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DIFFICULTY
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SCENERY
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PRODUCTION
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The Pikes Peak Road Runners American Discovery Trail Marathon supports PPRR and the Trails and Open Space Coalition. The scenic course along paved and dirt trails is about as fast and flat as you can find in Colorado. All proceeds directly benefit local trails and local non-profits dedicated to trail … MORE
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    Evwatkins FIRST-TIMER '16

    -I doubled this race with Jackson Hole Marathon (a Saturday race), as recommended by a friend. -It's my understanding that the course used to be a point to point. In … MORE

    -I doubled this race with Jackson Hole Marathon (a Saturday race), as recommended by a friend.
    -It’s my understanding that the course used to be a point to point. In 2016 – it was an out/back.
    -The course was a nice cement/gravel mixed trail along the small river starting from America the Beautiful Park.
    -The volunteers were awesome! I got a nice massage afterwards.

    The Negatives:
    -The trail was home to several homeless camps, abandoned camps and hangout spots. There was also a good amount of trash along the trail in some areas (especially under the bridges). While I never felt unsafe, I would likely not run the trail on my own if I were a local.
    -The shirts are a disappointment. Compared to the 2015 shirts they were giving away at PP, the 2016 shirts were just blah. I got a small (what I normally get and rarely have size issues), but realized quickly, that it was WAY too small. I asked about exchanging but had to wait until after the race. I didn’t bother honestly, because I would never wear it. (I only kept it to be used in my quilt-in hindsight, I should have grabbed a 2015 shirt for my quilt and cut out the date).

    Bottom line: Compared to Jackson Hole, this race failed to live up to my expectations. But I checked off the state and got to spend a great weekend with family in the area!

    Would I go back? Not to this race. CO Springs is beautiful but this race was a disappointment.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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