- Start: Blue Sky Trailhead, Horsetooth Mountain Park. Fort Collins, Colorado
- Distance: 26.7 miles (3,500′) or 13.5 miles (1,500′)
- Min/Max Elevation: 5,300′-6,500′ Marathon / 5,300′-5,700′ Half
- Average Elevation: 5,700′ Marathon / 5,500′ Half
- Terrain: Marathon: 22mi dirt singletrack, 3mi rocky singletrack, 2mi dirt road; Half Marathon: 11mi dirt singletrack, 1mi rocky singletrack, 1.5mi dirt road
- Fauna: Deer, abert squirrel, golden eagle
- Registration Cap: 375
- Time Allowance: 9 hours Marathon / 8hr15min Half Marathon
- Date: October 21, 2023
All 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 Awards and Raffle will be held at 1:30pm.
We acknowledge and respect those who experience their gender identity in ways outside of the traditional male/female dichotomy, and are trying our best to provide non-binary opportunities in both the registration and results to reflect that. For the purposes of overall/age-group awards, non-binary runners will be eligible in their birth gender pool.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Awards for the top male and female finishers in each distance.
Age Group Awards for the top 3 male and female in each of the following age groups (overall winners not eligible) for both distances:
- Under 40
- 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:||Hannah Allgood||Colorado Springs, Colorado||3:33:57||2022|
|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:||Hazel Hust, 15||Colorado Springs, Colorado||5:27:16||2022|
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