The 36th Bolder Boulder will be largely unaffected by the start of construction in and around Folsom Field, Colorado athletic director Rick George said Monday.
George and fellow university leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Dal Ward Center at the north end of the stadium with a tractor removing a large section of concrete in the northeast corner where runners enter the stadium at the end of the race.
George said some seating will likely be removed before the race and other minor initial steps of the project will also commence, but the heavy lifting won't get underway until after the race in two weeks on Memorial Day.
George said race director Cliff Bosley and race founder Steve Bosley, a CU regent, have been engaged with the school in trying to uncover how construction might affect this year's race as well as the 2015 race when construction should be six months or less from completion.
"I don't think they will see anything different other than they will have fences on each side where we will be building," George said. "We'll build and then we'll stop on that day obviously. We've been in close communication with them throughout this process."
Bolder Boulder race director Cliff Bosley could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.