Race Directors: Diane
Boulder Running Company
3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Running Company
833 North Tejon
Colorado Running Company
9225 N Union Blvd, Suite #120
121 North Tejon
Walk-In entries available until
about 3:00 pm on December 31st.
($3.25 extra active.com fee)
Online entry is open until
8:00 PM on December 31st.
download form, print, fill out and mail to:
Rescue Run 2014
Race Day Registration: Yes, 8:30 am
Entry Fees (includes shirt):
Online: $20 + $3.25 active.com fee
Race Day Registration: $25
Subtract $5 from above prices if you don't want a shirt.
For both 5K & 10K, male & female:
Top 3 Overall
Top 1 in each age group. Age groups are
0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70+
The race is chip timed.
Scoring will be done by chip time with the exception of the Top 3
Overall. The Top 3 Overall will be scored by gun time.
Note that the age group awards are scored by chip time.
This event started in 1979, and is one of the
longest running races in the Pikes Peak Region. The courses have
always been tough with ample hills, which is exactly how the El Paso
County Search & Rescue likes it. The race was run out of the
Penrose Equestrian Center for several years and followed a hilly
course along Lower Gold Camp Road.
The race motto is "Rain, Snow, or 20
Below." Usually the weather is ok, but there have been
years when winter decided to join the race. The organizers have
never cancelled the race, but one year the Colorado Springs Police
cancelled the event because of snow, ice and blizzard
conditions. However, some runners still went out and ran the
course that year in all of winter's glory.
The course moved to Palmer Park in 1995. It
has used the same course in Palmer Park since then except in
2000. In 2000, or Y2K, organizers were unable to secure police
assistance to close the roads in Palmer Park. This is because
the police were worried about all the Y2K disasters that were supposed
to happen and assigned all officers to Y2K duties on January
1st. Thus in 2000, race organizers used a different course in
Palmer Park that did not cross any of the roads, thus no police
assistance was required.
Proceeds of this race go to the El
Paso County Search & Rescue (EPCSAR). The
EPCSAR is an all-volunteer organization that provides search and
mountain rescue services in El Paso County. If somebody gets
hurt on Pikes Peak, lost on our many trails, drives off the Pikes Peak
Highway, EPCSAR is there to help. Members buy their own equipment and
contribute hundreds of volunteer hours for the community. During snow
storms, EPCSAR volunteers are out in the storm tending to stranded
The EPCSAR never charges for
their services, year round, 24 hours a day.
Kids Races (9:30 am)
For kids of all ages, there will be kids races
divided into three divisions, as follows.
School-Age Sprint 1 mile
These are all untimed events. Parents are
asked to sign a waiver for their child on race morning. All kids
will receive a ribbon.
The kids races are free.
The courses are challenging and hilly. The 5K
course is entirely on paved roads and is an out-and-back. It's
all uphill on the way out, and all downhill on the way back.
There is one water stop at the turn-around point.
The 10K course is a combination out-and-back and
loop course, and is on paved roads, gravel roads, and dirt
trails. The first mile is all uphill, then it is flat to rolling
for the next couple of miles. Then there's another uphill
stretch for about a mile. The last mile and a half or so are
pretty much all downhill. The views on the 10K course are
spectacular, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range
5K/10K Selection: The race is
being chip timed, thus there will be a single finish chute.
Therefore you need to select your distance ahead of time so that we
have it correct in the computer. If you decide not to run your
selected distance, please notify us at
and we'll update it in the computer.