August 14

Pre-Race Info


Important Race Info – let’s get down to the nitty gritty

We have aggregated all of our relevant posts regarding your race weekend below. We’ve also included some recent information that is race specific. Please look over this information and be familiar with it so you can focus on your race and enjoy your weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park!

Getting To Estes Park – check our directions wherever you may be coming from! Also get familiar with free park shuttles and buses.



The Stanley Hotel is FULL! If you haven’t made reservations anywhere yet, you can find other lodging options here or find information about camping inside the park at the NPS site. Also, the KOA is offering 15% off to runners!

Packet pickup will be at the RACE EXPO on Friday at The Stanley Hotel (Noon – 8:00PM). If you’re flying into Denver, it might be easier to do early packet pickup at Runners Roost – 1685 South Colorado Boulevard. The¬† cost for early packet pickup is $10.

It would be best to come to the race expo for pickup, but if you can’t make it avoid picking up your bib after 5:00AM on race day.

Our races are cup free! Every runner will get a Hydrapouch. There will be a station at the race expo where you can practice filling your pouch. We recommend doing it once or twice. You can also bring your OWN hydration system.

Marys Lake Lodge is our official pre-race host dinner restuarant! Every runner that shows their bib Friday night gets 25% OFF their meal!



Our Read our mile by mile course description.

Aid stations near miles 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 12. Every station will have Goo packets, water, and Gatorade. There will be fresh bananas and oranges at miles 7 and 11. Medics at mile 9. First Aid kit at every station. There will be NO CUPS (except for emergencies).

This is an OPEN COURSE, meaning we will be sharing the road. There will be cones and baricades, but please be careful.

We expect about 200 runners on race day – about 150 cars trying to park. We should be able to accommodate them all. You’ll be able to park close to the start line between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM. Don’t arrive later than 5:30 AM. No access to The Stanley Hotel from Steamer Dr. Take WONDER VIEW. Follow traffic control to park safely.

Race starts at 6:00 AM SHARP. We don’t start our races late. We will start lining up at 5:45 AM.

We are planning to do the awards ceremony at 8:15 AM (give or take 15 minutes).

Read all about our medals and awards.

Continental Divide Club! Hike Hallet Peak within 72 hours of finishing the race and get 50% off next year’s race entry! Don’t miss out on the tons of other things to do while in the park!

If you do the hike, go in the morning. Afternoon thunder storms are common this time of year.

After the race we will be sending out a Post-race Survey. We would appreciate your participation. We want your feedback!


Weather forecast looks great!! The morning will be a little chilly (high 40s low 50s). We will not have gear check at the starting line. Perfect weather for a race.



Anyone  running in The Rocky Mountain Half gets a discount ($10) off registration into our other upcoming races: The Zion Half and The Lake Powell Half. Just use your email and get $10 off.


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