The Cheyenne Mountain Run

Sat October 8, 2022 Colorado Springs, CO 80926 US Directions
Events

5K

$25 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 7, 2022 at 6:00pm MDT

10K

$45 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 7, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT

25K

$70 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT
406 spots left. Price increases after September 7, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT

The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 10k and the Cheyenne Mountain 25k

$100 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT

The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 10k and the Cheyenne Mountain 10k

$80 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT

The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 5k and the Cheyenne Mountain 5k Run

$60 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT
Description

The Cheyenne Mountain Run on October 8, 2022 will feature three trail races, a 25K to the top of Cheyenne Mountain for the more advanced trail runner, a 10K for experienced runners and a 5K trail run/walk for all to enjoy. Each race will have different colored bibs with different number sequences.

All three races will start at the Limekiln Trailhead at 9:00 AM and all runners will start out going up the Talon Trail. The start will be a staggered start with the fastest runners starting first and progressing smoothly to starts for runners with 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 10 plus minute per mile paces. Walkers doing the 5K will start last. The races are chip timed which records your start and finish time as you cross the start/finish line and your total race time will be calculated by subtracting your start time from your finish time.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K will start at the Limekiln Trailhead at an elevation of 6,000 feet and follows the Talon and North Talon Trails to the start of the Dixon Trail. Runners will follow the Dixon Trail to the top meadow and will turn left and continue to the top of the Dixon Trail. At that point the course continues on the Mountain Loop Trail and runners will reach an elevation of about 9,450 feet and complete a clockwise loop that returns to the lower junction of the Dixon Trail and the Mountain Loop Trail. Runners will continue down the Dixon Trail and return to the Limekiln Trailhead finish line on North Talon and Talon Trails. Total elevation gain and loss will be about 3,450 feet over the 25K distance. Because this is a mostly an out back course and the Dixon Trail is mostly single track, hiking poles will not be allowed.

Due to the safety of both runners and volunteers we will have a CUT OFF TIME of 10:45 AM at the Dixon saddle on the way up. This is at the 2.5 mile mark on the Dixon Trail and about 5.8 miles from the start. This point is where the trail increases in steepness and elevation gain. We will have a water stop at the top of the Dixon Trail and our top of the mountain split time will be recorded at the top of the Mountain Loop Trail. The top of Dixon aid station and the split timing station will close at 1:00 PM

In addition to the water stop at the top of the Dixon Trail there will be water stops at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon junctures and one just up the lower section of the Dixon Trail. From the lower Dixon Trail water stop to the top of the Dixon Trail aid station runners will need to carry their own hydration and be prepared for weather changes. We will have course marshals and communication methods but there won’t be a way off the top other than coming back down the race course to the Limekiln Trailhead. The finish line timing station will close at 3:30 PM.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 10K course goes out to the end of the Talon Trail and the second intersection with the South Talon Trail and does a counterclockwise loop on South Talon. The course returns on Talon Trail to the first junction with Sundance Trail and returns on Sundance Trail to the trailhead finish. This course will have aid stations at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon junctions.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 5K course goes out Talon Trail to Sundance Trail at about 1.4 miles and returns to the Limekiln Trailhead on Sundance, Turkey Trot Trail and Talon. This is a loop course with one water stop at the Talon/Sundance junction.

Pikes Peak Ascent Qualifier

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K is a qualifying race for the 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent.  To qualify a runner must finish the 25K within the cut off time of 2.5 times the overall male and female finish times, respectively, winner's time.

For example, if the male winner finishes the 25K in 2 hours, male finishers need to finish the 25K within 5 hours to qualify for the Pikes Peak Ascent.  If the female winner finishes the 25K in 2 hours and 30 minutes, female finishers need to finish within 6 hours and 15 minutes to qualify for the Pikes Peak Ascent.

Dixon Trail Work for The Cheyenne Mountain Run

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K will go to the top of Cheyenne Mountain and back.  This is possible because of great trail work by several organizations and volunteers.

All profits from The Cheyenne Mountain Run will be used to fund trail projects and other park programs.

Place
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO US 80926
25K Course Map
10K Course Map
5K Course Map
State Park Duo

Run the Canon at Castlewood Canyon State Park on Sept 11th, 2022 and then the mountain at Cheyenne Mountains State Park on Oct 8th, 2022 at reduced fees. Pricing for the DUO State Park Series Coming Soon.

Same Day Race Day Registration

Day of registration will be available until 8:30 am the day of the race. 

5K - $35
10K - $65
25K - $100

Note that race day registration fees are more expensive than pre-registration fees, thus register early and save some bucks.

Awards

The awards breakout for The Cheyenne Mountain Run is as follows.

5K:
Top 3 Overall (men and women)
Top 1 Age Group (men and women)
Age Groups are: 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

10K:
Top 3 Overall (men and women)
Top 1 Age Group (men and women)
Age Groups are: 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

25K
Top 3 Overall (men and women)
Top 1 Age Group (men and women)
Age Groups are: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

For all distances, the Top 3 Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.

25K Finisher Medal

All finishers of The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K will receive a "I Conquered the Mountain" medal.

$15 Dollar Colorado Running Company gift card

Top finishers in each age group will be awarded a $15.00 gift card to The Colorado Running Company.

 

 

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup is from noon - 2:30 PM on Friday, Oct 7th, at the Visitor's Center in Cheyenne Mountain State Park.  You can also pickup your packet on race morning starting at 7:30 AM.

Registration Limits

The 25K course has a limit of 400 registrations.  The limit is due to the two-way traffic on the narrow and steep sections of the Dixon trail.  There is no limit on the 5K or 10K courses.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://friendsofcmsp.org/?page_id=957.

Race Timing

Race Timing is provided by the Pikes Peak Road Runners.  The race is chipped timed.  There will be timing at the start and finish, and one on-course split time on the 25K course, located along the loop at the top of the course.  Results will be posted online during the duration of the races at this link.

Discount Rates For Our Out-of-town Guests

Discount rates are available at Kinship Landing, one of our newest Boutique Hotels located in downtown Colorado Springs.

Discount can be used for the dates of October 7-11th, 2022. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Use promo-code “RUNRUN22” and it will auto populate the rate.

Kinship Landing
415 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (719) 203-9309
Email: hello@kinshiplanding.com

https://www.kinshiplanding.com/

Race Contact Info
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Dixon Level
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