The Top Summer Races in Breckenridge

When you combine the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains with seemingly perfect weather every single day, the result is summertime in Breckenridge. Our ideal summer environment makes it the perfect location for races, and boy does Breckenridge have races. Whether you’re looking for trail running, road cycling, or mountain biking, Breckenridge has it. If you’re looking to challenge your limits while simultaneously having one of the most epic days of your life, these top races in Breckenridge are the perfect events to register for.

Top Summer Races in Breckenridge:

Ride The Rockies – June 9-15, 2018

Ride The Rockies 2018 begins and ends in Breckenridge.

Ride The Rockies has been the Landmark Colorado bicycle race since its inauguration in 1986. This 7-stage, 7-day series spans across the entire northern range of the Colorado Rockies in 2018, taking riders from Breckenridge to Avon to Steamboat to Winter Park and back down to Breckenridge. Ride The Rockies is a Signature Event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and helps support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans in the towns hosting Ride The Rockies. This year, Ride The Rockies begins and ends in Breckenridge, with concerts taking place on both the 9th and 15th as part of the opening and closing ceremonies.

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Mavic Haute Route 2018 – June 23-29, 2018

The Second Annual Mavic Haute Route 2018 will feature a stage that both begins and ends in Breckenridge. This 7-day, 7-stage event is an unforgettable combination of iconic hardpack dirt roads and high altitude passes in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The seven timed and ranked stages include beautiful panoramas across Colorado’s most iconic scenery.

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Firecracker 50 – July 4, 2018

Firecracker 50 on Fourth of July in Breckenridge.
Firecracker 50 kicks off the Independence Day Celebrations in Breckenridge.

The Firecracker 50 kicks off Independence Day in Breckenridge with a bang! This 50-mile mountain bike race starts on Main Street before sending riders off into some of the best backcountry trails Breckenridge has to offer. 4,000 foot climbs, thrilling descents, and plenty of singletrack awaits all participants.

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Breckenridge 100 – July 14, 2018

Dubbed as Colorado’s premiere off-road endurance race, the Breckenridge 100 is a grueling day race that climbs over 13,000 feet in 100 miles. Mountain bikers experience the best of both Summit and Park Counties as they complete 3 loops that cross the Continental Divide three times, climb 12,000 foot passes, and forge high mountain streams. Every loop ends back in historic downtown Breckenridge.

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Breck Epic – August 5-10, 2018

Breck Epic is one of the most demanding races in Breckenridge.
Breck Epic Riders at the starting line.

Disclaimer: The Breck Epic is not for the faint of heart. This 6-day, 6-stage, 240-mile race covers some of the biggest and best singletrack trails in the Rocky Mountains. Every stage starts within a mile of downtown Breckenridge and expands out to both the Tenmile and Front Ranges. If you’re into the ultimate mountain biking race, the Breck Epic is for you.

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Spartan Race – August 18-19, 2018

Spartan Race Obsatcle
The Spartan Race takes participants through multiple obstacles, including mud pools.

The internationally recognized Spartan Race Series arrives in Breckenridge this August to host a series of obstacle races. Breckenridge’s Spartan Race holds the distinction of having the highest altitude of any Spartan Race across the globe.  Racers can choose between three categories: Sprint (3 miles, 20-23 obstacles), Beast (12 miles, 30-35 obstacles), and Ultra (30 miles, 60+ obstacles).

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Breck Crest – September 2, 2018

BreckCrest runners.
The Breck Crest takes runners through some of the most beautiful vistas of Breckenridge.

Started in 1995 by locals, the Breck Crest has turned into one of the quintessential Breckenridge races. The event features 3 different races (10K, Half Marathon, and Trail Marathon), all of which make their way up and across the stunning Tenmile Range before finishing in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge.

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Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run – September 8, 2018

The crowd and band during Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is one of the biggest festivals of the year in Breckenridge.

Coinciding with one of the biggest festivals of the year in Breckenridge, the Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run will take racers through the beautiful changing aspens. Sign up fast! This race is only open to 200 runners.

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Summit Trail Running Series – Various Dates Throughout the Summer

Two women trail running in Breckenridge.
The Summit Trail Series takes place throughout the summer.

The Summit Trail Running Series is a local favorite that features 6 different races in Breckenridge on 6 different trails throughout the summer. Race lengths vary from 4K to 14K with 2 races held each month (June through August).

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For more information on races in Breckenridge throughout the summer and fall, as well as what else to do in Breckenridge, check Breckenridge’s Community Events Page for a full list of what’s taking place in Breckenridge.

By Breck Editorial

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