The Great Race is cancelled for 2014 and beyond.
Please, no dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course. Please do not trespass onto private property. Per PPRR race rules, headphones, i-pods, or MP3 players may not be used during the race. Those not in compliance will be disqualified.
Race Day Registration:
Free - PPRR Member
New members welcome
Lead of the Pack, Middle of the Pack, and End of the Pack for both male and female.
Our Great Race originated in 2005 as a celebration of the PPRR's 30th birthday. It was small, but everybody knew everybody else. Lyn Hale made a birthday cake. Jim Beckenhaupt found a new calling as a race announcer and emcee. Pat Lockhart came up with a new award scheme, giving awards to the LOTP, MOTP, and EOTP for both male and female. These equate to Lead Of The Pack, Middle Of The Pack, and End Of The Pack.
Originally intended as a one-time event, the club decided to continue the event, because you can never celebrate too many birthdays and chow down on too many birthday cakes.
The course is flat and on well-groomed dirt trails for about 2 miles and on cement sidewalks for about 1 mile. The elevation is slightly above 6000 feet. See the course route below.
South Monument Valley Park (near Bijou Street)
Park near West View Place & Boulder Crescent Street
From I-25, take the Bijou Exit (Exit 142)
more information from RRCA on the policy Following guidelines from the Road Runners of Clubs of America (RRCA), Pikes Peak Road Runners discourages and in most cases, does not allow use of headphones in its races. The rationale for this is simple: the majority of our races are held on trails, which are crowded with many other runners (and sometimes other trail users). Maintaining one’s sensory capacity during such situations is paramount for the safety of all participants.