Rocky Mountain Half Marathon & 5K

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon 2020 medal design



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Race Details


When: July 31, 2020, 6:30pm

During race weekend, we also offer the Rocky Mountain 5K. The pricing below reflects the timed race, however you can save $5 by registering for the fun run! You’ll get the same shirt and finisher medal, but you won't be timed for the awards.

Aid Station
There will be one aid station on the course near the halfway point (mile 1.5). The aid station will have water, Gnarly, and bathrooms. Like the half marathon, this race will be cup-free!

Rocky Mountain 5K Course Map

Course Map & Elevation Profile

Half Marathon

When: August 1, 2020,

We will begin the race on the Lake Estes Trail around Community Drive and N St. Vrain Ave. We will be running counter clockwise around the lake along the lake paved trail. When we come to Mall Rd we will take a left and run on Mall Rd until almost 1 mile where we will turn left back onto the lake trail. At about mile 1.5 we'll cross Big Thompson Ave through the new tunnel there.

We will take a left onto Dry Gulch. We will run on Dry Gulch for approximately 3 miles. This will be a steady uphill grade. At the end of Dry Gulch we will make a left onto Devil's Gulch. Devil's Gulch will have some rolling hills for the next few miles, but it will mostly be downhill. Just before after mile 8 we will take a left onto MacGregor Ave. This will be a nice flat section of the course. We will then take a left Wonderview Ave. We will run against traffic to SW Steamer Pky where we will take a left and then and immediate right onto Steamer Pky. We will run with traffic on Steamer Pky to Steamer Dr, where will will take another right. We will then run down Steamer Dr to Big Thompson Ave. We will run along Big Thompson until we get back to the tunnel, where we will cross Big Thompson again. We'll then jump back on the Lake Estes Trail and finish running counter clockwise around the lake to the finish line which will be at the same place that we started.

Time limit
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.

Course Records
Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record!

The current course record holders are: 

Male Overall: Brandon Yonke  1:17:37 (2015)
Female Overall: Kelsey Persyn  1:29:03 (2016)
Male Masters: Gerald Romera  1:26:59 (2015)
Female Masters: Pam Connolly  1:44:23 (2016)

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Course Map & Elevation Profile

Start elevation: 7,516 ft.
Max elevation: 7,934 ft.
Gain: 809 ft.

The elevation is a little tough, but it will be worth it! Besides, downhill courses are for wimps. :)

Elk Double

Up for an extra challenge? Try the Elk Double! Run the 5K on Friday evening and the half marathon on Saturday morning and earn extra swag!

When: July 31 & August 1, 2020
Where: Estes Park, CO

What you get:

  • 1 Rocky Mountain race tech race shirt
  • 3 finisher medals (1 5K medal, 1 half marathon medal, and 1 special Elk Double medal!)
  • 1 special Elk Double swag item (You will be able to choose from several items like a shirt, hat, sweatshirt, etc. Swag items are subject to availability.)

⚠️ Elk Double medal and swag cannot be bought, it must be earned!

⚠️ Just running each individual race does not qualify you for the Elk Double medal. You need to register for the Elk Double specifically.

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