Run the Rockies Road Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, September 21, 2024 • Frisco, CO • Course Map

You’ll need to be acclimated to high-elevation running if you’re thinking of signing up for Colorado’s Run the Rockies Half Marathon or Road 10K, which certainly lives up to its name, as Frisco lies at an elevation above 9,000 feet high in the Rocky Mountains, just to the west of Denver.

The course for the weekend’s events — the race includes both a half-marathon and a 10K for runners and walkers — takes runners over both paved surfaces and dirt mountain bike trails, with breathtaking views of the peaks and valleys surrounding the town.

The race begins in Copper Mountain south of Frisco, and takes participants northward along Interstate 70 to Frisco. Fully 75 percent of the race is along downhill runs, which eases the challenge of running in the mountains.

Race Weather & Climate

Even though this event takes place just as summer is ending, weather conditions can still be quite cold here in September, as Frisco averages freezing temperatures (in the wee hours of the morning) on the day of the race. Rain is a possibility, with just under an inch of rain on average for the month, and while September snow is unlikely, it is not impossible.

On race day (Sep. 21), the average low is 39ºF and the average high is 59ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Run the Rockies Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

see race website


  • $65 and up for the half marathon
  • $45 and up for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Frisco’s Run the Rockies Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at the event website below.

Official Race Website


Ever run in the Run the Rockies Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Lisa Bussell April 11, 2017, 2:56 pm


    I am a club officer of the 100 Half Marathons Club, an online racing club for runners with the goal of completing 100 lifetime half marathons (and more!). Our members are runners and race walkers from across the United States.

    We are asking race companies if they would like to provide discount codes for races for our club members. We have a secure online members only bulletin board where we will post the race discount codes along with links to your company’s race website(s). Our club-only message board cannot be seen by the general public. We very clearly remind club members that our discounts are for members only and are not to be shared via social media.

    Our members complete an average of 23 half marathons a year, are 63 percent female, and travel around the country to complete these events. Many also have the goal of completing a race in all 50 states. Their top concern about completing events is affordability, and many choose one event over another because they received a discount. Or, if there’s a date conflict with this year, it puts your event on their radar for next year, knowing a discount is available.

    We’d appreciate if you could email us any discount codes we can provide for the 2017 racing season. We can have one code applicable to all of your races, or list codes and races individually. If an online code is not an option, we have several RDS that direct us to paper registrations and have members write down a code or club name and take the discount on the mail-in paper form.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

    Thank you,
    100 Half Marathons Club

  • Matthew Worthington July 12, 2016, 4:28 pm

    For some reason, the signup is not working on this page.


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