50K in Cheyenne Canyon
The 50K course will start and finish in America the Beautiful Park. Runners will head into Cheyenne Canyon and have approximately 4,200 feet of climbing.
50K runners will have approximately 10 hours to finish the entire course. Aid station cutoffs are available in the course chart below. Runners must leave aid stations by the designated cutoff to continue on in the race.
Aravaipa Colorado Race Director, Morgan Weinberg, took to the trails to preview a section of the Pikes Peak APEX 50k run course. This section showcases the trails from Gold Camp Aid to the Daniel's Pass trail system and then back up Columbine returning to Gold Camp Aid for the second time. The Gold Camp Road segment is quick and mostly flat before runners drop into Daniel's Pass which features rolling terrain great for both bikes and runners. The punchy climbs are deceiving so save a bit in the tank! Once runners hit the road, they cross over for a tough climb up Columbine trail before receiving some aid and then continuing on to climb Buckhorn and descend down Captain Jack's. This course is a blast for runners who enjoy some hard climbs, flowing descents and a mix of technical and smooth terrain.
Note: Support details on this page are for runners. Information about the mountain bike event can be found on these pages 2022 Course Details | 2022 Support Details
Runners can expect water stations and fully stocked aid stations in the following locations.
|Location||Miles In||Distance to the Next Aid Station||What to Expect||Cutoffs|
|Bear Creek Aid||3.0||2.8||Water Only|
|Stephanie's Aid 1||5.8||3.8||Aid Station|
|Gold Camp Aid 1*||9.6||7.4||Aid Station, drop bag optional|
|Gold Camp Aid 2*||17.0||8.6||Aid Station, drop bag optional||2:00PM|
|Stephanie's Aid 2||25.6||5.7||Aid Station||4:45PM|
* Drop bags can be delivered here as an option for runners.
Location & Parking Details
America The Beautiful Park
Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Parking is available in the lot on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Cimino Drive
Start/Finish is located across the bridge from US Olympic & Paralympic Museum
50K Run Starts at 8:15 AM
Come out early to see the cyclists off at 8:00 AM and plan to join athletes after the run in The APEX Recovery Zone presented by Twisted Spoke and stay for The APEX Awards & After Party
The full schedule for the 2022 Pikes Peak APEX can be found here.