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. The Barr Trail Mountain Race is operated under a special use permit from the Pike National Forest.

NOTE: We are a CUP-LESS RACE! Please bring your own refillable cup or reservoir on-course for your nutrition and hydration needs!

BTMR is also part of The Garden to Peak Challenge, formerly the Triple Crown of Running, which is a race series where participants complete the Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run (not 10k), the Barr Trail Mountain Race, and either the Pikes Peak Ascent or the Pikes Peak Marathon. Runners that complete the three races under the mandatory cut-off times are recognized as Challenge participants and are eligible for awards, recognition and invitations to exclusive events. 

Any runner who completes the series is automatically entered in the Garden to Peak Challenge.

2023 Race photos are available!

Registration Is Full For 2024!

Registration for the 2024 Barr Trail Mountain is completely full! Check our FAQs page for important information regarding waitlists, deferrals, and refunds (hint, there are none!)

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