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The Colorado Springs Half Marathon & 5K Presented by: Penrose-St. Francis
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO
About This Activity
The Colorado Springs Half Marathon & 5k Presented by: Penrose-St. Francis is a loop course beginning & ending at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The course will showcase the city of Colorado Springs taking runners on Wood, Cascade, Plate Ave, through America the Beautiful Park, Monument Valley Park, around Memorial Park, by the Olympic Training Center & through downtown. A 5K run/walk is available for our shorter distance runners. This family friendly inaugural race will attract national attention as a premiere half marathon in Colorado.
Location: The Colorado Springs Half Marathon will be held at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Coming into Colorado Springs from the north on I-25 exit Uintah St east and take a right on Nevada Ave. Coming from the south on I-25 exit Nevada/Tejon exit north on Nevada Ave. Acacia Park is at the corner of Nevada and Platte Ave. There is garage parking at the corner of Nevada Ave and Kiowa St or Nevada Ave and Colorado Ave for one dollar.
Packet Pick Up: September 26th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm and 27th from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Penrose hospital, and on location for race day pick up starting at 6:00am COME EARLY!
Course - Half Marathon: Beginning and ending in Acacia Park, the half marathon will head south on Tejon St, west on Colorado Ave and drop into America the Beautiful Park. From there the route will head north on the Greenway Trail through Monument Valley Park. The Greenway Trail is approximately 10 feet wide, cement for the first mile and hard pack pea gravel for the last 2 miles. The route runs the length of Monument Valley Park and enters the Old North End neighborhood, winding along Wood Ave, down Cascade Ave, through Colorado College and back into downtown. Racers will see family and friends again in Acacia Park as they head east on Platte Ave. Racers will circle by the Olympic Training Center, into Monument Valley Park past the Velodrome, around Prospect Lake, past the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial and back on Platte Ave for a straight, fast finish into Acacia Park.
Course - 5K: The 5K will start 30 minutes following the start of the half marathon. The 5K route is the same as the half marathon route for the first 2.3 miles. Soon after entering Monument Valley park 5K runners will take a right off the trail and onto Monument Street. Monument Street will take runners up a short, uphill section onto Cascade Ave where they will merge with half marathon runners and end in Acacia Park. Note, half marathon runners will continue running past Acacia Park for the second half of their race. Even with a start time 30 minutes after the half marathon start, 5K runners should be back to Acacia Park in time to cheer on family and friends while they finish their half marathon.
Aid Stations: Six aid stations with water, Gatorade, oranges and bananas will be approximately every 2 miles. There will be a mix of flush bathrooms and porta potties available in each of the four parks along the route.
$59 Through June 15
$69 June 16 - July 31
$79 August 1 - August 31
$89 September 1- September 26
$109 September 27-28 (packet pickup-race day)
$20 Through July 31 $25 August 1 - August 31
$30 September 1- September 26
$35 September 27-28 (packet pickup-race day)
Registration: All registration except registration during packet pickup and race day will done online through Active.com A small online registration fee will be added. Registration on September 27th will be done during packet pickup, location to be determined. Race day registration will begin at 6:00am at Acacia Park in Colorado Springs, no additional fee will be added to September 27-28 registration.
T-shirts/Medals: All participants will receive a technical t-shirt and medals for finishers. NOTE: if you sign up after September 14th you will have to pick up your shirt from a local running company between October 7th-11th (location to be determined). We will mail shirts to participants outside of the Colorado Springs area upon request.
Course Surface: This is a fast course with a few small hills. For elevation and course route click on Race Map above. Mile 1 is on wide city streets. Mile 2 is on 10 foot wide cement pathway with one sharp turn. Miles 3-4 is on 10 foot wide hardpack pea gravel. The remainder of the race is on is on city streets.
Timing: The Colorado Springs Half Marathon will be chip timed with race results posted soon after the race.