Jan 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Frost Giant Trail Races

170 MacGregor Avenue

Estes Park CO, 80517


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Entry Fee $10
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $40
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 7500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 50%

First Year of the Event: 1980


Founded by long-time locals as a way to keep runners motivated in the dead of winter, it’s a 5k/10k on roads and trails (at the base of Lumpy Ridge) in Estes Park.

The first year, it was run in 18 inches of snow and single digit temperatures, giving race coordinators the motto “We run whatever the weather”. It’s founder, ultrarunner and mountaineer Chip Salaun disappeared on Mount Cook in New Zealand in 1985. If the wind blows, as it often does during the race, we consider it Chip’s spirit pushing us on. We’ll celebrate the 40th this year with a return to the original, awesome, off-road 5k and 10k courses on the historic McGregor Ranch property. Runners are encouraged to run both the 5k and 10k back to back.

This year’s race will go to benefit Chase Murray, a 15-year-old Estes Park Cross Country Team runner recently diagnosed with leukemia.



Past Event Dates

Held on Jan 27, 2019

Held on Jan 28, 2018

Held on Jan 29, 2017

Held on Jan 29, 2016

Held on Jan 29, 2015

Held on Jan 29, 2014

Held on Jan 29, 2013

Held on Jan 29, 2012

Held on Jan 30, 2011

Event Results