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Pikes Peak Ultra
20K, 30K, 50K, 50 Mile
July 29, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado

About Pikes Peak Ultra

Pikes Peak Ultra was created in 2015 to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs.  As a teenager, Race Director Justin Ricks trained on these trails and dreamed of one day hosting a race on his home trails. After creating Mad Moose Events, Pikes Peak Ultra was one of the first races he opened. Its course will take you from Bear Creek Regional Park, up High Drive, and into Cheyenne Canon. Going along the beautiful Seven Bridges Trail, runners are treated to cool creek side running  as they work their way up to Pipeline Trail. The course is almost completely run on crushed granite, which is typical of Colorado Springs' trails. Runners will catch views of Pikes Peak from along the course as they run along parts the Ring the Peak Trail.  The 50K and 50 Mile will summit Mt. Rosa, where runners will get amazing view of the city below. Join the Mad Moose Herd at one of our favorite events!

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'

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 28, 2023

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 29, 2023.

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 29, 2023

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

Do you like helping your fellow runners succeed? Do you want to support your favorite race company? Do you enjoy giving back to this awesome community? Consider volunteering at one of our future events! As if getting to give back to the running community wasn’t enough, we want to show our gratitude by having all volunteers earn 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!)


Click HERE for more details about volunteering with Mad Moose!

Pikes Peak Ultra Google Map
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