The 2016 U.S. Mountain Running Champion, Joe Gray, captured the overall win, while Sylvia Nordskar, an All-America cross country skier at the University of Denver, dashed to the win in the women's race. Gray finished the 12.6-mile out-and-back course in 1 hour, 30 minutes .02 seconds. Nordskar, running in only her second trail race, clocked 1:57:55.
About 300 runners lined up in front of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway Depot for the 7 a.m. start. The course ascends about 3,630 feet to the turnaround at Barr Camp (10,200 feet).