- Start: Blue Sky Trailhead, Horsetooth Mountain Park. Fort Collins, Colorado
- Distance: 26.7 miles with ~3,500′ of vertical gain/descent
- Min/Max Elevation: 5,300’/6,500′
- Average Elevation: 5,700′
- Terrain: 22mi dirt singletrack, 3mi rocky singletrack, 2mi dirt road
- Fauna: Deer, abert squirrel, golden eagle
- UTMB Points: 1 point
- Registration Cap: 350
- Time Allowance: 9 hours
- Date: October 16, 2021, 7:00am
We hope for close-to-normal conditions on race day, as relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current race information reflects a normal year. Details may change as race day approaches, and any changes will be communicated to registered runners well in advance. For reference, here are the 2020 COVID Safety Protocols.
All Marathon runners who finish within the official course cut-off will receive a unique finisher’s award.
The post race awards and raffle will be held at the Blue Sky trailhead finish area.
The Marathon Awards and Raffle will be held at 1:30pm.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Awards for the top male and female finishers.
Age Group Awards for the top 3 male and female in each of the following age groups (overall winners not eligible):
- Under 30
- 30 to 39
- 40 to 49
- 50 to 59
- 60 and Over
We will also raffle off additional prizes from our generous sponsors after the race. You must be present (or still on the course) to collect raffle prizes!
Camping is available near the race start at the Horsetooth Reservoir Inlet Bay campground. On race weekend, there should be plenty of open camp spaces. Spots I23 through I26 at the south end of the campground will be the closest to the Blue Sky Trailhead start/finish area.(Campground Map)
There are a multitude of hotels for every budget in Fort Collins, and any within city limits will be no more than a 20-30 minute drive from the start.
|Male:||Jackson Brill||Boulder, Colorado||3:10:10||2020|
|Female:||Addie Bracy||Longmont, Colorado||3:35:25||2019|
|Masters Male:||Frank Pipp||Longmont, Colorado||3:17:22||2018|
|Masters Female:||Anita Ortiz||Eagle, Colorado||3:54:11||2014|
|Oldest Male:||Juergen Kuhlmey, 78||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||7:57:48||2016|
|Oldest Female:||Carol Young, 69||Houston, Texas||8:32:51||2015|
|Youngest Male:||Noah Kieser, 16||Longmont, Colorado||4:58:34||2017|
|Youngest Female:||Claire Hayhow, 18
Jordyn Milbrath, 18
Photos & Reports
2015 Photos from Erin Bibeau Photography (Devils Backbone)
2015 Photos from Terry Grenwelge (Indian Summer)
2015 Photos from Cameron Cross (Devil’s Backbone)
2015 Photos from Tena at O Photography: First Climb up Towers, Stout Trail, and the Finish Line