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Social Summit: 38th annual Run the Rockies starts cold, finishes hot

Story, photos Sebastian Foltz
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Runners take off from the Run the Rockies 10K start at Officers Gulch Saturday. Organizers moved the start from Copper Mountain to Officers Gulch due to flooding on the Vail Pass recpath.
Sebastian Foltz / sfoltz@summitdaily.com |

It might have felt like summer at the finish line in Frisco, but for the nearly 500 runners shuffling around to stay warm early Saturday, June 7, at Officers Gulch, the 38th annual Run the Rockies got off to a brisk 8 a.m. start. With the sun still hidden behind the Tenmile Range, half marathon and 10K runners did all they could to stay warm on the 35-degree morning. Some jogged in place or up and down the street around the starting area, while others stayed bundled in sweats and down jackets until just before the start.

The race course needed to be adjusted from its traditional start at Copper Mountain due to flooding on the Vail Pass recpath. Runners, however, didn’t seem to mind and were all smiles as they crossed the finish line under the sun on Main Street.


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