Frisco kicks off summer race series with Run the Rockies half marathon
Frisco’s Recreation Department is kicking off its summer race series with the 39th annual Run the Rockies 10K and Half Marathon on Saturday, June 6. The season-starter, a downhill run from Copper to Frisco’s Main Street, is just one of four races offered by the town from June through August.
“We have developed a great mix of race opportunities in Frisco which are meant to challenge the hardcore racers and provide a perfect entry into the sport for new racers,” Frisco Recreation Programs manager Linsey Kach said in a statement. “It is a tough balance to reach, but we’ve shown that it is possible … with incredibly scenic courses to boot.”
Bacon lovers can start off their day at the Colorado BBQ Challenge with the Kaiser Permanente Bacon Burner 6K on Saturday, June 20. The out-and-back race follows the Frisco Recreational Path with bacon aid stations along the way. Runners 21 and older will also get a free beer ticket for the BBQ Challenge.
The second annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 19, brings a new twist to the event. Starting off with a 3K stretch of paddleboarding across Lake Dillon, the race then takes participants through a 15K mountain bike course and a 5K trial run.
“There is an incredible buzz around this new format triathlon which includes a stand-up paddleboard leg,” Kach said. “It feels to me like folks have been yearning for a tri without swimming and Frisco is delivering.”
Frisco will bring the series to a close with its Run the Rockies 10K and Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 15. The race, which stretches across the Frisco Peninsula, is a good start for both first-time marathoners and seasoned runners.
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