Ah, Colorful Colorado! Soon, your eyes will be taking in the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park as you through the mountains that surround Estes Park. It's a treat, for sure. And after many miles of training, these are views that you deserve.
We're excited to welcome you to Colorado for our half marathon and 5k. We hope you feel ready! As we draw closer to race weekend, we want to send you off with the 2021 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Race Guide. It covers everything you need to know for race weekend: from bib pick-up, to race-day parking, to hikes you can complete afterward. You can read the Race Guide and also listen to an audio version of it on our podcast. Together, the print and audio version provide a comprehensive overview of what you need to know for race weekend.
When you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
- Page 2: full event schedule
- Pages 2-3: Bib Pick-up
- Pages 4-5: Half Marathon race details
- Page 6: Parking information
If you are running the 5k on Friday, you can find information for that race on page 7,
Toward the end of the guide, we share how you can participate in the Explorer Club to get suggestions on what to see and do while you're in the area. When you complete the Explorer Club challenge you earn a special badge (in addition to your race medal) for completing it! Learn more here.
A little bit about you all...
It looks like there are a lot of firsts happening at this race! Almost half of you — 45% — will be visiting Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time during this race! Another 24% will run their first 5k and 18% of you will run your first half marathon. You've got this!
We also will see runners from 48 states and 5 different countries.