The Breckebeiner is made possible through the generosity of Gene and Therese Dayton and the staff of the Breckenridge Nordic Center. All proceeds raised from the Breckebeiner benefit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Scholarship Fund. For 43 years, BOEC has been providing life-changing outdoor activities for a diverse population of people with mental and physical disabilities, serious illnesses, injured veterans, youth at risk and other special needs. For more information or to get involved call 970-453-6422. To see photos and a recap of last year’s Breckebeiner, click here.

BOEC's Breckebeiner Fundraiser


Breckebeiner participants dressed in costumes

Join us for the 18th Annual Breckebeiner 50K Nordic Ski-a-thon & Snowshoe Bash, a benefit for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) at the Breckenridge Nordic Centerr. This years’ event will start at 7:30am for registration and skiing followed by lunch and prizes at the Nordic Lodge. Check out last year’s event recap to see all the fun you, family, and friends can have!

Gene Dayton, the Directing Founder of the BOEC and proprietor of the Breckenridge Nordic Center, and his wife Theresa, made a commitment 50 years ago to ensure everyone has access to the outdoors through Nordic Skiing, including those with disabilities and special needs. In celebration of this history and in support of the BOEC, the 17th Annual “50-50-50” Breckebeiner Nordic Ski-a-Thon in 2019 was 50 kilometers in length in hopes of raising $50,000 of much-needed scholarship funds for the BOEC.

The Nordic course is on intermediate terrain groomed for both skate and classic styles. An adaptive Nordic course is also offered for those with special needs. Nordic criterion ski loops of 2.5 and 5 km – and a 3 km snowshoe loop – are marked. Rentals are available at the Nordic Center at a reduced rate for all participants.

Breckebeiner participantParticipants in the fundraiser can form a team or ski/snowshoe solo, but either way we encourage you to register and ask that you raise a minimum of $50 by asking friends, family members and business associates to pledge $1 or more for every 1k skied/snowshoed.

You may register and create your own fundraising page online at A minimum registration fee of $30 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under) is required to participate. Online registration is TBA, but in person registration will be available on the day of the event at 7:30amPlease contact Marketing and Events Manager, Barry Rubenstein, at 970-453-6422 or for more information.

The Breckebeiner is not a relay, so your team can ski the groomed Nordic course together. A number of contests and door prizes will be featured, and the top fundraisers ($250+) will be eligible to win gift certificates donated by Vail Resort’s EpicPromise. All donations are tax deductible.


7:30am – 11am: Registration Ski/Snowshoe
8am – 12:30pm: Course open for skiing, snowshoeing and kid’s treasure hunt
11am – 12:30pm: Live music from the Pine Beatles
12pm – 2pm: BBQ lunch (if not a Breckebeiner participant, lunch is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under)
1pm – 2pm: Contests and top fundraiser prizes donated by EpicPromise, BNC, Swix Sport USA, Salomon Sports, Marmot, Black Diamond and Fischer Skis US


Thank you to the 2019 event sponsors:

BGV Gives
Breckenridge Grand Vacations
Town of Breckenridge
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Alpine Bank
Breckenridge Nordic Center

2019 Results

Teams # of Team Members Ks Skied/Snowshoed
Team Miniyard 2 15k
Team Wurster 2 20k
Team Ollie 2 20k
The Breck 7 N/A
Little Penguin 4 N/A
Team Bogen 2 10k
Team Niemkiewicz 3 15k
31 and Fun 2 N/A
Snow Bunnies 5 25k
Marr + Fackler 2 N/A
Colorado Mozer 2 10k
Breck Babes 6 N/A
EpicPromise 4 62.5k
Life is Bliss 4 10k
Team Tie Dye 9 130k
Breck Wild Men 7 N/A
Team Slifer 8 100k
Dayton’s Blast Off 13 92.5k
Skieee for Good 5 30k
All You Knee’d is Motivation 2 40k
Team Davis 2 20k
Team Vawser 2 N/A
The Superheroes 2 N/A
Total 102 795k
Avg. Ks Per Team 34.6k
Avg. Ks Per Individual on Team 7.8k
Individuals 43 757.5k
Avg. K’s Per Individual 17.6k
Total Participants & Ks 145 1,552.5k

Most $ Raised by an Individual: Richard Baird ($666.50)
Most $ Raised by a Couple: Philip & Susy Davis ($666)
Special Mention: Team Blast Off – Gene & Therese Dayton Family & Friends ($20k, including $5k Breckenridge Nordic Center sponsorship, Dayton Family $5k donation, ski registrations, and friends and family donations)

Teams Raised $4,983 Total
Most $ Raised by a Team:
The Superheroes (Captain Ella Greene) – $1,970
Team Slifer (Captain Eddie Bowers) – $1,325 + $500 Sponsorship = $1,825
All You Knee’d is Motivation (Captain Angela Knightley) – $1,250
Team Tie Dye (Carl Scofield, Ojennes, Zimmermans & Friends) – $1,080

Most Ks Skied By and Individual:
Kati Campbell – 62k
Richard Baird – 68k

Most Ks Skied By a Team:
The Superheroes – 195 Total Ks for an average of 28k per team member (Special Mention to Ella Greene for skiing 50k)

Best Team Costume:
Team Blast Off – The Daytons
Runner Ups: Team Slifer, Team Tie Dye

Best Individual Costume:
Jamie Overmyer

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