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Triple Crown of Running













First Woman’s Marathon
In 1959, 29 year-old Arlene Pieper finished the Pikes Peak Marathon becoming the 1st official female finisher of a US marathon. This was 7 years before Roberta Gibb snuck into Boston in 1966 and 8 years before Kathrine Switzer ran Boston as K.V. Switzer in 1967. More.

Registration Note for All Runners
You can NOT sign up for a Wave/Field unless you are qualified for it!
This does not change just because your Wave/Field is full!
This goes both ways: slower runners can NOT sign up for faster
Waves/Fields and faster runners can NOT sign up for slower Waves/Fields.
If you do this you will get pulled from the race and will lose your entry fee!



Peak Veterans - Check Your Qualifications Here!
The qual checker also provides the Active.com links needed to register!



2014 Qualification Changes

  • Due to the fast fill times of the 2013 races we have changed from a 3-year qualification window to a 2-year qualification window. This should impact ~10% of runners as can be seen on the 2013 stats page. (Notice posted in June, 2013.)
  • Those using the TCR Series w Ascent option for unqualified runners where the GOG determines their Wave will have to run less than 2h00m00s in the GOG instead of 2h30m00s. This is because 14 out of 18 (8 out 12 in 2012) of those who ran slower than 2 hours DNFed the Ascent as can be seen on the 2013 Ascent Entries by Qualification Time page. (Notice posted in August, 2013)
  • Those using a 1/2 marathon to enter the Ascent will have to run less than 2h25m00s instead of 2h30m00s. This is because 11 out of 24 (9 out of 23 in 2012) who ran slower than 2h25m DNFed the Ascent as can be seen on the 2013 Ascent Entries by Qualification Time page. (Notice posted in August, 2013)



2014 Entry Status
General Registration:
Ascent Wave 1 - Open, Read Reg Note at top of page then register below
Ascent Wave 2 - Filled in 2d vs 4d in '13, 2w in '12, 5.5w in '11
Marathon Field 1 - Filled in 2d7h vs 1h12m in '13, 3h27m in '12, 1h39m in '11
Marathon Field 2 - Filled in 21h vs 3h13m in '13, 1h01m in '12, 17h in '11

Pikes Peak via the TCR Series Registration:
Series with Ascent Wave 1 - Filled in 3w vs 2.75m in '13 vs 2.75m in '12, 2d in '11
Series w Ascent Wave 2 - Filled in 6d vs 1w3d in '13, 1.5m in '12, 2.5m in '11
Series w Ascent for unqualified runners Wave TBD by GOG10M - Filled 2.75m vs 10w in '13, 8w in '12, 5w in '11, 5w in '10
Series w Marathon Field 1 - Filled in 2.75m vs 2.75 m in '13, 1m in '12, 2.5m in '11 and 2m in '10
Series w Marathon Field 2 - Filled in 2.75m vs 2.75 m in '13, 1m in '12, 2.75m in '11 amd 2.75m in '10

Award/Competitive Entry Registration:
Past Pikes Peak Overall Winner Comp Entry - Open, register here
Pikes Peak Competitive Entry Request - Closed July 18
Pikes Peak 2nd-10th Overall/Top 5 Masters Comps - Closed March 10
Pikes Peak 1st place Age-Group 1/2 Price Entry - Closed March 10
TCR Overall/Overall Masters Comps - Closed March 10
TCR 2nd-5th Overall/2nd-5th Masters 1/2 Price Entry - Closed March 10




2014 Entry Overview

Race Dates
Pikes Peak Ascent: August 16, 2014 (1st Wave - 7:00am, 2nd Wave - 7:30am)
Pikes Peak Marathon: August 17, 2014 (7:00am for both Fields*)

*The Fields in the Marathon are for registration purposes to ensure the race is spread out viturally and to line runners up on race day.


Registration Dates
General registration: Began March 12th

Award entry registration: If you won a 1/2 price or free award entry in 2013 or are an overall race winner from any year see the Award and Competitive Entry page for registration details.

Competitive entry request: If you are seeking a competitive entry see the Award and Competitive Entry page for details.


Entry Fees
Pikes Peak Ascent: $130 + Active.com fees
Pikes Peak Marathon: $130 + Active.com fees
Triple Crown Series Option: As above + $35 for the Garden 10 Mile and $35 for the Summer Roundup 12K


Refunds, Switches, Number Transfers and Deferrals
No refunds will be issued for any reason with the exception of Deployed Active Duty Military personal in appreciation of their sacrifice. However, the military refund only applies to those whose qualifications check out and in the case of TCR Series entries only the Ascent/Marathon portion of the entry will be refunded. Again, just to be clear, no refunds will be issued to anyone who signs up with invalid qualifications or who signs up for the wrong Race/Wave/Field.

