Terraplas Protects the Finish-Line at Folsom Field
At the end of every academic year, the University of Colorado hosts its BolderBOULDER 10K run and for the last 12-years terraplas ® – the ultimate Turf Protection – has been at the finish-line.
The eventual winner at the University’s Folsom Field stadium on May 27, 2013, was Kenyan Allan Kiprono, who completed the course in a time of 29 minutes and 28.79. His strong finish led Kenya to the International Team Challenge title, ending Ethiopia’s six-year reign in the race.
Terraplas USA’s (TUSA) Site Managers for the event, Justin King and Aaron Molander, not only managed the installation and removal of the terraplas ® but they also ran in the race; Justin finished in a time of 55 minutes, while Aaron was a few strides ahead and completed the 10K course in 52 minutes, both very respectable times.
Protecting the BolderBOULDER finish-area, located in the University’s football stadium, Folsom Field, was 60,000sqft of terraplas ®. As the world-leader in Turf Protection, Terraplas products are utilised in 95% of the world’s multi-use National Stadiums and was the Sole Supplier of Turf Protection for both the FIFA World Cup 2010 venues in South Africa and the EURO 2012 stadia in Ukraine. Having such elite references it is little wonder that the University chose one of Terraplas’ industry-leading products to protect their field.
The timing devices that recorded each runner’s time were located under the terraplas ® at the finish-line, with each competitor having a chip tied to their shoe or in their bib. Thanks to Terraplas USA and Folsom Field’s highly professional team of groundsmen, the venue was able to return to football stadium mode immediately after the 10K run.