Race Info > Registration

Registration opens March 11th at 8:00AM MST

See below for details.

Registration

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. During registration, you 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. See the Qualifications FAQ for details.

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.

Refunds, Switches, Number Transfers, and Deferrals

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.

Entry Limits

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.

Doublers

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.

Award and Competitive Entries

If you are a Pikes Peak overall race winner from any year, 2016 top 10 overall / top 5 masters, 2016 1st place age-group winner, 2016 TCR Series top 5 overall / top 5 masters, or you are seeking a competitive entry, please see the Award/Competitive Entry Registration page.

Pikes Peak Ascent: Aug 19th 7:00AM — $160

For 2017, runners will once again be assigned to a starting wave based on their qualification time.

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.

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 (2014+) may register for both races. Doublers will be charged an additional $50.

Pikes Peak Marathon: Aug 20st 7:00AM — $200

For 2017, runners will be assigned to a starting wave based on their qualification time.

Summit Cutoff Time Change:For 2017, the cutoff time at the summit will be six hours (6:00:00) after your assigned wave start time!

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.

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 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 (2014+) 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 6:00:00.

Triple Crown of Running Series — $240->280

When you register for the Ascent and/or Marathon, you will also have the option to register for the Garden of the Gods 10M and/or the Summer RoundUp Trail Run at the same time. Completing the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile, the Summer Round Up 12k and either the Ascent or Marathon will automatically enter you into the Triple Crown Series.

For those runners wishing to use the 2017 Garden of the Gods 10 Mile race as their qualifier, simply follow the link for the Ascent above. In the qualification section, simply indicate that you want to use the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile 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 Garden of the Gods 10 Mile race as your qualifier, your Ascent or Marathon entries 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