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Triple Crown Series with Pikes Peak Ascent (Wave TBD)

  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
  • 10M:- Run 10 Miles
  • 10K:- Run 6.2 Miles
  • 15K:- Run 15 Kilometers
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Start Time
Entry Fee
Series registration: $175 (+ Active.com fees)

Breakout: GOG10M: $30, SRTR12K: $30, PPA: $115 (USD)

Varies - See info below
Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs

THIS IS A RACE SERIES ENTRY!!! This option is for those WITHOUT qualifications!!!
You must complete the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run and the Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K to take part in the Pikes Peak Ascent! Those that do not finish the first two races will be removed from the Ascent without a refund. If you are concerned about your ability to take part in the first two races of the series you should NOT use this as your entry method into the Ascent!
Triple Crown of Running Series Information1Triple Crown of Running Series
June 10, 2012 - Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run
July 8, 2012 - Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K
August 18/19, 2012 - Pikes Peak Ascent/MarathonQualifications2Peak Veterans of the last 3 years or Peak Newbies with outside qualifcations can NOT sign up with this option!

This option is for those without prior qualifications. You will become qualified once you finish the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run and the Summer Roundup 12k. Your Garden 10 Mile Run time will determine your Wave placement.Cut-Offs3Barr Camp (7.64 Miles): 3 hours.
A-Frame (10.2 Miles): 4 hours, 15 minutes.
Summit: 6 hours, 30 minutes.
The cut-off times are strictly adhered to. In the event of severe weather, these cut-off times can be moved up for the safety of both runners and volunteers. The cut-off times were moved up in 2004, 2005 and 2008.Finisher Technical Shirt4All runners who complete the race within the cut-off times will receive a finisher Technical Shirt. That is, you must finish the race (within cut-off times) to earn your Technical Shirt. If the cut-off times are moved up because of severe weather, you must meet the adjusted cut-off times to receive a finisher Technical Shirt.Course5Course information, including maps and a 3D flyover, can be found here.Directions to race start6From I-25, take the Cimmaron exit (Exit 141). Head west on Cimmaron (towards the mountains). Cimmaron is also known as Hwy-24. Proceed about 6 miles to the Manitou Ave exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and proceed west on Manitou Ave. After about 3/4 mile, Memorial Park will be on your right. On race morning, parking is a problem. Arrive early and/or carpool. You may end up parking 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the actual start area so allow plenty of time.Weather On Pikes Peak7The weather on Pikes Peak can be very dangerous. Hail and lightening storms can develop very fast and put runners and volunteers in life-threatening danger. In the event of severe weather, cut-off times will be moved up for the safety of all involved. Cut-off times were moved up in 2004, 2005 and 2008.Triple Crown Series8The Pikes Peak Ascent is the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown of Running Series. The 1st leg is the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run in June. The 2nd leg is the Summer Roundup Trail Run in July. The ascent portion of the Pikes Peak Marathon can also serve as the 3rd leg of the series. If a runner finishes both the Pikes Peak Ascent and the Pikes Peak Marathon, the 3rd leg of the series is the faster of the two ascent portions of those races.Volunteer9Can't run in the event and you still want to be a part of the action? Then get out there and volunteer and cheer on the runners. Dedicated volunteers are always needed. Check out the web site at www.pikespeakmarathon.org for a volunteer signup form. Volunteers on Pikes Peak must be 14 or older.Awards10Prize money information can be found here.
Overall - top 10 (both male and female).
Masters - top 5 (both male and female).
Age Groups - top 3 to 5, depending on how many register in the age group.
There are no duplicate awards. That is, the overall award winners are not eligible for Master or Age Group awards. The Master award winners are not eligible for Age Group awards.Age Divisions1116-19, and then proceeding in 5-year increments. Please note that you must be 16 or older to participate in this race.Packet Pick-Up12Packet Pick-Up details, including maps and directions, can be found here.Getting off the mountain13After you finish the race, a combination of vans and busses will take you back down to Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. Traffic on the Pikes Peak Highway is very heavy and slow on race day, so it will take a couple of hours to get you back down to Manitou Springs.Sweat Check.You are highly encouraged to check in some warm and dry clothing at the start area. These will be transported to the summit where you can retrieve them. If the weather at the summit is cold, you will be glad to have the extra clothing.More Weather, Expect anything. It is typically warm and dry in Manitou Springs. The higher you get, the more of a factor the weather can become. Thunderstorms are common during the summer in Colorado. You may experience those. If it's a cool summer day in Manitou Springs, expect it to be downright chilly above tree line (i.e., temps in the 30s).


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