With more than 600 entrants towing the line under a pink starting banner and cloudless sky, the new Skirt Sports Half Marathon, held June 9 in Louisville, Colo., delivered a burst of energetic color to Boulder County. Even though the hot pink, Skirt Sports finisher’s skirts weren’t handed out until runners completed the rolling course through country roads, up a long climb and over some easy-cruising trails, at least 75 percent of the field was sporting a skirt – including a couple of the men! Katy Blakemore (31), a triathlete and Boulder native, was first overall in the half with a time 1:26:42. The event also featured a 5-mile run, a 5K, an inspirational Wall of Words and a fashion show. Want to run in a women’s half marathon? Consider an upcoming race in the Women’s Running Series in Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 28), Scottsdale-Tempe, Ariz. (Nov. 3), St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 24) and San Diego (Feb. 22, 2014).