We do not switch runners between Races/Waves/Fields. You can switch yourself by signing up and paying again if what you are qualified for is still open.

Number 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 won’t be deferred or rolled over.


Forest Service Logo 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. We overbook the races to account for runners not showing up and therefore do not use Wait Lists.


Age Limit
You must be at least 16 years old on race day to enter the Ascent or Marathon.


Drug Testing
As a participant in the Pikes Peak Ascent and/or Marathon you are subject to drug testing pursuant to USDA standards and procedures, and you acknowledge this notification and your willingness to be so tested.




Registration/Active.com Tips
The following four tips can save you a LOT of headache (and money) when you register:
  1. Double check your qualifications! Peak veterans should use the qualification checker at http://www.skyrunner.com/search/find.asp so there are NO reasons for qualification issues! For Pikes Peak Newbies, or those who have not run the Peak in the last 2 years, see the FAQ at the bottom of this page for questions, examples and common mistakes that get runners pulled from the races.

  2. Be ready! This is a screenshot of an Active.com entry form. This one is for the Ascent Wave 2 but they are all similar. This should make it obvious that you can save time if you have your qualifications (race name, year, time, and a link to your results) ready to go before you register!

  3. Do NOT log into your Active.com account! Accounts can cause server and payment errors because they may be missing data or don’t match your current credit card info. If you get an error during registration (logged in or not), clear your browser’s cache and try again making sure you are not logged in!

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2014 Entry Details

Only Peak veterans who have finished the Ascent or Marathon
in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double)


Pikes Peak Ascent
Pikes Peak Ascent
(Run to the Summit for 13.32 miles, Ride a Car/Van/Bus Down)

Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 1 - 765 spots
Qualifications needed to register for the 1st Wave of the Pikes Peak Ascent:
Peak Veteran of the last 2 years:
- Have run the Pikes Peak Ascent in under 4:15:00 or
- Have run the ascent portion of the Pikes Peak Marathon in under 4:15:00
Peak Newbie or those who have not run the Peak in the last 2 years:
- Have run a half-marathon in under 1:40:00 or
- Have run a marathon in under 3:45:00

Qualification notes:
- Races run before 2012 won’t be accepted.
- Races without online results won’t be accepted.
- Race distances other than half-marathons and marathons won’t be accepted.
- Splits from races including longer races and triathlons won’t be accepted.
- Peak veterans of the last 2 years must use Peak results for qualifications.
- See the FAQ on this page for how to address Pikes Peak DNFs and other registration/qualification issues.
- You will need to provide your qualifying race name, year, your time, and a link to your results.
- If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race!

Only those who have finished the Peak in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double).

Register for the Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 1


Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 2 - 1,060 spots
Qualifications needed to register for the 2nd Wave of the Pikes Peak Ascent:
Peak Veteran of the last 2 years:
- Have run the Pikes Peak Ascent in 4:15:00 to 6:30:00 or
- Have run the ascent portion of the Pikes Peak Marathon in 4:15:00 to 6:30:00
Peak Newbie or those who have not run the Peak in the last 2 years:
- Have run a half-marathon in 1:40:00 to 2:25:00 or
- Have run a marathon in 3:45:00 to 5:30:00

Qualification notes:
- Races run before 2012 won’t be accepted.
- Races without online results won’t be accepted.
- Race distances other than half-marathons and marathons won’t be accepted.
- Splits from races including longer races and triathlons won’t be accepted.
- Peak veterans of the last 2 years must use Peak results for qualifications.
- See the FAQ on this page for how to address Pikes Peak DNFs and other registration/qualification issues.
- You will need to provide your qualifying race name, year, your time, and a link to your results.
- If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race!

Only those who have finished the Peak in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double).

Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 2: FULL






Pikes Peak Marathon
Pikes Peak Marathon
(Run to the Summit and Back Down for 26.21 miles)

Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 1 - 395 spots
Qualifications needed to register for Field 1 of the Pikes Peak Marathon:
Peak Veteran of the last 2 years:
- Have run the Pikes Peak Ascent (not an ascent portion of a PPM) in under 4:15:00 or
- Have run the Pikes Peak Marathon in under 7:00:00
Peak Newbie or those who have not run the Peak in the last 2 years:
- Have run a marathon in under 3:45:00

Qualification notes:
- Races run before 2012 won’t be accepted.
- Races without online results won’t be accepted.
- Race distances other than marathons won’t be accepted.
- Splits from races including longer races and triathlons won’t be accepted.
- Peak veterans of the last 2 years must use Peak results for qualifications.
- See the FAQ on this page for how to address Pikes Peak DNFs and other registration/qualification issues.
- You will need to provide your qualifying race name, year, your time, and a link to your results.
- If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race!

Only those who have finished the Peak in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double).

Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 1: FULL


Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 2 - 425 spots
Qualifications needed to register for Field 2 of the Pikes Peak Marathon:
Peak Veteran of the last 2 years:
- Have run the Pikes Peak Ascent (not an ascent portion of a PPM) in 4:15:00 to 6:00:00 or
- Have run the Pikes Peak Marathon in 7:00:00 to 10:00:00
Peak Newbie or those who have not run the Peak in the last 2 years:
- Have run a marathon in 3:45:00 to 5:30:00

Qualification notes:
- Races run before 2012 won’t be accepted.
- Races without online results won’t be accepted.
- Race distances other than marathons won’t be accepted.
- Splits from races including longer races and triathlons won’t be accepted.
- Peak veterans of the last 2 years must use Peak results for qualifications.
- See the FAQ on this page for how to address Pikes Peak DNFs and other registration/qualification issues.
- You will need to provide your qualifying race name, year, your time, and a link to your results.
- If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race!

Only those who have finished the Peak in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double).

Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 2: FULL








Triple Crown of Running
Triple Crown of Running Series Options
In general the Series options below should not be used if you have a direct way into the Ascent or Marathon. Series options require you to run the 1st two races in the Series in order to run the Peak. As such it is better to sign up for the 3 races individually which will still put you in the Series but if you miss a race you still get to run the Peak.

On the other hand, if the individual races are full then the Series options can save the day. Indeed, the Series options set aside spots for those who miss getting in directly but are willing to do all 3 races. Likewise, if you don’t have the qualifications to enter the Ascent the Series option for those WITHOUT qualifications is your only way to have a shot at the Ascent.

Race Dates for 2014:
Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run - June 8, 2014 (7:00am)
Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K - July 6, 2014 (7:00am)

Race Registration via the TCR Series for Runners WITH Qualifications

Entry via the TCR Series for runners WITH qualifications - 95 spots
There are 45 Ascent entries and 50 Marathon entries for those runners taking part in the Triple Crown of Running Series.

Ascent Wave 1/Wave 2 Qualifications:
As above (see Ascent Wave 1/Wave 2).
If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race or the unqualified option!

Marathon Field 1/Field 2 Qualifications:
As above (see Marathon Field 1/Field 2).
If the qualifications you provide can’t be confirmed you will be removed from the race and forfeit your entry fee! You WON’T be moved to any other Wave/Field/Race!

Only those who have finished the Peak in the last 2 years can sign up for both races (the Double).

Series Notes: If you sign up for either the Ascent or Marathon as an individual race you can of course register for the other two Series races at any time. For this option you will be paying for all three races at once ($200 Series w Ascent + Active.com fees / $200 Series w Marathon + Active.com fees). When using this option you MUST run the first two races of the Series in order to run the Ascent or Marathon. After the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown of Running any runners who have not completed the first two races will be pulled from the Ascent or Marathon. If you are concerned about your ability to take part in the first two races of the Series you should NOT use this as your entry method into the Ascent or Marathon! Instead, sign up for each Series race individually so that you will still be in the Series but you won’t be committed.

These links are NOT for runners without qualifications. That is in the next section below.

You must be Wave 1 qualified to sign up for this option! This is not the use the GOG as your qualifier option.
TCR Series w Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 1 pre-qualified: Full

You must be Wave 2 qualified to sign up for this option! This is not the use the GOG as your qualifier option.
TCR Series w Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave 2 pre-qualified: Full

You must be Field 1 qualified to sign up for this option!
TCR Series w Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 1 pre-qualified: Full

You must be Field 2 qualified to sign up for this option!
TCR Series w Pikes Peak Marathon - Field 2 pre-qualified: Full





Ascent Registration Via TCR Series for Runners WITHOUT Qualifications

Ascent entry via the TCR Series for runners WITHOUT qualifications - 180 spots
If you don’t have the needed qualifications to enter the Ascent directly you can enter the Ascent via the Triple Crown of Running Series and you will become qualified once you finish the first two races of the Series with your GOG10M time determining your Wave.

