The 7th Annual Frisco Mountain Goat Kids’ Trail Running Series, sponsored by Vail Health, begins on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the summer with races on June 28, July 12, and July 26. There will be different race distances and courses for each age group: Mini Goats (suggested for kids 4 years and under) ½ mile – 1 mile courses, Junior Goats (suggested for kids 5 years to 8 years) 1 ½ mile – 2 mile courses, and Senior Goats (suggested for kids 9 years – 13 years) 5k courses. Kids may run a longer or shorter distance than those listed for their age category and are encouraged to choose the distance that they would prefer to run.
“These races are just about getting outside, embracing the long summer days, and the joy of running on dirt. Kids are empowered to run on their own with lots of support from course marshals, or they can choose to run with their families,” stated Grant McKay, Town of Frisco recreation programs coordinator.
All races will start at 5:45 pm at the Frisco Nordic Center, 621 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO. This is a fun run so there will be no timing or awards. Parents are welcome to accompany kids on the racecourse for free, but they will need to fill out a waiver prior to the event in order to participate.
Cost is $15 for participants who register by 2:00 pm on the day of the race, and after that, registration is $20 and will be available from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm outside of the Frisco Nordic Center. The registration fee includes race entry, finisher gift, and post-race snacks. Kids may also register for the whole series for $45 and receive a Mountain Goat Kids’ commemorative gift.
To pre-register or for more information, participants may go to FriscoRecreation.com or call 970-668-2558.
The series also invites parents to volunteer as course marshals or course sweeps if they choose not to run with their child. Volunteers must contact Linsey Joyce by at least the Monday prior to a Tuesday race, and will receive a free race entry for one child.