**The 2020 Winter Park Half Marathon is still on! We are working diligently with local agencies to ensure that we are following all state and local guidelines. All registered runners will receive a copy of our 2020 Safety Plan closer to the date of the event.**
Push your limits with these stunning, remote races in the heart of the Rocky Mountains - located just 60 miles outside of Denver! Our Half Marathon and 5K are perfect for athletes of all levels, but will be sure to challenge you as you enjoy the dazzling mountain views! All proceeds from this event benefit the Shining Stars Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides therapeutic social and recreational services to children with cancer.
Location: Grand Park in Winter Park, CO
If you are coming from Winter Park on Hwy. 40, the race is on your LEFT as you are leaving downtown, immediately after The Foundry and before the Century 21 Real Estate Offices and Shell Gas Station. Please look for Shining Stars Foundation signs indicating when to turn and where to park. Parking will be in the lot next to The Foundry and Grand Park Recreation Center. Overflow parking will be across Highway 40 near Cozens Ranch Museum.
Half Marathon Course: NEW COURSE FOR 2020! The course takes place almost entirely on remote dirt roads and trails. It is an out-and-back 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. Aid stations will be on course complete with water, sports drink, and fruit. This race has a time limit - racers must be to mile 9 by 10:30AM. 8AM Start.
5K Course: The course will take place on Grand Park's trail system. An aid station will be available at the finish line. 9AM Start.
Prizes: The top 25 runners in each race will receive a commemorative medal. All other runners will receive a Shining Stars Foundation hat.
Hey, Grand County residents! Enjoy a local's discount of 10% off your registration. Enter code GCResident at checkout. Please note that you must provide proof of residency at check-in.
VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
For those that are out of town on race day or uncomfortable in larger groups due to being in at-risk categories, we are offering a virtual option! Race for hope with us – wherever you are! On August 1, share photos of your virtual run using the hashtag #2020WPVirtualRace and tagging the Shining Stars Foundation. Virtual racers who engage on social media will be entered in a drawing for fun prizes! The virtual option is donation-based and tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Virtual racers will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes. All proceeds directly support social and recreational services for kids and families with cancer.
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