Series Notes: For this option you will be paying for all three races at once ($200 Series w Ascent + Active.com fees). When using this option you MUST run the first two races of the Series, and for the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run you MUST run under 2h00m00s in order to run the Ascent. After the 1st leg of the Triple Crown of Running you will be placed in an Ascent Wave based on your Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run time. Those who run faster than 1:30:00 will be placed in Wave 1, those who run from 1:30:00 to 1:59:59 will be placed in Wave 2 and those who run 2:00:00 or slower will be pulled from the Ascent. After the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown of Running any runners who have not completed the first two races will be pulled from the Ascent. If you are concerned about your ability to take part in the first two races of the Series or run < 2 hours for the GOG you should NOT use this as your entry method into the Ascent! Instead, you should get the needed qualifications and sign up for each Series race individually so that you will still be in the Series but you won’t be committed.

This option is NOT for Peak veterans of the last 2 years or those with qualifications.
Those are above.

TCR Series w Pikes Peak Ascent for those WITHOUT Qualifications - Wave TBD by GOG10M: Full

There is no TCR Series w Pikes Peak Marathon for those without qualifications







 

Questions


Registration/Qualification FAQs
A Little Reading Can Save You a Lot of Time and Money!



Q: What happens if I register and my qualifications do not check out for what I signed up for?
A: You will be pulled from the race and you won’t receive a refund! All qualifications will be checked. Do not assume that because your time is only a few minutes or even seconds outside of the qualifiers you will be accepted—you won’t. Peak veterans why risk it, check your qualifications now!

Note, you will only get pulled for not having the qualifications for what you signed up for. Things like typos in your name, birthday, qualification link, etc. can be fixed. So as long as you sign up for the correct thing don’t worry.

Q: Where is the list of accepted 1/2 or full marathons that can be used as qualifiers?
A: There is no list because any 1/2 marathon race or full marathon race will work so long as the results are online and you meet the times/dates listed.

Q: I train a lot and/or know I can do it and/or I have raced some other race or distance (10k, 10 mile, 20k, BTMR, Mt Evans, Imogene Pass, 50k, 50 mile, 100 mile, 6-day, etc., etc.) and/or the race I did was on a very tough course and/or I am competitive in some other sport. Can I get into Pikes?
A: No. You must run an accepted qualifier before you register! This answer is the same even if you ran a longer distance but still made the qualifying time either overall or as a split of the longer distance. Example 1: You missed the qualifying time in a Marathon but your 1/2 split is under the needed time - this cannot be used. Example 2: You ran a 50k and got a marathon split - this cannot be used regardless of the marathon split or the 50k time.

Q: Can I use a split from a longer race?
A: No, see the question above. As for the “why” most people doing longer races are going slower than if they were doing just the required distance. As such their time may place them in the wrong Wave/Field.

Q: Can I use the 1/2 marathon or marathon leg of a triathlon?
A: No. As for the “why” see the question above but substitute “triathlons” for “longer races.”

Q: Can I use the 1/2 marathon or marathon leg of relay?
A: Yes, so long as your name and time are listed in the results.

Q: I will be running a race after registration starts. Can I sign up and then use those results as a qualifier?
A: No. Your qualifier must be run before you register! There are no provisional qualifications. The only exception is for those WITHOUT qualifications who sign for the TCR Series w Pikes Peak Ascent - Wave TBD by GOG10M option in which case you will become qualified once you finish the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run and the Summer Roundup 12k. Your Garden 10 Mile Run time will determine your Wave placement and must be run in under 2 hours.

Q: I will be travelling/at work/in the hospital/etc. during registration. What can I do?
A: You will need to have someone you trust register you. On this note you should take the time to spell it out for them because this is where the majority of the “I am in the wrong Race/Wave/Field” e-mails come from and there is no fix for that and it is a colossal waste of your money.

Q: Can I use my Chip Time instead of my Gun time?
A: You can use whichever you prefer so long as it is listed in the results.

Q: Where is the link to register for the Double?
A: There is no link. You register for each race separately. That is if you are qualified for the Double.

Q: Do the results I link to have to display only my name and results?
A: No, but do your best and double check that the link you supply actually works. Try to at least link to the results page with everyone’s results or the results search page where we will enter your name. Please do not just link to the race’s home page.

