Heart To Heart 5K Presented by BCH

September 29, 2024

Boulder, CO 5K Race

An All-Roads Course in Downtown Boulder

BCH is excited to partner with Boulderthon to present the 5K event, the Heart to Heart 5K. Research has shown that physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, particularly cardiovascular health. Physical activities, such as running and walking, have been shown to reduce heart attacks, strengthen heart muscles and reduce blood pressure, amongst other benefits

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Heart To Heart 5K Presented by BCH

Date: Sunday, September 29th, 2024

Start Time: 7:45AM

Colorado State Record Breaker - $10,000 Bonus

The Boulderthon BCH Heart to Heart 5K wants to hold the Colorado State 5K records, to attract world-class runners to our world-class destination, Boulderthon is excited to post a $10,000 bonus to the top participant (male and female) who break the Colorado State Records. Open to all registered runners! Only the top finishing male and female times who break the current Colorado State 5K record will be awarded.

Colorado State 5K Record (road/track*):

Male 5K - 13:31.27

Female 5K - 15:44.20


* The Boulderthon team is currently verifying the fastest 5K time recorded in the State of Colorado.


Wheelchairs and strollers are now accepted on the Heart to Heart 5k presented by BCH course. We are excited to bring an inclusive, competitive opportunity to caregivers!


Ahead of its 2024 event, Boulderthon in Colorado has announced changes to its 5K race to be held on September 29, 2024.

‘The Boulder Community Health (BCH) Heart to Heart 5K will feature an all-road, fast and flat experience for all participants, allowing for wheelchair athletes and those utilizing wheeled vehicles, such as duo runners, to take part in the event.’

“Our 5K race was a success in previous years, but I took note of runners’ feedback about the tight trails and saw an opportunity to not only improve the runners experience, but to also create a course accessible that welcomed wheeled athletes,” said Phil Dumontet, founder and President of Boulderthon.

“Our 5K race was recently voted one of the top ten 5Ks in the nation for 2024 by USA Today, and I expect that our participants will continue to rank it as highly with these updates to the new BCH 5K.”

Boulder Community Health (BCH) is partnering with Boulderthon to present the 5K event, billing the race as the Heart to Heart 5K.

“BCH is proud to offer our area’s only full-service cardiology program at Boulder Heart with a full range of life-saving treatments, experienced cardiologists and surgeons as well as advanced technologies to keep our community’s hearts healthy,” said Dr Robert Vissers, BCH CEO and President.

“The Heart to Heart 5K supports our vision of partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation by offering a fun way for people to come together in community and wellness through movement as a means to better health.”

Additional sponsorship provided by local organizations includes Balfour Senior Living, DeNucci & Associates, CAPROCK, Elements Massage, BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Zio by iRhythm and NextHealth. These organizations will support the BCH Foundation’s Heart to Heart Fund which provides financial assistance to cardiac patients at Boulder Heart to help them overcome barriers to accessing and optimizing care.

The Heart to Heart 5K will also serve as the culminating event for BCH’s annual Movement Challenge, a month-long event that encourages participants to move each day and log their results to be entered to win a daily prize. The Movement Challenge will begin on September 1 and conclude with the Heart to Heart 5K on September 29.

Some other additions to the 2024 Boulderthon event include a new prize purse for other Boulderthon race distances, as well as a new elite coordinator joining the Boulderthon team to encourage more top athletes to join the field.

Boulderthon’s marathon and half marathon courses will continue with their start and finish lines in downtown Boulder. Along the course, participants will take in different landscapes set at the foothills of the Flatirons, with views of the Boulder Reservoir, Table Mountain and Haystack Mountain along their way.

The fast, flat course features limited elevation change and multiple straightaways, making for high-quality race day performances. The 10K course will run participants through the streets of Boulder showcasing the scenic town, before leading them to Downtown Boulder for the finish at Pearl Street Mall.

In its third annual edition, Boulderthon drew 7,000 runners from all 50 US states as well as 18 countries. In 2023, Active.com named Boulderthon one of the Top 5 Best Half Marathons in the United States, and the following year the 5K and half marathon courses were both named a top 10 in their categories by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.

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Event Day

The Heart to Heart 5K Presented by BCH will take place on September 29, 2024. We will start at 8AM. This course is all-roads this year!

  • Boulderthon offers Early Bib Pickup (open to all) beginning Saturday, 9/21/24 through Thursday, 9/26/24 at all Colorado Fleet Feet locations during their normal hours.
    • Finisher-Shirts will not be available at Early Bib Pickup. Participants who pick up their packet at Early Bib Pickup can pick up their race shirt after they complete their race on Sunday 9/29.

  • Our Official Expo & Bib Pickup will take place on Pearl St Mall between 14th & 15th, on Friday, 9/27/24, from 2pm-6pm, and Saturday, 9/28/24 from 10am-6pm.

This year, Boulderthon features its first-ever Start and Finish Downtown.

Our Start Village is hosted on the Pearl Street Mall, between 13th and 15th.

The Start Line is at 21st and Pearl. The Finish is at 15th and Pearl. 

Here are the best ways to get to the Start.  For questions, please contact support@boulderthon.org

1. Take an Uber

Use Our Designated Uber Drop Off Lanes

Please enter address 1400 Walnut St, Boulder CO 80302 into Uber (the start of the Drop Off Lanes) to Uber to the Start Village Presented by Uber.

*Note- please use these lanes for all runner drop off.

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2. Carpool with our partner, TreadShare

Embrace sustainability and community spirit by carpooling with TreadShare to Boulderthon!


  • Download the App 

  • Create a profile

  • Book a ride or post a drive in just a few clicks to Boulderthon

  • Earn $5 for completing a carpool - redeem by sending the promo code: BOULDERTHON to info@treadshare.com after completing one ride or drive by 11:59pm MDT on 10/8/23.

Reduce your carbon footprint, ease congestion, and make a positive impact on the event's accessibility!

3. FREE Parking!

Please reference our FREE Parking Garage Map.

Please note, these garages will fill up first and we suggest arriving at least 2 hours prior to the Start.

All parking is FREE in Downtown Boulder on Sundays. See below for the best places to park!


  • There will be port-a-potties on course. Please respect our community and utilize these for your needs.


  • Water Stations will be available throughout the course. Please see maps for specific locations.


  • A number of highly trained physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other medical personnel will be on hand throughout race weekend.
  • There will be a number of mobile units moving throughout the course. These units will be staffed by paramedics, EMTs and marathon staff.
  • There will also be ambulances stationed at the finish line and throughout the course.
  • Gear Check is available at the start
  • Gear Check bags will be available at Gear Check
  • We will transport anything you put in your Official Gear Check Bag to the Finish Area for you.
  • Please plan for chilly weather! Colorado can be chilly in October, with lows of 40 degrees in the morning. Plan on extra layers and check them into your Official Gear Check Bag.