Thanks to its mountainous terrain and a vast network of trails, Colorado’s landscape is a trail runner’s dream come true. While winter sports and hiking are usually associated with outdoor recreation here, some of the best running trails in the nation are found in our state. With great running trails come great races, and both Grand County and the surrounding area have quite a few. Get your fill of carbs, stretch your quads, and test your endurance on these nearby races in Colorado!
Our area is full of fantastic things to do no matter the season! In fact, you might just find your favorite Real Estate of Winter Park agent running the race next to you. We love Winter Park and we think you will, too!
4 of the Best Nearby Races in Colorado
Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K – Winter Park, August 5, 2017
The Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K is a great way to both challenge yourself and support a great cause at the same time. All of the proceeds of the race are given to the Shining Stars Foundation. The Shining Stars Foundation helps children diagnosed with diseases including, so your hard work benefits both you and those in need.
Leadville 100 – Leadville, Aug. 17-20, 2017
Head south from Winter Park to Leadville for one of trail running’s most well-known and challenging races in Colorado and the country, the Leadville 100. Not for the faint of heart (or leg muscle, for that matter), this grueling course pits runners against extreme elevations and stunning scenery. The race is so popular, that sponsor New Balance even created a shoe in its honor.
Hideaway Trail Run – Winter Park, Sept. 2, 2017
The Hideaway Trail Run features three different races: the Hideaway 100K, 50K, and Half Marathon. If you’re a seasoned trail runner looking for a challenging course, be prepared to meet your match. Each course features a considerable amount of climbing, especially the 100K, boasting 9,900 feet of elevation gain.
Endurance Race Series: Snow Mountain Ranch Half, 10K, 5K – Granby, Sept. 23, 2017
A series of nine different great races in Colorado, the Endurance Race Series starts in the spring and ends in the fall, coming to the Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby on Sept. 24, 2016. Half marathon, 10K, and 5K options are available. The course itself is a good mix of single-track trail and packed dirt.
Train Year Round in Winter Park
If you love outdoor activities like trail running, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, then Winter Park is the place for you! Here in Winter Park, you can enjoy all these and more! Our small mountain town offers plenty of fun surrounded by the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. Let the team at Real Estate of Winter Park help you find the perfect place to call home. You’ll quickly see what makes living here so special. Located just over an hour west of Denver, you’ll find not only plenty of outdoor activities but music festivals and great local dining, too. Check out our list of Winter Park properties and contact us today for more information.