The Cheyenne Mountain Run Oct 7, 2023
25K: Start Time 9:00 AM
The Cheyenne Mountain Run on October 7, 2023 will feature three trail races, a 25K to the top of Cheyenne Mountain for the more advanced trail runner, a 10K for experienced runners and a 5K trail run for all to enjoy.
The Cheyenne Mountain Run 25K will start at 9:00 at the Limekiln Trailhead at an elevation of +/- 6,000 feet and follows the Talon and North Talon Trails to the start of the Dixon Trail. Runners will follow the Dixon Tail to the top meadow and will turn left and continue to the top of the Dixon Trail. At that point the course continues on Mountain Loop Trail and runners will reach an elevation of about +/- 9,400 feet and complete a clockwise loop that returns to the lower junction of the Dixon Trail and the Mountain Loop Trail. Runners will continue down the Dixon Trail and return to the Limekiln Trailhead finish line on North Talon and Talon Trails. Total elevation gain and loss will be about 3,350 feet over the 25K distance. Because this is a mostly out an back course and the Dixon Trail is mostly single track, hiking poles will not be allowed.
Due to the safety of both runners and volunteers we will have a CUT OFF TIME of 10:45 AM at the Dixon saddle on the way up. This is at the 2.5 mile mark on the Dixon Trail and about 5.8 mile miles from the start. This point is where the trail increases in steepness and elevation gain. Our top of the mountain split time will be recorded at the top of the Dixon Trail and we will have an aid station there also. The top of Dixon split timing station and aid station will close at 1:00 PM.
In addition to the water stop at the top of the Dixon Trail there will be water stops at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon junctures and one just up the lower section of the Dixon Trail. From the lower Dixon Trail water stop to the top of the Dixon Trail aid station runners will need to carry their own hydration and be prepared for weather changes. We will have course marshals and communication methods but there won’t be a way off the top other than coming back down the race course to the Limekiln Trailhead. The finish line timing station will close at 3:30 PM.
The safety of our participants and volunteers is our highest priority!
10K: Start Time 9:00 AM
The Cheyenne Mountain Run 10K will start at 9:00 AM at the Limekiln trailhead. The course goes out Talon Trail to South Talon Trail and does a counterclockwise loop on South Talon. The course returns on Talon Trail to the first junction with Sundance Trail and returns to the trailhead finish. This course will have aid stations at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon junctions.
5K: Start Time 9:00 AM
The Cheyenne Mountain Run/Walk 5K will start at 9:00 AM at the Limekiln trailhead. The course goes out Talon Trail to Sundance Trail at about 1.5 miles and returns to the Limekiln Trailhead on Sundance, Turkey Trot Trail and Talon. This is a loop course with one water stop at the Talon/Sundance junction.
For an interactive elevation profile of the 25K trail (COTREX App) go to this link: https://trails.colorado.gov/routes/72950#activity=hiking