Pikes Peak Run Fest , Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m., Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard, pikespeakmarathon.org.
t’s time again for the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent
, a 63-year tradition in which runners from all over the world tackle the 26.21-mile marathon and the 13.32-mile ascent on Pikes Peak. If that sounds like a lot of hard work, well, it is. So it’s only fair that runners and their supporters start off with a bit of fun. Kicking off the Pikes Peak Marathon weekend, Run Fest includes live music by Austin Young; a beer garden featuring brews from Bristol, Manitou Brewing and Pikes Peak Brewing; plentiful food trucks; and of course tons of running- and trail-related organizations.