Get some fresh air. Escape to the mountains this summer! 

With the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 5K, and Elk Double (half marathon + 5K) you can choose your own adventure!

The Course

Our Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and 5K courses both start and finish by the lake at the fairgrounds in Estes Park! Both courses are scenic runs with gorgeous views of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains!

We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start or having someone drop you off at the start.

More course details

Training

We are pleased to share a FREE half marathon training program customized for this course to help you prepare. We've teamed up with Active at Altitude as the Official Training Partner to offer 2 levels of training: 

  • Beginner program (16 weeks)
  • Intermediate program (12 weeks)

These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. 


Bib & Packet Pickup

Bib Pickup » You have 3 options for picking up your bib:

1. Pickup at the expo (recommended)
2. Pickup at the start line
3. Mailed 2 weeks before the race ($20 fee)

Bring Your Own Bag » In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste we encourage you to bring your own bag to hold you bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up at the race exp.

Race Shirts » If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or couldn't order the size you wanted we'll host a shirt exchange at the finish line on race day. Note that sizes and quantities will be limited.

The Expo

The expo will take place at the Stanley Park Ball Fields east of Community Drive in Estes Park, CO on Friday, August 3rd and go from 1pm-6pm with bib pickup until 7pm*.  At the expo you can pick up your bib, race shirt, and other gear. Plan to stay awhile, cook a s'more, and shop our other vendors and sponsors!

*Please note 5K bib pickup ends at 6pm as the 5K race starts at 6:30pm on Friday.

Training

We are pleased to share a FREE half marathon training program customized for this course to help you prepare. We've teamed up with Active at Altitude as the Official Training Partner to offer 2 levels of training: 

  • Beginner program (16 weeks)
  • Intermediate program (12 weeks)

These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. 


Bib & Packet Pickup

Bib Pickup » You have 3 options for picking up your bib:

1. Pickup at the expo (recommended)
2. Pickup at the start line
3. Mailed 2 weeks before the race ($20 fee)

Bring Your Own Bag » In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste we encourage you to bring your own bag to hold you bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up at the race exp.

Race Shirts » If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or couldn't order the size you wanted we'll host a shirt exchange at the finish line on race day. Note that sizes and quantities will be limited.


Traveling to Rocky Mountain

Where to Stay

We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start or having someone drop you off at the start. The race will start and finish by Lake Estes at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO. You can find some great lodging options in Estes Park here

Where to Fly

If you're flying here, your option is pretty much Denver International Airport (DEN). Plan on about 2 hours to drive to Estes Park from the airport.

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO.


Race Day

Race HQ will be at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO. We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start. Here's a tentative schedule of events:

4:00 AM – Open start line parking
4:30 AM – First prize raffle (every 5 minutes)
5:15 AM – All cars should be parked
5:30 AM – Last prize raffle & start line parking lot closes/ Pacers line up
5:45 AM – Runners line up/ Last call for gear check.
5:55 AM – National Anthem
6:00 AM – Race starts for all divisions!
8:45 AM – Awards Ceremony.

When you finish the race, you'll grab a snack box, take some pictures, hang out and make friends for a while, and then we encourage you to go explore Rocky Mountain National Park!

Additional Race Day Details


Traveling to Rocky Mountain

Where to Stay

We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start or having someone drop you off at the start. The race will start and finish by Lake Estes at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO. You can find some great lodging options in Estes Park here

Where to Fly

If you're flying here, your option is pretty much Denver International Airport (DEN). Plan on about 2 hours to drive to Estes Park from the airport.

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO.


Race Day

Race HQ will be at the fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO. We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start. Here's a tentative schedule of events:

4:00 AM – Open start line parking
4:30 AM – First prize raffle (every 5 minutes)
5:15 AM – All cars should be parked
5:30 AM – Last prize raffle & start line parking lot closes/ Pacers line up
5:45 AM – Runners line up/ Last call for gear check.
5:55 AM – National Anthem
6:00 AM – Race starts for all divisions!
8:45 AM – Awards Ceremony.

When you finish the race, you'll grab a snack box, take some pictures, hang out and make friends for a while, and then we encourage you to go explore Rocky Mountain National Park!

Additional Race Day Details

Package Pricing

Elk Double

  • Rocky Mountain 5K Race Entry
  • Rocky Mountain Half Race Entry
  • 1 Race Shirt
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 2 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Bison Double Medal

$205 / runner

through August 3rd

Rocky Mtn. Half

  • Rocky Mountain Half Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal

$135 / runner

through August 3rd

Rocky Mountain 5K

  • Rocky Mountain 5K Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal

$55 / runner

through August 3rd

Registration Periods

Early Bird: Dec. 1, 2017 – Feb. 25, 2018
Regular: Feb. 26 – May 20, 2018

Late: May 21 – Aug. 3, 2018

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