Run the Rockies Road 10K and Half Marathon to take place on Sept. 16 on Tenmile Recpath
The town of Frisco will host the 47th annual Run the Rockies Road Race on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The half marathon will start at 8 a.m., and the 10-kilometer race will follow at 8:30 a.m. The race will highlight the Tenmile Range since racers start near Copper Mountain, wind their way through Ten Mile Canyon on the Summit County Recreational Path before finishing on Frisco’s Main Street.
The 10k course is 100% downhill, and the half marathon course is 75% downhill. Racers and all other Tenmile Recreation path users should expect, respect and be aware of all recreational pathway users. Non-racers using the recreation path should anticipate heavy runner traffic through 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The Run the Rockies Road Race will have professional timing by Maverick Sports Promotions, stocked aid stations, a finisher gift and a post-race party with pancakes, beer and awards. The race also benefits Frisco Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), which provides support for children, parents and staff through advocacy, communication, safety and fundraising for Frisco Elementary School.
The post-race party and awards will take place at Frisco Historic Park on Main Street. The top three overall male and female runners will receive prizes along with those who place first in their age category.
All runners should drive themselves to Copper Mountain’s Far East Lot before the race, and Peak One Express shuttles will taker racers back to their cars after they finish. Shuttles will continuously run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the last shuttle leaving the Frisco Historic Park at 12:30 p.m.
Registration is still available online at RuntheRockies.com. Online pre-registration will close at noon on Thursday, Sept. 14. If the event does not sell out, in person registration will be available from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, and from 6:30-8 a.m. on Saturday at the Frisco Historic Park.
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