Be prepared to run a race where runners come together for fun, no pressure, just enjoy a good training run. Treat it as a race, do a 20 mile training run, or run for 24 hours! The course is Flat! It's at 7,244 feet, but flat, and a .82 mile loop.
Local time: 2:26 PM
How far? As short or long as you'd like. Do one lap? .82 miles. or 100 laps and 82 miles. Think you can run 100 miles in 24 hours? Do it! Try it. You'll get your 28 dollar registration fee back!
Tentative Date for 2015 Palmer Lake Fun Run is April 11, 2015 pending Permit application approval and USATF insurance purchase.
Details: You run as many laps as you can from 8am on Saturday April 11 through 8am Sunday April 12. This is a fun, cheap event to allow runners to come together and have fun. We will have food, and also hope to get runners to bring some of their favorite dishes for a long run. Kids are encouraged to come out and do a few laps too just for fun.
Cost: Adults, $28.00, Trying finding a race anywhere in the US for this good of a deal! Adults Register on UltraSignup.com
Children age 12 – 17: $5.00. Race day registration.
Kid's, 11 and under, free.
Anyone who runs over 100 miles in 24 hours will get their registration fee back! You get a free race! How many 100 mile races are FREE!
This race is run along the same lines as a "Fat Ass" Run: low cost or free, where a group of people get together for a long run. Since this is a loop race, and for 24 hours, it will take a couple dollars to provide you with food, and a timing system. That is the only reason there is a small cost. If you'd like to donate more, or bring your own home cooking or food for others, it will be welcomed. Runners helping runners. Local business and the running community from Colorado Springs to Denver are to likely support this low frills event that will be a blast. More amenities will be announced as it becomes available.
You don't have to run the entire 24 hours! If you want to go home and sleep, or bring a tent, or just do an hour or two, that is highly encouraged! Especially children. Just a few laps is perfectly fine. It's just to get people out there, and having fun talking, running, and enjoying a day in Palmer Lake, Colorado! But remember, the more you run, the more you get your money's worth!
Weather: Mid April can have varied weather in Palmer Lake. You will be up against the mountains, at 7,240 feet. At night the temperature can reach down to freezing if you run through the night. Day time temperatures can be anywhere from 50 to 70 degrees F. Snow is rare, but always a possibility.