Estes Park Marathon and Half Marathon

Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA


RUN on Colorado's most scenic race courses and enjoy the surrounding beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The 2020 MARATHON & HALF MARATHON courses start from the scenic Dao House on Hwy 7, and descend 1500ft within first 6.5 miles on mix of dirt trail, smooth surface road/pathways!

The Half Marathon will continue to descend directly to Lake Estes Trail for breath taking views of the Continental Divide.

The Marathon runners will travel on the Lake Estes Trail and run the Dry Gulch/Devil's Gulch loop, passing the historic Stanley Hotel.

As with all great journeys, the mountainous beauty will encourage you to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of the climbs and feel the thrill of several scenic downhills.Share the celebration and joy of running with us! Runner’s World magazine recommends this destination race, for a reason!



The Estes Park Half Marathon is the first race in a series of three mountain location races- Estes Park, Georgetown/Idaho Springs, and Nederland, CO. Race all three Colorado events and challenge yourself for placement awards!


June 20th - Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - All Races Packet Pickup (Estes Park High School Commons)

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Kids Bike & Fun Run Festival! (Estes Park Track & Field)

  • 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music, interactive games, Yoga, Hula Hooping, face painting and more! All ages are welcome to play and enjoy the day!
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run!
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bike Events (obstacle courses)

June 21st - Sunday

  • 4:30 a.m. - Packet Pickup for Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, and 5K
  • 4:15 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. - Bus & Trolley departures for Marathon & Half Marathon Start line. Runners may have personal drop off, but NO parking at start. There is no bus returning runners to start line from finish line.
  • 5:30 a.m. - Start for WALKERS for the Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon
  • 6:00 a.m. - Start of the Estes Park Marathon from lower Dao House, Hwy 7
  • 6:30 a.m. - Start of the Estes Park Half Marathon from lower Dao House, Hwy 7
  • 6:30 a.m. - Trolley begins departure from EP High School to 5K start line at Marina
  • 8:00 a.m. - Start of the Estes Park 5K from Estes Park Marina
  • 8:00 a.m. - Start of the Estes Park 10K from Estes Park Middle School
  • 8:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Post Race Food, Finish line Stadium

FINISHER MEDALS (stay tuned for our one of a kind Estes Park inspired medals)

AWARDS -- Award winners can pick up their hardware or ribbons at the Awards Table near the finish line

Marathon & Half Marathon

  • Top Three Overall Male & Female
  • Top Two Male & Female Masters (40 yrs and older)
  • Top Three Male & Female in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Up

10K & 5K

  • Top Three Overall Male & Female
  • Top Three Male & Female in the following age groups: 13 & Under, 14 - 16, 17 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 & Over
  • No master division

Transportation - Transportation is provided by the Estes Park Trolley, Rapid Transit Bussing & Rocky Mountain Transit Bussing to the 5K and Marathon & Half Marathon start lines. Departure times are strict and leave from the Estes Park High School parking lot (at race headquarters). There is no parking available at any of these start areas, nor transportation available back to the start areas once races are completed. A gear drop is available at the Marathon & Half Marathon start lines.

  • Marathon & Half Marathon: Bus departures begin 4:30AM and last 5:30AM
  • 5K Start: Trolley will depart from EP High School from 6:30-7:35 AM.

7 hour course cut off time. The course will officially close at 1:00PM. All participants must forfeit bib at 1:00PM, if they have not finished. There are NO exceptions.


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