Helping disabled athletes to live active lives
Join us on Saturday April 29, for the seventh running of the Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The race benefits Achilles Pikes Peak, a local nonprofit that helps people with various disabilities to enjoy the trails and live richer, active lives.
Our 50K, 25K and 10K courses include some of the best singletrack on the Front Range. Runners will cross grassy meadows and pierce dark stands of timber beneath the granite face of iconic Cheyenne Mountain. These trails are smooth and very runnable with a couple of well-placed rocks to keep you awake.
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,” which is close to the finish line. 50K runners will make two laps of the course. The 10K will be challenging but doable by anyone.
Local time: 6:49 AM
Maps and elevation profile for the 25K and 50K are available by clicking on the photos above.
Awards/shwag: Because the race helps support an important nonprofit, we try to keep our expenses low and our entry fees affordable. So in our event, there are no age group awards. All runners will receive our tech T-shirt, and we provide a small amount of prize money and medals for the top three men and women in each race. Masters winners in each race receive race medals.
Packet pickup: We'll have early packet pickup, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28 at the Colorado Running Company, 5262 N Nevada Ave #140. Race-day packet pickup and registration begins at 7 a.m.
Bring the family: There is a playground for the kids near the start/finish, and plenty of room to run.
Lunch for all: 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.
Find us: Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a located about five miles south of downtown Colorado Springs.
Driving directions: 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
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 about 8:40 a.m.
Parking: There is plenty of parking near the starting line. Your registration includes free entry into the park. We’ll have volunteers on site at 6:30 a.m. and walk-up 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 with plenty of food, water and Gatorade. If you want anything else to drink, please bring your own.
Prize money/shwag: Tech t-shirts for all runners. Prize money and race medals for the top three overall men and women in the 50K and 25K. Race medals for the masters champions at 50K and 25K.