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Sprinting Santas Kicked off Holiday Season in Breckenridge, Colo.

December 9, 2013

Events continue throughout December: save 25% off lodging for Dew Tour, New Year’s Eve and more

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Race of the Santas drew more than 200 costumed runners on Dec. 7 to kick off the holiday season in the mountain community of Breckenridge, Colo. The fun run, a benefit for toy charity Adopt an Angel Summit County, included a reindeer category and aid stations offering milk, cookies and candy canes. Immediately following the race, the Lighting of Breckenridge brought caroling, lighting of the town tree, a fire pit, s’mores station and visits with the real Santa.

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Participants in Race of the Santas and the Lighting of Breckenridge -

    --  Saw more than 32,000 LED bulbs illuminate the town tree and surrounding
        Blue River Plaza
    --  Drank 40 gallons of hot chocolate and ate over 1200 cookies
    --  Raised funds to give happy holidays to more than 2,100 children since
        the race's inception in 2011

Festivities continue throughout the month with the Dec. 12-15 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, which kicks off the Olympic qualifying season for freeski and snowboard athletes. Fitz and the Tantrums will perform, and the Recognize film night will showcase the most notable films over the past season in the ski and snowboard industry. In addition to free spectator events on the mountain, Dew Tour brings the Streetstyle event back to downtown Breckenridge. New Year’s Eve parties with fireworks and a torchlight parade will round out the holiday season.

With 15 inches of new snow in the last seven days, Breckenridge Ski Resort is offering great conditions for skiers and riders this holiday season. In town, some 200 boutiques and 70 restaurants feature made-in-Breck gift ideas and windows dressed with holiday cheer.

25% off December and beyond

Stay four nights during December and receive up to 25% off lodging. Or, book now for spring – offer valid on travel through April 30, 2014. Visit GoBreck.com or call 888-251-2417 for details.

GoBreck is the destination marketing organization for the Town of Breckenridge. Visit BreckBecause.com to see what makes Breckenridge so magnetic; or, connect on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Image with caption: “Participants in Race of the Santas in Breckenridge, Colo. dance their way down Main Street as part of the annual fun run supporting toy charity Adopt an Angel Summit County. The event, followed by the lighting of the town tree, raised funds to support happy holidays for more than 2,100 children since its inception in 2011. Holiday festivities continue through the month in Breckenridge, Colo. Daniel Dunn / GoBreck.” Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131209/MM29605-a

Image with caption: “Participants in Race of the Santas in Breckenridge, Colo. sprint down Main Street as part of the annual fun run supporting toy charity Adopt an Angel Summit County. The event, followed by the lighting of the town tree, raised funds to support happy holidays for more than 2,100 children since its inception in 2011. Holiday festivities continue through the month in Breckenridge, Colo. Daniel Dunn / GoBreck.” Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131209/MM29605-b

Image with caption: “The Race of the Santas in Breckenridge, Colo. drew hundreds of costumed runners for a fun run supporting toy charity Adopt an Angel Summit County. The event, followed by the lighting of the town tree, raised funds to support happy holidays for more than 2,100 children since its inception in 2011. Holiday festivities continue through the month in Breckenridge, Colo. Daniel Dunn / GoBreck.” Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131209/MM29605-c

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