Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake's 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning.


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.

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.

Overall & Master Prize Money: A cash prize of $300 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.

Post Race Festivities: Echo Lake Lodge will be catering our post-race meal. Great food, and awards will be available at the Echo Lake Lodge, adjacent to the start line, starting at 9am. Post race food is available for athletes, only, however the restaurant will be open for spectators to purchase food.