Frisco Summer & Winter Athletic Events
Frisco has become known as a destination for iconic and unique athletic events. Frisco hosts everything from the longest running Nordic event in Colorado to the newly minted BrewSki which involves costumes, skiing and New Belgium beer. The summer also boasts longstanding events like 42nd Annual Run the Rockies Road Half-Marathon and 10k and the newer Frisco Triathlon with paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running. Frisco’s athletic events are designed to be accessible for newbies and also competitive for the hardcore athlete- so come check us out.
The 42nd Annual Run the Rockies 10k and Half Marathon will kick off the summer on June 2, 2018. This traditional early season race begins by taking runners on a fast downhill course from Copper Mountain through the Ten Mile Canyon on the Summit County Recreational Path with each race eventually ending on Frisco’s Main Street. This road race has long been recognized as the start of the Summit County racing season.
The Bacon Burner 6k is a chance for racers to earn their BBQ at the 7th Annual Bacon Burner on Saturday, June 16, 2018. This is a 3.8 mile out-and-back run which will take place on the paved Frisco Recreational Path. All racers will receive commemorative Bacon Burner apparel, and all registrants 21 and older will also get a free beer ticket to redeem at the 25th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. This race is open to 400 racers and fills quickly because of well stocked bacon aid stations and the opportunity to run off great BBQ.
The 4th Annual Frisco Mountain Goat Kids Trail Running Series will be held on Tuesdays- June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7, 2018. This series of four kids trail running races held every other week throughout the summer features race courses of varying distances for kids who just learned to walk to 15 years of age. The entire family is encouraged to come out to participate or just cheer on these budding trail runners. Once the kids cross the finish line, they are encouraged to grab a slice of pizza at the Frisco Day Lodge to celebrate their accomplishment.
The 5th Annual Frisco Triathlon will be on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies. This unique triathlon will feature a 3k stand up paddle board leg, 12k of mountain biking and a 5k trail run. This new twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event with beautiful Dillon Reservoir and the Frisco Peninsula serving as the event location.
The Run the Rockies Trail 10k and Half Marathon will round out the Frisco summer racing season on Saturday, August 11, 2018. This race will lead runners throughout the Frisco Peninsula on trails with breathtaking views of Dillon Reservoir, the Gore Range and the Ten Mile Range. This has been proven to be a great course for first time half marathoners, as well as seasoned runners.
The Girls on the Run 5k was in Frisco on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Please check back for the 2018 date. For the 4th year, this celebratory, non-competitive event was the culminating experience of a 10 week program which is open to girls in 3rd through 5th grade. This race will also be open to the public with a beautiful course along Dillon Reservoir.
The 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k Fun Run will take place on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and is a great way to start a new family tradition on Thanksgiving Day. We encourage you to come out and burn a few calories before celebrating with food, family and fun! This event is open to all ages and will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path and Town of Frisco side streets. We invite all racers to make a non-perishable food donation at the event which will benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Elementary’ s S.T.E.M. program.
The 48th Annual Frisco Gold Rush Weekend took take place on February 3, 2018. Please check back for the 2019 date. It 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.
The 3rd Annual Frisco BrewSki took place on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This event encourages costumes, teamwork, whacky photos, oh and did we mention it’s all on skis?!? Join us for this happy hour ski tour which will feature beverage stops, whacky costumes and local breweries. But make no mistake- this is an afternoon event meant for the whole family.
Registration is available online for many of these great races or for more information on this event, please contact Linsey Joyce, Recreation Programs Manager at LinseyJ@townoffrisco.com or 970-668-9133.