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Four runners on rec path with fall colors at Run the Rockies road race

Run the Rockies Road 10k & Half Marathon

Event Info

The Run the Rockies Road 10k and Half Marathon will feature the traditional Run the Rockies Road Race course with runners starting near Copper Mountain; runners will follow the paved recreation path through the Ten Mile Canyon. The 10k course is 100% downhill and the half marathon course is 75% downhill. This course will showcase the beautiful fall colors in Frisco!

Registration

Registration is now open.

When

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Where

Start near Copper Mountain
End in Frisco

2022 Registration Fees

10k

  • Adult (18+) registration with t-shirt – $50
  • Adult (18+) registration without t-shirt – $35
  • Youth (under 18) registration with t-shirt – $40
  • Youth (under 18) registration without t-shirt– $25

Half Marathon

  • Adult (18+) registration with t-shirt – $70
  • Adult (18+) registration without t-shirt – $55
  • Youth (under 18) registration with t-shirt – $60
  • Youth (under 18) registration without t-shirt – $45

All racers will receive a commemorative finisher item.

Packet Pick-up

Early bib pick-up is highly encouraged. Bib pick-up will be available the evening prior to the race, and the morning of the race.

Course

We are excited to bring back the downhill course from Copper to Frisco which showcases the beautiful fall foliage!

10k Course

The 10k Course will start at the Copper Mountain Conoco (the same start location as prior years.) 10k runners will park at the Far East Lot at Copper Mountain, then walk 0.5 mile down the recreation path to the race start. There is no parking available at the Copper Mountain Conoco, however, if racers have family/friends dropping them off at the race start, they may be dropped off at the Conoco. Wave 1 of the 10k will start at 8:30am. Waves will be released every 3-4 minutes. 10k runners will follow the recreation path through the Tenmile Canyon, along the Tenmile Creek, until they get to Frisco. They will split from the half marathon runners at approximately mile 5.9 and catch a sidewalk that parallels Main Street Frisco. All runners will finish at the Frisco Historic Park. The 10k course is 100% downhill!

Half Marathon Course

The half marathon course will start at the Copper Mountain Far East Lot then walk 0.3 mile up the recreation path to the race start. If racers are being dropped off by friends or family, they may park and watch the race start at this location. Wave 1 of the half marathon will start at 8:00am. Waves will be released every 3-4 minutes. Half marathon runners will follow the recreation path through Tenmile Canyon, along the Tenmile Creek. They will continue on the recreation path past St. Anthony’s Medical Center, and once they reach the tunnel (where the path splits and runners can head towards Breckenridge or cut back to Frisco) runners will veer left and head back towards Frisco. Runners will continue along the recreation path, through the Frisco Adventure Park, passing the Frisco Nordic Center, and then take the new pedestrian tunnel that is located near the Frisco Bike Park. Runners will then run past the County Commons buildings, eventually crossing Peak One Drive, and connecting back up to the recreation path. At this point in the course, there will be two-way runner traffic until the race finish which is at the Frisco Historic Park. The half marathon course does a ‘lollipop’ loop this year, rather than the traditional out and back.

Shuttle

All runners will drive themselves to the race start at Copper Mountain’s Far East Lot; Peak One Express shuttles will take racers back to their car after they finish the race. (Please note that per CDC guidelines, everyone on board the shuttle must wear a mask. Runners must provide their own mask to wear on the ten minute shuttle ride back up to Copper Mountain.) Shuttles will continuously run from 9am-1pm, with the last shuttle leaving the Frisco Historic Park at 12:30pm.

Competitor Info

Timing

Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports.

Cut-Off Time

The cut-off time for both races is 11:30am. Any racer not through the finish line by this time will not receive an official time.  Walkers are welcome to participate and are highly encouraged to register for the 10k.

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station on the 10k course and four aid stations on the half marathon course.

Rec Path/Trail Courtesy

The races will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path or Summit County/US Forest Service or Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee trails, all of which are open to the public. Please leave strollers and pets at home for this race and be respectful of other users. Please do not run more than two people wide during the race.

Running with Music

If you choose to wear headphones during the race, we ask that you remove one ear bud. It is important that all racers can hear what is going on around them. Racers must be respectful of other recreation path and trail users.

Racer Responsibility

You are running this race at your own risk. You will encounter mountain terrain. You could encounter hazardous weather or wildlife during this race. The race director reserves the right to cancel, delay or postpone the race due to inclement weather.

Awards

All racers will receive a finisher mug as they cross the finish line.

Overall: The top three male/female runners in each race will receive a prize (overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes).

Age Category Winners: A prize will be given to the first place winner in each of the following age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 plus.

Post-Race Party

We have a party in the works! Stay tuned for details.

2021 Photos

2021 Run the Rockies race photos shot by Joe Kusumoto can be viewed here. Download photos for free with password: RunRockiesRoad2021.

Race Results

Contact Us

For more information on this event, please email Recreation Events or call the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge at 970-668-2558.

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!

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