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Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Colorado Springs tourism brings to mind the usual attractions worthy of occupying the in-laws between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites like Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak make many a tourist’s list. And while those landmarks are stunning for out-of-towners and locals alike, some people prefer their… Continue Reading Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

The Pikes Peak Marathon has been selected to host the 2013 USA Trail Marathon Championships. It’s part of the USA Track and Field marathons and will operate like a race within a race, said Ron Ilgen, Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. president. Members of the USA Track and Field can compete in the marathon along side… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Marathon to include USA championship race

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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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It would be someone’s worst nightmare to be running a marathon up Pikes Peak and get caught in a blizzard. It has happened. Not this year, say the organizers of Pikes Peak Marathon and the Pikes Peak Road Runners Club. They have laid out the cash, $40,000, for a chip timing system that will give… Continue Reading New chip timing system to track runners in Pikes Peak Marathon

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