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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.
SAVE THE DATE, 2018 RACE DATE ANNOUNCED: Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018Times: 5K; 10 a.m. Location: Town of Estes Park Municipal Building, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (start and finish)Age Divisions: Male and Female for each: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and overAwards: Overall male and female 1st-3rd place and age division winners 1st-3rd place. Cost: Pre-Registration: Children 10+ / Adults $25 (includes race beanie if you pre-register)
Raceday Registration: Children 10+ / Adults $35
Bib/Race Packet Pick-Up: Friday, January 26 4:00pm-7:00pm at the EVRPD Recreation Office, 380 Community Drive (right next to the skate park)Maps: The Frost Giant maps and descriptions are available online here or look below.Other: Water, coffee, hot chocolate, and post-race snacks will be provided to race participants.Contact: EVRPD Recreation Office at 970-586-8189 for more information.
The 5K will start at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance on MacGregor Ave. The race begins on pavement as you head north on MacGregor Ave, continue north as you cross Wonderview Ave, and continue to the MacGregor Ranch property. The course then becomes cross country. Marshals will direct you east into a field as you make a loop through the field, popping back out onto MacGregor Ave. You will now head south down MacGregor Ave on the pavement and end back at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance.