Frisco Triathlon

Stand up paddle board portion of the Frisco Triathlon

Saturday, July 11, 2020

COVID19 Update June 19, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding as you wait for a decision regarding the 6th Annual Frisco Triathlon.  After countless conversations to review every possible scenario and option, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Frisco Triathlon. 

Given the current public health guidelines, racers would need to start in waves, leaving the beach on stand up paddle boards (SUPs) at the Frisco Bay Marina every 15 minutes for the first leg of the Frisco Triathlon.  This means that the SUP leg could take up 6 hours to launch completely. Racer safety is always our number one priority, and that is why we have always strategically planned to have all racers on SUPs off of the water within 90 minutes of the morning start time.  Wind and boat traffic increase as the morning goes on, and we do not feel that it is safe to have racers spread out on the water for up to 6 hours.  

Also, we recognize the importance of having friends and family at the event to support and cheer you on.  The current public health guidelines would also restrict spectators, a post party, and prizes; all of which we feel help to create the fun atmosphere that makes the Frisco Triathlon so special. 

We wanted nothing more than to have you all join us in Frisco on July 11 for the most unique tri in Colorado, but the reality is that  we do not feel confident that we can offer the safest and best racer experience, while respecting and following the current public health needs and guidelines. 

We will work through processing all Frisco Triathlon refunds over the next week; all registered racers will receive a confirmation email once the refund is processed.

 Please email Linsey Joyce with any questions.

Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the 6th Annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 11, 2020 featuring stand-up-paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running.  This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies.


Online registration will open at 8:00am on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This event is sold out!

Individual Registration 

  • Early Bird Adult Registration (January 8 – February 29, 2020) $68

Team Registration 

  • Early Bird Adult Registration (January 8 – February 29, 2020) $205

Please note that youth 17 & under will receive a $10 discount on the race fees listed above.

Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a full refund, racers must email the race director by June 11, 2020.  No refunds will be issued after this time.

Schedule of events for Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • 7:30am – 8:15am                      Day-of registration available on the lawn at the Frisco Bay Marina (FBM)
  • 7:00am – 8:30am                     Bib pick-up on the lawn at the FBM for pre-registered athletes.
  • 8:15am                                         Transition Area closed for all athletes
  • 8:30am                                        Mandatory pre-race briefing ON SHORE
  • 8:40am                                        SUP warm-up
  • 9:00am                                       Men/Team wave start
  • 9:10am                                        Women wave start
  • 11:00am-1:00pm                       Post-race party for all athletes on the lawn at the FBM
  • 1:00pm                                        Transition Area and SUP storage area closed.
  • 12:30pm                                      Awards presentation on the lawn at the FBM.

Course Details

Racers will start the SUP leg (3k) of the event at the Frisco Bay Marina at 9:00am and make their way across the Dillon Reservoir to the Pine Cove Campground  where they will transition into the mountain bike leg (12k) of the race.  The mountain bike portion of the race will consist of inland single track trails and the trail running leg (5k) will consist of the Frisco Peninsula trail offering amazing views of the Dillon Reservoir and the Ten Mile Range and will also guide racers through some of the inland trails as well.

Paddle:  Start at the Frisco Bay Marina > go around buoy > Finish at Pine Cove Boat Ramp

Bike:  see course description in detail below **We recommend that you have intermediate mountain biking skills to compete in this event.  A mountain bike is required to race.**

Run: see course description in detail below

2019 Frisco Triathlon Map 

Frisco Peninsula Trail Map

If you are planning pre-ride/run the course, it is highly recommend you print out the map, course description listed above and also this map of all of the trails on the Frisco Peninsula.  The course can be tricky to find on your own as some of the trails are unmarked or have confusing intersections.  Please know that the course will be marked extremely well for the race!

Also, if you do pre-ride/run the course, we recommend you either park at the Frisco Adventure Park or in the Two Below Zero parking lot that is located just after you turn from Recreation Way onto the Campground Road.  This is a mulch lot and is labeled ‘Two Below Zero Parking’.  If you choose to park at the actual transition area, you will have to pay a $7 USFS fee per vehicle.

Required Gear

First things first, all racers must provide their own equipment for each leg of the event; stand-up-paddle board (SUP,) personal flotation device (PFD,) mountain bike, helmet and running shoes. If you don’t own a SUP  you can rent one locally from the Frisco Bay Marina,  Kodi Rafting, Podium Sports or Shaboomee. Please plan ahead and come prepared with your SUP rental lined up before July 11, 2020!

Packet Pick-Up

Racers can pick up their bibs at Epic Mountain Gear, located at 223 Lusher Court in Frisco on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm or on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 7:00am – 8:30am at the Frisco Bay Marina, located at 267 Marina Road, also in Frisco.  If you are having a friend pick up your bib for you, please print out the event waiver, sign it and have your friend turn it in.  No signed waiver = no bib.

Racer Gift

All racers will a commemorative Frisco Triathlon Craft brand tech tee with their race registration.

Racer Packet

Click here for the 2019 racer packet which outlines important race details.

Gear Drop-Off

Racers will be responsible for dropping off their mountain bikes and running gear at the Pine Cove Campground at the Frisco Peninsula prior to the start of the race.  Gear will be monitored by Town of Frisco staff and volunteers while racers are on course.


Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports.  Race will be chip-timed.

Cut-Off Time

The cut off time for both individual and team participants is 1:00pm.  Any racer not through the finish line by this time will not receive an official time.

Paddle Pedal Dash Logo Concept 2Awards

We were going to have an elite division for the 2019 race, however, we did not have enough athletes register in the elite wave and therefore we will not have this wave.

Here are the categories for the awards:

1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male, female and team finishers

1st place male/female in the following age categories:  19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+

We will also have a prize giveaway following the awards, open to all registered racers.

Post Race Party

All racers are invited to attend a post race party and awards ceremony at the Frisco Bay Marina lawn following the event. There racers will receive a post-race meal from the Island Grill and beer from New Belgium Brewery.


Camping is available near the transition area on the Frisco Peninsula;  Peak One Campground (reservations required) or Pine Cove Campground (first come, first served).

Trail Courtesy

The races will take place on Town of Frisco/USFS 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.

 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

The race director and event staff will not be held accountable for any racers that fail to drop off their gear at the transition are by 8:30 a.m. It is the racers responsibility to plan their time accordingly.

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. There are no refunds available.

Contact Us

For more information on this event, please contact Linsey Joyce, Recreation Programs Manager, or, call or 970-668-2558.

Past Race Results

2019 Frisco Tri Individual Age Category Results

2019 Frisco Tri Individual & Team Overall Results

2018 Frisco Triathlon Overall Results

2018 Category Breakdown Results

2016 Race Results

2017 Race Results

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