The Barr Trail Mountain Race is one of the Front Range’s historic summer mountain running events. The 12.6-mile course begins at the Cog Railway Station (6,570 ft) in Manitou Springs, Colorado, ascends Pikes Peak’s iconic Barr Trail to Barr Camp (10,200 ft) before turning, descending and finishing at the Barr Trailhead. Join us July 15th, 2018 for the 18th annual BTMR on “America’s Mountain”!


Check out these cool images of our beloved Barr Trail that were captured by ATRA's Pikes Peak Trekker project, which included some of our own board members! American Trail Running Association ... See MoreSee Less

Our #PikesPeakTrekker panoramic "trail" view images are now live on GoogleMaps - Thank you Salomon Running Squirrel's Nut Butter VFuel Endurance Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent Fuel 100 Electro-Bites. Links to images here:

2 weeks ago  ·  

Follow us on Instagram @barrtrailmtnrace -- we are giving away a hat over there! We'll be bringing back our BOCO Gear technical truckers this year in a new color scheme. #collectthemall #BTMR2018

Don't forget that early bird race prices expire on Saturday! Are you in??
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3 weeks ago  ·  

This is a huge opportunity for our partners and beneficiaries Rocky Mountain Field Institute, and for trail users throughout the Pikes Peak region! We know many of you are missing access to these gems. The Barr Trail Mountain Race is a proud supporter of RMFI, and we plan to feature some volunteer opportunities with them this summer leading up to our race. Stay tuned for details!

Registration for BTMR opens TOMORROW, and runners have the option of adding a little extra donation to each of our beneficiaries. Please consider supporting the important work taking place for locals, by locals!
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BREAKING NEWS: We are thrilled to report that we have been awarded a planning grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado - GOCO to coordinate a public planning process to look at the future of the Waldo Canyon Trail and entire Waldo Canyon area. Public meetings will begin this fall, and we'll be needing the public to weigh in on trail design and layout considerations for the Waldo Canyon Trail, potential new trailhead locations, trail connectivity options, dispersed camping options, and other outdoor recreation considerations. The hard work of many over the last 5.5 years is what has brought us to this point today. We are very excited to be working with the U.S. Forest Service and other partners on this next step in the process, which will result in new trails, new connections, new public access, and new outdoor recreation opportunities for all. Please stay tuned for updates and make sure you're signed up for the RMFI newsletter. Go to Happy Friday!!! . . . . #trails #restoration #stewardship #waldocanyon #waldocanyontrail #community #communityinput Trails and Open Space Coalition

1 month ago  ·  

Did you know? BTMR has four "streakers" who have run the race every year since it was founded in 2000. One of them, Mike Teger, sent us this photo of his shirt stash. We decided to KEEP the finisher shirt for 2018, so Mike and the rest of you can add another to your pile -- if you make it down the mountain in time. Which one of the historic shirts has been your favorite?

Registration opens Saturday! Get excited!
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1 month ago  ·