Frisco Triathlon

Stand up paddle board portion of the Frisco Triathlon

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the 5th Annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 14, 2018 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.

Race start time is 9:00am.

Race Entry Fees

2018 online registration is now open. If you register as a team of three, each participant will compete in a different leg of the race.

2018 Rates:

Early Registration Fee–October 1-February 28, 2018 $50 or $135/team of three

Regular Registration Fee–March 1, 2018-May 31, 2017 $60 or $165/team of three

Late Registration Fee – June 1, 2018- noon on July 13, 2018; $70 or $195/team of three

Day-of Registration Fee– $75/individual or $210/team of three

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

Day-of registration will take place at the Frisco Bay Marina from 7:00am-8:30am on Saturday, July 15. Day-of fees are $75/individual or $210 for a team of three.

Course Details

Racers will start the SUP leg (3k) of the event at the Frisco Bay Marina at 9:00 a.m. 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

Run: see course description in detail below

2018 Frisco Triathlon Map

2018 Course Description in Detail

If you are planning pre-ride/run the course, I 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 Kodi Rafting, Podium Sports or Epic Mountain Gear.   Please note that the Frisco Bay Marina SUP’s are all reserved for the race; they will not have any day-of rentals available to plan ahead and come prepared with your SUP rental lined up before July 14, 2018!

Packet Pick-Up

Racers can pick up their bibs and race t-shirts at the Frisco Bay Marina on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4:00pm-6:00pm or on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 7:00am – 8:30am.  Please note that if you are picking up your race bib on Saturday morning you must pick up your bib prior to dropping your bike and running gear at the Pine Cove Campground.  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 receive a Frisco Triathlon tee with their race registration.  Sizes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We will have men’s and women’s tees available.

Racer Packet

Click here for the 2017 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

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male , female and team finishers as well as 1st place male/female in the following age categories: 19 and under, 20‐29, 30‐39, 40‐49, 50‐59 and 60+.  Overall winners are not eligible to win their age category as well.  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 (burger, beet burger or spinach salad) 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 serve).

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 at or 970-668-9133.

Past Race Results

2016 Race Results

2017 Race Results

Race Photos

2017 Race Photos  Frisco hired some great professional photographers for the July 2017 Frisco Triathlon, and we are happy to make this photography available to you with this link.

If you want to download photographs, please use the password: FriscoTri2017

Thank you to our sponsors!