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Race Info / Re: Screen shot of registration form
« Last post by nmtrailrunner on February 08, 2017, 10:31:05 am »
Thanks for the information, John. Sounds like some good changes. Will the registration be through
Race Info / Re: Screen shot of registration form
« Last post by John Garner on February 05, 2017, 07:46:40 pm »
No, there will be no screen shots this year. We stopped doing that a last year when we switched from a single screen to multiple. Seconds are not important. Everybody who showed up to register in the first 4 hours got in last year.

That said, this year we are working on a guided qualification entry form. Instead of the usual "enter your info" type of thing where everybody sees the same thing, we will ask questions like 'Have you ever completed the pikes peak ascent or marathon before?" Based on your answer, you will get different follow up questions.

As a bonus, recent veterans will NOT have to provide times, years, or links. You just need to answer 'Yes' to the first two or three qualification questions and hit 'next.' I know what your quals are based on your name and age and will fill it in for you automatically.

Everybody else will be explicitly told what they qualify for (Ascent and Marathon or Ascent Only) based on how they answer the questions. I hope it will cut down on the number of folks who try and use a half marathon to enter the PPM.

Race Info / Screen shot of registration form
« Last post by nmtrailrunner on February 05, 2017, 05:21:19 pm »
Will there be a screen shot of the Registration Form available this year? if so, where and when can we view this? Thanks!
General Discussion / 2016 results have been added to the old historic database
« Last post by jemahon on December 16, 2016, 01:01:25 am »
For all those who were waiting for the 2016 results to be added to the old database so that all the PPM/A results were in one more easily saved location/format, I just noticed that they are here:

I assume the thanks should go to John.
General Discussion / Re: Registration Date for the PPA/PPM
« Last post by Vomastic on November 10, 2016, 03:08:16 pm »
Registration for the 2017 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon will be Saturday, March 11th at 8:00am MST!
General Discussion / Re: Test Run
« Last post by tnutz24 on November 01, 2016, 01:39:30 pm »
I've been up there before, but it's been a while.  I didn't really have any issues at the time.  I'm definitely not fast by any means and I'm not going to be breaking any records, I just want to finish it. 

I'm in decent shape now after completing three marathons the last year, and I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to want to keep it up, so it may be now or never to do this.  I've read about everything I can about it, so I understand the ridiculous task it's going to be.  After my next marathon in January, I'm basically going to be doing stairs, hills and inclined treadmills until August in order to prepare.

It's kind of like a Forrest Gump thing to me.  "I ran this far, might as well keep running."  I ran up, might as well run back down.
Race Info / Re: Wastefulness of Paper Cups
« Last post by Mark on October 26, 2016, 09:33:12 pm »
OK, I'm weird. But I carry my own bottle (starting empty of course) on race day and get it partially filled at some stations, I also use just the cups at others. My decision on which one to use at each station depends on 1) the weather, 2) how I'm feeling, 3) distance/time to next station. Example: in 2015 I used my bottle about 75% of the time because it was so damn hot and a I needed more fluids. In 2016 I used cups about 75% of the time because it was nice and cool.
General Discussion / Re: Test Run
« Last post by Mark on October 25, 2016, 09:48:23 pm »
Nutz, FWIW, you may want to get out here before the registration date and drive to the top and  hang out up there for an hour or so to see how you feel before plunking down the registration fee. I've seen flatland 3:05 Boston Qualifiers hate life during and after the Marathon. You may want to bite off the Ascent first, it hurts too...
General Discussion / Re: Test Run
« Last post by Vomastic on October 21, 2016, 11:41:47 am »
You can ride the train to Mountain View (10,000 ft) which is a stop 1.5 miles from Barr Camp (10,200 ft).  You will pay full round-trip price for the ticket ($38.50).  You can then hike to the top from Barr Camp.

You can purchase a one-way trip from the top back down to Manitou Springs.  You will pay the full round-trip price ($38.50).  You must arrive at the top BEFORE your train leaves or you will have to find another way down.

If you hike to the top, you can purchase a one-way trip back down for $22.00 IF there is space available on the train.  Contact the train conductor when the train arrives to determine availability.

If you hike to the top you can hitchhike back to Manitou Springs.  Many people do this.  Contact the visitors in the parking lot or the summit house.  I generally offer them $20.

The Cog Railroad has a 4-hour limit on parking in the Cog RR lot so it is best to park near the start line on Manitou Avenue or Memorial Park.

There will probably be snow on parts of the Barr Trail near the top in early June.

Since you are planning to do the PPM, you could hike to the top and walk back down.  There will be 14 hours of sun light.
General Discussion / Test Run
« Last post by tnutz24 on October 21, 2016, 11:00:56 am »
I'm going to attempt the PPM in 2017, but I'm a flatlander from Iowa so I'm considering heading out for a weekend in early June to hike Barr Trail just so I can get an idea of the terrain and altitude I'll be experiencing a couple months later.  I'm hoping to have some friends join me, so I'm probably not going to be running up when I head out, though maybe just a small portion.  My questions are:

- Is there any way to start the trail at Barr Camp or anywhere else, or just the bottom or top?
- If I hike to the top of Barr Trail can I take the Cog Rail down, or do I need to have someone pick me up?

I'm pretty sure I have more questions, but I can't think of any now that I'm typing them out.  Appreciate any help you all can provide.
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