The Cheyenne Mountain Run

Sat October 10, 2020 Colorado Springs, CO US 80926 Directions
Events

5K

$25 9:30AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 9, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT

10K

$45 9:15AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after September 9, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT

25K

$60 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT
439 spots left. Price increases after September 9, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT

State Park Triple Series (Raptor Run; Dam Run; Cheyenne Mtn Run)

$99 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Registration ends September 11, 2020 at 8:00pm MDT

State Park Duo Series - Short (Dam Run 5K; Cheyenne Mtn Run 5K)

$50 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT

State Park Duo Series - Medium (Dam Run 10K; Cheyenne Mtn Run 10K)

$80 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT

State Park Duo Series - Long (Dam Run 10K; Cheyenne Mtn Run 25K)

$95 9:00AM MDT - 3:30PM MDT
439 spots left. Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT
Description

The Cheyenne Mountain Run on October 10, 2020 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.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K will start at 9:00 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 Tail 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 Top of the Mountain Trail and runners will reach an elevation of about 9,350 feet and complete a clockwise loop that returns to the lower junction of the Dixon Trail and the Top of the Mountain 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 3,350 feet over the 25K distance. Because this is a mostly an out and 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 mile miles from the start. This point is where the trail increases in steepness and elevation gain. Our top of the mountain split time will be recorded at the top of the Dixon Trail and we will have an aid station there also. The top of Dixon split timing station and aid 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 will start at 9:15 AM at the Limekiln trailhead. The course goes out Talon Trail to 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 to the trailhead finish. This course will have aid stations at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon junctions.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run 5K will start at 9:30 AM at the Limekiln trailhead. The course goes out Talon Trail to Sundance Trail at about 1.5 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 2021 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.

State Park Duo Series - Run the Canyon then the Mountain!

Want to double your running experience at Colorado state parks?  Here's how...

Presenting the State Park Duo Series - “Run the Canyon, then the Mountain”.  Two exciting races to experience for a reduced price.

  • The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon - Sept 20th - Castlewood Canyon State Park - 5K and 10K.
      For more info on this race, see https://www.castlewoodfriends.org/dam-run
  • The Cheyenne Mountain Run - Oct 10th - Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 5K, 10K and 25K

In addition to the challenging course and beautiful scenery at The Cheyenne Mountain Run, challenge yourself with another trail run at Castlewood Canyon State Park.  Castlewood Canyon is a hidden treasure for hikers and trail runners.The Park is a Colorado Natural Area providing abundant wildlife, plant, and geologic viewing opportunities. The theme of the Run, a surprising remnant of local history, is on display at the ruins of Castlewood Dam. This historic dam burst during a storm in 1933, sending a wave of water flooding into Denver.  Runners participating in the 10K run will pass this unexpected window to the past, as well as the historic Lucas Homestead site.

This is a GREAT opportunity to support both Friends of CMSP and Friends of CCSP!  Receive a special commemorative gift if you participate and finish both races!  Register for both runs today and receive one of the following discounted combo pricing:

Short Series: The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 5K and the Cheyenne Mountain 5K Run
Present to August 15th:  $50 for both runs
After Aug 15th to September 19th:  $55 for both runs

Medium Series: The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 10K and the Cheyenne Mountain 10K Run
Present to August 15th:  $80 for both runs
After Aug 15th to September 19th:  $100 for both runs

Long Series: The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 10K and the Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K
Present to August 15th:  $95 for both runs
After August 15th to September 19th:  $115 for both runs

State Park Triple Series (Run the Plains, Run the Canyon, Run the Mountain)

Presenting the second Colorado State Park Run Series- “Run the Plains, then into the Canyon, and finish with the Mountain”. Three exciting races to experience for a reduced price.

  • The Raptor Run – September 12th – Barr Lake State Park – 5k (http://www.runningguru.com/E/raptorrun2020)
  • The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon - Sept 20th - Castlewood Canyon State Park - 10k
  • The Cheyenne Mountain Run - Oct 10th - Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 10k

In addition to the natural beauty experienced while running at Barr Lake, continue your season with the Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon and finish the season with the challenge of a trail run at the Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Sign up now for the Barr Lake 5k, the Castlewood Canyon 10k and the Cheyenne Mountain 10k, all for a reduced price of only $99! That’s a 25% reduction in price over registering for each individual run.

This is a GREAT opportunity to support both Friends organizations at all three front ranger state parks! Receive a special commemorative gift if you participate and finish all three runs!

Register for the three-run combinations today at the following discounted combo pricing:

Barr Lake Raptor Run 5k, Cheyenne Mountain 10k Run and The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon 10k

Present to September 11th: $99 for all three runs

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 develop and maintain the trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

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

5K - $35
10K - $55
25K - $80

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.

The Cheyenne Mountain Run Gift Certificates provided by Trails End Taproom

Gift Certificate Awards

The Trails End Taproom will provide Gift Certificates for The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K, 10K & 5K races.

  • $50 - 1st Place Men’s & 1st Place Women’s
  • $25 - 2nd Place Men’s & 2nd Place Women’s
  • $10 – 3rd Place Men’s & 3rd Place Women’s
Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup is from noon - 2:30 PM on Friday, Oct 9th, 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 Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Dixon Level
Talon Level
Sundance Level
In-Kind Sponsors
Dixon Level
Talon Level
Sundance Level
In-Kind Sponsors

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