Boulder, CO gears up for inaugural Big Day Out Trail Festival

The Trails In Motion Film Festival is set to launch the first event in it's worldwide Big Day Out Trail Festival event series. Taking place at the Foothills Community Park in Boulder, Colorado on the 10th of September 2016 in partnership with Boulder Running, this unique expanded festival format blends a collection of trail-inspired activities for people of all ages with a screening of this year's Trails In Motion 4 film line up.

"We are so excited to partner with Trail in Motion Film Festival to host the inaugural Big Day Out Trail Festival in beautiful Boulder,” said Boulder Running owner Todd Straka. “The trail running community is strong and has a deep history here, so it's fitting that we are able to kick off the festival series in such a scenic location.”

Featuring an afternoon and evening line-up of events that include kiddies and social runs, shoe and gear demos, a pop-up expo hosting some of the leading local and international trail running brands and a food and beer garden, all coupled with a screening of a selection of the world's finest trail and ultrarunning films, Straka believes that it offers a great opportunity for trail running enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about the sport to come join the fun.

“People will get the chance to demo shoes and gear on varied trail conditions, get tips about nutrition and trail running, plan their next race, mingle with the elite in the sport, and relax, share laughs and trail stories with friends and the community over craft food and local brew.”

Commenting on the overall vision of the Big Day Out Trail Festival series, James Hallett, Festival Director of the Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour, said that support for local communities is central to the theme of these expanded events.

“Working with key members of many core trail and ultrarunning communities around the world is what spurred us on to create the series. Not only is it our objective to grow the sport from every aspect of the community, but also empower our hosts to create events that expand on their passion for sharing the sport among their peers all the while encouraging inclusive participation from industry role players, elite athletes and other stakeholders in the process.”

The Big Day Out Trail Festival in Boulder, CO will kick off at 3:00pm MST, timed perfectly so you can still enjoy your morning run, trail race or even volunteer in trail building that morning. Whether you are new to trail running or an avid trail user, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

For more details on the Boulder, CO event and to book tickets, head to

Todd Straka

Event Director, Boulder Running Events
303 870 3011