ABOUT US

Boulderthon was created by an avid New York Road Runners runner to share the power & joy of marathons.

We believe Boulder, one of the great running hubs of the country, deserves a world-class marathon series.  

As an avid runner, Founder & Race Director moved from New York to Boulder in 2017 with the vision of starting a world-class marathon in Boulder, in a new signature downtown format that’s never been done before. After 4 years of concept creation, course development, lobbying, and team organization, Phil & his team produced the first edition in 2021 with 1600 runners. This year, Boulderthon, which is now the premier fall race series in Colorado and one of the fastest-growing marathons in the country, drew 7,000 runners from all 50 states and 18 countries to the beautiful running mecca of Boulder.

We believe:

  • Marathons bring people together, and are some of the most fun, memorable & inspiring days of the year in cities, for runners and spectators alike
  • Promoting the tremendous power of running to inspire, transform & improve lives
  • Sharing the community & beauty of Boulder, CO with the world
  • Bringing people together over health & wellness for uniquely memorable experiences

Meet Your Boulderthon Team

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Phil Dumontet

Founder, Race Director

Phil Dumontet lives life in the fast lane. Starting his first company on his bike, he founded and grew Dashed to the largest privately-owned restaurant delivery platform in the Northeast, culminating in a sale to Grubhub.

As an avid runner, Phil moved from New York to Boulder in 2017 with the vision of starting a world-class marathon in Boulder, in a new signature downtown format that’s never been done before. After lobbying community stakeholders for 4 years on the benefits & power of this community event, he produced the first edition in 2021 with 1600 runners. This year, Boulderthon, which is now the premier fall race series in Colorado and one of the fastest-growing marathons in the country, drew 7,000 runners from all 50 states and 18 countries to the beautiful running mecca of Boulder.

Phil is a 17-time marathoner with a PR of 2:42, and routinely finishes in the top 20 in his age group. Phil was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, and is a contributor to Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The Washington Post, & The Huffington Post.

Phil can be reached at phil@boulderthon.org.

WHY YOU RUN: When I run, I feel like my best self. I run to run faster. I run to be stronger, in all aspects of my life. Running spills over to all areas of life and helps me be a happier, more productive, & stronger person.

FAVORITE RACE: TCS New York City Marathon

PR RACE: TCS New York City Marathon (7-time runner), 2023, #104 American Finisher, #210 /51,346 Overall, which may just make him the “World’s Fastest Race Director”.

FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN: LoBo Trail - there’s no better view of the Flatirons & Boulder

WHY BOULDERTHON®: Boulder has always been a running mecca, and the city deserves a premier marathon race to bring the community together, and celebrate and share the joy of running.

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David Benjes

Operations Director

David began his career in events as a triathlete. While competing in an Xterra in Minehead England on the shores of the Bristol Channel, he had a mechanical issue on the bike and ended up running his bike through the moors of Dunster Castle. He came up on an athlete that had a flat, so he offered up his wheel and the participant continued the race. While transitioning from bike to run, this other athlete told the story of the “Yank” who had given up his wheel. When David came through transition, the spectators lit up and cheered him on for his sportsmanship. After the race, Tom Kiely, the founder of the Xterra off-road triathlon event convinced David to host his own Xterra event in Arizona.

David has extensive experience in the field, including 14 years at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series. At RnR, he oversaw the complete production & safety of their largest races, with participant counts from 10,000 - 30,000, including their San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, & Nashville editions of the race.

David spent over 14 years would like to think his work in events provides inspiration to thousands throughout the community participating in fitness events and develop healthy lifestyles as a result.

He has built a reputation as a valuable resource throughout the health and fitness industry with well-known national governing organizations such as USA Triathlon, US Masters Swimming, USA Cycling, USA Track & Field and local government agencies across the US.


WHY YOU RUN: It’s my happy place.

FAVORITE RACE: Mt. Lemmon Marathon

PR RACE: Sedona Marathon

FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN: Mt. Sanitas & Green Mountain

WHY BOULDERTHON®: Simply put, Boulder deserves a high-class marathon & half marathon.

