Get ready for a fun time in Cañon City! For 2023, we have new courses AND a an epic new start/finish venue! 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, 5K, and an EPIC INCLINE, there is truly something for everyone! We will also be hosting a 1 mile kids run, so bring the family.
The 55K course consists of two 27K loops. The 10K and 5K are both looped courses that head out to Point Alta Vista Trail.
The Epic Incline is your chance to showcase your leg speed on the stairs, using Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort's very own "mini" incline, starting at Gunslingers and racing down the Sweet Spot Trail before returning up the epic incline; an 87-stair breathtaking ascent.
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. 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.
Friday, April 21 4-7pm Whitewater Bar & Grill
Saturday, April 22 6-9:30am Gunslingers @ Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort
See website for aid station information.
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 are welcome to support their runners at the start/finish area. We will allow drop bags for 55k 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, female & non-binary 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.
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.
See website for updated course information.
Local time: 8:51 PM