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Gold Rush Nordic Races

53rd Annual Frisco Gold Rush

Back for 2024, join us for the 53rd Annual Frisco Gold Rush. Gold Rush is the longest running Nordic event in Colorado and consists of classic and skate races open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Gold Rush is where the past and present come together to celebrate our historical mining heritage and embrace our snowy Nordic culture.

Community Bonfire and Fireworks

Gold Rush participants and their friends and family have a great reason to stick around Frisco after the races. The Frisco Gold Rush will be followed by Spontaneous Combustion, a community bonfire and fireworks display at the Frisco Bay Marina. The whole community is invited to the Marina lot at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Road at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 10, to watch the bonfire and fireworks (at 8:00pm) light up the Frisco sky. This is a free event, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase to benefit Sa local non-profit.


Saturday, February 10, 2024


Frisco Nordic Center
616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443


2024 Registration Fees

Pre-registration for the 2024 Frisco Gold Rush will open on Friday, December 1, 2023 and will close at 12:00p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Day-of-registration will be available from 8:45am – 11:15am on Saturday, February 10, 2024 inside the Frisco Nordic Center.

Kids 1k Fun Ski

  • Youth (17 and under) – $10

5k Skate Ski

  • Adult (18+) – $35
  • Youth (17 and under) – $25

10k Skate OR Classic

  • Adult (18+) – $55
  • Youth (17 and under) – $45

20k Skate Ski

  • Adult (18+) – $65
  • Youth (17 and under) – $55

Bib Pickup/Day-of Registration

Bib pickup and day-of registration will be available from 8:45am-11:15am on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Pre-registered races can pick up their bib inside the wax shed. For racers who need to register, day-of registration will be inside the Frisco Nordic Center. Racers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to their start time to allow enough time to park and check-in.

All participants must complete an event waiver or they will not receive their bib.

Racer Gift

All 5k, 10k, and 20k racers will receive a neck gaiter from BOCO Gear. Food will be provided by Chris Cakes of Colorado and racers 21+ will receive one free beer from Highside Brewing.

2024 Start Times

Race options in 2024 included a 20k Skate Race, 10k Skate & Classic Races, 5k Skate Race, and a Kids 1k Fun Ski.

  • 10:00am – 20k Skate Ski Race
  • 10:15am – 10k Skate Ski Race
  • 10:17am – 10k Classic Ski Race
  • 11:30am – 5k Skate Ski Race
  • 11:35am – Kids 1k Fun Ski
  • 1:00pm – Award Ceremony
  • 6:00pm – Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire and Fireworks at the corner of Marina Road and Summit Boulevard/Highway 9

2024 Course Maps

Competitor Info


Events will be timed by Maverick Sports.

Racer Responsibility

You are participating in 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. Refunds are not available.

Skiing 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 trail users.

Awards & Post Race Party

Post-race party will take place at the Frisco Nordic Center. All racers will receive post race food from Chris Cakes of Colorado. Racers 21+ will receive one free beer from Highside Brewing. The award ceremony will take place on the deck of the Nordic Center, following the races.

Overall: The top three male/female skiers in the 5k, 10k, and 20k races 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 for the 5k, 10k and 20k races: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 plus.

Race Results


View photos from the 53rd Annual Frisco Gold Rush in 2024 shot by Joe Kusumoto here. Download photos for free with password: FriscoGoldRush2024

Contact Us

For more information on this event, please email Grant McKay, Recreation Programs Manager, or call him at 970-418-0898.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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