Looking for a challenge?
Located only 60 miles from Denver, you can leave the city behind to enjoy this stunning, remote race. It is perfect for athletes of all levels, but will be sure to push you to your limits as you enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains. All proceeds benefit children living with cancer.
When: June 28, 2014 – 8:00 am start
- $60 until June 26, 2014
- $75 Race Day, if spaces are available
No refunds will be provided. 100% of proceeds benefit the Shining Stars Foundation.
Discounts: $15 off for all Grand County Residents and Students in Grand County are free
The Village at Grand Park: walking distance from downtown Winter Park, just 60 miles from Denver! If you are coming from Winter Park on Hwy. 40, the Village at Grand Park is on your LEFT as you are leaving downtown, just after The Foundry and before you hit the Century 21 Real Estate Offices, Icebox Liquors, and Shell Gas Station. If you reach downtown Fraser and the Safeway you have gone too far.
All registrants will receive a 2014 Winter Park Half Marathon commemorative medallion. Additionally, all finishers will be entered into a raffle drawing for great prizes! Awards will be give to the top female and male finishers. We will also recognize the top three overall female and male racers, as well as the winner of each age category.
Racer Check In and Chip Pick Up: 6-7:30 am
Race Start: 8:00 am
Awards and Raffle to follow
Race Kickoff Party:
Join us at The Ditch on 40 in downtown Winter Park for happy hour from 5-7pm on Friday, June 27 for our race kickoff party!
We have two great Winter Park lodging companies for you to stay at. Make sure you book an extra night to stay for the Winter Park Blues Festival on Saturday, our runners get $5 off the entrance fee!
Beaver Village is offering $50 rooms at the Beaver Village Lodge and 25% off their condos if you stay 2 nights or more! Please contact their booking office at 800-525-3561 to reserve your stay.
The Viking is offering our racers a buy one, get one lodging discount! Please visit their website here and enter SSF for the promo code.
The course will take place almost entirely on remote dirt roads. It is a single loop course beginning at approximately 8,700 ft. and traveling above 9,500 ft. Climbs and descents are fairly mellow for a mountain race, but we promise it will be challenging. At least four aid stations will be on course complete with water, sports drink, and food.
The course will begin at Grand Park and go through the Town of Winter Park on King's Crossing, Forest Trail, and Vasquez Roads. The course will then head out on backcountry, dirt roads following Hwy. 7, 725, and CR 72. It will then finish on some beautiful trails at Grand Park.
Instructions for participants day of are below.
Please note: Participants are NOT allowed to use headphones on the course due to
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Any Questions? Contact us at 970-726-8009