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The Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent race organizers just sweetened the pot. In an effort to add excitement and prestige to the Aug. 19 marathon and the Aug. 18 Ascent, organizers have increased cash prizes. One good run in the marathon could pay up to $14,000. The board of directors has been working this year… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent Bounty paying bigger cash prizes

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Baseball has its sparkle back. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has the OK to resume its 2012 Friday fireworks series. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and fire marshall announced that the city-wide burn ban has been lifted. The sky over Security Service Field will light up again on July 20 and continue on Friday nights… Continue Reading Fireworks and baseball, back together for Sky Sox

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  A deep hole in a highway north of Leadville may force changes to the route for the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race.   State highway workers are still trying to figure out how to repair a 20-foot-wide, 100-foot-deep hole that prompted the closure of U.S. 24. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the hole… Continue Reading Hole in highway may force bicycle race detour

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The U.S. Olympic Boxing team heads to London this weekend and fans have a chance to wish them good luck before they go. Join the team at a special send-off at 7:30 p.m. Friday outside the Visitors’ Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. All the team members will be on hand and exclusive posters… Continue Reading Fans can send off Olympic boxing team to London Games

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Sixteen of the world’s best professional cycling teams will compete in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, set for Aug. 20-26. The racing teams, comprised of UCI Pro, Pro Continental and Continental teams, will include some of the top competitors in the sport, including Cadel Evans and Levi Leipheimer. The race, second only to Tour… Continue Reading Sixteen cycling teams ready for USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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The annual Rocky Mountain State Games, featuring amateur athletes of every age and skill level, kicks into high gear July 20 with basketball competitions at Cheyenne Mountain and Manitou Springs high schools. The first weekend includes eight sports and jump starts the first half of the annual Games. The event, which runs over two weekends,… Continue Reading 7,000 athletes to descend on Springs for State Games

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Tonight, Colorado Springs is hosting an Olympic celebration downtown with music, mega-screen TVs, Olympians and a special torch-lighting ceremony to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the 2012 summer Games. Tonight’s celebration will not only broadcast the opening ceremonies, but will highlight the United States Olympic Committee presence in the Springs. The downtown party, from 4… Continue Reading Olympic celebration scheduled for downtown tonight

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Hill Climb rescheduled for Aug. 12

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is on. Aug. 12 is the new date for the 90th run of the second-oldest motor sports race in U.S. history. Race week begins Aug. 7 and includes technical inspection, practices, media day and the downtown Fan Fest Aug. 10.   Tickets purchased for the July 8 event will… Continue Reading Hill Climb rescheduled for Aug. 12

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The U.S. Open Ultimate Championship competition and convention will go on as scheduled July 5-8, but the discs will be flying in a different location. The competition, which was slated for the U.S. Air Force Academy, has been moved to Fountain Valley School as a result of the Waldo Canyon fire. A few of the… Continue Reading U.S. Open Ultimate games moved to Fountain Valley School

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is postponed because of the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing safety concerns in the area of Pikes Peak Highway. The 90th run of the famous auto and motorcycle race, which was scheduled for July 8, will be revived later in the summer, race officials said. They expect to set… Continue Reading Waldo Fire puts Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on hold

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