The Estes Park Marathon is celebrating its 10th year and we are still growing strong! Our commitment to providing safe and well organized race events has contributed to our success. Our race committee is dedicated to providing events that support good health, be family friendly, encourage environmental appreciation and celebrate our youth. EPM is a non-profit, 501c(4), which fund-raises for youth programs in the Estes Park Valley.
Over the past few years, we have upgraded our race offerings to match other races around the country. We give each race finisher in the full and half marathon, a Colorado crafted, pewter medal by Designs by Ricker. We believe our race participants train hard and travel far to reach our running events. They deserve a beautiful finisher medal! Our races use state of the art timing (Hallucinations Sports), which this year will have chip embedded in race bibs. Results will be made on race day and published by June 17th. Proudly, our tech race shirts are provided by a small Colorado company, Born Fit. The well-deserved volunteer shirts produced by Trail Ridge Printing.
Most importantly, the Estes Park Marathon is located in the most spectacular place in Colorado. The Estes Park community has been a loyal destination for athletes and those who value recreation for over a century. Our high mountain landscapes offer inspiration and challenge you to engage with the great outdoors. We hope you will join us!
Be a part of our 10th year celebration!
Many heart-felt thanks!,
Belle Morris and Terry Chiplin
We were delighted to hear that the readers of Colorado Runner voted our Estes Park Marathon as the most scenic race of 2012!
Given that we are in one of the most scenic states in the nation, we reckon this is no small achievement.
Choosing a course that is both runnable, can be maintained with accessible aid stations, and also has the opportunity to showcase our magnificent mountain town and the Continental Divide, is a task that the original team that started the marathon managed to blend and achieve very successfully.
This is the second award from Colorado Runner that the Estes Park Marathon has been blessed with winning. In 2006 we won Best Weekend Getaway Award as well!
Thank you to all our runners that made this award possible. We look forward to seeing you again in our races in the future.
Estes Park Marathon Race Committee
Visually Impaired athletes
If you are a visually impaired athlete and would like to take part in any of our races, we would love to have you run with us! We are fortunate that VI supporter Deborah Conley will be looking after registrations for both VI runners and guides for our 2012 races, one of only 2 races that will be doing this in Colorado. Please contact Deborah at email@example.com, or call 303-696-9850. Deborah will handle all registration details for you, and will also be at the races on Sunday June 16 2013. Please help us ensure you have the best experience possible by contacting Deborah if you are a visually impaired athlete or guide.
We do not have an online registration process to indicate if you are a VI athlete or guide, so please contact Deborah for registration.
Icespike, one of our beloved sponsors, has a great deal for all race entrants for 2012! Go to their website, Icespike.com, and use coupon code EPM to receive a 20% discount off your entire order. Dead easy to install, they don’t damage your soles, and they give you amazing traction in a wide range of conditions.
This is an excellent traction product, we use them up here in the mountains in Colorado. Icespike have kindly given us 5 sets of Icespikes as prizes for each race! Big thank you to Keith and Jeri!
Just in case you need an endorsement, the new World Record Holder for the vertical kilometer above 3,000m uses them! Happy running and have a great Memorial Day weekend!
We are delighted to announce that each of our 2012 races (apart from the Marathon Team Relay), welcomes visually impaired athletes!
The 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon have visually impaired divisions for both male and female athletes – the top place visually impaired athlete in each division will win an award! If you know a visually impaired athlete, let them know that our races will be actively supporting them – guides run for free too!
Lodging discount for visually impaired athletes and guides!
Rocky Mountain Resorts own or manage many properties in the Estes Park area. They have a variety of accommodation options, from 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom units, as well as suites and 1 bedroom condos. They are offering a 15% discount off the normal unit rate for either visually impaired athletes or guides.
Please call Jamie Goldmann direct at Rocky Mountain Resorts on 970-443-2544 to ensure the discount is applied to your reservation.
Let us know if you have any questions or concerns as a visually impaired athlete or guide – we look forward to welcoming many VI athletes to our races!
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