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! The Run the Rockies Road Race benefits Frisco Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), which provides support for children, parents, and staff through advocacy, communication, safety, and fundraising for Frisco Elementary School.
Registration for the Run the Rockies Road 10k and Half Marathon will open six months in advance of the race.
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Start near Copper Mountain
End in Frisco
2023 Registration Fees
Pre-registration is closed. Day-of registration will be available at the Frisco Town Hall located at 1 Main Street in Frisco from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on Friday, September 15 and from 6:30 am-7:30 am on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
- Adult (18+) registration with t-shirt – $55
- Adult (18+) registration without t-shirt – $40
- Youth (under 18) registration with t-shirt – $45
- Youth (under 18) registration without t-shirt– $30
- Adult (18+) registration with t-shirt – $75
- Adult (18+) registration without t-shirt – $60
- Youth (under 18) registration with t-shirt – $65
- Youth (under 18) registration without t-shirt – $50
All racers will receive a commemorative finisher Cowbell.
Registration fees include a well marked course, a commemorative t-shirt stocked aid-stations, professional timing, post race food, and post race beer (racers 21+.) All racers will receive a commemorative finisher Cowbell.
Early bib pick-up is highly encouraged.
- Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm- Bib pick-up will be available in Council Chambers at the Frisco Town Hall located at 1 Main Street in Frisco.
- Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 6:30 am-7:30 am in Council Chambers at the Frisco Town Hall located at 1 Main Street in Frisco. Please remember that you will need to make the twenty minute trip (driving on I-70, parking, and walking .3 to .5 miles to the start will be involved) to the start line at Copper Mountain prior to the race, so we suggest arriving as early as possible for packet pick up.
This event will offer Skratch Hydration provided by Peak Running in Breckenridge. This event will not provide racers with a cup fore hydration, all racers should bring their own cups.
We are excited to continue the tradition of the downhill courses from Copper to Frisco which showcase the beautiful fall foliage!
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. Please DO NOT walk on the side of HWY 91 to get to Conoco, rather walk down the recreation path. There is no sidewalk on HWY 91 and it is not safe to walk on the side of a busy highway! 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 8:00 am. 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.
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 cars after they finish the race. Shuttles will continuously run from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, with the last shuttle leaving the Frisco Historic Park at 12:30 pm.
Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports.
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.
There will be one aid station on the 10k course located at mile 2.5.
There will be four aid stations on the half marathon course located at miles 3.5, 7.5, 10.5 and 12.
Aid stations will have Skratch Labs hydration mix, water, Rice Krispies Treats, Granola bars, and Welch’s gummies
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 paths, 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.
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.
All racers will receive a finisher pint glass 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.
We invite runners and to stick around once they’ve crossed the finish line to enjoy a cold beer from New Belgium Brewing (must be 21+) and some tasty pancakes from Chris Cakes. We’ll keep the music playing and have plenty of space for everyone at the Frisco Historic Park.
2022 Run the Rockies race photos shot by Joe Kusumoto can be viewed here. Download photos for free with password: RuntheRockiesRoad22.
- 2022 Race Results
- 2021 Race Results
- 2020 Run the Rockies Race Results
- 2019 Overall Race Results
- 2019 Age Category Race Results
- 2018 Race Results by Age Category
- 2018 Overall Race Results
- 2017 Run the Rockies Race Results
- 2016 Run the Rockies Race Results
- 2015 Run the Rockies Race Results
For more information on this event, please email Recreation Events or call the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge at 970-668-2558.