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Registration Opens Jan 1st and NOON Mountain Time

Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent Registration

The course for the Ascent and Marathon are unique and very physically demanding when compared to other half-marathons or marathons. There is no vehicle access to most of the trail. For this reason, all runners must first complete a qualifying event before registering.

If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed, you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee.

Qualifying races must be from an organized and officially timed race. Results from Strava or personal/group training runs will not be accepted.

Due to insurance restrictions, all runners must be 16 years of age or older on race day.

Refunds, Switches, Number Transfers, and Deferrals

Entry fees for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another individual.

For a $20 fee, runners may defer their 2020 entry to 2021 for any reason. Runners have until 7/1 to defer their registration by logging in to their RunSignUp account and selecting the defer registration option for the event.

Runners may request a FREE special circumstances deferment to 2021 until 8/14/2020 for the following events only:

  • Military Deployments/TDY/PCS/etc. for either the registered runner or their spouse
  • If the Registered runner becomes pregnant

Entry Limits

Pikes Peak Ascent: 1,800 runners on race day
Pikes Peak Marathon: 800 runners on race day

Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and a permittee of the Pike National Forest. Entry limits are set by the Forest Service for the runners on the course.

Doublers

To register for the Double, you must meet the qualification requirements for the Marathon. To register, you can select the "Doubler" bundle or register for both races individually.

2019 Award Winners, Former Winners, and Competitive Entries

If you are a Pikes Peak overall race winner from any year, 2019 top 10 overall / top 5 masters, 2019 1st place age-group winner, 2019 TCR Series top 5 overall / top 5 masters, or you are seeking a competitive entry, please see the Award/Competitive Entry Registration page.

Pikes Peak Ascent: Aug 22nd 7:00AM — $160 before 2/1, $175 until 5/1, $190 after that.

The qualifications listed below are a summary. Make sure you have read the qualification requirements before entering. Your qualifying time will be used to determine your starting wave.

To qualify, you must meet one of the following criteria: complete the Pikes Peak Ascent, Pikes Peak Marathon or Barr Trail Mountain Race in under the cutoff in the past 3 years; have completed a half-marathon in under 2:30:00 or a marathon in under 6:00:00; or complete an event that meets the "Ultra/Trail/Other" category outlined on the qualifying page in less than 2.5x the overall winners time in the past 2 years.. Your qualifying time will be used to determine your starting wave. Runners must have completed their qualifying race before July 1st of 2020 or register via the "Pikes Peak Ascent w/ TCR Qualifier" bundle option.

Cutoff Times: There is a 6:30:00 cutoff at the summit to be considered a finisher of the Pikes Peak Ascent. See the Rules page for additional details and the on-course cutoff times.

Pikes Peak Marathon: Aug 23rd 7:00AM — $190 before 2/1, $210 until 5/1, then $225 after that.

The qualifications listed below are a summary. Make sure you have read the qualification requirements before entering. Your qualifying time will be used to determine your starting wave.

To qualify, you must meet one of the following criteria: complete the Pikes Peak Ascent, Pikes Peak Marathon or Barr Trail Mountain Race in under the cutoff in the past 3 years; have completed a marathon in under 6:00:00; complete an event that meets the "Ultra/Trail/Other" category outlined on the qualifying page in less than 2.5x the overall winners time in the past 2 years. Your qualifying time will be used to determine your starting wave. Runners must have completed their qualifying race before July 1st of 2020.

Cutoff Times: There is a 10:00:00 cutoff at the finish line to be considered a finisher of the Pikes Peak Marathon. See the Rules page for additional details and the on-course cutoff times.

Triple Crown of Running Series — $255+ (Ascent) $285+ (Marathon)

Any runner who completes the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile, the Barr Trail Mountain Race, and the Ascent or Marathon is automatically entered into the TCR Series. For series scoring purposes, the only the uphill segment of the BTMR and Ascent or Marathon is used.

For those runners wishing to use the 2019 TCR Races as their qualifier for the Ascent, carefully read the qualification requirements first. When registering, make sure you select the "Pikes Peak Ascent w/ TCR Qualifier" bundle option.

Note that unless you are using the TCR Races as your qualifier, your Ascent or Marathon entry will not be pulled if you elect to also register for the additional races during your PPA/PPM registration and subsequently cannot participate in the one of the earlier races.

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