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We know our local trail runners love their morning coffee, and we'd like to share with you, Solar Roast Coffee. Happy to have Solar Roast as a sponsor for Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent, they took great care of our early morning volunteers at the 2021 Ascent and Marathon! Enjoy a great cup of coffee at Solar Roast downtown after your next trail run!
Coffee, Trail Run, Nap, Repeat.
Here at Solar Roast Coffee we know that coffee and running pair perfectly together.
Solar Roast Coffee are the inventors of the world’s only commercial solar-powered coffee roaster. Our solar aroma roasting process makes our coffees the richest and most flavorful beans you will ever brew. Using solar power allows us to roast with a gentle heat resulting in a lower temperature roast. We roast our coffee slow and low like a good BBQ!
Before or after your trail running adventures, come check out our location in Colorado Springs at Tejon & Bijou and enjoy a great cup of coffee!
441 Manitou Ave, Suite 100
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
In 1972 Peter Strudwick did the Ascent in 4:20:29 and the Marathon in 7:02:28. What is so incredible about that you ask? Well, soon after his mother had caught rubella, commonly called German measles, Peter was born with legs that ended in stumps just past the ankles, a left arm that had only one thumb and a finger, and a right arm ending at the wrist.
When Zebulon Pike tried to ascend the mountain that would later be named after him he was turned back by the harsh weather. Many claim he said that no one would ever reach its summit. However, it is generally accepted that he meant on that day, under those conditions. The snow was waist deep and his men were not dressed for it and were out of food.
“Militant tobacco-hating physician” Dr. Arne Suominen from Delray Beach FL, became the founder of the modern day Pikes Peak races when he wrote a letter to the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1956 and challenged cigarette smokers to race him up and down Pikes Peak. 1956 Results