Registration for the 9th annual Run the Rockies Trail Half Marathon and 10K will open on May 14, 2021 at 8:00 am. Town of Frisco staff continue to monitor and follow public health guidance and work with local permitting agencies in order to hold the race in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of race participants, staff, volunteers, and the Frisco community. The race is scheduled for August 14, 2021 and starts and ends at the Frisco Day Lodge. Similar to last year, there will be protocols in place, such as wave starts, to keep the race safe and enjoyable.
While the course is not yet finalized, the race will take place on Town of Frisco and US Forest Service trails at the Frisco Peninsula.
“This will be one most beautiful races that you will ever participate in because it really showcases the Frisco Peninsula trails with breathtaking views of Dillon Reservoir and the Ten Mile Range. This is a great course for a first time half-marathoner or experienced runner looking for a fun course that offers single track featuring some of the new Frisco Peninsula trails,” stated Linsey Joyce, Town of Frisco Recreation Programs Manager. “We are also excited to offer racing that will feel a lot closer to ‘2019 normal’, and we have taken some lessons away from the past year to make the experience better than ever for racers.”
Online registration will open at 8:00 am on Friday, May 14, 2021 at RuntheRockies.com. Registration includes professional timing by Maverick Sports Promotions, a piece of commemorative race gear as a finisher gift, as well as prizes for the top three overall finishers (male and female) and age group winners. Cancellations will be accepted, and racers must email the race director, Linsey Joyce, at LinseyJ@townoffrisco.com by July 12, 2021 in order to receive a full refund.
There is an 11:30 am cut off time for both the 10k and the half marathon, and any racer not through the finish line by this time will not receive an official time. Anyone who would like to walk the race is highly encouraged to register for the 10k.
Racing under projected public health orders
- The current maximum capacity of the race is 300 runners total, between the half marathon and the 10k distances, with participants starting in waves.
- There will be an early bib pickup option at the Frisco Nordic Center on August 13, 2021.
- There will be no two-way traffic on the Frisco Perimeter Trail.
- Racers will be required to wear a face covering at the race start and finish line, as well as when they pass through aid stations. A buff can work great for this.
- Racers should carry their own hydration system. There will be limited water on the racecourse, and aid station food will be pre-packaged or prefilled in single use cups by aid station staff and volunteers.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for racers to use at each aid station.
- Public health guidelines at the time of the race will determine if there will be a post-race party, or if friends and family will be allowed at the start/finish area.
For more information, contact Linsey Joyce at (970) 668-9133 or LinseyJ@townoffrisco.com.