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Estes Park Races

Breathtaking mountain views and alpine inspiration of these races keep spirits high, even during the longest of runs.



Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon, Longs Peak 5 Miler & Kids Fun Run  

June 17-18, 2023
Save the date! June 15-16, 2024

The Estes Park Marathon and Half Marathon are Colorado's favorite races! Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 7 scenic courses in the USA. Bring the entire family to Estes Park for a full weekend of running and play in the spectacular mountains! Experience the cool mountain air, bold views of surrounding snow packed peaks as you descend to the Estes Park valley, pass through open meadows, and run along the lakeshore to the finish line at the track and field. Register at

Use code VISITRUNESTES for $5 off the Longs Peak 5 Miler! Register Here

Saturday, June 17

  • Longs Peak 5 Miler - 8 a.m. start from the north end of High School practice field next to the Lake Estes Trail and finish at the Track and Field
  • Kids, Kids, Kids: Bike, Run Fun! - 9:30 a.m to Noon at the Bobcat High School Track & Field

Sunday, June 18

  • Estes Park Marathon - 5-5:30 a.m. start from The Dao House
  • Estes Park Half Marathon - 5:30 -7:30 a.m. start from The Dao House


Rocky Mountain Half Marathon & 5K

July 28-29, 2023

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!

July 28

  • Expo & Bib Pickup - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Stanley Park
  • Rocky Mountain 5K - 6 p.m. start from Stanley Park

July 29

  • Rocky Mountain Half Marathon - 6 a.m. start from Stanley Park

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. Register Here