The Two Shoes Trek Challenge / Hybrid / The Greenest Race in Town

Sat September 4 - Sat September 11, 2021 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 US
Events

Virtual Only / 5-mile 10-mile 15-mile

$15 Registration ends September 3, 2021 at 8:00pm MDT

Live Event + Virtual Event

$30 09/04 - 09/11 7:00AM MDT - 11:59PM MDT
137 spots left. Registration ends September 10, 2021 at 8:00pm MDT
Description

Pikes Peak Road Runners (PPRR) and the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) have collaborated again to bring a unique challenge in 2021; in place of the long-running American Discovery Trail races, participate in a new hybrid challenge! The two organizations have worked together for years to hold the ADT Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k races, where all proceeds were given back to our community. We are dedicated to trail stewardship and community running events striving to make the Pikes Peak Region a great place to live and be active as a family. Please help continue this community-based effort by running a unique challenge and contributing to our important community cause. 

PPRR was informed early in 2020 that the City of Colorado Springs would not be allowing any events to take place in America the Beautiful Park due to the construction of the Olympic museum and pedestrian bridge. We immediately started searching for new venues to hold a quality event. COVID-19 then gripped the world and instead of canceling the ADT races all together, we reimagined what racing to benefit our community could look like in 2020, creating the Two Shoes Trek Challenge / 2020 Virtual. 

The Two Shoes Trek Challenge has evolved for 2021 to include a live event which will take place in El Paso County’s Fox Run Regional Park. Along with the Fox Run event, a virtual event will take place in two City Parks, Monument Valley Park and Palmer Park, creating the Two Shoes Trek Challenge 2021 Hybrid.

This event showcases several county and city trails throughout our unique and beautiful landscape. Participants will run a 5-mile, 10-mile, or 15-mile course virtually on September 4, 5, or 6 in either Monument Valley Park or Palmer Park.  The following weekend a live event will be held in Fox Run Regional Park. Participants will have the opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, or 30k. All proceeds from these events will go directly back into the Colorado Springs community for park and trail maintenance and to help PPRR with its mission of cultivating health and fitness in the Pikes Peak region through a community of runners and friends.

All donations will be split between El Paso County Parks, Trails and Open Space Coalition and Pikes Peak Road Runners.

Monument Valley Park / Palmer Park / THE VIRTUAL EVENT

**A registrant for the LIVE event, is automatically entered into the VIRTUAL event.**

**Please "Keep it Green" by utilizing all public waste facilities and leaving no trace. The City Parks and all of us within the community of Colorado Springs appreciate your efforts. Thank you!**

Participants must register to participate in the virtual challenge by Friday, September 3 at 8:00 pm mt. 72 hours will be given to participate in the virtual 5-mile , 10-mile, or 15-mile virtual event. This will take place over the Labor Day weekend, September 4, 5, and 6. (Participants must observe all posted park hours.) Note: Detailed start locations, course maps, and finish locations will be provided to each participant via email, packet pickup and the PPRR website.

For example, a participant who signs up for the Two Shoes 5 mile would complete the 5 mile course in Monument Valley Park or Palmer Park on Saturday, September 4,  Sunday, September 5, or Monday, September 6. This participant would submit their results to PPRR that weekend (see “Submit Your Results” below for details). 

 

PICK A PARK / ROUTE

 

Choose a city park and course to complete the 5 mile, 10 mile, or 15 mile. Note: The 15-mile is comprised of a combination of ANY 5-mile course and ANY 10-mile course. 

 

Monument Valley Park 

5m Paper route

5m Strava segment

5m Strava route

 

10m Paper route

10m Strava segment

10m Strava route

 

Palmer Park Regional Park

5m Paper route

5m Strava segment

5m Strava route

 

10m Paper route

10m Strava segment

10m Strava route

 

SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS

Submit your results to an online Google form. The link to the form can be found here soon and will be emailed out to all participants. All results will be posted on the PPRR website and will be based on an honor system. You will not need to provide any proof of your time; however, you can submit Strava, Garmin, and FitBit, etc. activities if you choose to do so. 

