Greetings, 2023 Pikes Peak Marathon and Pikes Peak Ascent Runners,
On behalf of our Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc., race staff, committee, and volunteers we want to welcome you to Manitou Springs and the exciting race week that is about to commence. The Pikes Peak Ascent and 68th Pikes Peak Marathon are incredible feats and we look forward to celebrating each and every runner’s accomplishment taking place on America’s Mountain.
Join us in welcoming our Golden Trail Series runners from 17 countries and across the United States. These runners will test their limits during the Pikes Peak Ascent to contend for points in either the Golden Trail World Series or Golden Trail National Series. Follow along with the Golden Trail Series races powered by Salomon as the crew of athletes head to Mammoth Lakes California after the Ascent for another U.S. competition.
This is our second year hosting these races in September. While we had exceptional weather in 2022, we want you to know that Pikes Peak weather is always a concern. These are true mountain events, where it is not always guaranteed that you will summit and weather conditions are a primary factor to your safety, enjoyment, and success. The safety of our runners and support staff is paramount, followed by our leave no trace guidelines. Please be sure to be aware of the continued mandatory gear and water bottle requirements. The requirement to carry a hooded, windproof, water-resistant jacket and a 12-ounce or larger refillable and sealable water vessel has been designed to enhance everyone’s overall race experience.
We hope to see you in Memorial Park for our race expo beginning on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and continuing all day on Friday, Sept. 15. Enjoy runner camaraderie and check out the full schedule of events we have for you on Friday. New this year we are offering an easy shakeout run with our sponsors Fleet Feet Colorado Springs and Salomon from Memorial Park on Friday at 9:30 a.m. before the expo opens for the day. Then we will be sure to elevate the race anticipation energy during our elite athlete and Salomon athlete press conference and presentation at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Stick around for athlete poster signing!
For last-minute race updates and additional information, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page.
The whole community of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak race staff and volunteers wish you the best on your run up (and down) Pikes Peak. Enjoy spending time in Manitou Springs and be sure to hear some incredible runner stories over the course of the race weekend.
See you on the trail!
Jordan Linder, Race Director
Ryan Linder, Race Director
Ron Ilgen, Executive Race Director
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