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Meg Davis

Partnership Director

Meg is an admittedly obsessive runner, with a love for all things food and wine, australian shepherds, and the great outdoors! After earning a Bachelors in Business and Sociology/Pre-Law at Moravian College (now Moravian University!), she began my career in a role with a global technology company, FIS. Meg had the privilege of continuing my career with FIS through multiple roles, selling to a variety of industries, currently working to bring on new clients within our insurance technology space. During this time, Meg also obtained a Masters in Business and Data Analytics from Villanova University. Through the entirety of her career though, running has stayed constant and still does - training for her next marathon and planning for the ones after that, once you've got the bug, it never goes away! In tandem, Meg has had the opportunity to be on the founding team to bring the first ever Boulderthon to life, and bring on our sponsors and partners in order to create long term relationships for the race moving forward.


WHY YOU RUN: For the ultimate way to create new head-space, and to continue to see this beautiful place we call home! Running has been a large part of my life for years now, from starting with my first 5k to the marathons I've completed, every part has been fun, a challenge, and a constant reminder of what our bodies are capable of!
- Favorite Race: Boston Marathon! Running Boston was a huge challenge, a difficult course, and a race through bad weather, yet the environment, spectators and city made it a runner's high to remember!

FAVORITE RACE: Boston Marathon! Running Boston was a huge challenge, a difficult course, and a race through bad weather, yet the environment, spectators and city made it a runner's high to remember!

PR RACE: Colfax Half

FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN: Boulder Creek Trail

WHY BOULDERTHON®: As a running and health mecca in the U.S., Boulder deserves, and has earned the right to what will be THE race to run year after year!

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Heather Hasz

Volunteer & Registration Coordinator

Heather relocated from Boston to Colorado in the Summer of 2022 - so while she may be new to the area, she is no stranger to running, races, or community engagement. Heather served as both President of the Greater Lowell Road Runners and Marketing Director for the Baystate Marathon. She brings with her a strong understanding of community engagement as well as high energy, excitement, and a wealth of experience to contribute as a member of our team and to make this race a real destination for runners from all over.


WHY YOU RUN: Running has always been a time for me when I can be myself; when my kids were younger it was 'my time' to clear my head, focus my thoughts for the day and leave anything I need to out on the road. Anyone can be a runner - if you run, you are a runner.

PR RACE: 2019 Baystate Half Marathon

WHY BOULDERTHON®: Boulderthon was the first 10K I ran after I moved here last year and I loved it so much - I raised my hand to help create the best that Boulder running has to offer!

Genesis Funkhouser

EXPO Manager

Genesis is a fresh graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Originally from Miami, Florida, Genesis has always loved to run. She captained her cross-country team throughout high school. After that, she became obsessed with running races, often participating in several per month and frequently placing first in her age group. At the age of 20, she ran the Miami Marathon, sparking her passion for working at running events. The setup and execution of these events were profound to her. She started volunteering for several local races when she moved to Boulder in 2022. That year, she ran the 5k for Boulderthon and even led a water station during the marathon. Genesis continued to work her way up in Boulderthon. This year, she is managing the Boulderthon Expo.

In her free time, she continues to train for races and completed her first ultra-marathon, “The Desert Rats 50k,” this past April. Genesis is also working toward her long-term goal of running the Leadville 100. Looking ahead, Genesis envisions herself growing within the running events industry, aiming to bring her passion to support the running community.


WHY YOU RUN: Running is a part of my identity. When I run, everything else in my life falls into place. Training for races makes me a different type of happy. I love type 2 fun.

FAVORITE RACE: The Color Run

PR RACE: Miami Marathon

FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN: The Miami Beach Boardwalk

WHY BOULDERTHON®: When I moved here, I was surprised to hear that Boulderthon was such a new race. After volunteering for Boulderthon and running their 5k, I made it my mission to work for this awesome event.