Because the Ascent and Marathon are so unique and so physically demanding when compared to other half-marathons or marathons, all runners must first complete a qualifying event before registering. See the Qualifications FAQ for details.
During registration, runners who have not completed either the Pikes Peak Ascent, Marathon, or BTMR in the past 3 years will need to provide four pieces of information: The name of the event, the year it occurred, the time you completed it in (gun or chip times are okay), and a link (URL) to the results page. Runners who have completed one of the Pikes Peak events in the past 3 years just need to check the box on the qualification portion of the registration form that indicates that they are a recent Pikes Peak veteran.
If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed, you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You will not be moved to another race, nor will you be allowed to transfer your entry to another person. This is a very expensive mistake so please avoid it.
No refunds will be issued for any reason with the sole exception of Deployed Active Duty Military personnel in appreciation of their sacrifice.
Registration transfers are not accepted or permitted. If you are caught running with another runner’s number, you and the person who supplied the number will be disqualified and banned from future races.
Entries are valid for the current year only and can not be deferred or rolled over.
Pikes Peak Ascent: 1,800 runners
Pikes Peak Marathon: 800 runners
Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and a permittee of the Pike National Forest. Entry limits are set by the Forest Service and are for the runners on the course, not registered runners.
Only Peak Veterans who have completed the Pikes Peak Ascent or Pikes Peak Marathon in the past 3 years (2014+) may register for both the Ascent and Marathon (known as "Doubling"). Doublers will be charged an additional $50. This fee is intended to discourage runners from signing up for the double. Due to the US Forest Service imposed entry limits and the fact that the race sells out each year, every doubler takes up a slot that would otherwise be used by another person. The fee will also cover the cost of the Pikes Peak Doublers apparel that all doublers will receive this year.
To register for the Double, you must register for both races at the same time.
If you are a Pikes Peak overall race winner from any year, 2017 top 10 overall / top 5 masters, 2017 1st place age-group winner, 2017 TCR Series top 5 overall / top 5 masters, or you are seeking a competitive entry, please see the Award/Competitive Entry Registration page.
The qualifications listed below are a summary. Be sure to read the qualification requirements that pertain to the race that you wish to enter on the qualifications page .
To qualify, you must be a Peak Veteran who has completed the Pikes Peak Ascent or Pikes Peak Marathon in the past 3 years, or have completed a half-marathon in under 2:25:00 or a marathon in under 6:00:00 in the past 2 years. Your qualifying time will be used to determin your starting wave.
Notice to folks wishing to double (enter both the Ascent and Marathon): Only Peak Veterans who have completed either the Pikes Peak Ascent or Pikes Peak Marathon in the past 3 years (2015+) may register for both races. Doublers will be charged an additional $50.-->
The qualifications listed below are a summary. Make sure you have read the qualification requirements that pertain to the race that you wish to enter on the qualifications page. Your qualifying time will be used to determin your starting wave.
To qualify, you must be a Peak Veteran who has completed the Pikes Peak Ascent in under 6:15:00 or Pikes Peak Marathon in the past 3 years, or have completed a marathon in under 6:00:00 in the past 2 years.
Notice to folks wishing to double (enter both the Ascent and Marathon): Only Peak Veterans who have completed either the Pikes Peak Ascent or Pikes Peak Marathon in the past 3 years (2015+) may register for both races. Doublers will be charged an additional $50.
2018 PPM Qualification Change:
For the 2018 race, the qualifications for Pikes Peak Veterans will change. Starting in 2018, runners using the Pikes Peak Ascent as their qualifier must have completed the Ascent in under 6:15:00.
When you register for the Ascent and/or Marathon, you will also have the option to register for the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile and/or the Summer RoundUp Trail Run Half Marathon at the same time. Completing the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile, the Summer Round Up Half Marathon and either the Ascent or Marathon will automatically enter you into the Triple Crown Series.
For those runners wishing to use the 2018 TCR Races as their qualifier, carefully read the qualification requirements first to make sure you fully understand what you are signing up for and then simply follow the link for the Ascent above. In the qualification section of the registration form, simply indicate that you want to use the TCR Series as your qualifier, and make sure you select the option to register for BOTH the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile and Summer Round Up when prompted.
Unless you are using the TCR Races as your qualifier, your Ascent or Marathon entry WILL NOT be pulled if you elect to also register for the additional reaces during your PPA/PPM registation and subsequently cannot participate in the one of the earlier races.