The breathtaking mountain views and alpine inspiration of these annual races keep spirits high, even during the longest of races. Whether you are looking to run the trails or are going for endurance, Estes Park summer races will challenge you, leaving you in awe of both yourself and your surroundings.
Kick starting the Estes Park Duck Race Festival, runners enjoy this Spring time run and take part in the fundraising efforts for local charities. Bring your friends and family for this terrific event! Registration & Information.
This fun race starts and ends at Rock Cut Brewing Co. It is an untimed, open course, 5k-ish fun-run. All levels of walkers, runners, and joggers are welcome. Each route is created to show off the surrounding neighborhood.
Bring the entire family to Estes Park for a weekend of running in the mountains. Open meadows. Forested and stream-lined residential roads. Looming, spectacular peaks stretching toward the sky. All are integral to the Estes Park Marathon course that is known for having the highest paved route in the nation.
June 18th, Saturday, Longs Peak 5 Miler
Race Start: 8 AM, east of the Observatory and close to the Lake Estes Trail. ( all north of the high school).
Finish : High School Track & Field.
Course: counterclockwise around Lake Estes.
Participants: 200 all ages
Race Information: epmarathon.org/longs-peak-5-
Location: at the High School Track, Longs Peak 5 Miler finish area
Live music performed by KUTANDARA, kutandara.org
Race information: epmarathon.org/race-info/kids-
Partnering with EVICS.
Start : 5AM - 7:00AM, rolling start from the DAO HOUSE, 1620 Co Hwy 7.
Finish: High School Track & Field
Courses: Half Marathon & Full Marathon start from the Dao House and descend Hwy 7 to Fish Creek Road, then use the Fish Creek Trail to Scott Ave. then split. Full runs through neighborhood and rejoins on Fish Creek multi-use trail at Brook Dr. Runner continue to Lake Estes. Half Marathon runs east bound, counter clockwise around Lake Estes and finishes at Track. The full marathon runs west bound at Lake Estes and the Dry Gulch/Devils Gulch loop and finishes at the Track.
Get some fresh air. Escape to the mountains! With the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 5K, and Elk Double (Half Marathon + 5K) you can choose your own adventure!
5K & Fun Run July 29 Starts 6:00 p.m.
Half Marathon July 30 Starts 6:00 a.m.
This is a challenging but scenic run just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. The course will be on paved road, it starts and ends at Stanley Park, by Lake Estes, which means it has some killer mountain views! These events are stroller and disability friendly. No dogs please. Registration and more information.
This race offers a short challenging ascent at a distance of either 4 or 6.75 miles. The Estes Trail Ascent captures scenery you will want to return to, even when you are not racing! The Estes Trail Ascent is created and organized by the Estes Park Running Club and is part of the last event of the US Trail Conference. Information & Registration.
With the Fall Season, Estes Park shines in colors and wilderness experiences! Join us as we acknowledge this unique season at the Rut Run 5k, part of Elk Fest. Kick starting the weekend of events, the 5K (3.1 miles) race offers a short and scenic tour of fall colors, grand views and possible Elk encounters (from a safe distance). Starting and finishing at downtown’s Bond Park, runners, joggers, walkers and strollers, will head west on Elkhorn Ave and join the River Walk path at the Performance Park parking lot. Following the winding and scenic path, you will enjoy the radiant golden Aspen colors, hear the sounds of Fall River and pass by the historic residence of F.O. Stanley on the Wonder View return route. This run will quickly ignite your senses and appreciation for nature and its splendor. More information & registration.