Jul 16, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Barr Trail Mountain Race

441 Manitou Ave, Suite 100

Manitou Springs CO, 80829


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $85
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 12.6M

Type: Skyrunning

Participant Limit: 400

Starting Elevation: 6570

High Point: 10200

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2000

Men's Record: 2017 Joseph Gray (33) Colorado Springs, CO 1:28:34

Masters Men Record: 2007 Matt Carpenter (42) Manitou Springs, CO 1:29:33

Women's Record: 2010 Brandy Erholtz (32) Bailey, CO 1:47:57

Masters Women Record: 2010 Laura Haefeli (42) Del Norte, CO 1:50:32


The Barr Trail Mountain Race is one of the Front Range’s historic summer mountain running events. The 12.6-mile course begins at the Cog Railway Station (6,570 ft) in Manitou Springs, Colorado, ascends Pikes Peak’s iconic Barr Trail to Barr Camp (10,200 ft) before turning around, descending and finishing at the Barr Trailhead. Join us July 28, 2019 for the 19th annual BTMR on “America’s Mountain”!

The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce the 2019 Skyrunning North American Championship which will be held in Colorado at the iconic Barr Trail Mountain Race on the famous Pikes Peak fourteener. Joining runners from the USA will of course be teams from Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica competing for the titles and gold, silver and bronze medals. Apart from the Championship title, the race is open and capped at 400 for environmental reasons. The first three ranked men and women will receive medals while the title of “Skyrunning North American Champion” will go to the first man and woman of the Continent.

This historic race was founded by skyrunning legend and local resident Matt Carpenter together with Nancy Hobbs, founder and director of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), ISF member. Almost immediately, it became a world-class event with 300 participants and a qualifying race for the 2001 US Mountain Running Team. 100% of the race entry proceeds were donated to local-area non-profits and high school.



Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 16, 2023

Held on Jul 17, 2022

Held on Jul 18, 2021

Held on Jul 19, 2020

Held on Jul 28, 2019

Held on Jul 15, 2018

Held on Jul 16, 2017

Held on Jul 17, 2016

Held on Jul 19, 2015

Held on Jul 13, 2014

Held on Jul 14, 2013

Held on Jul 17, 2011

Held on Jul 18, 2010

Held on Jul 12, 2009

Held on Jul 13, 2008

Held on Jul 15, 2007

Held on Jul 16, 2006

Held on Jul 17, 2005

Held on Jul 18, 2004

Held on Jul 13, 2003

Held on Jul 14, 2002

Held on Jul 15, 2001

Held on Aug 06, 2000