All Kinds of News for June 05, 2019
On Memorial Day, AIM House participants had the opportunity to take part in a quintessential Boulder experience: the annual Bolder Boulder, the largest 10k in the United States and fifth largest road race in the world. Over 50,000 racers line up in central Boulder and wind their way around the city to finish at University of Colorado’s Folsom Stadium, where people gather to take part in a Memorial Day tribute.
Ten AIM House participants joined Coloradans early in the morning to run the race. Some walked, some ran, and they all had tons of fun. AIM House staff and participants were also along the sidelines to cheer on Bolder Boulder racers and offer encouragement like it was their job. They made lemon bars to hand out and sprayed racers with hoses as they ran by. Everyone was working hard and enjoying the race.
The Bolder Boulder is a favorite among many in the AIM House community. Staff and participants at AIM House count the Bolder Boulder at the top of their list of Boulder favorites. Reactions to the 2019 Boulder Bolder articulate how energizing and exciting this Memorial weekend event is for everyone:
“I thought it was super cool to be cheering so many people on and then be pleasantly surprised with my friends from this community. It reminded me that everyone running was running for their own purpose just like my peers and me cheering them on might have helped that purpose. The environment in general also felt like home as I am from Boston. I felt very welcomed,” -AIM House participant
“I did the Bolder Boulder just for the experience. Leading up to the event I heard great things about the event and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I also wanted to do it to prove to myself that sometimes it’s not about running the whole way, it’s about walking and jogging with a group of people you care about and having fun in the moment!” - AIM House participant
After reaching the finish line, everyone headed back home to relax and enjoy the weather. The Bolder Boulder is a yearly tradition that is highly anticipated by the AIM House community, and marks the beginning of a fantastic summer ahead.
About AIM House
Founded in 1999, AIM House is a transitional living program located in Boulder, Colorado. Young adults come from wilderness therapy programs, residential treatment programs, therapeutic boarding schools and drug and alcohol treatment centers. Mentors and therapists work with each participant to create an individualized program that meets the needs of the participant and their family. Participants have access to a large variety of educational institutions, including the University of Colorado Boulder. AIM House also offers executive functioning support, vocational coaching, and personalized artistic and entrepreneurial mentorship.