The Cheyenne Mountain Run – Oct 20, 2018
Half Marathon: Start Time 10:00 AM
The CMR will FINALLY give you the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty all the way to the top of the Cheyenne Mountain! With the half marathon this will be the very first trail race to the top of the mountain.
Update as of September 7th, 2018 – After tremendous trail work this summer, the half marathon race will be changed to 13.6 miles. Starting elevation at Limekiln parking lot is 6,060’ and the turn around elevation is 8,810’. Therefore approximately 2,750 gain and loss. The race has been lengthened some to accommodate an accessible turn around point and an aide station on top of Cheyenne Mountain. The turnaround at the top of Cheyenne Mountain is remote and access is limited by a very rough 4 wheel drive road that is not open to the public.
The longer race will start will start at the Limekiln parking lot west of the entrance to the state park and entrance fee gate. The race course heads west on the Talon Trail, turns onto North Talon and at about 3.3 miles onto the Dixon Trail. The Dixon Trail continues for about 3.5 miles on a single track and gains about 2,000 feet of elevation on the way to the turnaround. The upper portions of the Dixon Trail are the most difficult and the trail has steep and rocky sections. The total uphill distance is approximately 6.8 miles. The downhill portion of the race returns on the same course to the Limekiln Trailhead start and finish line.
Due to the safety of both runners and volunteers, a CUT-OFF TIME of 1 PM to reach the turnaround around will be instituted. The timing station will be closed at 1:00 PM participants who have not reached the station by this time will be direct by course marshals to turnaround and head back down the trail.
Water stop locations: 1. Talon/Sundance juncture 2. Talon/N Talon juncture 3. Lower Dixon Tail 4.Turn around point on Dixon Trail. Runners are encouraged to carry their own water and be prepared for weather changes. Course will be out and back. The only access to runners will be back down the Dixon Trail and returning to the Limekiln parking lot.
The safety of our participants and volunteers is our highest priority!
“Half Marathon map coming soon”
3M+/- Trail Run: Start Time 10:15 AM
From the Limekiln parking lot it will follow the Talon trail to the Sundance trail junction at about 1.5 miles. The 3 Mile race will turn right onto the Sundance trail and return to the finish at the Limekiln trailhead. This is a loop course with one water stop at the Talon/ Sundance junction.