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Pikes Peak Marathon to take place with COVID-19 modifications

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 23:29:15-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon is a GO.... with some COVID-19 modifications.

The marathon will take place on Aug. 23, as originally scheduled.

In partnership with El Paso County Public Health, race organizers have developed a plan that will ensure the safety of runners and community members in accordance with Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 guidance.

“We are pleased to be able to continue this 66-year Pikes Peak region tradition in 2020 and feel confident the event will be safe and enjoyable for all participants and volunteers,” said Ron Ilgen, president of Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc.

Some changes to this year's marathon include no fanfare or spectators.

Social distancing requirements will also be enforced at the start and finish, and some aid stations may be eliminated.

As for the race itself, runners will start in small waves, down from the usual 100-person waves.

Masks or cloth face coverings will be required before and after the race and at packet pickup.

“Even with the required limitations and changes this year, I am confident the runners will still have the memorable running experience that the Pikes Peak Marathon is famous for,” Ilgen said.

For more info on this year's marathon, please click here.