Pueblo Marathon and Half

February 28, 2021

Starts at the North Marina, Lake Pueblo State Park

Finishes at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

Race Starts: Marathon- 8:30 a.m.  Half Marathon- 10 a.m.

2021 Event Canceled

Currently, we are not able to shuttle runners to the start line due to Covid restrictions. While we've worked to find a solution that would still make a great race, we didn't think any would do justice to the event. We look forward to hosting everyone safely in 2022.

About Pueblo Marathon and Half

Pueblo Marathon will be run on the Arkansas River Trail, in Pueblo, Colorado, and is net downhill. The trail is a 10-foot wide and paved.  It will run through Lake Pueblo State Park, through the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, and continue to Historic Downtown. Runners will  finish at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, a 32 acre urban waterfront experience, which includes shops and restaurants. HARP returned the river to its historic location, after being diverted because of the devastating flood in the 1920's. The lifeblood of Pueblo, the Arkansas River, will be a beautiful backdrop to the Pueblo Marathon.

Course Information

For information about the course, aid stations, and time limits, see our Course Information Page.

Race Guide

The race program is published digitally. You can print it out or save it to your phone. The 2019 Race Guide will be published before the event.

Travel Information

Check out the City of Pueblo's Travel Page for lodging information.

Packet Pickup

Saturday, February 27, 2021

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Blues Alehouse Brewing Company

120 Riverwalk Pl.

Pueblo, CO 81003

*Parking is available in the nearby parking garage. 

Packet Pickup at the starting line:

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Marathon: 7:30-8:25

Half Marathon: 9:00-9:50

A photo ID is required in order to receive your packet and timing chip.  This includes race morning packet pick-up.  We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.  

Shuttle Information

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Marathon: 7:00 - 7:30 Last Departure

(buses will arrive at 7 a.m. and will depart as each fills)

Half Marathon: 9:00  Last Departure

(buses will arrive at 8:30 a.m. and will depart as each fills)

Shuttle pickup is located at the corner of Central Main St. and S. Grand Ave. Parking is available nearby in the parking garage located at 118 S. Main St. 

A shuttle from the finish area will take runners to start line, at Lake Pueblo State Park. If you cannot pickup you bib the night before, you can board the shuttle and pickup your bib at the starting line. Your name will be on a list. You will need to pick up your shirt at the finish line, after the race. Shuttle is for marathon and half marathon runners only. Spectators may not board the shuttles.

There is no parking at the half marathon start line.

You must park at the North Marina Parking Lot and walk 2.4 miles to the start line.

There is no extra cost for shuttle ride.

You will be asked to choose a transportation option when registering. You can change that option at any point with an email. Please Note: If you choose to be dropped off at the North Marina start line, instead of boarding a shuttle, you will be responsible for the Lake Pueblo State Park entry fee.  Shuttle riders will have their entry covered.  Half marathon runners, choosing to drive to the start, will have a 2.4 mile walk from the parking lot to the starting line at Juniper Breaks Campground.  There will be no shuttles returning to the state park, after the finish.  There will be a sweat drop at the starting line.

Directions to Marathon Start Line

The Marathon race start will be at the North Marina, in Lake Pueblo State Park.  

Take I-25 to Pueblo, then U.S. 50 West (exit 101) for eight miles.  Turn south on McCulloch Boulevard and go four miles to Nichols Road. Turn south and drive 1 mile to the park entrance. 

Immediately after entering the park, turn on North Marina Road 1 1/2 miles to the Marina. 


All cars must park at the North Marina.


There is no parking at the half-marathon start line. Half-marathon runners must walk the 2.4 miles, along the paved trail, to the starting line.

*You will be required to pay the Lake Pueblo State Park fees at the gate, before entering. If there is no attendant, use the self pay station.

Start Line Gear Check

There will be a vehicle parked near the start line area for runners to put their gear bags before the start. 

  1. Use your own small bag. 

  2. Detach the colored bag tag from your bib and zip tie it securly to your gear bag for identification.

  3. Official gear bag transport vehicles are at both the marathon and half marathon start lines and convey runners’ items to the finish for pickup after the race. 

  4. Bags will located near the finish line. 

  5. Please do not place valuables in your gear bag.  Mad Moose Events is not responsible for lost items.

Start Times

Marathon Start: 8:30 a.m.

Half Marathon Start: 10:00 a.m.

Finish Line 

The race will finish at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, near Central Main and S. Grand Ave.  

See map below for reference.  


The best place for parking is the parking garage located at 118 S. Main St., which is withing walking distance of the finish line.

There will be food and drinks available at the finish line for runners. 

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt, Mad Moose race bag, and a finisher's medal. 


Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!


You can find results for Pueblo Marathon and Half here!