Pikes Peak Ascent

Sat August 22, 2020 Manitou Springs, CO US 80829 Directions
From Manitou Springs to the Summit of Pikes Peak
Entry Options

Ascent

$190 7:00AM MDT - 2:30PM MDT
Sorry! This entry option is full. Registration ends July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT
2020 Pikes Peak Ascent Cancellation

Ascent runners,

We are saddened to announce that this year’s Ascent has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The size and format of this event, a one-way race of 1,800 runners to the top of Pikes Peak with van transportation to the base, drove the decision to cancel it outright. Both the large number of runners and the need for safe transportation off the summit are problematic due to COVID-19 restrictions.  With social distancing requirements, race organizers could not secure enough vans or volunteer drivers to carry runners down safely and in a timely manner. 

As well, with the summit being an active construction site, there simply isn’t sufficient space to protect hundreds of runners as they queue up for the ride back down, especially in adverse weather. The construction also means we cannot allow personal vehicles to travel to the summit to pick up their runners. While organizers considered the option of a 13-mile race halfway to the summit and back down, the trail congestion would have been problematic from a public health standpoint.

These complications unique to the Ascent have tied the Board of Directors hands. With the large number of runners, limited options at the summit, a safe, efficient, and enjoyable event simply isn’t possible.

Due to these circumstances, we are offering currently registered Pikes Peak Ascent runners the following options: 

  1. Defer to 2021: Runners who defer will be granted a no-cost entry into the 2021 event before it opens to the general public. If you have a valid qualifier for 2020, it will be honored for the 2021 event.  
  2. 50/50 Donation and Refund: Half of your entry fee will be refunded, half will be donated to El Paso County Search and Rescue and the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Runners who select this option will be permitted to register for the 2021 event before it opens to the general public. You will also be locked in at the 2020 price. Furthermore, if you have a valid qualifier for 2020, it will still be good for the 2021 event. There will be no need to re-qualify for 2021. 
  3. Full Refund: We will issue a full refund for your registration. Please allow 5-10 days for us to process your refund, and then an additional 5-10 business days for your card provider to show the refund. 

Runners may make a selection by filling out the form below. Runners have until July 1st to make a selection. At that time we will issue a refund for any remaining registrations. 

If you have any questions, please contact the race registrar at registrar@pikespeakmarathon.org

Sincerely,

Ron Ilgen
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Race Director
info@pikespeakmarathon.org 


John Garner
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Race Registrar
registrar@pikespeakmarathon.org

Here Are Your Options:

Runners who defer will be granted a no-cost entry into the 2021 event before it opens to the general public. If you have a valid qualifier for 2020, it will be honored for the 2021 event. 

The 2021 Pikes Peak Ascent is currently scheduled for August 21st, 2021. 

Half of your entry fee will be refunded, half will be donated to El Paso County Search and Rescue and the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Runners who select this option will be permitted to register for the 2021 event before it opens to the general public. You will also be locked in at the 2020 price. Furthermore, if you have a valid qualifier for 2020, it will still be good for the 2021 event. There will be no need to re-qualify for 2021. 

We will issue a full refund for your registration. Please allow 5-10 days for us to process your refund, and then an additional 5-10 business days for your card provider to show the refund. 

Description

Pikes Peak Ascent

13.32 miles and almost 8,000ft of elevation gain. From Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak. A challenge unlike any other! 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://pikespeakmarathon.org/.

Place
Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO US 80829
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