In the Fall of 2018, the Dixon Trail was opened at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs, CO. This will be the second trail race ever to the top of Cheyenne Mountain.
This trail race will provide runners with a challenging heavy half- marathon race that will be about 14 miles in length. Starting elevation at Limekiln parking lot is 6,060’ and the turn around elevation is approximately 9,050’. Therefore approximately 3,000 gain and loss.
The turnaround at the top of Cheyenne Mountain is remote and access is limited by a very rough 4 wheel drive road that is not open to the public. The exact turn around point will be posted as soon as we can access the top of the mountain and test equipment.
Due to the safety of both runners and volunteers, a cutoff time of 12 p.m. to reach the turnaround around will be instituted. The timing station will be closed at 12 p.m. and participants who have not reached the station by this time will be direct by course marshals to turnaround and head back down the trail.
There will be water stops at the Talon/Sundance and Talon/North Talon Trail junctures, one just up the lower section of the Dixon Trail, and one at the top turnaround.
Since this is an out and back course participants will have the same water stops going up and coming down. For about 3 miles of the Dixon Trail from the lower Dixon water stop to the top of the mountain runners will need to carry their own hydration and be prepared for weather changes.
We will have course marshals, timing equipment and a great aid station at the turnaround but participants won’t have any way off the top of the mountain other than coming back down the race course to the Limekiln parking lot.
The 3 Mile race will start at 9:30 a.m. and will follow the Talon trail to the Sundance trail junction at about 1.5 miles.
The 3 mile race will turn right onto the Sundance trail and return to the finish at the Limekiln trailhead.
This is a loop course with one water stop at the Talon/Sundance junction.