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Seth DeMoor and Brittany Charboneau win the Pikes Peak Marathon

Brittany Charboneau wins the Pikes Peak Marathon women's race.By Tim…Continue

Tags: race, mountain, covid-19, trail, marathon

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 23, 2020.

State senator Pete Lee used to run Pikes Peak, now he volunteers

By Bob Stephens, for Pikes Peak Marathon, IncA familiar face was among the…Continue

Tags: marathon, Peak, Pikes, running

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 27, 2019.

Kilian Jornet runs away with marathon title, but record eludes him

Pikes Peak Marathon race director Ron Ilgen and the 2019 champion Kilian…Continue

Tags: Kilian, Jornet, marathon, Peak, Pikes

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 25, 2019.

Switzerland’s Maude Mathys blazes new Pikes Peak Marathon women's record

Maude Mathys hits the finish line in Manitou Springs. (photo Tim…Continue

Tags: Marathon, Peak, Pikes, running

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 25, 2019.

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Comment by Kirsten Swenson on July 5, 2015 at 6:39pm


I am learning, you are the go-to guy :)

Thanks for all of those. I have done the Incline. LOVE Cheyenne Mtn park! Ute Pass Trail looks like will be the next one. Thanks for that one.

I will not be able to make the Summer Round Up...darn work commitment. Hopefully, next time.

I am probably not ready for the Barr Trail. However, that is one I should consider for training. Garden of the Gods I do a lot....well, lately.

Again, thanks so much for your fantastic help.


Comment by Tim Bergsten on July 5, 2015 at 4:42pm


Google these. Palmer Park, Garden of the Gods, Rampart Range Road, The Incline, Barr Trail, Stratton Open Space, Cheyenne Cañon, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Rampart Range Road. Ute Pass Trail/Longs Ranch Road. Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
Check out the Incline Club runs on Sunday morning. They run trails (some tough runs, but you don't have to do the whole thing). http://www.inclineclub.com/home.htm. You'll meet some awesome runners and cool people. Did you say you are entered in the Summer Roundup? If not, you should just come hang out. There will be 600-plus trail runners there. http://www.summerroundup.com/. Also, the Barr Trail Mountain Race on July 19. This is a tough race - and real mountain race - on Barr Trail. You can enter or check it out, 7 a.m. July 19. It starts near the Cog Railway Station on Ruxton Ave, in Manitou and ends at the Barr Trail Parking lot about a block away. http://barrtrailmountainrace.com/ 

Also, a great way to meet folks is to volunteer. I'm sure the Roundup, Barr Trail and the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent could use some help. Click here http://www.thetcr.com/volunteer.asp and check it out.

I'll be at the Summer Roundup and Barr Trail. Just look for the dork with the cameras hanging around his neck. I'm happy to introduce you to some cool folks.

Comment by Kirsten Swenson on July 5, 2015 at 4:07pm

Hello Road & Trail Runners,

I am one year new to the area, new to trail running, and am looking for some good trails to get ready for my first race in September - the Creede Run at 8800ft. Any suggestion or fellow runners to work with?

Comment by Marc Wulfkuhle on August 3, 2012 at 9:37pm
Hey runners! Looking for content to include in an article I am writing... Something along the lines of the most annoying experiences on a long run. Yes. Almost anything can become annoying at some point but what are some little things that are common to all runners?
Comment by Jill Suarez on January 13, 2012 at 1:59pm
Shes inspiring you that's good !! I love my early a.m running .. Starts the day off right
Comment by Tim Bergsten on January 13, 2012 at 1:22pm

Jill, I wake up, I ask "Who needs coffee?" And the answer is always me! Now the new here is that my 17-year-old daughter Laurel, has crawled out of bed at 5:30 a.m. each day this week and demanded that I take her to the gym. So we've been doing planks and lifting a few weights and riding the spin machines ... after I have a cup of coffee, that is. :)

Comment by Jill Suarez on January 13, 2012 at 11:39am
It's fun getting up early to run .. Waking up and saying who needs coffee!!
Comment by Randi Hitchcock on January 13, 2012 at 9:41am

PM, sorry I'm not THAT crazy to get up so early!

Comment by Randi Hitchcock on January 13, 2012 at 9:39am

Wanted: Running Partner! Need motivation!!! lol I am a west sider and live in Ivywild. I do both road and trail but I am mainly looking to run from 4:15-5:15 on Tue/Thurs in Stratton Open Space near Cheyenne Mtn HS. I'm slower right now cause I've been slacking so, I think I'm around a 9-10 minute mile. I just want to run for fun, not training. Women preferably or a group of people would be cool too! I'll be at the UpaDowna.com Waldo hike this Sunday if anyone wants to meetup!

Comment by Jennifer Stock on October 11, 2011 at 4:32pm
Hi Troy,
Welcome to the area. A group runs out of Trinity Brewing Co. located on Garden of the Gods Road at 6:00 pm Mondays. The longer route is an 8 mile run to Garden of the Gods and around the main loop.

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