2018 Frisco Gold Rush
Join us for the 48th 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.
New this year- the Frisco Gold Rush is partnering with the Leadville Loppet (Saturday, February 17, 2018). Win the Summit to Lake Nordic Challenge and an entry into both races in 2019 by having the fastest combined times for both races by age group. Also, receive 15% off of one race if you sign up for the other race at regular price.
Gold Rush Schedule of Events on Saturday, February 3, 2018:
- 9:00am – 5k Fun Ski (Classic & Skate Ski)
- 9:05am–1k Kids Ski
- 9:30am – 10k Classic
- 10:00am –10k and 20k Skate Ski Start
- 6:00pm-10:00pm – Eat, Ski, and Be Merry
The 20k Skate will complete 4 laps, 10k skate and classic races 2 laps, and the 5k a single lap. **Please see the new start times for each race to accommodate for the course.**
Pre-registration will close at noon on Friday, February 2, 2018. Day of registration will be available from 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Frisco Day Lodge.
Early Bird Adult Registration (October 20- November 30, 2017) $50 Adult Registration (December 1, 2017-January 14, 2018) $55
- Adult Late Registration (January 15-February 2, 2018) $60
- Day of Registration (February 3, 2018) $65
10k Open (Skate/Classic-Prizes for both disciplines)
Early Bird Adult Registration (October 20- November 30, 2017) $40 Adult Registration (December 1, 2017-January 14, 2018) $45
- Adult Late Registration (January 15-February 2, 2018)-$50
- Day of Registration (February 3, 2018)- $55
5k Fun Ski
Early Bird Adult Registration (October 20- November 30, 2017) $30 Adult Registration (December 1, 2017-January 14, 2018) $35
- Adult Late Registration (January 15-February 2, 2018)-$40
- Day of Registration (February 3, 2018)- $45
- *Youth rates will be a $10 discount on each for participants 18 and under.*
1k Kids Ski (Youth ages 4-15)
- *Participants in this race will not receive racer gift.
Race day registration and bib pick-up will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Frisco Day Lodge.
The first 250 registrants for the 20k, 10k, and 5k racers will receive a Gold Rush commemorative hat.
The 5k, 10k and 20k events will be chip timed by Maverick Sports.
Overall: The top 3 male/female finishers in each race (10k classic, 10k skate and 20k) 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+
Post Race Party:
The post race party will take place at the Frisco Nordic Center; light refreshments, awards and giveways will take place. All racers 21+ will receive a beer from Outer Ranger Brewing Co.!
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. There are no refunds 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.
A portion of race proceeds go to the Summit Nordic Ski Club.
For more information on this event, please contact Sara Skinner, Recreation Programs Coordinator, at SaraS@townoffrisco.com or 970-668-5276 x3053.