Artwork by Wendy Seeman 27th Annual
Neder-Nederland
High Altitude 5k & 10k Races

Sunday, 9am
September 7, 2008
Nederland High School




“It's easy being green!
Running for a healthy lifestyle, community, and environment!”


Boulder Daily Camera
2007 article: Nesbitt, Franklin take Nederland 10K titles.

2007 Official Race Results
5k results by place   5k results by name   5k results by age group
10k results by place   10k results by name   10k results by age group




[ Note from Race Director ]   [ Race History ]   [ Boulder County 4 Race Series ]   [ Neder-Nederland Awards ]
[ Race Information ]   [ Course Map ]   [ Volunteers ]   [ Post Race Festivities ]
[ Entry Fee Information ]   [ Registration ]   [ Beneficiaries ]   [ Sponsorship and Marketing ]  
[ Greening the Ned-Ned ]   [ Running Shoe Donation ]   [ Contact ]  

Note from Race Director

WELCOME RUNNERS BOTH NEW AND OLD
TO THE 27TH ANNUAL NEDER-NEDERLAND!
The Neder-Nederland 5K & 10K Run/Walk is a scenic, high-altitude, and now a low environmental impact race located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, just a few miles from the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The course is accurately measured and begins at an altitude of approximately 8400'.

The race is known to be competitive, fun, well-established and dear to many people’s hearts in the community. The event is organized by the Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce and proceeds will help green local businesses - with the help of Boulder County’s PACE program (Partners for A Clean Environment) - and support the economic sustainability of the Nederland area (for more information see Beneficiaries). Neder-Nederland is the final race of Boulder County’s 4 Race Series with a $1000 raffle grand prize.

2008 Neder-Nederland Highlights:
  • It's easy being green! This race will focus on becoming a low-environmental impact event (for more information see Greening the Ned-Ned).
  • Fun, post race activities at Chipeta Park
  • Free massages to competitors
  • We will be giving away great prizes during our awards ceremony. Prizes include:

    $1,000 cash prize to the winner of the Boulder 4 Race Series raffle drawing. Prize contributed by the four races. Use it to go on a trip, fix the car, whatever you like! The more of the Series events you complete, the better chance you have to win a prize.

    “A Day In Nederland”: One night stay at the Best Western Lodge, Dinner for two at Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery, Lunch for two at First Street Pub & Grill, and Breakfast at the Shining Star Cafe!

  • Recycle your lightly used running shoes! One World Running, a non-profit sending shoes to sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti and Central America. Older running shoes will be recycled through Eco-Cycle’s Reuse-a-Shoe program to make running tracks and playgrounds. Please bring your extra running shoes along!
Thank you to this year’s Neder-Nederland’s sponsors!
The 27th Annual Neder-Nederland
is presented by our

Top of the Mountain Title sponsor


Ascending Sponsors


Altitude with attitude Sponsors


Up High Raffle Donors

Come run with us for a HEALTHY lifestyle, community, and environment!

Teal Meiling
Neder-Nederland Race Director

Race History
Men’s Race Records
2006 10k Kristian Agnew 32:52
2003  5k Kristian Agnew 15:08
Women’s Race Records
2006 10k Takami Ominami 36:40
2006  5k  Hiromi Ominami 17:17
Twenty-five years ago Kay Turnbaugh and Chuck Webb started the Neder-Nederland. Kay says she started it because she thought it would be good for all the different people in the area to have something fun to do that does not require a lot of equipment or experience. There was a lot to do and the race would not have happened without Kay and the other volunteers. The early years proceeds went to the Town of Nederland to run a great kid’s summer recreation program with the University of Colorado.

When Pat Willits was director, the night before the race his mother ironed and folded the T-shirts for the next day. Pat rode in the back of a red convertible to announce the race. Nature’s Own was always a big supporter providing the unique geode trophies. Through the years many businesses have contributed. Race director Rob Linde kept it going after Kay and Pat. It was hard to find a director after that. After running the race one year, Judy Moir wrote the Nederland Chamber of Commerce to say how it could be better, Deb Goldberg responded with “It sounds like you know what should be done, would you like to do it?” Judy directed the race and measured the course with Benji Durden, who broke his collarbone while riding a bike and measuring. Judy connected up with Peter Richards who brought accurate timing to the race along with the association with the BC3 (The Boulder County 3) the Sunrise Stampede, The Lyons River Run and the Ned-Ned. Now there are four races with the inclusion of Joe Colton’s Off Road Adventure Run.

Through the years the weather has played all its tricks: snow, wind, rain, heat and cold. Usually it’s a beautiful blue-sky day among the changing aspen. You never know.

There have been a lot of runners through the years, young and old, teams and costumes. The Ober-Nederland group run to the turn around point but keep on going, all the way up to Caribou and back to town. Makes the fun run sound fun.

