Lafayette Oatmeal Run Excites Boulder Realtor

Since running in my first Bolder Boulder a few years ago, this Boulder Realtor ® has seen a number of various races in the uber-jock mecca of Boulder, CO. While I’ll never keep up with some of the elite athletes of our area, it’s a blast to have so many outdoor fitness and fun opportunities at my fingertips.

There was a race at the Boulder reservoir where everyone brought their dogs, the Earth Day 5k in 2006 that became the Earth Day 4k when they moved it to the Twenty Ninth Street shopping area – partly due to the new Wild Oats/Whole Foods headquarters being there; and I even ran one on new year’s day sponsored by the Lakeshore Athletic Club in Broomfield called the ‘Fresh Start’ 5k. Too bad they haven’t done that one again.

One that I haven’t checked out yet is the Lafayette Oatmeal Festival and the associated 5k walk/run so I’m thinking it’s about time to make the 10 minute trek to Lafayette on January 12th.

Some of the highlights of the 12 Annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival:

  • Hot Oatmeal Breakfast with the worlds largest topping bar (7:30am to 12:00 noon)
  • Heath Fair with health screenings, interactive stations and special programs (8am to 1pm)
  • Quicker Quaker 5k is a certified qualifier for the Bolder Boulder (starts at 9:30am)
  • Oatmeal Mini Spa for those who want to consider the benefits of oatmeal on your skin
  • Youth Art Show
  • Free Shuttle between the event and the parking lot at South Public Road and City Center Circle (7:30am – 1:30pm)

You can get more details at the Lafayette website. And you can go register for the race online at

Here’s an excerpt from their site explaining the event and some of its history:

Eleven years ago, rolled oats put Lafayette on the national map. This was not because Lafayette was known as a major center for oatmeal production, but because downtown businesses, when faced with the newly constructed Highway 287 bypass, looked for a unique annual promotion of Old Town Lafayette that would bring visitors to the heart of town and raise awareness of downtown businesses during the slowest month of the year and established the Lafayette Oatmeal Festival.

Let me know if you’ll be going and maybe I’ll see you there!


One Response to “Lafayette Oatmeal Run Excites Boulder Realtor”

  1. john on January 7th, 2008 9:10 am

    oatmeal … rolled oats put Lafayette on the national map .. this is very interesting claim

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