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 28th, 2019 for the 19th annual BTMR on “America’s Mountain”!
We are an equal opportunity service provider and a permittee of the Pike National Forest.


Committee member and beard extraordinaire Peter Maksimow met up with Mirna Valerio - The Mirnavator in Vermont this week! Mirna shares her story in order to break down barriers and inspire others, especially women, to join her out on the trails. 💪

We are pushing for 50% women's participation in our race this year - who inspires YOU to push outside your comfort zone? Sign up today! 👇 #BTMR2019 ⚒⚙️ had the great pleasure of having breakfast with the inspiring Mirna Valerio in Montpelier, Vermont. We discussed trail running and where it is headed, how to get more women, minorities and those who don’t consider themselves “runners” involved in the sport, plogging, geeked out on beer, wine and our Swiftwick Socks, among many other topics over our amazing Down Home Kitchen meal. 🍳

The Barr Trail Mountain Race committee is working hard to get as close to 50% women’s participation and if I manage to convince Mirna to run the race, would other women register to join her!? 🤔

If you don’t follow Mirna, you should, she is inspiring & motivating and myself, American Trail Running Association and US Trail Running Conference look forward to working with her in the future. Keep up the amazing work, Mirna! She went out and did a 2 hour run afterwards!

Read the Montpelier Trail Town I wrote about.

PS Those home fries were 🤯🥔

#TrailRunninng #MountainRunning #UltraRunning #Montpelier #Vermont inov-8 #ChaseAdventure

Get 20% off Swiftwick Socks (“best socks guaranteed”) with the code SWIFTMAKS20! 🧦
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Plogging is great training for BTMR! We removed tons of garbage from our trails today. Among the finds were a suitcase, a pair of gray pants, a tire and a metal pipe. Thanks, Mountain Chalet, for hosting and for providing the after-rubbish refreshments! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Zenia Brink for sharing a photo of your favorite running buddies ... and winning our giveaway! Send us a message for your code! See you on the mountain on July 28. #BTMR2019 ⛏⚙️ #womensupportingwomen #trailsisters ... See MoreSee Less

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