The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon will distribute up to 10 competitive entries per gender, per event, for a total of up to 40 entries. These entries are for the sole purpose of attracting top performing distance runners and to provide the best possible field of competitive runners.
Acceptance is based solely on current distance running accomplishments. Those wishing to apply should provide a resume of recent accomplishments and a paragraph on why you should be granted one of the competitive entry spots using the form below.
The Pikes Peak Marathon Inc. board of directors (excluding the registrar/webmaster who happens to be a competitive athlete himself) will review each application with the final decision being that of the race director.
Applications must be received by July 18, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be provided no later than July 25, 2015.
Runners will be accepted based on their bio, not first come, first serve. In other words, if more than 10 runners apply per gender, per race, less qualified runners will be turned away. This also means that the determination of who is accepted can't be made until after the July 18, 2015 entry deadline by which time the races may already be full. If this is a concern and you already qualify for the race you should apply for the race through the general registration process and then apply for a competitive entry. If your competitive entry is later accepted you will get a refund for your general registration so long as your entry was valid. On the other hand, if your competitive entry is not accepted at least you will still be in the race so long as your general registration is valid.
For questions contact the office or by phone at 719-473-2625.
Note: Past overall winners of the Pikes Peak Ascent or Marathon already have a complimentary entry reserved and need not apply!
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