 

Fox Run Regional Park / THE LIVE EVENT

** Entries are limited to 150 participants. **

** All events, 5k, 10k, and 30k will start at 7am. **

El Paso County Parks is celebrating 50 years! Happy Birthday! Please donate and visit their site. 

** Please keep it Green by utilizing all public waste facilities and leaving no trace. The El Paso County Parks Department and all of us within the community of The Pikes Peak Region appreciate your efforts. Thank you! **

** This race will be CUPLESS to focus on a GREEN event that will not impact our parks and environment while still enjoying a fun event. Please bring a water bottle, use the provided collapsible cups, or hydration device for your personal use. **

Participants must register to participate in the live challenge by Friday, September 10 at 8:00 PM MT. The event will take place September 11, 2021 starting at 7am. Participants will choose from a 5k, 10k, or 30k! There will be one 5k course. The 10k will be two loops of the 5k course and the 30k will be six loops of the 5k course. PPRR will provide 1 aid station at the start/finish with limited food, hydration and shaded seating. Please bring your own snacks if you have special nutritional needs and your own chair to rest between loops, if needed. 

Fox Run Regional Park Directions

 

5K and 10K Paper Route 

5K Strava segment 

5K Strava route 

10K Strava segment 

10K Strava Route 

Awards will be given out as noted below for the live event: 

Top 3 male 

Top 3 female

Top male master 40+ (not included in top 3 male)

Top female master 40+ (not included in top 3 female)

Some truly great items will be given out to the winners, including PPRR memberships, TOSC memberships, PPRR shirts, hats, and stickers, and TOSC swag! 

**!!Submit Photos!!**

For a fun way to get to know the parks, participants are encouraged to track down landmarks based on hints provided by our race organizers.  Take pictures of the landmarks (or selfies with them). The pictures can either be taken during your event, after your event, or before your event. We hope this encourages participants to explore our parks and trails and possibly learn a bit of history and/or information about the region. 

Some landmarks to look for can be found here

You do not need to find the exact landmarks. Take pictures of anything you find to be interesting or beautiful. The door is wide open! Have fun with submitting photos. 

Please post pictures to The Two Shoes Trek Challenge Facebook Page with the following hashtag, #twoshoestrekchallenge or email them to the race directors at: twoshoesracedirs@pprrun.org

Packet Pick-Up

Details on packet pick-up will be posted soon and well before the event begins. Thank you for your patience. 

 

The Cool Stuff: SWAG.. Boco Gear Two Shoes Trek Challenge hat!

Fun hat with the added TOSC logo. Great for running or just sporting around town. Ten bucks! Who in their right mind would offer this for ten bucks! This is an optional purchase available for the live event participants only. 

If you are a Pikes Peak Road Runner member, you will receive a $5 discount for the race. Please visit this link become a PPRR member and enjoy the benefits of joining PPRR.

All the stuff we have to tell you about.... Please read.

City of Colorado Springs Parks Rules and Regulations – Public Health Guidance

Do not use parks, trails and open spaces if you are exhibiting symptoms.  If you are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to stay home when sick

Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of the parks or trails.  Bring hand sanitizer with you to clean your hands if soap and water are not available.

Users may find public restrooms closed.  Be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.

Bring water or drinks.  Public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used even if operable.

While on trails, warn other users of your presence before you pass, and step aside to let others pass.  Signal your presence with your voice.

Observe the minimum recommended physical social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals.  If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.  Practice it and know what it looks like.

Do not gather in groups of more than 10 or engage in any activity where you cannot maintain at least 6 feet from other people.  This includes activities involving physical contact or sharing or equipment

Do not touch any surfaces that are likely to be touched by other people.  Park staff is applying extra disinfectant weekly to playground equipment, but the safest thing is to refrain from touching these surfaces.  That said, the City also asks that you understand that outdoor play is important for children especially at times like this.  So if you take your kids to a playground, consider wiping down equipment with disinfectant wipes before and after use.  Of course kids should also clean their hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

Bring a suitable trash bag.  Leave no trace, take everything out to protect park workers.

During this virtual event, there will be no medical personnel, no course marshals, and no water stations – so please plan accordingly.

Absolutely NO Refunds.

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