The Estes Park Half Marathon and Marathon are considered America’s most scenic destination race courses and a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day! If a shorter distance is what you prefer, the Estes Park 10K or Estes Park 5K are races for you! All participants frequently comment about the glorious 360 degree surrounding views of Rocky Mountain National Park and how it motivates them on the race courses. The Marathon & Half start with an inspiring 1500 ft descent, within the first 6.5 miles, runners will find their rhythm and strong pace for an exceptional race. As with all great journeys, the mountainous beauty will encourage you to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of the climbs and feel the thrill of several scenic downhills. Runner’s World magazine recommends these destination races, for a reason!
Our course routes were also awarded by Colorado Runner magazine as “most scenic” for 2012. The Estes Park Half Marathon is the first of three races in the COLORADO MOUNTAIN HALF SERIES, which benefits local youth programs. Enjoy the scenic 1500 ft descending course that takes you around Lake Estes and finishes at the Estes Park High School track. The half marathon is a competitive race, as well as welcoming to the fitness runner. Come and find out why participants continue to return and experience Colorado’s favorite!