• Fall Series Awards can be picked up at the Colorado Running Company at the University Village Shopping Center. They will be available for pickup until January 31, 2015.

  • No December Newsletter Stuffing, thus no January Newsletter. Our Newsletter volunteers are taking a well-deserved holiday break.



New Years Day




Winter Series Starts January 10




Upcoming PPRR Events

Thu, Jan 01 @ 09:30 AM
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Thu, Jan 01 @ 10:00 AM
This is a New Year's Day tradition in Colorado Springs.  The race doesn't start till 10 AM, so you can still see in the New Year and be plenty refreshed to tackle the challenging 5K and 10K courses in Palmer Park.  Bring your friends and family and start the New Year with some healthy competition and even better camaraderie.  You won't regret it.
Race Beneficiary

Proceeds of this race go to the El Paso County Search & Rescue (EPCSAR). The EPCSAR is an all-volunteer organization that provides search and mountain rescue services in El Paso County. If somebody gets hurt on Pikes Peak, lost on our many trails, drives off the Pikes Peak Highway, EPCSAR is there to help....

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Sat, Jan 03 @ 08:00 AM
Race Format

The first time you run this event, you'll establish a base time for yourself. This base time is used to generate a handicap time. The handicap time is calculated using an algorithm developed by Bob Royse, and it's geared to favor a beginning runner and the slower runners. Click here for an explanation of the handicap algorithm.

Once you have an established handicap, you are racing against your handicap time. The person who improves the most from their handicap time is the winner. Each month the results are sent off to Bob Royse and he fires up his Nielson algorithm and regenerates all of the handicap times based on the latest result data.

As mentioned before, the...

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Sat, Jan 03 @ 09:00 AM

Trail Section: Pikes Peak Greenway Trail from 8th Street Wal-Mart to the Bijou Bridge.

The Pikes Peak Road Runners have adopted a section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Monthly cleanups are held to pick up trash and other treasures along the trail. The monthly cleanups occur on the first Saturday of each month. Meet at the 8th Street Wal-Mart, in the SE corner of the parking lot. The cleanups last for about 2 hours.

Everybody is welcome to come and help clean the trail. Bring a pair of work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. If it's a warm day, also bring a bottle of water to refresh yourself.

Sun, Jan 04 @ 07:00 PM

A run for the full moon, followed by a tailgate gathering. Groups will be formed to run various distances (usually 2 to 5 miles) and then stay after the run for a tailgate (bring whatever you would like to share). A headlamp or flashlight may be needed depending on the time of year and length of the run.

This is a social group run, and not a competitive race. All ability levels are welcome, both walkers and runners.

In December, the Full Moon actually occurs on Christmas Day, Dec 25th. Because of family considerations with the holiday, Bernie is holding the run a day later on Dec 26th. But don't worry, the Full Moon will be just as bright a day later, and the hills in the...

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Sat, Jan 10 @ 10:00 AM

Stay motivated and in tip-top shape during the winter months.  If you register online at Active.com (keyword search: "36th Winter Series" in Colorado Springs), there is a $10 discount for the series and for each indvidual race.

Note Regarding Winter Series I at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Because of limited parking and the parking expense (paid for by PPRR), please, please, please carpool with other runners, volunteers and spectators ... ideally 3-4 per vehicle. Once parking fills up in the park, there are no options for overflow parking, thus carpooling is essential. The Safeway parking lot at South Academy & Highway 115 is a convenient place to leave your vehicle...

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Sat, Jan 24 @ 10:00 AM

Stay motivated and in tip-top shape during the winter months.  If you register online at Active.com (keyword search: "36th Winter Series" in Colorado Springs), there is a $10 discount for the series and for each indvidual race.

Note Regarding Winter Series I at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Because of limited parking and the parking expense (paid for by PPRR), please, please, please carpool with other runners, volunteers and spectators ... ideally 3-4 per vehicle. Once parking fills up in the park, there are no options for overflow parking, thus carpooling is essential. The Safeway parking lot at South Academy & Highway 115 is a convenient place to leave your vehicle...

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Wed, Jan 28 @ 06:00 PM

Every month a bunch of fun-loving folks have a great time talking about running and races, sipping refreshments, and enjoying yummie hot pizza...oh, and they also get the newsletter ready for mailing. But that just takes a few minutes once the right hand knows what the left is doing and everyone melds into a finely tuned insert-staple-label mailing machine. You will get to talk with several board members and race directors and have the chance to talk to other avid runners. Come be a part of this fun and join us at The Greenman Taproom, 320 South Weber, on the last Wednesday of each month starting at at 6 pm or thereafter! Call 577-6338 for more info or write to editor@pprrun.org.

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Sun, Feb 01 @ 10:00 AM

Note: A third race director is Tim Bergsten of PikesPeakSports.us.  (The current web form only allows fields for 2 race directors.  Sorry Tim, ladies first when filling out those fields.)

The streets and trails of downtown Colorado Springs are not exactly the "Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" but on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) more than 1,000 runners will race for paydirt there in the Fourth Annual Super Half Marathon and Game Day 5K.  The Woodland Park High School's band, ensemble and cheerleaders will also be there to ramp up the festivities.

This event is a fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Road Runners and PikesPeakSports.us, organizations that work to promote running, racing and...

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Tue, Feb 03 @ 07:00 PM

A run for the full moon, followed by a tailgate gathering. Groups will be formed to run various distances (usually 2 to 5 miles) and then stay after the run for a tailgate (bring whatever you would like to share). A headlamp or flashlight may be needed depending on the time of year and length of the run.

This is a social group run, and not a competitive race. All ability levels are welcome, both walkers and runners.

In December, the Full Moon actually occurs on Christmas Day, Dec 25th. Because of family considerations with the holiday, Bernie is holding the run a day later on Dec 26th. But don't worry, the Full Moon will be just as bright a day later, and the hills in the...

Read More

Sat, Feb 07 @ 08:00 AM
Race Format

The first time you run this event, you'll establish a base time for yourself. This base time is used to generate a handicap time. The handicap time is calculated using an algorithm developed by Bob Royse, and it's geared to favor a beginning runner and the slower runners. Click here for an explanation of the handicap algorithm.

Once you have an established handicap, you are racing against your handicap time. The person who improves the most from their handicap time is the winner. Each month the results are sent off to Bob Royse and he fires up his Nielson algorithm and regenerates all of the handicap times based on the latest result data.

As mentioned before, the...

Read More

Sat, Feb 07 @ 09:00 AM

Trail Section: Pikes Peak Greenway Trail from 8th Street Wal-Mart to the Bijou Bridge.

The Pikes Peak Road Runners have adopted a section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Monthly cleanups are held to pick up trash and other treasures along the trail. The monthly cleanups occur on the first Saturday of each month. Meet at the 8th Street Wal-Mart, in the SE corner of the parking lot. The cleanups last for about 2 hours.

Everybody is welcome to come and help clean the trail. Bring a pair of work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. If it's a warm day, also bring a bottle of water to refresh yourself.

Register
Sat, Feb 14 @ 10:00 AM

Stay motivated and in tip-top shape during the winter months.  If you register online at Active.com (keyword search: "36th Winter Series" in Colorado Springs), there is a $10 discount for the series and for each indvidual race.

Note Regarding Winter Series I at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Because of limited parking and the parking expense (paid for by PPRR), please, please, please carpool with other runners, volunteers and spectators ... ideally 3-4 per vehicle. Once parking fills up in the park, there are no options for overflow parking, thus carpooling is essential. The Safeway parking lot at South Academy & Highway 115 is a convenient place to leave your vehicle...

Read More