Inaugural SeasonFive Summit Games kicks off today in Frisco | SummitDaily.com

Inaugural SeasonFive Summit Games kicks off today in Frisco

Sebastian Foltz
SFoltz@summitdaily.com

The inaugural SeasonFive Summit Games get underway today at the Frisco Bay Marina. Inspired in part by Vail’s Mountain Games, organizer Mike Fischer said he hopes the Summit Games will be a staple event for Frisco for years to come.

“We want this to be an annual event that brings out competitors and spectators alike to kick off the summer season,” Fischer said.

He sees the games as an opportunity to feature summer outdoor life in Frisco. All proceeds from the games will benefit First Descent, a charity that provides cancer patients an opportunity to participate in various outdoor adventure sports.

Events this weekend include stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and flat-water kayak races, running and mountain-bike races, which will take place on courses below the normal waterline of Dillon Reservoir, and fly-casting competitions. (See event schedule.)

If you aren’t participating in the races, Fischer says there’s still plenty to do. There will be SUP yoga lessons, a social stand-up paddle, a retailer/manufacturer “gear town” and a boat and board used-gear swap.

Today’s festivities will also coincide with the marina’s “Rock the Dock” party, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Island Grill.

Get a burger and beer for $5, buy other food and enjoy live music from Urban Island, a Colorado steel-drum band.

The party continues tonight with two adventure-themed movie premiers starting at 8 p.m. at the Barkley Ballroom, prior to the Congress concert. The movies feature whitewater and expedition stand-up paddleboarding.

More information on the games can be found at http://www.thesummitgames.com/.


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