Collegiate Peaks Races


May 06, 2023 at 6:30 AM

Collegiate Peaks Races

715 E Main St

Buena Vista CO, 81211


Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25M
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 275

Starting Elevation: 8000

High Point: 9500

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

First Year of the Event: 1991

Men's Record: 2012 Josh Arthur (25) 2:48:09

Masters Men Record: 2006 Paul Koch (40) 3:01:15

Women's Record: 2012 Stevie Kremer (28) 3:03:27

Masters Women Record: 2015 Melody Fairchild (41) 3:20:23


Trail run with 25 and 50 mile options on single track and jeep trails in and around Buena Vista, Colorado. Race starts and ends at 8,000ft in elevation – with each loop having apprx. 3600ft of climb / descent. High point is at approximately 9,500 ft. Spectacular views of many peaks towering over 14,000 ft in elevation (the county has more “14’ers” than anywhere else in the US and/or North America.

The race was established in 1991 and provides a significant challenge of not only time but also physical and mental stamina. Beginning and ending near the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, the course primarily follows single-track and jeep trails along part of the old historic Midland Railroad as well as through other scenic areas north and east of town. Encompassing great scenery and spectacular views, much of the course runs through lands managed by the National Forest Service and/or Bureau of Land Management. 25-milers do the loop once (clockwise) and the 50-milers do it twice (the second time around, counterclockwise). The course starts at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level and is an up-and-down course with over 3,500 feet in elevation gain/drop on each loop!

Note: All information is subject to change at the sole discretion of the Race Director. However, every attempt will be made to make these changes prior to the opening of registration.


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 06, 2023

Held on May 07, 2022

Held on May 01, 2021

Held on May 02, 2020

Held on May 04, 2019

Held on May 05, 2018

Held on May 06, 2017

Held on May 07, 2016

Held on May 02, 2015

Held on May 03, 2014

Held on May 04, 2013

Held on Apr 28, 2012

Held on May 07, 2011

Held on May 01, 2010

Held on May 02, 2009

Held on May 03, 2008

Held on May 05, 2007

Held on May 06, 2006

Held on May 07, 2005

Held on May 08, 2004

Held on May 03, 2003

Held on May 04, 2002

Held on May 12, 2001

Held on May 06, 2000

Held on Apr 24, 1999

Held on Apr 25, 1998

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results