Saturday, February 7, 2015
Frisco’s 45th annual Gold Rush is the longest-running Nordic event in Colorado! The Frisco Nordic Center will host classic and skate ski races of various distances. We have new and exciting courses for the 2015 races! Racers will experience skiing on the snow-covered terrain of the Frisco Bike Park, Frisco Ski and Ride Hill and most exciting of all, portions 10k and 30k courses will take racers onto the Dillon Reservoir! The long time races serve as a benefit to the Summit Nordic Ski Club and a portion of the proceeds raised will help send local athletes to Junior Nationals.
Stop by the Frisco Gold Rush for your chance to see future Olympians compete in Middle and High School Races; the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) will bring racers from around Colorado to compete in 3k or 5k skate ski events.
Schedule of Events:
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Race Registration/Bib Pick-Up at the Frisco Day Lodge
9:00 a.m. – 30k Skate Ski Start
9:15 a.m. – 10k Open (Classic & Skate Ski) Start
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – CHSAA Races
12:00 p.m. – 3k Fun Ski (Classic & Skate Ski)
12:15 p.m. – 1k Treasure Hunt (Registration at Frisco Nordic)
12:30 p.m. – Beat the Club Sprint Races
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Spontaneous Combustion community bonfire at the Marina dirt lot on the corner of Marina Road and Highway 9/Summit Boulevard
8:00 p.m. - Fireworks display visible throughout downtown Frisco
Registration: Click here to register online. Please note that each race registration will include the following: racer ‘gift,’ one free hour of tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park (valid only on February 7, 2015) and post-race refreshments.
Race Entry Fees:
3k Fun Ski*
$15 Adult 18+ (racer gift not included for Fun Ski participants)
$10 Youth 17 & under (racer gift not included for Fun Ski participants)
10k Skate/Classic Ski*
$30 Adult 18+
$25 Youth 17 & under
*Classic tracks will not be groomed after the 30k skate race. This will be a mass start with classic and skate racers; we ask that all athletes are courteous of tracks.
30k Skate Ski*
$35 Adult 18+
$30 Youth 17 & under
A $5 late-fee will be applied to fees listed above for all day-of registration.
*Please note that all race entries include one free hour of tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park (valid only on February 7, 2015)
Timing: Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports.
Awards: The overall top 3 male/female runners in each race will receive a prize. Winners in each of the following age categories will be awarded a prize 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Overall winners will not be eligible for age category prizes.
Results: Race results will be posted at www.friscogoldrush.com following the event.
Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire: A day of Nordic races will be capped off with a community bonfire, Spontaneous Combustion, at the Frisco Bay Marina and a fireworks display. The community is invited to the Marina lot at the corner of Highway 9 and Marina Road at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, to watch the bonfire and fireworks (8 p.m.) light up the Frisco sky. Beverages and food will be available for sale benefiting the Summit Nordic Ski Club.
The Frisco Gold Rush is sponsored by the Town of Frisco, the Frisco Nordic Center, Summit Nordic Ski Club, and Lake Dillon Fire Department.