A foot race from Manitou Springs to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and back, The Pikes Peak Marathon has been called “America’s Ultimate Challenge.” It is a world-renowned event, attracting participants from across the U.S. and abroad.
Over the past year, the Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. board of directors has worked to bring a higher level of excitement and prestige to the Marathon, scheduled for Aug. 19, and its sister race, the popular Pikes Peak Ascent, which runs on Aug. 18.
These efforts have come to fruition and we’re ready to share them with you.
Please join us at a press conference and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Pioneers Museum.
We’ll present our new and unique prize money structure, which is sure to create significant buzz and interest among local, national and international runners and racing fans.
And we’ll talk about the competition in this year’s events, which includes several world and national mountain running champions, and promises to be the best field in Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent history.
We’ll have representatives from the cities of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, plus veteran Pikes Peak runners and others who will talk about the significance of these races.
As you know, recreational and competitive running in the Pikes Peak Region is extremely popular. The number of races and organized runs grows each year. The Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. board of directors realizes it is important for this community to host and enjoy these world famous events. And our community deserves the best.
We hope to see you on July 25 and at our pre-race elite athlete press conference on August 17 followed by the races on August 18 and 19.
Photo by: Chuck Fryberger.