Run the Rockies Road Race
Saturday, June 6, 2020
COVID19 Update: the 2020 Run the Rockies Road Half Marathon and 10k will be postponed to Saturday, September 19, 2020, pending permit approvals. We continue to monitor regulations and recommendations regarding group gatherings during these unprecedented times. The health and safety of our race participants, staff, volunteers, and the Frisco community is our top priority. Our team remains optimistic and we are committed to making the best decision regarding the Run the Rockies Road Half Marathon and 10k. We hope to have approval from our permitting committees the week of August 24, 2020. We will offer a full refund if we are denied permits for a new proposed date. If you would like to transfer your race entry to the new date, there will be no additional fees.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linsey Joyce.
Join us for the 44th year of this classic early season road race on Summit County’s paved recreation paths. This course traditionally takes you down the beautiful Tenmile Canyon with a finish on Frisco Main Street.
Racers must take shuttle bus to the start of the race; there is no racer parking available at the start. The shuttle bus will pick racers at Frisco Town Hall located at 1 West Main Street in Frisco; the bus will run from 6:30am-8:00am. The last shuttle bus will leave Frisco at 8:00am.
Register now for the 44th annual Run the Rockies Road 10k or half marathon! Race registration includes: a tech tee, well marked course, fully stocked aid stations, transportation to the race start, post-race food and drinks and a finisher gift.
2020 Race Entry Fees
We have put a pause on race registration until we have a decision made on whether or not this race will happen on June 6; check back on May 1, 2020 for details.
Half Marathon Early Bird Adult Registration (January 8, 2020- February 1, 2020) $52 Adult Registration (February 2, 2020-May 1, 2020) $63 Adult Late Registration (May 2, 2020-June 5, 2020 at noon) $73 Day of Registration (June 6, 2020) $84 10k Early Bird Adult Registration (January 8, 2020- February 1, 2020) $37 Adult Registration (February 2, 2020-May 1, 2020) $42 Adult Late Registration (May 2, 2020-June 5, 2020 at noon) $47 Day of Registration (June 6, 2020) $58
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 May 8, 2020. No refunds will be issued after this time.
Half Marathon and 10k road race packet/bib pick-up will take place from 5pm-7pm on Friday, June 5 at Epic Mountain Gear, 223 Lusher Court, Frisco. Day of packet/bib pick up will also be available from 6:30am-8:00am at Frisco Town Hall. 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.
10k will start at 8:30am. Half Marathon will start at 8:00am.
- 10k Course Map
- Half Marathon Course
- In 2019, the course had to be changed due to significant avalanche debris on the recreation path through the Tenmile Canyon. It is always our hope to return to this fun downhill course, but conditions will need to determine our 2020 course.
Professional timing services will be provided by Maverick Sports. Races will be chip-timed. Races will have a ‘gun start’ and a ‘chip finish.’ What does this mean for you? The half marathon racers will all start at 8:00am when the race director says ‘ready, set, go!’ Your chip finish time will be taken as you cross under the trellis at the finish line. The 10k racers will all start at 8:30am when the race director says ‘ready, set, go!’ Your chip finish time will be taken as you cross under the trellis at the finish line. Chips will be attached to each race bib and do not need to be collected at the finish line.
Cut Off Time
The cut off time for both the 10k and the half marathon is 12:00pm. Any racer not through the finish line by this time will not receive an official time. Anyone who would like to walk the race is highly encouraged to register for the 10k.
There will be five aid stations located along the half marathon course, located at approximately miles 1.6, 4.5, 7.2, 10 and 12. There will be two aid stations located along the 10k course, located at approximately miles 1.6 and 4.8. Aid stations will be stocked with: water, pretzels, m&m’s and more. Girls on the Run volunteers will staff the stations.
A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Western Colorado. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.
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+
Race results will be posted on this web page by 5:00pm on the day of the race.
Race Day Transportation
All half marathon and 10k road runners MUST take the shuttle buses to the start of the race. There is no parking for runners at the Gold Hill trailhead.
Buses will leave Frisco Town Hall located at 1 West Main Street starting at 6:45am. The last bus will leave at 8:00am. Half Marathon runners are advised to load a shuttle bus by 7:30am. There is NO transportation from the finish back to the start at the conclusion of the race.
Racers may drop a bag near the start line; a vehicle will be parked near the start and will take all items to the Frisco Historic Park lawn. The Town of Frisco and race crew are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. All unclaimed items will be taken to the race director’s office. Racers must supply their own bag.
Post Race Party
The post race party will take place on the lawn of the Frisco Historic Park, located at the finish line. All racers will be asked to present their bib for a post-race meal. Meal includes pizza from Peppino’s and everyone 21+ will receive a beer from Highside Brewing. We will have prizes to giveaway at the post race party as well.
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.
Anyone who would like to walk the race is highly encouraged to register for the 10k. Walkers are welcome to participant in the half marathon however, please note the 12:00pm cut off time listed above.
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.
The race director and event staff will not be held accountable for any racers that ‘miss’ the bus to the start of the race. 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 after May 8, 2020.
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.