Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon 2018
The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, one of America’s greatest races, of any kind, will redefine what you call running. Starting in Manitou Springs, Colorado, the first leg has you heading in the direction “up”. During the next 10 miles you gain almost 6,000 vertical feet. For the last three miles, with still over 2,000 feet of vertical to go, you’ll realize where the Marathon got it’s moniker – “America’s Ultimate Challenge”. A race for the serious runner, not to be missed!
The Pikes Peak Ascent is all up on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The Pikes Peak Marathon is up and down on Sunday, August 19, 2019. For those that do both the Ascent and the Marathon, you have the distinct honor of being a “doubler”.
Need a place to stay while training for the Ascent and Marathon? Or a place to come “home” to and relax and recover after the race? Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is the place for you! Just 10 minutes from Manitou Springs, with beautiful mountain views, you can soak in our outdoor hot tub to relieve those aches and pains, chill on the back terrace with a cold one, and refuel with our 3-course gourmet breakfasts. Check our Availability Calendar and stay in our Cabin, Cottage, or Bed and Breakfast Lodge.