If you were looking for a reason to run in Colorado, we have 26 for you. The XTERRA Marathon of Trail Races at Cheyenne Mountain State Park on October 8th will include a full marathon on the trails, a half marathon, and a 5k.
This race is the original trail marathon in Colorado Springs. Since it's inception in 2010, hundreds of runners have enjoyed this ‘uphill/downhill’ distance trail race. At this trail race you'll experience an infinite variety of ascent, descent and terrain. The all-dirt trails will take runners to thin-air elevations ranging from 6,500 to 7,200 feet above sea level.
The XTERRA Marathon of Trail Races is the second race in the acclaimed XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, which features five challenging races, all staged on high-altitude mountain trails. The combination of thin air and picturesque views off mountain ridges will leave runners breathless in more ways than one.
Because of the sometimes extreme conditions, every race in the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series offers two or more course options – a “short” course for less-experienced runners and a longer course for experienced runners. The short courses are usually 10 kilometers or fewer; the long courses are usually 20 kilometers or longer.
All of the races in the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series are open to runners of all ages and skill levels. Points will be awarded to the top age-group finishers of each race at the longest distance. However, if there is a half and a full marathon at an event, points will be given to both distances. At the conclusion of the series, each age-group champion will receive a free entry to represent Colorado at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship.
2018 XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series
09/24/17 XTERRA Golden Gate Canyon Trail Run – Castle Rock, CO – 20K/7K
10/8/17 XTERRA Marathon of Trail Races – Colorado Springs, CO – 42K/21K/5K
04/8/18 XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain Trail Run – Colorado Springs, CO – 24K/12K/5K
July 2018 XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run – Beaver Creek, CO – 21K/10K/5K
08/05/18 XTERRA Castle Rock Trail Run – Castle Rock, CO – 20K/10K/5K
For more information about the XTERRA Marathon of Trail Races, visit www.marathonmajic.com.
For more information about the XTERRA Colorado Trail Series, visit www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun.