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Dasher 5K & Tinsel Tavern Tour

Saturday, December 13th 

Dasher 5k - 11am

Dasher 5k

Warm up the holiday season with Estes Park's Dasher 5K! Dress to impress with your best holiday outfits for this 

fun run starting and finishing from the heart of Downtown Estes Park, Bond Park. Before the 5K the little elves ages 8 and under can run the kids fun run, safely in a 400 yard dash.

Day-of registration begins at 10am in the Town Hall Building (right across from Bond Park.) Race time starts promptly at 11am from Bond Park.

Adult: $40
Youth: $20 (12yrs & under)
Kids Fun Run: $10 (8yrs & under)

Register Online Here! 

After the run, stay the evening on December 13th to hop on the trolley during the Tinsel Tavern Tour! Enjoy a holiday themed pub tour with free drinks, prizes, games and more - all safely chauffeured by the trolley and shuttles!

Course Route:
Start line on MacGregor Ave. Runners will enter Park Lane to Elkhorn Ave, cross Elkhorn Ave to Riverside Drive, follow Riverside Drive crossing the Moccasin 4 way stop area. Stay on Riverside Drive heading West to World Mark resort, turn right onto property, follow to north bridge that connects to Moraine Avenue. Turn right onto Moraine Ave and follow to Donut House, turn right and follow to 4 way stop sign. Turn left onto Riverside Drive and follow back to Town Hall finish line.


Tinsel Tavern Tour - 6pm -11pm

Tinsel Logo

Don we now Christmas apparel for the Tinsel Tavern Tour! Starting at the kick-off party, enjoy live entertainment, appetizers, merriment and a holiday costume contest featuring prizes including spa gift certificates from Riverspointe Spa. After the kick-off party, step onto the Elkhorn Express Trolley and head to a line-up of favorite Estes Park Taverns. Share your night out on social media using the hashtag #TinselTavernTour!

Tickets include...

• attendance to the official kick-off party including hoer d'oeuvres, music, door prizes and costume contest at the Estes Park Resort starting at 6pm

•Drink tickets, one at each of the pub stops, pubs include the Estes Park Resort, Marys Lake Lodge, The Wheel Bar, The Grubsteak and Lonigans Saloon  

• a signature Tinsel Tavern Tour souvenir

• free shuttle rides from tavern-to-tavern and to participating lodging properties

• Fun holiday themed events, games or live music at each tavern

Single Ticket: $30
Pair of Tickets: $50
Non-alcoholic (DD) Ticket: $15 (Includes kick-off party, sodas, souvenir, shuttle rides and scavenger hunt.) Max capacity 200.

Purchase Tinsel Tavern Tour Tickets Here or day-of at the Kick Off Party at The Estes Park Resort, 6pm

Ticket buyers and attendees must be 21 or older and present valid ID at entrance. By purchasing tickets, buyer certifies that he/she is 21 or older. Refunds will not be granted if attendee cannot present valid state-issued ID at event entrance.

Tinsel Tavern Tour Lodging Stops:

Stay at an official Tinsel Tavern Tour trolley stop and be picked up at 5:45pm for the kick-off party and dropped off at your lodging property at the end of the tour, 11pm. 

Whereabouts of Santa: Didn't have time to catch up with Santa in the morning? Stop by the Old Church Shops both Saturday and Sunday 12pm -4pm to meet Santa and let him know your Christmas wishes!