The Pearl Street Mile is a Boulder classic. This year's race will be the 20th annual running of the mile through downtown Boulder, with runners of all ages and abilities starting and finishing in the heart of downtown Boulder. This is a true community event with Olympians and local world class athletes toeing the same line as 6-years old, their grandparents, and everyone in between.
This year we are adding a High school division, which should add to the excitement!

Race Schedule

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Tuesday, August 8

  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM Packet pick-up at Flatirons Running Inc, 629 S. Broadway St

Wednesday, August 9

  • 4:30PM - 6:00PM - Race day registration
  • 4:30PM - 6:45PM - Packet pick-up
  • 6:00PM - Kids 1/2 mile
  • 6:30PM - Open Men's and Women's race
  • 7:00PM - High School boys and girls
  • 7:15PM - Elite womens
  • 7:30PM - Elite mens13987392_10207484496694148_2027224919291709276_o

Race Registration

  • $20/25, kids $15

In-store and online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, August 9th. If you would like to pick up your packet on Tuesday, you must register in-store or online by noon Tuesday, or wait and register at the store between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.


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The Course

Location: 14th and Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

The race starts on 14th St near the Pearl St Mall and heads north, turns right on Spruce and then right on 15th and left on Pearl. 400m is about 2/3 of the way between 15th and 16th St. Runners continue east along Pearl St to 19th St. The halfway point is just around the corner on 19th St. Follow 19th St to Spruce St and then west back to 14th St where they turn left and finish just past the Pearl St mall.


Available on the street or in the downtown parking garages. View a map of parking garage locations.


We will crown a High school female and male with a  championship trophy!

5 yr age group winners: $25 gift certificate
Overall M/F 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75
Overall Masters M/F: $100

Series Prizes will go to the top man and woman. Winners will be determined based on place with results combined for Open and Elite waves at the West End 4k and Pearl Street Mile.

15% Off New Balance

Bring your race bib into the Flatirons Running store to receive 15% off any New Balance products. This offer is good for any of the Downtown Series races. Valid through August 31, 2017.

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