Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake's 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning.
Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake's 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning. The climb totals nearly 4,000 vertical feet - much of it above treeline - as you make your way 14.5 miles to the finish line located at the summit of one of the most recognizable peaks on Denver's mountain skyline - 14,264 foot Mt. Evans.
Join us on June 18, 2017 for another memorable run.
COURSE RECORD BONUS: Our course record bonuses start at $250, with $100 added for every year the record goes unbroken. We saw a new course record for women in 2016, so the course record bonus for women in 2017 will be $250. The men's record has gone unbroken since 2008, so in 2017 the men are gunning for a $1050 course record bonus!
OVERALL PRIZE MONEY: In 2017, the top-3 overall male and female finishers will win $300, $150, and $100 cash prizes for their performances on the mountain. The fastest male and female master's finishers (age 40+) will also win a $100 cash prize.
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 is a tradition from the 70's and 80's that we revived in 2012. Please see our Race History Page for a photo of trophy rocks from the early days of the Mt. Evans Ascent.
DATE & TIME: The Race will start promptly at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday June 18th. Summit Bags must be loaded into truck by 6:00 a.m. Additional information on the event will be emailed to competitors approximately 1 week prior to the event.
PACKET PICK-UP: Packet pick-up will be available at the start line on race morning starting at 5:00am. A PHOTO ID is REQUIRED to pick up your packet, and only you can pick up your race number - no exceptions. You will receive your bib number, participant goody bag, race shirt, and timing chip in your racer packet. No bib transfers will be allowed on race morning.
WEATHER: Mt. Evans has weather of its own, and no forecast seems to be able to nail down exactly what you'll see at the summit. This forecast, however, should give you an idea what to expect on Mt. Evans. Generally, mornings are nice, with any stormy weather moving in during the afternoon hours. Of course, weather on the mountain can pull some surprises!
BENEFICIARIES: A portion of every entry will be donated to Alpine Rescue. They will be providing on-course support during the Mt. Evans Ascent, and volunteer year-round support to the community. You may also make an additional donation to Alpine Rescue when you register!