COVID-19, Parking, & Rules

COVID-19 Updates

We will follow El Paso County and Colorado Parks and Wildlife protocol at race time. At this time there are no limiting guidelines in place.

Parking/Directions:

Parking for runners will start at 7:30 AM.  Please arrive early to provide enough time to be race ready at 9:00 AM.

Parking at Cheyenne Mountain State Park is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

Directions to CMSP:  From I-25, take exit 135 and drive West on S Academy past Pikes Peak Community College.  Turn left (South) and merge on to Hwy 115.  Turn right at the first stop light onto JL Ranch Heights/AKA State Park Road.  (Across from Ft Carson Gate #1)

Directions by Google

Rules:

  • The 25k will be limited to 400 registrations.
  • For 25K runners: A cutoff time of 10:45AM for to reach the Dixon Saddle will be implemented.  All runners must cross the chip timing station. The chip timing aide station  will close at 1:00 PM.  The finish line timing station will close at 3:30 PM.   
    Assigned race bibs are not transferable and must be worn in plain view on the front of your body.
  • No strollers, bikes, roller blades, skateboards, etc.
  • No animals are permitted on the course.  Animals are allowed in the parking lot, as long as they are on a leash.
  • Poles and walking sticks not allowed.
  • Due to the narrow trail, please step out of the way of competitors if you have to stop. Down hill runners, have the right of way.
  • Do not walk or run abreast in pairs or groups when it will impede others, especially on the Dixon Trail.
  • All trash must be disposed of at water stations/start-finish line.
  • Use of earbuds or headphones not permitted.
  • No refunds will be provided.

Grounds for Disqualification:

  • Using a race bib assigned to another runner.
  • Un-sportsman like conduct.
  • Verbally abusing any other participant or volunteer.
  • Failing to comply with directives of Race Officials.
  • Cutting the course.
  • Throwing trash in the park.