Take 5 in the Garden of the Gods

5K or 5 Mile Road Race, and 5 Mile Trail Race

May 6, 2023

Garden of the Gods Park

Colorado Springs, Colorado

About Take 5 in the Garden 

Who can turn down a morning in Garden of the Gods? We'll close the park to traffic, so runners can enjoy their race, traffic free! Choose between a 5k or 5 Mile course through the Garden of the Gods. Runners can choose between a road race or a trail race! Beginning in 2022, we've be added a 5 Mile Trail Race! Closed roads and beautiful scenery make this race through "America's Most Beautiful Park a must do!

Course Information

Starts and finishes on Gateway Road off of 30th Street and travels through Garden of the Gods Park on closed to traffic roads

Aid Stations: 

1 Water Stop on 5K Course

3 Water Stops on 5-Mile Course

2 Water Stops on 5 Mile Trail Course

Course Cutoff Information:

The course will close at 9:30 AM

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location:   Colorado Running Company

5262 North Nevada Avenue #140

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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

While you're there, take a look around!

Race Day Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration:

Saturday, May 6, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 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

Garden of the Gods Park

Starts and finishes on Gateway Road off of 30th Street

Colorado Springs, CO

Currently, there is road construction happening near the entrance to Garden of the Gods. You will need to approach Garden of the Gods from the south. The road will be closed when approaching from the north. See Detour Map.

Parking will be located at Rock Ledge Ranch, at Gateway and 30th St. Please follow the directions of CSPD and parking attendants.

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, May 6, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration:

Check-in and packet pickup at the starting line

Start Times

7:40 a.m. – 5 Mile Trail Race

8:00 a.m. - 5 Mile and 5K Road Race

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 and a finisher's medal.


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


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Take 5 in the Garden Virtual Race Results 2020