Welcome to the 14th running of the Blue Sky Trail Marathon, Fort Collins's original and only trail marathon.
Taking place on the trails between Horsetooth Mountain Park and the Devil's Backbone Open Space, the course takes you on a north-south tour of the easternmost hogbacks of Northern Colorado's mighty Front Range.
With over 3,300 feet of elevation gain and an equal amount of elevation loss, the route offers a little bit of something for everyone. It is designed to appeal to both veteran trail runners and those looking to experience their first trail racing adventure. The generous nine hour cut-off should ensure a successful day for everyone.
The course is 100% dirt and 90% sweet Colorado singletrack. The terrain ranges in difficulty from smooth dirt trail to technical rock gardens. A small portion of the route is on smooth dirt road (no motor vehicle access) and gravel bike path, with the meat of the running done on the beautiful and distinctive redstone hardpack of the Blue Sky Trail.
After the race, kick back and enjoy the always-popular barbecue and generous sponsor giveaways.
Live Runner Tracking
If you have friends or family who want to virtually follow your progress, point them to our free live tracking via OpenSplitTime.
At each aid station (except Towers, Mile 4.4), volunteers will record bib numbers, and that data will generally go out near-live on the web within 5-10.
For personalized email or text notifications about a runner:
1. Visit OpenSplitTime and sign up for an account
2. Log in
3. Go to the race, find your runner and click their name
4. Locate the box that says “Notify me” and click the email or text button
Rules & Registration Detail
Please visit our registration page for our complete transfer and refund policy.
Local time: 2:25 AM
Click here to view our complete rules and cut off details.