Saturday, Apr 22, 2023

Royal Gorge Groove

1 Buckskin Joe, Parkway

Cañon City, CO 50K, 30K, 20K, 12.5K, 5K, Kids Run

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 22, 2023

Course Summary

Get ready for a fun time in Cañon City! All races start/finish at the Gunslingers Club at Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort.

All runners will enjoy scenic views along the rim of the Royal Gorge, 900 feet above the Arkansas River.

With distance options of 50K, 30K, 20K, 12.5K, and 5K there is truly something for everyone!

Whatever distance you opt for, it will be a great time and we look forward to seeing you there.


The weather will be cooler and while snow is rare, it’s still a possibility in April (as 2023 proved to our runners). Please check the forecast ahead of race day. Runners may be required to carry essential gear. Race organizers will be keeping an eye on weather and may end or turn runners around at any point if deemed unsafe to continue.

Bib Pickup

Friday, April 19 4-7pm Whitewater Bar & Grill

Saturday, April 20 6-9:30am Gunslingers @ Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort

Aid Stations

See website for aid station information.

Race Perks

Gender specific race shirt, chip-timed race results displayed at finish line, scenic and challenging courses, well-stocked aid stations every 2 to 6 miles, & custom Aravaipa Artworx finisher medal!

Crews/Pacers/Drop Bags

Crews are welcome to support their runners at the start/finish area. We will allow drop bags for 50k runners at the start/finish area in a designated location. Spectators will be allowed at the start/finish area, but parking may be limited so please carpool if you are able. All runners will be able to store a finish line drop bag at the finish area. No pacers allowed for any distances.


Awards to the top 3 male and female finishers at each distance. All finishers will receive a finisher award.


We are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media, course sweep and event breakdown. Earn race credits while helping out! Volunteer signup coming soon.


Final cutoff for all distances is 6:00 PM.

Medical Support

We will have EMTs based at the start/finish headquarters. This team is here to assist with basic and advanced first aid right on site. We reserve the right to pull you from the race if medical officials deem it necessary. Please understand that these decisions are made for your safety. Continuing on in a state where you cannot safely navigate is a recipe for disaster and we are here to prevent that.

Should something happen while you are out on the course, we will provide a phone number to call for immediate assistance.

Event's current local time: 12:14 AM MT


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