Blue Sky Marathon

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Oct 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Blue Sky Marathon

Blue Sky Trailhead, CR38E

Fort Collins CO, 80526

USA

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Entry Fee $65
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 26.2M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 350

Starting Elevation: 5336

High Point: 6503

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

First Year of the Event: 2008

Men's Record: M: 3:13:47

Masters Men Record: MM: 3:23:46

Women's Record: W: 3:48:15

Masters Women Record: MW: 3:54:11

Description: Welcome to the 11th running of the Blue Sky Marathon, Fort Collins’ original and only trail marathon. Taking place on the trails between Horsetooth Mountain Park and the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, the course takes you on a north-south tour of the easternmost hogbacks of Northern Colorado’s mighty Front Range. With 3,500 feet of elevation gain and an equal amount of elevation loss, the route offers a little bit of something for everyone. It is designed to appeal to both veteran trail runners and those looking to experience their first trail racing adventure. The generous nine hour cut-off should ensure a successful day for everyone. The course is 100% dirt and 90% sweet Colorado singletrack. The terrain ranges in difficulty from smooth dirt trail to technical rock gardens. A small portion of the route is on smooth dirt road (no motor vehicle access) and gravel bike path, with the meat of the running done on the beautiful and distinctive redstone hardpack of the Blue Sky Trail. After the race, kick back and enjoy the always-popular barbeque and generous sponsor giveaways.

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Event Dates

Held on Oct 20, 2018

Held on Oct 21, 2017

Held on Oct 20, 2016

Held on Oct 04, 2015

Held on Oct 05, 2014

Held on Oct 06, 2013

Held on Oct 07, 2012

Held on Oct 02, 2011

Held on Oct 03, 2010

Held on Oct 04, 2009

Held on Oct 05, 2008