Founders of the Bolder Boulder 10K race speak at CMU

Imagine it is 1972 in Munich, Germany, at the Summer Olympics. It’s Sept. 5. eight Black September terrorists burst into the Israeli dormitory and took 11 of the Israeli Olympians hostage.

The hostages, five of the terrorists and a German police officer were killed.  But the Summer Games continued. It was under the cloud of what became known as the Munich Massacre that Frank Shorter became the first American in 64 years to win a gold medal in the marathon.

Steve Bosley was building his career as a banker in those days. From 1974 to 1998, he served as president and CEO of an independent community bank, The Bank of Boulder.

It was in Boulder that the two met, joined forces and, in 1979, founded the Bolder Boulder, a 10K road race that draws more than 50,000 amateur and professional runners from around the globe, as well as an estimated 50,000 spectators.

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 6, at 6pm in the Meyer Ballroom for what promises to be a fascinating presentation by Shorter and Bosley – each with unique personal stories to tell as well as a story of success that may come when two people with a shared vision join forces.

Shorter and Bosley will kick off the Maverick Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 9am.  The fun run around the perimeter of campus starts and ends at the Plaza. You may find the route map at ,

The presentation is made possible by the Bill and Mai Robinson Endowed Lecture Series. Before he passed away in 2015, long-time theater Professor Bill Robinson established the Bill and Mai Robinson Endowed Lecture Fund through the Colorado Mesa University Foundation. His vision was to sponsors events, performances, speakers, or artists to come to campus for the benefit of the community and students, faculty and staff at Colorado Mesa University. Bill said he hoped to supplement and enrich the arts and cultural environment on campus.


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