Inaugural Race Year: 1982
Current Course Used in Years: not sure, but at least from 2005 - present have been doing the loop around the lake and then heading down the trail. Some earlier courses started on the west side of the railroad tracks, but we are not sure when the course change took place.
Note: Tony Abdella provided the following information after the 2009 race on how the course has not been consistent over the years. Thus the records that are listed below should be taken with a grain of salt. Perhaps it's more correct to say the records below are event records, rather than course records, since the course has had regular non-trivial tweaking.
"I ran the 4 miler at Palmer Lake today. She changed the first part of the race and added almost 1/4 mile compared to last year. I noticed on the official results they changed our pace times to reflect a longer than 4 mile course. PPRR races are normally exactly the same and the records make sense."
I think I've ran this race 5-6 times and the first part of the race has changed every time. I know in 2003 we ran around the lake and the race I did before that was on the other side of the tracks. It might of been 2002 but not sure. If I had to guess it would be between 2002-2003 they switched for the other side of the tracks."
Current Course Info: Point to point, starting near the gazebo at Palmer Lake Regional Park, doing one loop around Palmer Lake, and then hitting the Sante Fe Trail and finishing in Monument. The course is a slight downhill. The Sante Fe Trail is on old railroad route, thus the downhill is very gradual. The trail is hard-packed dirt. Elevation is about 7,000 feet.
Note: The records below are based on results from 2004-present, with the exception of 2012, when the race was cancelled because of the Waldo Canyon fire. If you have result listings for prior to 2004, please notify the webmaster.
If you notice problems or have questions, please notify the webmaster.
|Overall||0||98||M||Timothy Howley||20||0:19:56||2017||Colorado Springs||CO|
|Age-Group||16||25||M||Timothy Howley||20||0:19:56||2017||Colorado Springs||CO|
|Age-Group||76||85||M||Robert McAndrews||77||0:38:56||2017||Colorado Springs||CO|
|Age-Group||0||10||F||Bethany Michalak||10||0:26:40||2017||Colorado Springs||CO|
|Age-Group||56||65||F||Nancy Hobbs||56||0:28:23||2017||Colorado Springs||CO|