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Pikes Peak Ultra
20K, 30K, 50K, 50 Mile
July 27, 2024

Colorado Springs, Colorado

About Pikes Peak Ultra

Join us at Pikes Peak Ultra and experience some of the best trails that Colorado Springs has to offer. Race Director Justin Ricks' childhood dreams of hosting a race on his home trails became a reality in 2015, when Mad Moose Events created this unforgettable ultra. Starting at Bear Creek Regional Park, the course takes you up High Drive and into Cheyenne Canon, where you'll traverse the stunning Seven Bridges Trail and work your way up to Pipeline Trail. The majority of the course is run on crushed granite, a hallmark of Colorado Springs' trails, and offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak from parts of the Ring the Peak Trail.


For the 50K and 50 Mile courses, you'll even get the chance to summit Mt. Rosa and take in incredible panoramic views of the city below. With its challenging terrain and stunning natural beauty, Pikes Peak Ultra is a must-do event for any ultrarunner. So join the Mad Moose Herd and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Pikes Peak Ultra Race Guide
Course Information

Pikes Peak Ultra 50 Mile Course Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 50 Mile Interactive Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 50 Mile GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   6170'

  • Highest Point  11893'

  • Elevation Gain 11759'

  • Elevation Loss 11579'

Pikes Peak Ultra 50K Course Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 50K Interactive Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 50K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   6169'

  • Highest Point  11440'
  • Elevation Gain 8127'
  • Elevation Loss 8123'

Pikes Peak Ultra 30K Course Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 30K Interactive Map

30K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   6169'

  • Highest Point  8240'
  • Elevation Gain 4177'
  • Elevation Loss 4177'

Pikes Peak Ultra 20K Course Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 20K Interactive Map

Pikes Peak Ultra 20K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   6169'

  • Highest Point  7877'
  • Elevation Gain 2513'
  • Elevation Loss 2513'

Click Here For Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information

Crew accessible aid stations are marked on the Pikes Peak Ultra Google Map

Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!


What does that mean?

  • Bring your own re-useable cup (Mad Moose Hydrapak cups are available for purchase during packet pick-up)

  • Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​, and reusable cups

  • Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.

Travel Information

Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation.

Packet Pickup

No registration at packet pickup or on race day. No exceptions. 

Date: Friday, July 26, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:  Colorado Running Company

5262 N. Nevada Ave #140

Colorado Springs

The Colorado Running Company is a long time sponsor of Mad Moose Events!

While you're there, take a look around!

Race Day Packet Pickup

Saturday, July 27, 2024

50 Mile - 5:00 a.m.

50k - 6:00 a.m.

20K and 30k - 6:30 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the Starting Line

Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

  • You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.

  • Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

  • Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.  

  • Entries are non-transferable

  • See race guide for all information about packet pickup.

Directions to Start/Finish Line

GPS Coordinates (Click for Google Map):

38.82299, -104.86139

The race start and finish are located at Bear Creek Regional Park, which is on the corner of 21st and Argus Blvd.    Parking is available near the pavilions, basketball courts and tennis courts across the street. Don't park along the road, Argus or 21st, your vehicle will be towed. 

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, July 27, 2024

5:00 a.m. - 50 Mile Packet Pickup

6:00 a.m. - 50K Packet Pickup

6:30 a.m. - 20K and 30K Packet Pickup

5:30 a.m. - 50 Mile Start

6:30 a.m. - 50K Start 

7:00 a.m. - 20K and 30K Start

10 minutes before each race start - Pre-race announcement


Finish Line Information

The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. We will be serving runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available. 

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt, custom BOCO trucker hat, and a finishers' medal.


The FAQ page contains information about:


-Race Rules

-Distance Changes

-Cancelation, transfer, and no refund policy

-Other Runner Requirements​


Find the results hosted on UltraSignup!

Volunteer with Mad Moose

Join the Mad Moose Herd and make a difference in the running community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events. It's always a fun time! 


As a volunteer you'll have the chance to support runners. As a thank you for your time and effort, we offer credits toward free race entries of your choice. (Friends and Family - You can earn race credits for your runner to use toward their next Mad Moose Event!)

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just love being a part of the action, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Some of our aid stations require 4 x 4 access in remote areas. We are always in need of volunteers to drive to far out aid stations and transport some gear. If you enjoy driving to beautiful places, come help us out. 

Click here to discover how you can contribute and be a part of creating remarkable experiences for runners.

Pikes Peak Ultra Google Map
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