Pikes Peak Challenge

Date & Location

Colorado Springs, USA

Organiser’s Description

The Challenge is regarded as one of the WMRA’s premiere racing events, basically the world championship of mountain running. You start out like a lot of races but your first left turn will have you turning in the direction of up! During the next 10 miles, as you gain almost 6,000 vertical feet, your legs, lungs, heart and mind will be worn to a ragged nothingness. But it won’t be until the next three miles, with still over 2,000' of vertical to go, that you will realise where the Marathon got its moniker—America’s Ultimate Challenge.


  • 13.3 miles
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 11 - 25km
  • 11 - 25 miles
  • Trail
  • Fell Running
  • Extreme
  • Mountain

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