Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.3
(6 Ratings)  (6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
4.3
The Colorado Springs Marathon is a community running event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5K, beginning & ending at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs. The courses will showcase the city of Colorado Springs, taking runners past historic monuments, through beautiful parks and culminates … MORE
Local Historical Weather (Sep 28):
  2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
 
H (°F)  84  79  76  57  63
L (°F)  52  53  53  37  46
Find Nearby Lodging (hotel, rental, etc.):

Recent reviews

    RRWAEB83 FIRST-TIMER '23

    I used this race as a training run for my full marathon, so much slower time. I loved this course, the Swag, the organization- DO THIS RACE. It’s great and … MORE

    I used this race as a training run for my full marathon, so much slower time. I loved this course, the Swag, the organization- DO THIS RACE. It’s great and so pretty.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    semodlin FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was an in-and-out course (so 13.1 miles one way and then turn around to run the remaining 13.1 miles). The course was a mix of asphalt, gravel, and dirt. … MORE

    This was an in-and-out course (so 13.1 miles one way and then turn around to run the remaining 13.1 miles). The course was a mix of asphalt, gravel, and dirt. There were next-to-no flat areas because the course was hilly. I did much better than I thought I would because the weather got hot and I’m not used to running in the CO elevation. I’m glad there were aid stations every 2-ish miles!

    The expo was small and I wish there were vendors. I really loved the shirt and medal! I’m also glad my friend in CO was able to come out to see me!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

    4 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Profile photo of Jose Severson
    Jose_Severson REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Great aid stations and volunteers, had Gatorade and water, some had gels. Coincidental parachutists this year, AF Thunderbirds in 2022. With about 300 runners I felt I was running alone … MORE

    Great aid stations and volunteers, had Gatorade and water, some had gels. Coincidental parachutists this year, AF Thunderbirds in 2022.
    With about 300 runners I felt I was running alone some of the time.
    No expo to speak of, but pickup was fast and efficient.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    jccadua FIRST-TIMER '19

    I should’ve signed up for the half or full marathon but it was a last minute sign up. Nonetheless, the 5K route was still beautiful and the turnout was great. … MORE

    I should’ve signed up for the half or full marathon but it was a last minute sign up. Nonetheless, the 5K route was still beautiful and the turnout was great.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    jmskafidas FIRST-TIMER '18

    The marathon and half marathon were sent out together, and remained on the same track for about 12 miles. Even so, the course never felt crowded. Although the weather was … MORE

    The marathon and half marathon were sent out together, and remained on the same track for about 12 miles. Even so, the course never felt crowded. Although the weather was quite chilly and foggy at the start, by the time I reached mile 3 it had cleared up enough so that I was able to see Pikes Peak for the reminder of the race. Absolutely breathtaking! My favorite part of the course ran by the Olympic training center and through America the Beautiful Park. The finishers medal is easily one of my favorites. I highly recommend this race!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    endurancegirlco72 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I decided to run this race about 5 days prior to race day, even though it's been on my list to try for a few years. Pre-race communication was clear … MORE

    I decided to run this race about 5 days prior to race day, even though it’s been on my list to try for a few years. Pre-race communication was clear and straightforward and packet pickup was clearly organized and easy to find and navigate. The course was beautiful, highlighting many great features of downtown Colorado Springs. Mile markers were clearly visible, the course was wide enough that I never felt cramped, even on the dirt trails and the volunteers were amazing! Everyone was friendly and supportive! The police officers on the course were very friendly and encouraging and kept us runners safe with all of the streets they blocked off throughout the course. The medal and tech shirts were awesome, some of my favorites that I’ve seen. This was my 25th half marathon and I am so glad that I chose the Colorado Springs Half Marathon to celebrate this exciting personal milestone. I will absolutely recommend this race to friends and fellow runners, and look forward to running again next year (maybe for the full)!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    3 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    M_Sohaskey Oct 20, 2017 at 8:27pm

    Congrats on half #25, Angela! You'll be up to #50 before you know it. Colorado Springs is a beautiful town, though the last time I was there I "ran" up… MORE

    Congrats on half #25, Angela! You'll be up to #50 before you know it. Colorado Springs is a beautiful town, though the last time I was there I "ran" up Pikes Peak so my memories are a bit hazy. :) This medal sounds cool and I'd love to see a picture, if you'd be open to posting one – I'm always in search of excellent, low-key races with eye-catching medals. Thanks for the awesome review, and hope you'll share your other racing adventures here on RaceRaves! LESS

    Please login to reply to this review.

    endurancegirlco72 Dec 06, 2017 at 9:21am

    Hello! I am so sorry for the delayed response! Did you do the Pikes Peak Ascent, or did you just run up for fun?? I have been trying to figure… MORE

    Hello! I am so sorry for the delayed response! Did you do the Pikes Peak Ascent, or did you just run up for fun?? I have been trying to figure out a way to post a couple photos of this medal, but I can't seem to add attachments. It might be user error, so please let me know if you have any insights on how to do that! LESS

    Please login to reply to this review.

    M_Sohaskey Dec 06, 2017 at 3:22pm

    No worries Angela, thanks for your reply! I did indeed do the Ascent and what an amazing experience, though I can't imagine running straight up a mountain to 14,000+ feet… MORE

    No worries Angela, thanks for your reply! I did indeed do the Ascent and what an amazing experience, though I can't imagine running straight up a mountain to 14,000+ feet without a medal waiting at the end. :) And I'm happy to help you add your medal photo – from your profile/Staging Area page (click your name at the top right on desktop, or tap your avatar on mobile), click on the pencil icon next to the race name in your Past Races table... you can then add your photo at the bottom of the "Edit Race & Review" form under the "Add Race Report and Media" heading, as either a URL or a file from your hard drive (photo must be a .jpg or .png file). Hope this helps, and feel free to email me directly at [email protected] with any other questions! LESS

  1. Races
  2. Colorado Springs Marathon