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COVID-19 Information for the 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon

2020 has provided more than its fair share of challenges, but we are eager to host a top-notch race experience on August 23rd that provides a safe, fun, and challenging event for all those participating.

The 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon will look different from prior events: no vendor expo, no beer garden, no pizza, no post-race party… but you will still have the same 7,815’ elevation gain, great volunteers, and a momentous feeling of accomplishment as you cross the finish line in beautiful Manitou Springs, CO.

Please read this page in detail to be fully prepared for the 2020 event. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Thank you, and see you on the course!

Run to Live,

Ron Ilgen
Race Director

Safety Requirements

The main safety requirements for the 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon include:

  • Masks will be required except on Barr Trail (see details below)
  • Symptom surveys and temperature checks will be completed for all runners, race organizers and volunteers
  • Ample space for social distancing will be provided in all areas; groups must not exceed more than 10 people
  • Pre- and post-race activities will be either reduced or eliminated to discourage crowd gathering
  • Increased hygiene and cleaning protocols will be in place

Runner Information

RUNNERS -- Please read all of the following resources to prepare for Race Day!!

Remember that all other rules still apply! Please visit the Rules/Cutoff Time Information page for more information.

Live Q&A Session

Join us on August 13th at 6:30pm MDT on our Facebook page for a Facebook Live Q&A to answer all of your questions about the event!!

Race Day Video Footage

To decrease crowd-gathering at the start and finish area, live streamed video footage of the start, summit turn-around, and finish will be provided on Race Day on our Facebook page and the front page of our website. There will be three separate video streams, so all runners will be seen at all three locations; we will not leave the summit broadcast to cut to the elite finishers; the finish line will be seen at a separate link.

Background Information

Press Release: May 28, 2020, Pikes Peak Ascent Canceled for 2020; Marathon May Still Go On

Press Release: June 19, 2020, Pikes Peak Marathon Will Take Place with Coronavirus Alterations

If you would like to read all of the details of our Safety Plan, it is available here: 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon COVID-19 Safety Plan

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is based on the following documents from the State of Colorado: