Run the Rockies Road Race
Saturday, September 19, 2020
We have some great news! After extensive discussions internally and with local permitting agencies, we will be hosting the 2020 Run the Rockies Road Races on Saturday, September 19, 2020. With the support from runners, staff and the local community and by following guidance from Summit Public Health, we believe that we can responsibly hold this event. Please note that the courses and distances have changed to a 7k and an 11k for 2020. We are hopeful that we can bring back our traditional courses and distances in 2021!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linsey Joyce.
Register now for the 44th annual Run the Rockies Road 7k and 11k! Race registration includes: a race tee, well marked course, aid stations, light ‘to-go’ post-race refreshments, finisher gift. Registration closes at 8:00am on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. No day of registration will be available this year.
2020 Race Entry Fees
All racers will receive a race tee with their registration; t-shirt size only guaranteed to those who register by September 3, 2020.
- Adult Registration $47
- Adult Registration $37
Please note that youth 17 & under will receive a $10 discount on the race fees listed above.
In order to receive a full refund, racers must email the race director by 12:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. No refunds will be issued after this time.
Early bib pick-up is highly encouraged on Friday, September 18 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. this will be a drive-through bib pick-up in the Frisco Nordic Center parking lot.
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.
Participants will start in waves of 10 people, 5 minutes apart. Wave assignments will be emailed to runners the week of September 14, 2020.
Wave 1 will start at 7:00am and the last wave will start no later than 8:30am.
Waves will be assigned by gender and age categories.
*We have changed the courses for 2020; the races will start and finish at the Frisco Adventure Park and both courses will be an out-and-back on the Summit County Recreation Path. The health and safety of our runners is a top priority; we will not be utilizing buses for transportation this year.
Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports.
Cut Off Time
The cut off time for both the 7k and the 11k is 10:30am. Any racer not through the finish line by this time will not receive an official time.
There will be one aid station at mile 3.2 for the 11k runners and one aid station at mile 2.0 for the 7k runners. Racers will be asked to carry their own hydration system; there will be limited water on the race course and aid station food will be pre-packaged or prefilled in single use cups by aid station staff and volunteers.
Hand sanitizer will be available for racers to use at each aid station.
All racers will receive a finisher gift as they cross the finish line.
Overall: The top 3 male/female runners in each race 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, 70-79 and 80+
There will not be an awards ceremony; race results for the top three male and female racers in each race will be announced on the Visit Frisco Facebook page. Results will also be posted on this webpage. Prizes will be mailed to all top finishers.
Post Race Party
There will not be a post race party this year. We will have ‘to go’ light refreshments at the finish line. Racers will be asked to leave the finish area right after they complete the race.
Rec Path/Trail Courtesy
The races will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path or Summit County/USFS or DRReC 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. Please do not run more than two people wide during the race.
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.
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 after September 14, 2020.
2020 race photos by Joe Kusumoto can be viewed here.
Download photos for free with password- 2020FriscoRoad
For more information on this event, please contact Linsey Joyce, Recreation Programs Manager, or call the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge at 970-668-2558.