“We run whatever the weather”
In honor of the 40th year of this event, the original courses will be run.
This year’s race is a fundraiser for a local HS cross country runner and cancer patient, Chase Murray.
First conceived and run in 1980, the Frost Giant race was started as a winter community event to get people out enjoying Estes Park in the winter time. The route was originally designed by Chip Salon and Rick Zuba to showcase the local scenery. As an avid climber Chip was familiar with Lumpy Ridge and the Twin Owls area, so MacGregor Ranch was chosen as the location. Our motto is to “Run whatever the weather.” and we have had a multitude of weather conditions over the 39 years of this race. Much of the course is cross country with variable footing of ice, snow, cow patties and and even frozen ditch crossings.
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With the Fall Season, Estes Park shines in colors and wilderness experiences! Herds of Elk begin to roam the meadows and open fields; while sounds of bugling Bull Elk call out their territory. Join us as we acknowledge this unique season at the RUT RUN 5K as part of ‘ELK FEST’. Kick starting the weekend of events, the 5K (3.1 miles) race offers a short and scenic tour of fall colors, grand views and possible Elk encounters (from a safe distance) Link