Saturday, October 2, 2021 • Colorado Springs, CO • Course Map
Take a high-altitude run through the streets of this more-than-a-mile-high city about an hour’s drive south from Denver at the Colorado Springs Marathon, which unfolds here along the foot of the Rocky Mountains and features stretches along creekside trails as well as downtown city streets here in the home of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Runners will start the out-and-back course for the half marathon next to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in the heart of downtown. From there, the course heads north, then west toward America the Beautiful Park.
You’ll ran all the way around the park before making your way onto the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, a 15-ft.-wide paved and gravel trail that runs alongside Monument Creek.
This stretch features some of the most scenic of the race, as you’ll make your way along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. You’ll stay on the trail for the next two miles as you make your way through Monument Valley Park, and then continue north along the trail through Boddington Park and turning around near Garden of the Gods Road.
The final stretch of the race brings runners back south along the trail, then retracing their steps toward the finish line at the museum.
Runners will have 6 1/2 hours to complete the half marathon, and the half marathon awards ceremony is set to begin at 10:00 AM.
All photos courtesy Colorado Springs Marathon
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled at just over 6,000 feet along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, about 60 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs typically sees cool to mild and usually dry weather in October, when temperatures average between the mid-30s to the high 60s.
On race day (Oct. 2), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 68ºF.
- 2020 Colorado Springs Half Marathon Results (Virtual)
- 2019 Colorado Springs Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Colorado Springs Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Colorado Springs Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Colorado Springs Half Marathon Results
- $60 – $100 for the half marathon
- $70 – $115 for the full marathon
- $30 – $45 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the fall 2021 running of the Colorado Springs Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or Kids K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
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