News > New Marathon Emerges in Boulder

Henry Guzman, co-owner of the Flatirons Running retail shop, said this week his new race organization, Flatirons Running Events, has filed all necessary paperwork for the 2015 Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon on Sept. 19 at the Boulder Reservoir. Guzman put on numerous running races in Boulder when he worked at Boulder Running Company, but he left to start Flatirons Running last summer with R.L. Smith and Tricia Vieth.

Boulder Backroads was the original name of the marathon and half marathon when it was launched by the late Lesley Kinder in 1999. Kinder, who sold the races to Jeff Mason in 2007, passed away last spring.