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.

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.

The 2021 Barr Trail Mountain Race will be held on July 18th, 2021. 

General Registration opens on March 1st, 2021 at Noon