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It's time to get off your asphalt on May 17th, 2014!


Half Marathon Overall
Half Marathon by Age Group
10k Overall
10k by Age Group
5k Overall
5k by Age Group

The third annual Big Mountain Trail Run offers half marathon, 10k, and 5k options in beautiful North Cheyenne Canyon. This year showcases the same beautiful course as last year so you can compare your times, but the date has been changed from April to May17th due to some conflicts. Let's hope for some spring buds! The race begins at the Mesa Picnic area near Starsmore Discovery Center and makes it way up and down the mountain through trails such as Upper/Middle/Lower Columbine trail, Spring creek trail, and Gold Camp Road. Bring your extra set of lungs!

Cash prizes for the overall winners of all three race lengths! First place SWAG prizes for winners of each division in the half marathon.


Saturday 5/17/2014
Venue: Cheyenne Canyon - Colorado Springs, CO

Race Lengths:

5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Race Divisions:

Male and Female by age group:
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

Check-In / Start Times:

Mesa Picnic Area on North Cheyenne Canon Road (near Starsmore Discover Center). Start times Half/10k/5k: 10AM, 10:30AM, 10:45

Aid Stations:

5k: Start/finish only
10k: 1 station @ 2.5 miles
Half: 3 stations @ 2.5, 4, 9 miles


Starsmore Discovery Center Parking Lots
Overflow Parking: Cheyenne Mountain Middle and High Schools
Parking Areas Map


A secondary compeition to help clean the environment. Pick up trash along the course and trade it in at the finish line for a raffle ticket to win a prize!

Until May11th:
5k: $30
10k: $40
Half Marathon: $50

May 12th - May 16th (no shirt):
5k: $35
10k: $45
Half Marathon: $55

Race Day Registration (no shirt):
5k: $40
10k: $50
Half Marathon: $60

Online Registration: Registration Closed.

Half Marathon Map

Rampart Rage Pic

10k Map

Rampart Rage Pic

5k Map

Rampart Rage Pic
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Race Prizes

Exact Prizes TBD.

Cash prize for the overall winners of all three race lengths. First place SWAG prizes for winners of each division in the half marathon.

Prizes Sponsored by:
  • Sole
  • Polar Bottle
  • Nathan Packs
  • Polar Bottle
  • Fit Body
  • and more to come!

You will be climbing and descending up, down, and through the beautiful North Cheyenne Canon in Colorado Springs. This is an awesome and rewarding trail run that showcases the beauty Colorado has to offer to trail runners.

5k:Start off with wide track to duke it out to the single track. Then, begin the incline. 1.6 miles up the Lower Columbine Trail and then a portion of the Middle Columbine Trail to your turnaround point. Turnaround and bomb down the way you came. 1.6 mile sprint to the finish! This is a tough 5k with 565 feet of elevation gain. You'll have something to brag about.

10k:Start off with wide track to duke it out to the single track. Travel up Lower Columbine and Mid-Columbine for 2 miles to the Spring Creek Trail. Take the Spring Creek Trail winding single track up for a mile to the Aid Station at the junction of Spring Creek and Gold Camp Rd. Travel west (left) on Gold Camp through the tunnel, about .4miles to the Gold Camp/Upper Columbine Cutoff. This takes you back down the Columbine Trail. Turn Left to descend down the Columbine Upper, Middle, and Lower all the way to the finish.

Half:Start off with wide track to duke it out to the single track. Travel up Lower Columbine and Mid-Columbine for 2 miles to the Spring Creek Trail (right). Take the Spring Creek Trail winding single track up for a mile to the Aid Station at the junction of Spring Creek and Gold Camp Rd. Here is the 1st Aid Station. Then, turn Left with on Gold Camp and travel through the tunnel. You will pass the 10k turn, but you keep on trucking, pass through another tunnel and run to the "4 corners" parking lot. This is your 2nd Aid Station. Continue up Gold Camp. you'll pass over a closed tunnel, have some amazing views of the Front Range and Colorado Springs, and turn around at the cones to come back to the 3rd aid station (same station as #2). Go down (right) N. Cheyenne Canon Road from here to the trailhead for the Upper Columbine Trail. Turn left (East) to get on the Upper Columbine trail. Take Upper, Middle, and Lower Columbine trails all the way back to the finish. The Half Marathon Course has a total of 2,618 feet of elevation gain, and rewards you with great views and great trails. Can't wait to see you out there! Good luck!

This race is sanctioned by US Track and Field and will use chip timing.

8-10am Race Check-in 10am 1/2 marathon pre-race meeting/lineup
10:15am 1/2 marathon race start

10.30am 10k pre-race meeting/lineup
10.45am 10k race start

10.45am 5k pre-race meeting/lineup
11am 5k race start

The 5k will not have an aid station except at the start/finish line.

The 10k has an aid station at about mile 2.5 into it. This is at the top of the climb for the 10k. This is also the only aid station for the 10k.

The Half will go to the same aid station as the 10k (2.5 miles), then get a 2nd aid station around mile 4, will pass it and return to it after mile 9.

Our aid stations are green! To reduce waste, bring your own reusable bottle for water at aid stations along the course. This reduces waste and environmental impact and falls in line with ourBMAREphilosphy. Rapid filling nozzles will be used so you don't waste precious time filling up.

Car pooling is encouraged to lower the impact on the environment. Racer Parking is first come-first serve @ the Starsmore Discovery Center parking area. No racer parking in handicapped or coned areas. No parking up N. Cheyenne Canon beyond Starsmore or S. Cheyenne Canon Road ways. There will NOT be a shuttle provided for those parking in the overflow at the Pauline Memorial Catholic School so be prepared for a warm up jog to get to check-in.

Parking Areas Map

Post Race Party / SWAG

Prizes will be given out for Half Marathon race winners (overall and divisions). All Half Marathon participants get finishing medals. 5k/10k 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive medals. See the tab above for more details. All racers registering prior to May12th will recieve a commemorative t-shirt.

For any questions regarding the Big Mountain Trail Run, please send an email to

Some old videos photos from 2012 available on Pikes Peak Sports
Half Marathon Start Video
10k Start Video
5k Start Video
Rampart Rage View Over the Edge sunset

Race Sponsored By

Win Insurance AgencyRock Climbing at CityRock Colorado Win Insurance Agency Nathan Sports Nathan Sports
Whole FoodsNew Balance Zip Line Gear dot comSole foot inserts Sponsorship
Leave Your Mark Events Carefree Chic Fil A sponsorship CriteriumPolar Bottle Sponsorship New Balance
Carefree Chiropractic Rock Climbing at CityRock Colorado Sports Authority Planet Bike Sponsorship Planet Bike Sponsorship
Colorado Running Company Big Mountain Adventure Power Bar Team Elite
Kathleen Terry Healing Touch Massage The Trailhead Colorado