There is NO parking within ¾ mile of the start/finish and we ask that no cars turn onto Ruxton Avenue on race morning. Please park at Memorial Park next to the Manitou Springs City Hall and do a warm-up walk or jog up Ruxton Avenue to the start. Ruxton Ave has designated resident-only parking and you WILL be ticketed or towed if you park there. Parking meters are strictly enforced! There is also a free shuttle that leaves from the east side of Memorial Park to the Incline. This shuttle starts at 6:00am. You may also park at the high school and walk to the shuttle. This free shuttle runs every 20 minutes.
There are a few free areas recommended for parking and starting your warm-up:
10 Old Man’s Trail (Parking Lot) *Note – No longer free! A 1.40 mile warm-up starting by 6:23am.
Memorial Park *Note – No longer free! A 1.25 mile warm-up starting by 6:25am.
Note: Soda Springs Park is a metered parking area, it is no longer free parking. A .75 mile warm-up starting by 6:30am
Manitou Springs has recently updated all of its parking policies/areas and rates. Please visit their website for more detailed and accurate parking information so you can avoid getting a ticket. The following information is from the City of Manitou Springs parking page: Manitou Springs Parking Information
Parking on city streets is available to any member of the public in Manitou Springs. All parking spaces downtown are pay-by-plate from 7:00am to 6:00pm 7 days a week.
Parking Rates and information can be found on the Manitou Parking Rates page.
Port-a-potties are available at the start and finish areas.
Please bring your own bag and label it CLEARLY with your bib number.
Items left at sweat check will be moved to the finish area and will be located near the water station by the Barr Trail restrooms (finish line). We are NOT responsible for valuables, please only check clothing.
- NOTE: We are a CUP-LESS RACE! Please bring your own refillable cup or reservoir on course for your nutrition and hydration needs! You may fill your hydration at our Start line aid station if needed 🙂
Race Day Schedule of Events
5:45am – Race day registration and packet pick-up opens (near start line)
7:00am – RACE START
9:30am – Soda Springs Pavilion opens for post-race food, high school aid station voting, raffle
11:00am – NEW CUTOFF TIME! Race cut off for finisher shirt
11:15am – Awards pick-up, Soda Springs Pavilion