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Chip Salaun, a world-class triathlete, mountaineer, author, and environmentalist, became the co-founder of the "Frost Giant”, a winter run epitomizing the challenges and rewards of running trails year round in Estes Park. In 1978, Chip devised the name, drew the original logo, laid out the course, pulled the trigger on the first start, and was the catalyst behind the success of the Frost Giant mountain run. The scenery is spectacular. The camaraderie and fellowship developed among runners on the arduous, but beautiful terrain, remain as a legacy to Chip. In late April of 1985, Chip vanished in the snow and ice of Mt. Cook in New Zealand. If the wind should blow, it will be his spirit challenging us, then pushing us to another adventure with nature and ourselves. Fifteen percent (15%) of the proceeds will provide funding for the Estes Valley Youth Activity Assistance Fund. The fund provides scholarships for children to participate in Estes Valley Recreation and Park District youth programs.
SAVE THE DATE, 2018 RACE DATE ANNOUNCED: Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Super Bowl 2017 is Sunday, February 5, 2017).Times: 5K; 11 a.m.
10K; 12 p.m.Where: Race start and check-in is at the Town of Estes Park Municipal Building, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517Age Divisions: 0-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and upAwards: Overall Male and Female 1st-3rd place and Age Division winners 1st-3rd place. Raffle prizes. Awards start at approximately 1 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room.Costumes: 70's costumes highly encouraged! Shirts: All racers receive one (1) long-sleeve performance Frost Giant memorabilia shirt. All sizes are unisex youth and adult sizes. *(Sizes tend to run large). Sorry, no women’s specific sizes. See sizing chart on our website. Cost: Pre-Registration: $30 (one race and shirt)/$35 (Both races and shirt) Race Day Registration: $35 (one race and shirt)/$40 (Both races and shirt)
Bib/Shirt Pick-Up: Can be picked up race day only starting at 9:30 a.m., inside the Estes Park Municipal Building/Board Room. Maps: The Frost Giant maps and descriptions are available online at http://evrpd.com (Recreation Programs, Special Events)Beer: All racers 21 years and older, will receive one (1) free post-race beer! Must show proof of ID at time of bib pick-up. You will receive a wristband that will allow you to aquire your adul beverage. Other: Water, coffee, hot chocolate, and post-race snacks will be provided.Contact: EVRPD Recreation Office at 970-586-8189 for more information.