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Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by John Garner on October 14, 2017, 10:17:39 am »
Yes, entry will continue to be first come, first served.

Thankfully the qualification requirements have done a lot to slow things down. The race does not fill in hours like it did once upon a time. Now it is generally open for at least a week if not a month.
Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by mo on October 13, 2017, 06:02:35 pm »
Awesome, thank you :)

The registration will be first come, first serve?
Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by John Garner on October 13, 2017, 11:46:36 am »
I'll have the website updated soon (I've been slammed at work for the past 2 months and the last thing I want to do is touch a pc when I get home. I was going to update the website last night but some local construction took out the neighborhood internet link, so I continued reading "world war z" instead.)

The PPA/PPM will be on Aug 18th and 19th, the 3rd Saturday of August.

I have a meeting next week with the registration company to finalize the opening date and will announce it soon. Due to the opening hour crush, we like to make sure that they don't have anybody else opening at the same time. (Otherwise bad things happen and we get a mess of timeouts.) We are aiming for March 10th.

Race Info / 2018 Race Info
« Last post by mo on October 13, 2017, 10:30:18 am »

When will you publish the 2018 race info? E.g. the date and so on. When will the registration open?

Race Info / Re: ENTRY CUTOFF
« Last post by John Garner on September 20, 2017, 09:20:24 am »
The opening day will be announced as soon as we can confirm the date with the registration company to make sure that they are able to handle the increased load. The 2nd weekend in March is usually the target.

As for when it will fill, anywhere from 1 hour to 4 months. It is very hard to say since it can vary wildly from year to year. The PPM has 800 slots. The first 750 or so usually go in the first few hours. If 50 more folks decide to jump in since they spotted a news article and were inspired to register, then it fills on day one. But I've also seen the opposite happen with last 10 slots taking 3+ weeks to fill. 

The ascent is similar but due to the larger number of slots it is historically not as fast to fill. It typically takes anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks to fill.
« Last post by jmurphy on September 18, 2017, 11:26:18 am »

With a March 11th registration open date this year

When did the Ascent fill up ?

When did the Marathon fill up ?

Trying to make plans for next year

Thanks in Advance
I "ran" the marathon. Really I've been calling it an aggressive hike with some intermittent jogging.  :)

My wife jokes that it's a "fake" marathon put on by hikers to embarrass the runners. I covered the 26.2 so I'll be d*amned if I'm gonna call it a "fake" anything! ut it felt a little like that up there. :) I passed the true hikers on the way up to Barr Camp. They started passing me around A-frame. I passed (some of) them on the way down.

I'm a flat-lander who tried very hard to read up and set realistic expectations. I'm in about 3:40 shape for a typical marathon, so I added the suggested 30 minutes to my goal for the ascent, thinking 4:10 ascent, 6:30 total. The ascent took me 4:47. 7:42 total. Obviously experiences vary - I think the message is you just don't know what to expect, so be ready for anything. The last mile of the ascent took me 42 minutes. I didn't feel bad at all in terms of being dizzy or sick - I just got immediately exhausted when I tried to go over 1.5 mph or so.

Totally worth it!

Race Info / Re: Oldest Finishers
« Last post by Tom Snook on September 04, 2017, 10:30:13 pm »
Thank you.
Race Info / Re: Oldest Finishers
« Last post by John Garner on August 30, 2017, 03:38:44 pm »
This year or historically?  Male or Female?

This year, the oldest _finishers_(we had some older folks attempt)
PPM: Ray Eck / Richard St. John (70) or Sharlet L Gilbert (66)
PPA: Roy David Reisinger (76) and Nan M Madden (74)
Double: Chuck T Shork (69) and Patricia A Torchia (55)

Prior to this year, looking at the single year age records we get:
Double: Keith Wood (81) and Charlene Aldridge (68) are the oldest I can find on a quick glance at the doubler stats page on the website.
PPA:  Ivor Welch (85) and Bess James 978)
PPM: Keith Wood (81) and Donna Messenger (72)* (Po Adams did it at 73 but was at 10:43 which is over the 10 hour cutoff )
Thanks for a great read!

It is, indeed, just a "fast" hike for most of us and I will never stop being amazed at the weird things that happen with time/distance after A-Frame.

I'm just a tad older than you; I did my first PPA 25 years ago and was devastated with my time (4:12).  I tried again last year, got sick and DNF'd.  This year I finished... barely.  So yeah, I'd kill for the time I put in as an out-of-shape kid.

At about 13500 feet this year, I told myself it was out of my system now and I could move on.  On the shuttle, on my way down, at around 13500 feet I said "&%$# you, Pikes Peak.  See you next year."

That being said... see ya next year? :-)
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