Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon
The Pikes Peak Ascent and the Pikes Peak Marathon take running to a whole new level. It starts out like most races on a street in anywhere USA. After your first left turn your next direction is up! Over the next 10 miles of the race of the race you gain almost 6000ft of altitude and your lungs, legs, heart, and mind will be put to the ultimate test. It’s the last 3 miles of the race with still over 2000ft of altitude to climb where you realize that this marathon is America’s ultimate challenge. The average runner takes 30 minutes or more to cover a single mile.
Registration opens March 10, 2018 for the 63rd running of the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon on August 18/219, 2018, respectively.