Boulder’s Kinetics race may be over
BOULDER” The Kinetic Sculpture Challenge, an iconic Boulder race that featured outrageous-looking vehicles traversing both land and water, has been suspended for at least a year and could be gone for good.
KBCO-FM in Boulder, the sponsor of the 27-year-old event, said attendance is falling while costs are rising.
“We used to do 40,000-plus people. The last two years were both under 6,000 people,” KBCO Program Director Scott Arbough said Wednesday.
The race was held every spring at the Boulder Reservoir.
Arbough said station managers will look for ways to make the event more profitable, but if they aren’t convinced it will attract at least 12,000 people in 2009, the event could be moved or stopped.
“Some things run their course,” Arbough said. “Twenty-eight years is a long time for a single event to take place.”
On the Web: http://boulderkinetics.com/
Information from: Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/