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Register Here. Online Entry. You still need to run the course but there will be no markings after 5pm on Sunday, February 14th. The course map is available on the below GPX and Strava. To encourage social distancing during these unprecedented times, the Winter Series Race Directors have decided to offer our stellar running community a virtual edition of the Winter Series.
us over four winter weekends on four of our favorite running routes and show your support of the Pikes Peak Road Runners. Detailed start locations, course maps, and finish locations will be provided to each participant. Please look for and social media posts with updates to the race series. All races are subject to change or cancellation. Fees are non-refundable.
Upon completion of your run, submit your to an online Google form. The link to the form will be available on the PPRR website and will be ed out to all participants. All will be posted on the PPRR website and will be based on an honor system. You will not need to provide any proof of your time; however, you can submit Strava, Garmin, and FitBit, etc.
Winter Series! Directions: Runners will start at the lower parking lot and almost immediately take a right on the Zook Loop trail, where they will run to the Blackmer Loop and run it counter-clockwise. The course will be marked by Friday before the race, and markings will be cleared by Sunday evening of race weekend.
They will run on the road until they intersect the Palmer Mesa Trail where they will head south on the trail to where it intersects with the Foothills Trail which they will continue south until it intersects with the Gateway Trail, where the runners will turn right and head into the park until the Gateway Trail intersects with the Juniper Way Loop.
Winter Series 3: Cottonwood Park Distance: 7. Directions: Runners will start on the path near the soccer fields and do a counter-clockwise loop around Cottonwood Park. This event started in under the name Black Forest Series. At that time, all four races were held in the Black Forest area, just extending the lengths of the loops to add on extra distance for each race. Old timers have stories of running though some pretty tough snowstorms with whiteout conditions during some of the races in the early years.
As the races grew, local residents of the Black Forest started to object to having their ro overrun with runners for four Saturdays each winter. This is when the race venues were changed to use four different race venues, and use the Black Forest venue for the last race only.
Since the format changed to four different venues, the first race had always been held at Fox Run Regional Park. The second race was held at Fort Carson for several years, using trails around the golf course. Inthere were massive floods that wiped out big sections of the trail north of the Sports Park, so Mike and John worked with the Norris Penrose Events Center to relocate the race there in They were able to map out fun courses for both the 4 and 8 mile distances.
The runners liked it so much, they decided to keep it there. Again, when access to the military installations tightened, the third race was staged out of Santa Fe Trail at Baptist Road and all courses headed north, thus not using any USAFA trails. Once the trails used for WS2 out of El Pomar Sports Park were repaired, Mike and John, having been provided with substantial feedback from runners and volunteers alike, decided to move Race 3 down south. Apparently, nobody really likes the wind, cold, snow, wind, more wind, and too much wind, that always seem to hit Baptist Road on the second Saturday in February each year.
As ofthe race is now down at El Pomar Sports Park. Problem solved. Black Forest has always been the venue for the fourth race, even after the devastating fires that affected the area right around the staging area of Wolford Elementary School. Inproceeds from the race were donated to the school to aid in their recovery. The Winter Series did take one year off during the transition from staging all races at Black Forest to the current 4-venue staging setup. Pat Lockhart was the race director for years and years and years and finally turned over the reins to Mike Shafai and John Gardner in Pat had never been shy about trying new things.
Instead of the typical cotton t-shirt for runners, she has given out blankets, back packs, duffle bags, head bands, sweat shirts, jackets, and other things. She also instituted the team competition, and encouraged the high school runners to come out and us. The Hero Challenge and Senior recognition were also Pat's idea. Mike and John have continued on in Pat's tradition, and Pat still volunteers for the series. Entry Fees. On-Line: Online Entry. The course will be marked with chalk Friday before the race. The course will be marked with chalk and flagging on Friday before the race.
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