The Bolder Boulder, a Memorial Day tradition since it was co-founded in 1979 by Steve Bosley and Olympic medalist Frank Shorter, attracts over 50,000 participants each year. On May 25, 2009 organizers signed the race’s 1,000,000th entrant.
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Boulder is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s healthiest places to live.
The city has a long history of supporting healthy lifestyles. Boulder has been recognized for its environmental leadership (PDF, 4.4MB) and offers a number of innovative programs including ClimateSmart, a program designed to help individuals and businesses increase energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint, and SmartGridCity™, the nation’s first fully integrated smart grid community.
Boulder’s climate, surroundings, facilities, and policies help make it an athlete’s dream town. There are over 70 Olympians living in Boulder County, drawn to the area for its altitude, number of running and cycling trails and supportive athletic culture. Boulder has been rated the top “Dream Town” by Outside Magazine, best city for cycling by Bicycling magazine, and the top Triathlon Town by Inside Triathlon magazine. The annual Bolder Boulder is the second largest 10K road race in the US.
Boulder is home to the largest concentration of natural and organic products companies in the US, and has the highest per capita consumption of organic foods in North America. There are over 70 area organizations including farms, dairies, ranches, markets and restaurants that embrace the idea of local, seasonal, artisanal food. The nationally ranked Boulder’s Farmer’s Market is the largest outdoor market in the state.
Healthcare options are also abundant here. The 265-bed Boulder Community Hospital is the area’s largest hospital. There are three additional full-service hospitals in Boulder County with a combined 517 beds. The metro Denver area is a regional medical center and Boulder is within easy driving distance of facilities providing care in virtually every specialty. The metro area is home to one of the nation’s newest and largest medical complexes featuring the Fitzsimons Life Science District and Anschutz Medical Campus. Four area hospitals were named America’s Best Hospitals by US News and World Report in 2008: National Jewish Health (the #1 respiratory hospital in the US), The Children’s Hospital, Craig Hospital (one of the world’s top rehabilitation centers) and the University of Colorado Hospital.