Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake's 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning.
ASCENT COURSE RECORD BONUS! A course record bonus of $500 will be awarded to the first place overall male finisher and first place overall female finisher if they finish under the existing course record for their gender.
FINISHER AWARDS: In addition to age group and overall winner awards, All finishers will receive a custom Mt. Evans Ascent finisher's medal. In addition, all men who finish in under 2 hours 40 minutes, and all women who finish under 3 hours will receive a trophy rock marked with the year of the race. This was a tradition from the 70's and 80's that we brought back in 2012. Please see our Race History Page for a photo of trophy rocks from the early days of the Mt. Evans Ascent.
***NOTE: Round-Trip runners will qualify for a trophy rock if their Ascent split meets the criteria for their gender.
Age Group Awards: Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the age 19 & under category, as well as the top three in all 5 year age groups beginning with 20-24.
Ascent Overall & Master Prize Money: A cash prize of $200 will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers, $150 for second, and $100 for third. Top-3 overall male and female finishers will be excluded from age group awards. The fastest male and female master's finishers (age 40+) will win a $100 cash bonus in addition to the first place award in their age group. If a master runner places top-3 overall in their gender they will receive both overall and master's prize money but will be excluded from their age group award.
Round-Trip Prize Money: A cash prize of $150 will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers in the Round-Trip. This amount may be increased depending on the number of entrants in the Round-Trip.