The 2014 Ironman Boulder is being forced to change its race course due to damages from severe flooding in September of 2013. The sold-out event will still take place on August 3, 2014 but race organizer Dave Christen made an official announcement that logistical alternatives to the course are underway.
He explained that although “[t]he bike course at this point looks to be ok and I think we will be able to go with the original announced course…a lot can change and we may need to adjust. The run course however will need to change. We are working hard on that now and hope to have an a new course to announce by end of February. …The overall look and feel of the run course will remain similar. We are not adding any further climbing and we will remain on the footpaths that Boulder has in and around the city.”
A hotspot for triathletes, many pros call Boulder home. The Ironman race starts at the Boulder Reservoir with a single loop 2.4-mile swim and finishes downtown.