Trail, Road and Triathlon Races in Summit County this Summer (Part Two)

Posted by: admin June 11th, 2015

In part two of this two-part series, this week we want to let you know about all of the other running, hiking and pedaling events that are taking place in the other half of Summit County from now until late September. Here is a list of these events in Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

Breckenridge

Hunky-Dory-Half-Marathon-BreckenridgeThe town of Breckenridge is only a 15-minute drive from our Frisco bed & breakfast, and is hosting over a dozen outdoor-recreation events this summer, including the Summit Trail Running Series on Wednesday evenings from June 10 to August 26.

-       Running on select dates from June 3 to September 6, the Summit Mountain Challenge mountain bike series is presented by Maverick Sports.

-       July 4th in Breckenridge is more than just a party. The Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Independence Day 10K Trail Run are two of the biggest summer events in Breck.

-       Climbing more than 13,719 vertical feet and over 100 miles on a bike, the 11th annual Breckenridge 100 Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday, July 18 is not for the faint of heart. This off-road, ultra-endurance race also includes a 68-mile endurance race and a 32-mile cross-country race. You will cross the Continental Divide three times, climb mountain passes and traverse mountain streams before you return to historic downtown Breckenridge.

-       For ages 12 and up, the 5th annual Hunky Dory Half Marathon covers 13.1 miles on the beautiful trails of Breckenridge on Saturday, August 1.

-       More mountain biking in Breckenridge from Sunday, August 9 through Friday August 14 with the Breck Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race. This race is composed of six backcountry loops that are each between 35 and 50 miles long. Each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and covers the large network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties.

-       Featuring a 10K, half marathon and marathon, the Breck Crest on Saturday, August 29 takes runners directly into the heart of the Ten Mile Range, which is quintessential Breckenridge.

-       Late summer or early fall, whichever you prefer, the 14th annual Oktoberfest 5k Trail Run on Saturday, September 12 and the Breckenridge Road Marathon on Saturday, September 19 are two great events to end the season. The 3.03-mile Oktoberfest 5k covers Town of Breckenridge trails and finishes just in time to enjoy the Breckenridge Oktoberfest celebration. America’s highest road marathon, the Breckenridge Road Marathon features a 13.1-mile full marathon, a ¼ marathon and Kids Run.

Keystone

Big-Mountain-Enduro-Keystone-COJust up the road from the Frisco Lodge, Keystone Resort hosts a variety of races and events for children and adults, as well as the casual and highly competitive participants.

-       The Strider Balance Bike Series for little tikes (ages 2 to 5) is on select Sundays from June 14 through early September. This free eight-race series is from 10-11am in River Run Village at Keystone Resort.

-       On July 11-12, as part of the North American Enduro Tour, the Big Mountain Enduro will arrive at Keystone. This multi-stage, multi-day Enduro event will get your adrenaline pumping with some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in and around the Rockies. The Keystone Bike Park includes six stages of lift-accessed mountain biking with rock gardens, drops and high-speed features that will test any athlete’s strength, endurance and bike handling skills.

-       The Hike MS Colorado on July 25 includes hiking routes varying from 2-12 miles that feature three courses for just about every ability. Climb your way to a cure for Multiple Sclerosis in the beautiful mountain setting of Keystone Resort.

-       To round out the season, Oktoberfest offers a run on September 5 to help you balance out your beer consumption. The Das Bier Burner 5K is a fun and beautiful course of rolling hills and scenic mountain views that features three races for youth 12 & under, young adult 13-20 and adults 21 and up.

Arapahoe Basin

And just a little further up the hill from Keystone, Arapahoe Basin offers their own run (if there isn’t still snow up there, of course).

-       The fourth annual Summit Challenge Trail Run on July 26 offers two divisions, a post run BBQ and free concert at mid-mountain’s Black Mountain Lodge. The summit (4.6 miles, 1,700 ft. elevation gain) and mid-mountain (1.8 miles, 700 ft. elevation gain) divisions are for runners of all abilities as they tackle A-Basin’s winding Argentine-North Fork Trail.