Boulder Road Runners
Over Thirty Years and Still Running Strong!
Reception for Sister Marion Irvine, 'The Running Nun" at Avery Brewing on August 11th. Starts at 6 p.m. Free admission to "Barrel Room" with cash bar and food from taproom menu. Hear this engaging and fascinating women speak about her experiences.
Sister Marion Irvine
It was on Memorial Day 1978 when Sister Marion Irvine started running. She recognized that she had a lot of pent-up energy that wasn't being expended. A niece suggested that she try jogging. At first, she thought it was a crazy idea. But, she invested in a pair of tennis shoes and shorts. She started out by walking stretches in the sun and running in the shade. She found she felt better immediately.
Sister Marion, at age 54, ran the 1983 California International Marathon, in Sacramento, CA, in a time of 2:51:01 this qualified her for the 1984 Olympic Trials. She became the then-oldest competitor, at age 54, to ever participate in the Olympic Trials. She finished the inaugural Unites States Olympic Women's Marathon Trial in 2:52:02. Sister Marion said that these two races were the most memorable of her running experiences. The Olympics Games did not include a women's marathon until the 1984 Los Angles Games.
During her running career, Sister Marion, broke numerous age group records. She was inducted into the Road Runners Club Hall of Fame in 1994, as well as the USATF Masters Hall of Fame.
Sister Marion is now unable to run because of stenosis and a hip fracture, from a fall. She still walks and hikes, with her dog Charlie, wherever she has the opportunity. Sister Marion is now 84 and has retired from her life as a Dominican nun. She continues to be very active, campaigning on social issues.
Boulder Book Store Author's Night
August 12th, 7:30
Robert Andrew Powell, author of Running Away, will be speaking about his motivations and adventures trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon while training in Boulder.
Admission is $5.00
Summer Track Series
6 p.m., Potts Field, Register on site
Price Increase= $3/member and $5/non-member
Thursday, June 5 & June 19
Thursday, July 3 & July 17
Thursday, August 7 & August 21
Compete or give back to the sport by volunteering.
Volunteers Needed for the BRR Water Station.
- Boulder Road Runners
- Sunday Run
- Local Events
Many of our club members meet on a regular basis throughout the week. Sundays is the best day to meet and greet many of these individuals. We provide free cinnamon rolls, muffins, bagels and cookies from The Great Harvest Bread Co. and refreshments compliments of PowerBar. These are provided to encourage runners to stick around after the run and talk about their running needs.