An ultra race helping athletes with various
disabilities to enjoy the trails as we do.
The 8th Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race
Plan to join us on April 28th for the eighth running of the Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race. Our 50/25/10K and courses include some of the best singletrack on the Front Range.
The courses cross grassy meadows and pierce dark stands of timber beneath the granite face of iconic Cheyenne Mountain. The 50K and 25K course includes a “figure eight” layout with the start, finish and drop bag area located near the intersection of the “eight.” (See map below.) The 10K will be challenging but doable by anyone.
New this year: We're proud to announce that we've added Achilles divisions for visually and mobility impaired runners, with recognition for the top three in the 50K, 25K and 10K. Achilles runners will also be eligible for overall race awards. We're asking that all disabled athletes run with a guide. Your guide may run for free, but must sign our waiver prior to race start.
All runners will receive our one-of-a-kind Tech T-shirt. We’ll award prize money for the top three men and women in the 50K and 25K. Race medals for the top three men and women in all three races, plus the masters champions at all three distances.
We will not have age-group awards, as we've chosen to save our resources and donate more to Achilles Pikes Peak.
Bring the family! There is a playground for the kids near the start/finish, and plenty of room to run. The coffee will be ready when you arrive, and we’ll have food for everyone from Roman Villa, one of our running community’s favorite restaurants.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a located about five miles south of downtown Colorado Springs. Driving directions here: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CheyenneMountain/Pages/MapsDirections.aspx More information on Cheyenne Mountain State Park: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CheyenneMountain Thanks and we’ll see you on race day!
Volunteers: Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to contact Tim Bergsten, co-race director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will receive the official race shirt, and we’ll feed you.
Schedule: The 50K starts at 8 a.m. and makes two laps (two complete “eights). The 25K begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 10K following at 8:45.
Early packet pick-up: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27) at the Colorado Running Company, 5262 N Nevada Ave #140, in Colorado Springs. Race-day packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m.
Parking: There is plenty of parking near the starting line. Your registration includes entries into the park. We’ll have volunteers on site at 6:30 a.m.
Race-day registration: Begins at 7 a.m.
Drop Bags: Drop bags can be left on the course near the starting line, which is close to our main aid station. 50K runners will have drop-bag access three times (one time for 25K.)
Aid Stations: We’ll have three aid stations on course (you'll pass by them multiple times) with plenty of food, water and Gatorade. If you want anything else to drink, please bring your own.
Prize money/schwag: Tech T-shirts for all runners. Prize money and race medals for the top three overall men and women in the 50K, 25K and 10K, plus race medals for the masters champions in all three races.
Questions?: Contact Tim Bergsten at 719-963-1747
Course Map: 50K and 25K