & Stride & Swim Only]
$35 - Pre-Registered (Single Event) I $32 Swim Only
$40 - Race-Day Reg (Swim-Run) I $37 Swim Only
$180 - Swim-Run Six Pack Registration (Any 6 weeks you choose)
$170 - Swim Only Six Pack Registration (Any 6 weeks you choose)
RELAY TEAM ENTRY FEES
$40 - Pre-Registered (Single Event)
$45 - Race-Day Registration (Single Event)
$210 - Six Pack Registration (Any 6 weeks you choose)
5K RUN ONLY
$32 - Pre-Registered
$37 - Race-Day Registration
$140 - Six Pack Registration
6-PACK REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE
MAY 30th Registration - CLICK HERE
JUNE 5th Registration - CLICK HERE
JUNE 13th Registration - CLICK HERE
JUNE 20th Registration - CLICK HERE
JUNE 27th Registration - CLICK HERE
JULY 11th Registration - CLICK HERE
JULY 18th Registration - CLICK HERE
JULY 25th Registration - CLICK HERE
AUGUST 1st Registration - CLICK HERE
AUGUST 8th Registration - CLICK HERE
Refund & Bad Weather Policy
Once accepted, entry fees will not be refunded for any reason, however credits may be issued for weather-related cancellations (please see "Single Event" and "Six Pack" paragraphs below). Entries cannot be transferred between athletes, or between Stroke & Stride events. A single-event entry is good only for the night it was purchased.
Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the early evening this time of year, but we make every effort to hold the event. Thunderstorms typically move through fairly quickly, and we may delay the start up to 40 minutes to allow a storm to pass. Boulder Reservoir water safety staff will determine if the storm has moved, or will move, an adequate distance for a safe race. We reserve the right to shorten or eliminate the swim portion if our water safety personnel determine that the weather conditions are unsafe. In the event one or more events are completely cancelled due to weather, we have arranged a rain-date on Thursday August 9th
Single Event Stroke & Stride Entrants: If the swim is cancelled prior to the start of the race, swim/run participants who have paid the single event entry fee may participate in the 5K run-only, and will also receive a $15 credit toward another stroke & stride event in the same season. Sorry - no credits will be issued if the swim is shortened before the start, or if the race is shortened or halted after the start due to weather. If an event is completely cancelled prior to the start, then all bibs and chips must be turned in at the registration tent, and a full credit will be issued which may be used at any future Stroke & Stride event in the current season. Credits may not be carried beyond the final event of the season.
Six Pack Stroke & Stride Entrants: If the swim is cancelled prior to the start of the race, six pack holders may choose to participate in the 5K run-only, OR may turn in their bib and chip at the registration tent and the race will not count as one of their six races. If they choose to return their bib, they may not participate in the run, and must leave the park immediately after returning their bib and chip. Sorry - no credits will be issued if the swim is shortened before the start, or if the race is shortened or halted after the start due to weather. If an event is completely cancelled prior to the start, then all bibs and chips must be turned in at the registration tent, and the event will not count toward that athlete's 6 races. Credits may not be carried beyond the final event into the next season. No credits or refunds will be issued for unused six-pack numbers at the series end.
Swim Only Entrants: If the swim is cancelled prior to the start of the race all swimmers will receive a future swim only credit to be used at an upcoming event. The credit can not be carried beyond the final event of the season. No credits will be issued if the swim is shortened before the start to 750m, or if the race is shortened or halted after the start due to weather.
Race Cancellation Information
We do not make any decisions to cancel races due to weather until shortly before the start on the evening of the event. We have set up a Twitter alert system so you will receive a message on your phone (if you are on Twitter) regarding conditions. We typically send out an update around 3pm on race night with current conditions and water temperature. Additional updates will be sent until 5:45pm if necessary. No updates will be sent after 5:45pm.