Award / Competitive Registration

Entries on this page are NOT for general registration.

Use this page only if you are a Pikes Peak overall race winner from any year, 2019 top 10 overall / top 5 masters, 2019 1st place age-group winner, 2019 TCR Series top 5 overall / top 5 masters, or you are seeking a competitive entry.

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, you need to return to the General Registration page.

Registration Dates:

  • Award (1/2 price or free) registration: January 1st - March 31st
  • Competitive entry request: January 1st - July 1st
  • Former winner registration: January 1st - August 17th (a week before race weekend)

Former Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon Winners

All former 1st place overall M/F PPA/M winners receive a complimentary entry.

Unless you have multiple wins to your credit, the entry can be used for either race but not both.

Register for a Former Winner Complementary Ascent Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> August 17

Register for a Former Winner Complementary Marathon Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> August 17

Ascent/Marathon Competitive Entry - up to 40 via qualification

The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon will distribute up to 10 competitive entries per gender, per event, to runners who show that they can be competitive for a top 10 overall position. These entries are for the sole purpose of attracting top performing distance runners and to provide the best possible field of competitive runners.

The decision is made by the Race Director and PPM Board, not the registrar who is a (not very) competitive athlete himself.

Runners will be accepted based on their bio, not first come, first serve. Therefore, the determination of who is accepted can’t be done until after the July 1st entry deadline. If this is a concern you should apply for the race through the general registration process and then also apply for a competitive entry. If your competitive entry is accepted you will receive a refund for your general registration after you finish the race.

Note: This option is available from January 1st until July 1st with notification of acceptance by July 15th.

Apply for a competitive entry -- Jan 1st -> July 1st

Ascent/Marathon complimentary award entry - 60 via invitation

The 2019 2nd-10th place M/F overall or top 5 M/F Masters in either the Ascent or Marathon receive a complimentary entry.

Notes:
- This option is available until March 31.
- The award entry can be used for either race, but not both.

Register for an Ascent Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

Register for a Marathon Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

Ascent/Marathon half price award entry - 48 via invitation

The 2019 1st place winners of each M/F age-group in either the Ascent or Marathon receive a half price entry.

Notes:
- This option is available until March 31st.
- The award entry can be used for either race, but not both.

Register for an Ascent Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

Register for a Marathon Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

TCR series - complimentary award entry - 4 via invitation

The 1st place overall M/F TCR series winner and 1st place overall M/F Masters TCR series winner from 2019 receive a complimentary series entry. The entry can be used for either race series but not both.

Notes: This option is available until March 31st. Once you register for your free entry to the Ascent or Marathon, the registrar will copy your entry to the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile and Summer Roundup Half Marathon for you at no additional cost.

Register for an Ascent Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

Register for a Marathon Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

TCR series - half priced award entry - 16 via invitation

The 2nd-5th place overall M/F TCR series winners and the 2nd-5th place overall M/F Masters TCR series winners from 2019 receive a half price series entry. The entry can be used for either race series but not both.

Notes: This option is available until March 31st. Once you register for your half priced entry to the Ascent or Marathon, the registrar will copy your entry to the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile and Summer Roundup Half Marathon for you at no additional cost.

Register for an Ascent Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st

Register for a Marathon Entry -- Open Jan 1st -> March 31st