The Top Summer Races in Breckenridge - Breckenridge, Colorado

The Top Summer Races in Breckenridge

Summer in Breckenridge means breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains, perfect weather and of course, great events! Breckenridge’s ideal summer environment is the perfect location for races of all kind, from mountain and road biking to trail and marathon running. Whether you’re an athlete looking to beat last year’s time, a casual competitor or a spectator just looking to be part of the fun, Breckenridge is your home for summer races and everything in between. Check out the top races in Breckenridge this summer that are sure to be epic!

Top Summer Races in Breckenridge

 

Firecracker 50 – July 4, 2019

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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Triple Bypass – July 13, 2019

One July day in 1988, a group of avid cyclists decided that it would be fun and challenging to ride from Evergreen to Vail, Colorado. And so it was. Thirty-one years later and thousands of more friends beside them, the Triple Bypass is an epic bucket-list ride that has donated millions to charitable non-profits. Try a shorter route if you don’t think the full 120 is in you this year with the 75 and 30 mile bypass. Join the fun a little later from Georgetown or Copper Mountain and get your own jersey, full support and catered finish feast.

The full Evergreen to Avon Triple Bypass is now sold out. REGISTER HERE for the 75-mile Georgetown to Avon Double Triple and 30-mile Copper to Avon Single.

 

Breckenridge 100 – July 13, 2019

Couple mountain biking at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Breck 100 features a sprawling course nestled between 3 ski resorts.

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 11-16, 2019

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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Breck Crest – September 1, 2019

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 7, 2019

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

Coinciding with the largest street party in the Rocky Mountains, the Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run will take racers through the beautiful changing aspens. Afterward, join us on historic Main Street where Munich meets the mountains for views, brews, yummy food, live music and more! 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).

2019 Dates:

June 12 – Mountain Thunder/BOEC  (4K Short Course/ 7K Long Course)
June 26 – French Gulch  (5K Short Course / 8K Long Course)
July 10 – Baker’s Tank (7K Short Course / 11K Long Course)
July 24 – Horseshoe Gulch  (6K Short Course / 14K Long Course)
August 7 – Gold Run Trailhead  (7K Short Course / 11K Long Course)
August 14 – Carter Park (8K Short Course / 14K Long Course)

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More 2019 races not to miss:

Gold Run Rush – June 19

Breck Mountain Enduro – June 22

Pennsylvania Gulch Grind – July 17

Soda Creek Scramble – August 7

Peaks Trail Time Trail – August 21

The Fall Classic – September 9

Breck Road Marathon – September 14

 

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

By Breck Editorial

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