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The Rocky Mountain Half & 5K will return in 2020

Join us in 2019 for the Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K!

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.

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Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course beginning around mile 3. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly electrolyte drink, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free HydraPouch when you register. 

Additional Details

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.

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Free Training

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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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!

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