PikesPeakSports.us owner and site manager Tim Bergsten provided an update on the course conditions for the Super Half Marathon and 5K Family Run, Sunday, Feb. 5 in Colorado Springs. As of Friday afternoon, The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail was in good shape and is 90 percent clear of snow. The northern (1-mile) section had some patches of melting snow about 1-inch deep. With sunshine predicted for Saturday, most of the snow should be melted when the racing begins at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Runners will run an out-and-back route on the wide trail that runs adjacent to Monument Creek. The races begin on Colorado Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs and end along the trail near the Bijou St. Bridge. The inaugural race is a fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Road Runners and PikesPeakSports.us, organizations that work to promote running and racing in Colorado Springs. All who enter the race will receive a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt and 19-ounce pub glass. Registration ($60 for the half, $20 for the 5K) remains open on Active.com (http://www.active.com/running/colorado-springs-co/super-half-marathon-and-5k-2012) until 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.
Walk-in registration is available at the Boulder Running Company, Colorado Running Company and Runners Roost until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Race Day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon. More race info here: http://www.pikespeaksports.us/page/super-half-marathon-and-5k-family-fun-run?....