Can’t Miss Fall Events in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Emma Crawford Coffin Races

In 1995, the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce started the first coffin races in the nation, in memory of a beloved member of Manitou Springs. In the years since, the races have grown into an often-copied-but-never-equaled Manitou Springs tradition.

Join us in downtown Manitou Springs on October 28, 2023 for the 29th annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races!  You can also participate in the event via submitting a T-shirt design or by running in the races themselves by clicking here.  If you want primo parking (and a fun T-shirt), then volunteer with us!  Email our Volunteer coordinator, Monica, at for more information.

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