2008 Boulder County 4 Race Series
The 4 Race Series highlights events around Boulder County. Each race is an independent, community event, with its own organizers and beneficiaries. The 4 Races join together to promote each other and offer series prizes in addition to individual race prizes.

The Races

  1. Sunrise Stampede
    Saturday, June 7, 2008
    2 mile & 10k start at 8:30am
    Longmont High School

  2. Joe Colton Off Road Adventure Run
    Sunday, June 14, 2008
    5k, 10 mile, 15 mile start at 9:00am
    Downtown Rollinsville

  3. Lyons River Run
    Sunday, June 29, 2008
    5k starts at 8:00am
    Downtown Lyons at Visitor Center

  4. Neder-Nederland
    Sunday, September 7, 2008
    5k & 10k start at 9:00am
    Nederland High School

The Rules

All finishers in all 4 events will be entered into the drawing for the 4 Race Series prizes. The more events you complete, the better your chances to win. The drawing for the 4 Race Series will be held at the Neder-Nederland on Sunday, September 7, 2008, at the awards ceremony. You do not need to be present to win.

The Prizes
Grand Prize
$1,000 cash prize to the winner of the raffle drawing. Prize contributed by the four races. Use it to go on a trip, fix the car, whatever you like! The more of the Series events you complete, the better chance you have to win a prize.
Neder-Nederland“A Day In Nederland” includes:
One night stay at the Best Western Lodge,
Dinner for two at Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery,
Lunch for two at First Street Pub & Grill,
and Breakfast at the Shining Star Cafe!

Race Information
Course Information  map See Map

The Neder-Nederland 5K & 10K Run/Walk is a scenic, high-altitude, and low environmental impact race located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The race starts with the firing of the ancient cannon at Nederland High School at 9am. The accurately measured scenic course begins at an altitude of approximately 8400'. Runners in the 5k race will turn around near the turnoff for Eldora Mountain Resort (elevation approximately 8500'), while 10k runners will continue on to their turn around point in the town of Eldora (elevation approximately 8600'). All runners will return on Eldora Road past the high school to downtown Nederland through the old part of town, cross Highway 119 to the finish line in Chipeta Park (elevation 8236'). Walkers are strongly encouraged to register for the 5k only. All participants should be off the course by 11am.

Free Fun Run For Kids

A fun run for tots around the track at Nederland High School will begin at 8:30am. The field is located on the West side of the High School. Ribbons will be awarded to all runners.

Pre-Race Yoga

Pre-race yoga will be offered at the Nederland High School by instructors from the
Good Karma Center.

Transport, Parking, and Shuttle Service

We encourage all participants to carpool or take the RTD to Nederland. The bus can be from the Boulder station at 14th and Canyon can be taken directly to the Nederland High School. For the schedule please check the RTD website. The Boulder to Nederland is the Regional Route N. Be sure to check the Sunday/Holidays schedule.

Free shuttle buses will be provided for runners and spectators between Nederland High School and the Nederland Visitors Center and Chipeta Park from 7:30-11:30am. Due to limited parking at the start area, you are encouraged to park in town and take advantage of the free service.

Neder-Nederland Awards
$50 each for the overall male and female winners in both the 5k and 10k races. In addition, $50 will be awarded to the first Nederland area male and female in both races (from Nederland, Eldora, Rollinsville or Ward). Awards will be presented three deep in each age group, first place male and female age division winners in both races will receive the unique geode trophies from Nature’s Own in Nederland. Second and third place age division winners in both races will receive medals. Overall winners are excluded from age division awards.

Age divisions:   12-under   13-19   20-29   30-39   40-49   50-59   60-69   70-79   80-up

Post Race Festivities

Fun for kids at Chipeta Park thanks to Reba Mitchell (2006)
The Award Ceremony and other festivities will take place at Chipeta Park. Boulder County’s 4 Race Series Drawing for the $1000 grand prize will be held following the 10K. Valuable and interesting prizes will also be raffled during the awards ceremony. For these prizes, runners must be present to win.

Beneficiaries
The event is organized by the Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce and proceeds from this year’s event will help green local businesses and support the economic sustainability of the Nederland area. Below are the ways that this year’s profits will be used.

1. “It’s Easy Being Green” theme supports environmental education and sustainable practices. Money will be raised for the Nederland Sustainability Project, a local non-profit that facilitates community garden, projects aimed to empower and educate mountain communities in sustainable food practices.


2. The chamber also uses proceeds to promote and support the economic sustainability of the Nederland area. Examples of the Chamber’s work are:
  • The Chamber currently hosts the Neder-Nederland, Frozen Dead Guy Days, and the High Peaks Art Fair. As in many communities the Chamber serves as a link between the businesses, citizens and government. All work together to preserve the quality of life and natural world we reside in.
  • The Visitors Center in Nederland serves to provide information to visitors and residents alike. The tourism economy has a big impact on the area providing revenues and use of our infrastructure and public lands. Through contact with visitors we hope to increase their appreciation for the fragile nature of our wildlands and encourage them to leave no trace.
  • The chamber hosts a website that provides information on the area’s businesses, recreational opportunities and history. Every day members of the chamber are supporting the schools, interest groups and non-profit organizations in the area. Working together we have achieved success in varied endeavors.
The Chamber membership hopes you enjoy participating in this year’s Neder-Nederland.

