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”!


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

2 weeks 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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2 weeks ago  ·  

The recent appearance of winter in Manitou Springs has us thinking about summer trails -- plus, BTMR registration opens in less than three weeks! We need your help as we start making decisions for the 2018 race and into the future. If you DON'T want another finisher shirt, please give us some other ideas for cool swag in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

BTMR is proud to have donated to our very deserving beneficiary Rocky Mountain Field Institute through the Indy Give! campaign. With your entry fees and additional donations we were able to donate $2,049 to RMFI, which was matched by other organizations, brining in nearly $57,000 through the campaign! That means more important work can get done. Thank you RMFI and all the volunteers for your hard work on Barr Trail and some of our other favorite trails!
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2 months ago  ·