The start is at 7 a.m. on Ruxton Avenue by the COG railway depot at an elevation of 6,570′. The race will proceed 6.3 miles up the Barr Trail gaining 3,630′ where it will turn around at Barr Camp at 10,200′. Runners will then head back down the Barr Trail to Hydro Street where they will turn left and up with the finish being in the pullout to the right for a total of 12.575 miles. For an overly detailed overview, see the mileage chart.
The race cut-off is 3 hours, 30 minutes.
No Name Creek Cut-Off
In addition to the overall race cut-off of 3h30m00s a cut-off at No Name Creek will be strictly enforced. Runners who do not reach No Name Creek by of 1h10m00s will have their race number pulled.
There will be 9 aid stations located at the start/finish, 1.7/11 mile, 3.1/9.5 mile, 4.2/8.4 mile, and the 6.3 mile point at Barr Camp.
Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available at all 9 stations. You will need to bring your own gels and what not.
Members of El Paso County Search and Rescue will be on the course in the event you need assistance. They are an all volunteer organization that does not charge for their services. However throughout the year they incur many expenses. This is one reason we donate 33% of your entry fee to them. The other reason is the fact that they do a great job of fixing up all the runners who crash on the way back down the Barr Trail!
Barr Camp is approximately 6.5 miles from the trail head in Manitou Springs and is the turn around point for the Barr Trail Mountain Race. Elevation gain is 3,800 feet, and the camp elevation is 10,200 feet (3,109 meters). You can expect a 20 degree temperature difference between the bottom of the trail and Barr Camp. Expect changeable weather any time of the year.