The Fall Series consists of four trail races in four different city/county parks. The trails range from well-maintained to rocky with tree roots. Each event is a unique challenge at a different distance, getting longer as the series progresses.
SWAG: All runners who complete the series will receive a commemorative customized grocery bag. Those who volunteer for at least 3 of the 4 events receive the swag as well. For ordering purposes, you must register for all four events by Race #2.
Reminder: No animals, no baby joggers or strollers, no earbuds or headphones, no bikes or trikes. You will be disqualified for any violation. This is a requirement for our insurance and for the safety of all participants.
Early Start: Contact the Race Director if you want to start before the official 10:00 start time. Your time will be unofficial and will not be recognized for awards.
Military discount for active duty personnel: A photocopy of your military ID must be e-mailed to Pat Lockhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a discount code for on-line registration.
ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 15 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.
If you run all four races, you will be eligible for age group and overall awards. There are no awards for the individual races.
Age Groups -- 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
The race is chip timed. All scoring is based on chip time.
No duplicate awards. That is, overall award winners are not eligible for age group awards. There are no cash awards.
The membership discount will be applied during checkout.
For the registration process to recognize that you are a Pikes Peak Road Runners member, if you have not already claimed your PPRR membership within RunSignUp, you first need to go to the Club page for the Pikes Peak Road Runners and claim you membership. This is done as follows.
Once your membership has been claimed within the RunSignUp system, you will then have an account with RunSignUp. If you have a family membership, you can then add family members that live in your household. Those family members will also be able to apply the membership discount.
When you register for an event that offers discounts to PPRR members, on one of the first Registrant screens, you'll see a "Have An Account?" message followed by a SIGN IN button. Click on the SIGN IN button and sign in using your RunSignUp account information. That will allow RunSignUp to recognize that you are a PPRR member, and the member discount will be applied.
At this time, the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, Cultural, and El Paso County Community Services Parks Division have lifted any COVID restrictions. We will be watching carefully any upturn that might be happening regarding variants and will send e-mail updates to all who have registered. Please be cognizant and check your e-mail periodically.
In all instances, the following public health guidelines should be followed:
Note: Based upon trail conditions, the courses may vary slightly for a particular season. They will always be fun and challenging.
The trails are wide, up to 8 feet in some places, with many ups and downs. Don't get you hopes up for an easy run here.
Start in the large grass field and then proceed onto the trails. The course will lead you onto side trails. You will return to the grass field for your final sprint to the finish.
Pinon Valley Park is a very welcoming staging area. Ute Valley Park is very rocky and hilly, so be ready for the run of your life!. The trails are single track in places. And, watch out for snakes in the area. This is by far the most challenging run of the series.
In this race, you will run miles on trails that no man or woman would touch - except for the Fall Series runners! Rocks that move, ankles that hurt...but oh what fun!
From I-25, take the Uintah Exit (Exit 143)
This event has been around since 1979.
Larry Miller has been the race director for a couple of decades. His enthusiasm for laying out challenging cross country courses has never wavered, and he always has something new up his sleeve. The running community is certain that Larry lays awake at night thinking of new twists for the Fall Series courses. There have been hay bale jumps, fence climbing, culvert tunnels and more. And because of all of this, we all have stories to pass along. Thank you, Larry!
In 2017, Larry Miller, Pat Lockhart, Kirk Brown and Stewart Cooper are teaming up as co-race directors. They will bring the best of the best for the Fall Series.
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.