The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile and 10k has always had it all — a spectacular setting, a physically
demanding course, competition in almost every age-group, excellent runner
support, unique awards and great shirts. Simply, this is one of the most
beautiful and challenging road race venues anywhere!
The course will loop you through the incredible Garden of the Gods Park which lies between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. The course elevation ranges from 6,210′ up to 6,530′ and back down and up and down and over and around all over again. The race is run primarily on asphalt roads, with the exception of a 3/4 mile section run on the breathtaking concrete walk-way system (far wider than a simple sidewalk) that winds its way through the heart of the Garden’s most amazing rock formations. Indeed, the formations are so amazing they bring visitors from around the world!