Get your running shoes ready for the Town Of Frisco’s lineup of races and running events. From June through August, the Frisco Recreation Department is offering 8 races on the trails and recreational paths in and around Frisco.
The summer will kick off with the 40th Annual Run the Rockies 10k and Half Marathon. This early season race begins by taking runners on a fast downhill course from Copper Mountain through the Ten Mile Canyon on the Summit County Recreational Path with each race eventually ending on Frisco’s Main Street. Both the 10k and half marathon will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016, and have long been recognized as the start of the Summit County racing season. The half marathon is $60 and the 10k is $40 through June 3 and day of registration is $65 for the half marathon and $45 for the 10k.Youth 17 & under will receive a $10 discount on the race fees.
On Saturday, June 18, racers will have the opportunity to start their day at the 23rd Colorado BBQ Challenge with the Bacon Burner 6k.This is a 3.8 mile out-and-back run which will take place on the paved Frisco Recreational Path. All racers will receive commemorative Bacon Burner apparel, and all registrants 21 and older will also get a free beer ticket to redeem at the Colorado BBQ Challenge. This race is open to 400 racers and fills quickly because of well stocked bacon aid stations and the opportunity to run off great BBQ.
The 2nd Annual Frisco Mountain Goat Kids Trail Running Series will be held on July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016. This series of four kids trail running races held each Tuesday in July features 3 race courses of varying distances for kids who just learned to walk to 15 year olds. The entire family is encouraged to come out to participate or just cheer on these budding trail runners.
The 3rd Annual Frisco Triathlon will be on Saturday, July 16. This unique triathlon will feature a 3k stand up paddle board leg, 15k of mountain biking and a 5k trail run. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies. This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event with beautiful Dillon Reservoir and the Frisco Peninsula serving as the event location.
The final race of the Frisco summer race season is the Run the Rockies Trail 10k and Half Marathon on Saturday, August 13. This race will lead runners throughout the Frisco Peninsula on trails with breathtaking views of Dillon Reservoir, the Gore Range and the Ten Mile Range. This has been proven to be a great course for first time half marathoners, as well as seasoned runners.
“To be part of a 40 year old race is pretty special. The Run the Rockies 10k and half marathon are not only fast early season races; they offer a visual feast as they make their way through the stunning scenery of the Ten Mile Canyon. I’m also really excited to be ‘raising’ the next generation of runners with the 2nd Annual Frisco Mountain Goat Kids Trail Running Series. These kids are the future of running for the next 40 years,” stated Linsey Joyce, Recreation Programs Manager.
Registration and more information are available online at www.RuntheRockies.com. There are early bird sign up discounts for all of the races. The Run the Rockies Series benefits several Summit County non-profits. For more information, please contact Linsey Joyce at (970) 668-9133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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