Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. President Ron Ilgen explains the new starting format for the 2015 Pikes Peak Ascent. The two-wave start is out. All 1,800 runners in the Ascent and Marathon will be seeded by time, with staggered waves of 100-150 runners rolling out every minute or so beginning at 7 a.m. The change should help ease crowding on narrow trails early in the race.
Race registration begins at 8 a.m. MDT, March 18 for the Triple Crown of Running, including the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run, the Summer Roundup Trail Run and the Pikes Peak Ascent and/or Marathon. Registration for just the marathon starts at noon, with registration for just the Ascent starting at 12:30 p.m.
This year marks the 60th running of the Pikes Peak Marathon and the fields are expected to fill quickly.
Check out pikespeakmarathon.org for more info.