Spectra Employees Join 37th Annual BolderBOULDER 10K

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By: Betsy Doughty

This past Memorial Day, more than 30 Spectra employees participated in the 37th Annual BolderBOULDER 10K. The BolderBOULDER is described as “one of the largest and most highly acclaimed road races in the world.” With approximately 50,000 runners and walkers participating annually, it is the third largest U.S-based 10K race, and seventh largest 10K race in the world. Spectra Logic supports its participating associates with registration fee reimbursement, team volunteer opportunities and the option to participate in the BolderBOULDER’s unique fitness initiative, the BolderBusinessCHALLENGE.

The BolderBusinessCHALLENGE provides participants with access to online training programs and even opportunities to run with some of the area’s professional runners. Many Spectra participants also took part in an internal training group led by our own sales team member, Graham Stoner. This 11-week program allowed participants to physically prepare for the race with a weekly group run, and 1-2 suggested training runs for members to complete on their own time.

After crossing the finish line, Spectra participants joined family and friends in a suite above Folsom Field, cheering alongside 100,000 spectators as runners, joggers, and walkers. The suite was hosted by Spectra to support its employees leading active and engaging lives around the Boulder community.

“Many of our athletes ran their first 10k, beat their best times and/or simply had an all-around good time. As a coach, I sincerely enjoy being part of the journey that leads to that,” said Graham Stoner.

Highlights pre-, post- and during the BolderBOULDER included:BB stadiumOverlooking Folsom Field, Spectra family and friends watch with 100,000 spectators as participants run and walk the final stretch.

bb trainingSpectra employees gear up for a run in preparation for the BolderBOULDER.

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Senior Engineer Alan Somers looks steady as he makes his way through Boulder to the finish line. Alan joined his fellow employees in running and walking over 186 miles total during the race.

IMG_3448University of Colorado – Boulder’s Folsom Field sits at an elevation of 5,360 feet at the foothills of the Flatirons – a great view after completing the 10k.

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Ken Altshuler smiles his way down Boulder streets as he competes in one of “America’s all-time best 10Ks.

????????????????????????????????????Done with the 11-week training program , Spectra participants gathered for their post- BoulderBOLDER group shot. While not all of Spectra’s participants joined the training program, every single Spectra department was represented in the race.