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We took a look at the best Winter Park upcoming events and chose one for the most adventurous of our readers. Many visitors are drawn to Winter Park for its endless opportunities to get outside and be active, from leisurely nature walks and hiking to intense sports like skiing, snowboarding, and running. One of the greatest events you can enjoy in the Winter Park region is the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K, held in early August. Read on below for more information on this exhilarating event in Winter Park!

The Winter Park Half Marathon Challenges You with an Invigorating Run in the Mountains

The Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K will be held on August 4, 2018 at Grand Park, in the nearby town of Fraser. You’ll find Grand Park at 46 Market St., Fraser, CO 80442. The race will take place between 8:00am and 12:00pm, with the half marathon portion starting at 8:00am and the 5K portion beginning at 9:00am.

Over the course of four hours, participants in the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K will traverse a high-altitude, single loop course on Grand Park’s dirt roads and trail system, with an elevation gain of over 800 feet. With the course beginning at 8,700 feet in elevation, you and your guests are sure to have quite a challenge as you push your bodies to the limit in the scenic setting of Winter Park!

Other cool aspects of the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K other than the incredible challenge that its participants face and the picturesque setting they get to enjoy as they run include the race’s chip-timed feature and how 100% of the profits go towards an excellent cause: the Shining Stars Foundation, an organization that benefits children with cancer and other life threatening medical conditions.

Tickets for this event cost $55.00 – $65.00 until race day. The race day price is $80.00.

To find out more about the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K or to purchase your participation in the event, call (970) 716-8009, email ryndi@shiningstarsfoundation.org, or ask one of our representatives at Winter Park Escapes.

Begin Planning Your Winter Park Vacation with Us Today!

At Winter Park Escapes, we know all of the ins and outs of having a great time in Winter Park, from exciting annual events like the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K to intriguing attractions and fantastic outdoor activities you can enjoy all year long. Give us a call today and learn more when you ask about booking your accommodations in one of our lovely vacation rentals!