Entry Fee Information
Race Shirt

All registered participants will receive a heavyweight, long sleeved shirt with original artwork depicting our beautiful town, unless you choose the no T-shirt option.

Entry Fees
  • Adult pre-registration fee: $25.00 with t-shirt.
  • Adult pre-registration fee: $20.00 without t-shirt.
  • Children (12-under) and Seniors (60-over):
    $20.00 with t-shirt and $15.00 without t-shirt.
  • Race day registration fees are an additional $5.00.
Registration
Please sign up early! Registration will be limited to the first 900 participants.
  1. Register in person and receive a shirt and bib number by
    5pm, Friday September 7, 2007 at:


    • Teens, Inc. Youth and Family Center, 151 East Street, Nederland.
      Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30-7pm, Friday 3:30-10pm, Saturday 6-10pm
    • Happy Trails & Cool Beans, 101 Highway 119 South, Nederland.
      Hours: Daily 7am-6pm
    • Boulder Running Company, 2775 Pearl Street, Boulder.
      Hours: Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
    • Fleet Feet, 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder.
      Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-7, Friday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5

  2. Register online at Active.com - Online Race Registration
  3. Registration by mail must be postmarked by:
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
    Race application coming soon!
    Send check and signed entry form to:

    Neder-Nederland
    654 Tantra Drive
    Boulder, CO 80305

  4. Race day registration/packet pick up will be at
    Nederland High School from 7:30 - 8:30am ONLY!
Volunteers
Come help a wonderful event happen!

First, it is crucial to note that the Neder-Nederland could not happen without great volunteers. Thank you to all the volunteers of past races!

Volunteering for the Neder-Nederland is an opportunity to show community support as a community member or business owner. Every year volunteers are needed for:
  • race setup
  • volunteer coordination
  • race rabbits
  • race marshals
  • water stations
  • finish line help
  • post race festivities
  • award ceremony
Please contact Teal Meiling at 303.956.2891 or email nedernederland@gmail.com
if you or your business is interested in volunteering.

Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities
The Neder-Nederland offers different levels of sponsorship and other marketing opportunities including booth space, banners, Welcome Runners signs, volunteering, and advertisement space on race bibs, registration bags, and after-race postcards. There are many ways to be involved as a business or non-profit. We are looking to develop partnerships with businesses that share our values of a healthy lifestyle, community, and environment. For more information please contact Teal Meiling at 303.956.2891 or email nedernederland@gmail.com.
The 26th Annual Neder-Nederland
was presented by our

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors






Greening the Neder-Nederland
The Neder-Nederland is a low environmental impact event.
This is what we will be doing this year:
  • We will offer composting and recycling in an effort to move toward zero waste.
  • We encourage all participants to take the the RTD to Nederland. The bus can be from the Boulder station at 14th and Canyon can be taken directly to the Nederland High School. For the schedule please check the RTD website. We also offer shuttle services from the finish to the start at the High School.
  • "Itís Easy Being Green" theme supports environmental education and sustainable practices.
  • Money will be raised for the Nederland Sustainability Project, a local non-profit that facilitates community garden, projects aimed to empower and educate mountain communities in sustainable food practices.
  • We try to work with local businesses whenever possible.
  • We will be collecting lightly used running shoes for One World Running, a non-profit sending shoes to sub-Saharan Aftrica, Haiti and Central America. Older running shoes will be collected for recycling through Eco-Cycle’s Reuse-a-Shoe program to make running tracks and playgrounds.
One World Running Shoe Donation
BRING YOUR OLD OR NEW RUNNING SHOES FOR DONATION! We are proud to support this effort. You can bring your used running shoes to our race and we will bring them to Fleet Feet, a drop-off site.

One World Running (Shoes for Africa) is a Colorado non-profit organization with federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. They send shoes to sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti and Central America. The majority of shoes come from individuals, from running clubs, and Girl Scout troops that put on shoe drives. Some of the shoes are new; many are “near-new,” which are the ones sent overseas. The shoes that are used and not suitable for shipment are sent to Nike in Beaverton, OR, through Boulder’s Eco-Cycle program. There they will be ground up and made into running tracks and playgrounds through the Reuse-a-Shoe program.

For more information, Visit www.OneWorldRunning.com, call (303) 473-1314 or (303) 828-4391 or email: anaweir@yahoo.com or sandrock@boulderrunning.com.

Contact
Teal Meiling & Stephanie Andelman - Race Directors
Phone: 303.956.2891
Email: nedernederland@gmail.com


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