On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the Town of Frisco will be hosting the 6th Annual Girls on the Run 5k in Frisco. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of a 10-week program, which is open to girls from third to fifth grades. This 5k race is not just open to Girls on the Run participants, but is also open to anyone in the community who wants to challenge themselves with a November run along Dillon Reservoir. This year, in addition to hosting this 5k, the Town is also sponsoring at the “Champion” level, in recognition of Town Council’s strategic priority around supporting vibrant recreation in the community.
“Completing the 5k provides the girls with tangible results of their hard work and provides a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that what once seemed impossible is now possible,” says Linsey Joyce, assistant recreation and culture director/programs manager for the Town of Frisco.
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit that seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The Frisco GOTR 5k is the designated race for all GOTR teams in Summit, Eagle, Park, Lake, Grand and Chaffee Counties. Race organizers anticipate that 800+ girls will be running in the Frisco race.
This untimed, fun run will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Summit Middle School in Frisco. The course will be an out-and-back on the Frisco Recreation Path. Due to the high number of anticipated racers, the race will start in waves. The course is relatively flat with spectacular views of the Dillon Reservoir, Buffalo Mountain, Peak One and Mount Royal. This is a no pet event. Participants with strollers are welcome; however, they must start at the end of the last wave.
More information and $25 early registration are available online at gotrwesterncolorado.org. In-person registration is $35 on race day. Packet pick-up and day of registration are from 9:30–10:30 am at the Summit Middle School in Frisco. Parking will be available at Summit Middle School, and participants are encouraged to carpool to the event if possible.