Never fear, the Rio Frio 5K will go on one way or another! The weather this year has been so warm in Alamosa that it hasn't allowed the Rio Grande to freeze. :( However, it has been cold enough to freeze the lake at nearby Blanca Vista Park. Check out this alternative route...the start/finish will be in Cole Park and you will still get the experience of running or walking on ice by doing one large loop and a smaller one around our new Ice Carousel! If we don't get snow before the race, it will be important to wear some kind of aid for traction (something similar to  YakTrax or you can put screws into the bottom of your running shoes). The views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains are even more dramatic from the lake - it will be a very special experience, so try not to miss it!

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Course info

Distance: 3.1 miles / 5.00 km

Start: Cole Park
Finish: Rio Grande River - Alamosa, CO, US

Attributes: Out & back, all flat, rough trail

Description: 5k along the Rio Grande and Blanca Vista Park with great views!

Course Changes and race day conditions

Based on environmental, weather, and current race conditions of the Rio Grande River this course will be adapted to change in order to ensure the safety of it's participants.