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Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 17th (Memorial Park, Manitou Springs)

  • 5:00PM-8PM:
  • Displays by local running organizations and support organization
  • Beer gardens featuring only local breweries
  • Food trucks
  • Children activities
  • Packet pick up for the Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent
  • Live music with Grass It Up, and Austin Young
  • Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale

Friday, August 18th (Memorial Park, Manitou Springs)

  • 9:00AM-7PM: Packet Pick-up and Race Expo
  • Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale all weekend
  • 1:30PM: Elite Athlete Press Conference
  • 4:30-7:00PM: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner, $12
  • 5:15: Rick Trujillo speaks – 45mins
  • 6:00: Showing of the movie "Running Big," with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard.
  • 6:30PM: Q&A Session

Saturday, August 19th (Memorial Park, Start Line)

  • 5:30-7:15AM: Sweat check adjacent to start. Packet pickup (Ascent only)
  • 6:45AM: Pre-Race Ceremony
  • 7:00AM: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue. Runners #1-199
  • 7:30AM: Toll road to Pikes Peak summit opens
  • 7:02AM -> 7:25: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals.
  • 9:05AM: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 9:25AM: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 11:00AM: First shuttle bus from summit arrives in Manitou Springs.*
  • 11:00-4:00PM: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden in Memorial Park
  • 12:00-7:00PM: Race Expo
  • 1:00-7:00PM: Marathon Packet pickup
  • 2:00PM: PPA Finish line closes
  • 4:30-7:00pm: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner, $12
  • 5:30PM: Ascent awards presentation
  • 5:45PM: Showing of the movie "Running Big," with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard.
  • 6:15PM: Q&A Session
  • *Ascent Finisher shirts/results posted in Memorial Park as they are received.

Sunday, August 20th (Start/Finish Line, Soda Springs Park)

  • 5:30-6:45AM: Sweat check adjacent to start; packet pickup (Marathon)
  • 7:00AM: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue. Runners #1-199
  • 7:02AM -> 7:15: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals.
  • 10:20AM: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 11:15AM: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 12:00-5:00PM: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden at Soda Springs Park
  • 3:00PM: Awards presentation (Soda Springs Park)
  • 5:10PM: Finish line officially closes

Kiwanis Club Carbo Feed

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Carbo Feed An ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT carbo feed presented by the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club and open to all runners, families and guests. Unlimited pasta and potatoes and all the fixings including dessert. Join other runners for some fun, good times and a great meal! The cost is $12.00 per person and you may pay at the door.

Dinner proceeds are used to support:

  • Scouting
  • Local education & leadership projects for youth
  • Local and worldwide concerns for young children
Directions:
City Hall in the 600 block of Manitou Avenue which is also the race start line. It is approximately 6 miles west of Colorado Springs.

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Post-Race Massage

Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy Pikes Peak Massage / Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy will be providing postrace massage:
  • Ascent, Memorial Park, 11:30 - 4:30pm
  • Marathon, Soda Springs Park, 12:00 - 5:00pm
$10.00 suggested donation per 20 minute massage. Prepayment will move you to the top of the list to receive a massage.

Cash or check ONLY. Payment is due at time of session.

Advanced reservations are available by calling the number below before race day. Race day reservations are set up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make checks payable to: Touching the World. TTW is a nonprofit organization combating human trafficking.

Call 719-634-7347 ext 102 for questions or information.