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.
50-100 runners typically show up for this low-key event. Race day registration only. The award trophies are very generous and large. There are no shirts at this race.
The awards are provided by Performance Awards, located at 17 S Wahsatch Ave in Colorado Springs (635-3303). Visit Performance Awards for all of your award needs. Plaques, trophies, acrylics, medals, ribbons, glassware and more, they can do it all.
Please, no dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course. Please do not trespass onto private property. Per PPRR race rules, headphones, i-Pods, or MP3 players may not be used during the race. Those not in compliance will be disqualified.
Awards are for the 4 mile race only.
The Panoramic was originally conceived in the mid 80's as a fund raiser for the planned Olympic Hall of Fame which was to be part of the Jimmy Camp development. When that fell through, the event was moved to Palmer Park and the Deaf and Blind School was designated as recipients. The race was an 5 miler in Palmer Park, and was changed to 4 miles when the venue changed to Bear Creek Park in 2000.
It's a beautiful course, with one portion with a good climb for hill training. The course is mainly on dirt trails in Bear Creek Park, but there is a short distance on a paved entry road and a gravel parking lot. There are a few decent hills to keep the thrills at a high level. Elevation is around 6,200 feet.
From I-25, take the Cimarron Exit (Exit 141)