Q: I have changed my name since I ran my qualifier. How do I register?
A: Register with your new name. If you are a Peak veteran use the contact page to let the registrar know to update your past results to match your current name. If you are not using the Peak as your qualifier when asked for the qualification race on the entry form enter your old last name after the race name. For example if you ran Boston and your old name was Smith put “Boston Marathon as Smith.”

Q: The Wave/Field I am qualified for is full. Can I sign up for a Wave/Field I am not qualified for?
A: No! As obvious as that sounds enough people have asked about this or have just done it only to be pulled from the race that it is now in the FAQ. Also, this goes both ways: slower runners cannot sign up for faster Waves/Fields and faster runners cannot sign up for slower Waves/Fields. See the first question in the FAQ about what happens if you do this! Peak veterans why risk it, check your qualifications now! As for the “why” we are trying to spread the runners out over the single-track trail as much as possible so everyone can have an unimpeded race. That would not happen if we allowed the overflow from one Wave/Field to spill into the other.

Q: (Added 3/14/14) I signed up for the correct Wave/Field but the wrong Race or changed my mind about which Race I want to or can do. Can you switch me?
A: No, and as stated in the refund policy we do not offer refunds for people who sign up for the wrong Race. You can switch yourself by signing up and paying AGAIN for what you want to run IF what you want to run is still open. For those who are Peak veterans of the last 2 years congratulations, you are now in the Double. For everyone else the entry you switched from will be pulled and the entry fee forfeited because you are not eligible for the Double.

Q: I have run Pikes Peak several times. Can I use a time from a previous year to get into a faster/slower Wave/Field?
A: You can use any of your Peak results from the last 2 years to sign up for any Wave/Field you are qualified for. Why risk it, check your qualifications now!

Q: I have run Pikes Peak before. Can I use other qualifications to get into a faster/slower Wave/Field?
A: Depends. If you are a Peak veteran of the last 2 years you MUST use those times as your qualifier! If you have not run the Peak in the last 2 years you MUST use other qualifications that you have run in the last 2 years (see DNF exception in next question). Why risk it, check your qualifications now!

Q: How are Pikes Peak DNFs handled?
A: All DNFs, other than the exception below, are counted against you. If you have no Peak finishes in the last 2 years, you will need a new qualifier run SINCE your DNF. This is because frankly whatever you did before your DNF did not work so you need to re-qualify. Why risk it, check your qualifications now!

If the DNF was because the Race Director changed a cut-off time for whatever reason from those posted on this site the DNF is not counted against you. Basically the race was canceled for you and you should proceed with registration as if the race didn't happen. If you have no Peak finishes in the last 2 years then you will need to use outside qualifications to register that meet the current qualification criteria. For example, if the qualifier you used previously is now too old you will need a new qualifier.

In either case, ascent times from Marathon DNFs may not be used.

Q: Why don’t you have a Series Marathon Field TBD option like you do for the Ascent?
A: We don’t feel a 10 miler is a very good indicator of how you will do in the Pikes Peak Marathon. This is why there is no 1/2 marathon qualification option for the Pikes Peak Marathon either.

Q: How many fail the qualification verification or get pulled and for what reasons?
A: In 2012 for the Ascent 25 failed the verification process:
3 who tried to use an invalid qualifier (12k, 15.5m, 100 mile checkpoint)
3 Peak veteran who used a Peak race that was too old (1999, 2006, 2008)
3 Peak veterans who were only Wave 2 qualified but signed up for Wave 1
2 Peak veterans who were only Wave 1 qualified but signed up for Wave 2
2 whose qualification time was too slow for Wave 1
2 Peak veterans who signed up for the unqualified option
2 who signed up for the Double but were not Peak veterans of the last 3 years
2 who were not in the results they provided
1 Peak veterans who used a non Peak race to enter a faster Wave than they were qualified for
1 Peak veteran who needed a new qualifier run since their Peak DNF
1 who had no qualifications
Of these 25 runners, 8 got back in the correct Race/Wave/Field.
In addition, 24 who signed up via the TCR Series option but missed a race were pulled.

In 2012 for the Marathon 5 failed the verification process.
2 whose qualification time was too slow for Field 1
1 Peak veteran who was only Field 1 qualified but signed up for Field 2
1 Peak veteran who used a non Peak race to enter a faster Field than they were qualified for
1 Peak veteran who needed a new qualifier run since their Peak DNF
Of these 5 runners, 3 got back in the correct Race/Wave/Field.
In addition, 6 who signed up via the TCR Series option but missed a race were pulled.

See the confirmations lists of previous years for those pulls.