30th Annual Neder-Nederland Race


Give up... what you?  No way!

... is the mantra of the runners and walkers of the high altitude Neder-Nederland 5K walk/jog/run and 10K run, a popular and challenging road race located in the forever unique and beautiful town of Nederland, Colorado.  There's magic in our little town, and the Neder-Nederland is a great way for us to continually share it wiith you.

All race distances begin and end across from the Village Shopping Center, located in downtown Nederland.  Arrive early, get checked-in, grab something to drink and take a stroll along the creek, in the park, or around town; however, be sure to be back and ready to get active before 9 am when the race is kicked off with a literal bang from the historic race canon!  The event is capped by an award ceremony and a post-run party at the park complete with music, beverages, and delicious food.

Historically, this event has been a good time and a really fun race that can be as relaxing or as challenging as you want it to be.  Take a good look, read what the Mountain-Ear, our local paper had to say about last year's race, and then register, or get in touch with us if you have questions.

We hope you enjoy your online visit and look forward to seeing you at the race!  In the meantime, please check back frequently since we are continually updating the site, sometimes daily.  For example, we recently posted this year's all-new race shirt and cap.  We're very excited about the look of these items and hope you will be also.  We designed them with the intention that they be worn during training, or as a favorite t-shirt or hat with jeans.  Please let us know what you think.

Date, Location & Time

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Nederland, Colorado
Registration starts at 7:30 am and the races start at 9.
Gifts, Prizes & Fun

o   As a registrant, you'll receive: a performance grade, long-sleeved race shirt (please note that we cannot guarantee your shirt size if you register after August 15), goody bag and since we want you to enjoy a little Nederland charm after the race, one free ride on the Carousel of Happiness.

o   Boulder County’s 4 Race Series $1,000.00 raffled grand cash prize!

o   A drawing for Eldora Mountain Resort season passes.  Winners will be one female and one male from each race.  To qualify, you must complete the 5K in 35 minutes or less, or the 10K in 75 minutes or less.

o   Raffle giveaways of gift certificates and merchandise including...

o   A chance to win Newton Running shoes

o   A chance to win one of 2 running shoes from the Runner's Roost

o   There will be prizes for the top 3 female and male overall winners, and for the 1st place male and female finishers in the following age categories:  9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over.

o   You must be present to win.

o   Post-race party following prizes and announcements will include food, drink and music.


This is a fun walk/run event that you can participate in whether you are a competitive runner or a stroller.  Participate individually, with your family, or with a group of friends.  Come for the scenery and the fresh, crisp mountain air, or just to get away.  Come for the camaraderie and the social scene, or the individual challenge of participating in and completing a high altitude activity.  Come to fulfill the altruist in you, or to meet the friendly locals... just come!

Race Fee

o   5K                                        o   10K
     $25 advance                               $30 advance
     $30 race day                               $35 race day


$5 discount for children (14 years & younger), seniors (64 years & older) and active military personnel (current military ID required).  If you qualify for this discount, please pay the full amount when you register online.  You will be reimbursed on race day when you check-in upon showing a valid government issued picture ID card (if applicable).  You must pre-register to be eligible for a discount.


We don't charge an extra fee if you register online, so go ahead and save your spot for the race now!  If this is not a good time and you're planning on returning to register closer to the race date, please remember that online registration ends at noon on Saturday, September 10.

In-store Registration

Many participants wanted to sign up the old-fashioned way last year, so there will be in-store registration this year at select locations.  We intend to have all sites identified and ready to accept your registration by July.  Details will be provided here as they become available.

Packet Pick Up / Race Day Registration

If you register online, please check-in between 7:30-8:45 am on race day to pick up your stuff.  If you register on race day, you'll receive your gear upon completion of your registration.  No registrations will be processed after 8:45 am on race day - no exceptions.  Are you ready to register now?

Supporters & Volunteers

One of many characteristics that contribute to the attractiveness of Nederland is its volunteer-driven nature.  The pervasive spirit of community and contribution that is demonstrated by the citizenry would make Aristotle proud!  There is simply no way that we could host the fun and enjoyable morning that we have planned for race participants if it were not for the help and backing of our supporters and our volunteers and Nederlandse bookmakers – we extend our most sincere thanks to all in both groups.  You are the backbone of this event and we appreciate you!