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Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run

Monday June 10th, 2019
Manitou Springs, CO
Distance: 10 Miles · 10K

The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® has always had it all: a spectacular setting, a physically demanding course, competition in almost every age-group, excellent runner support, unique awards and great shirts. Simply, this is one of the most
beautiful and challenging road race venues anywhere!

And while any run through the Garden is an awesome run, the race course was designed to take you into the heart of what the Garden has to offer, including the most famous rock in the area—the Balanced Rock. After your race you can relax and enjoy the awards ceremony in Manitou Springs Memorial park located next to Fountain Creek which is perfect for soaking your tired feet!

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displays approximate race location · Manitou Springs CO 80829

Race Date: 06/10/2018 Distance: 10mi
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 51:17 Jerrell Mock 23 Fort Collins CO
2nd Male 51:28 Patrick Smyth 31 Santa Fe NM
3rd Male 52:19 Tesfaalem Mehari 21 Colorado Springs CO
4th Male 52:34 Alanya Weldemariam 39 Colorado Springs CO
Female 57:36 Caroline Cheptanui Rotich 34 anta Fe NM
2nd Female 1:01:14 Elvin Jelimo Kibet 28 Colorado Springs CO
3rd Female 1:03:46 Lesley Smith 35 Boulder CO
4th Female 1:07:30 Haley Williamson 23 Colorado Springs CO
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:05:57 Stephen Sanchez 42 Boulder CO
M 50-59 1:03:15 Scott Lebo 51 Security CO
M 60-69 1:10:27 Paul Hughes 61 Pagosa Springs CO
M 70+ 1:21:03 Ray Eck 72 Colorado Springs CO
F 40-49 1:13:45 Wendy L Stalnaker 40 Colorado Springs CO
F 50-59 1:27:49 Margie Macaulay 55 Longmont CO
F 60-69 1:31:45 Hae S Bolduc 62 Colorado Springs CO
F 70+ 1:59:19 Margrit Trenker 71 Manitou Springs CO
Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run

Bear joins race through Garden of the Gods

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A few runners had a little extra spring in their steps after an unexpected competitor showed up during a race Sunday through Garden of the Gods.

Donald Sanborn captured a photo of the bear crossing in front of a group of runners in Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run.
"Why did the bear cross the road? To scare the runners and make me lose precious time in the middle of a race!" Sanborn wrote on Facebook.

People on social media were quick to react.

"#2131 looks like he's about the go the other direction. I'd probably be right behind him," wrote Kylah Sutz Edgin.

"When running from a bear, one need not be the fastest, just not the slowest," David C Bates pointed out.

"This is why I don't run races. There could be a bear," Michael Ring said.

The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run®has always had it all—a spectacular setting, a physically
demanding course, competition in almost every age-group, excellent runner
support, unique awards and great shirts. Simply, this is one of the most
beautiful and challenging road race venues anywhere!

And while any run through the Garden is an awesome run, the race course was designed to take you into the heart
of what the Garden has to offer, including the most famous rock in the area—the Balanced Rock.

The coursewill loop you through the incredible Garden of the Gods Park which lies between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. The course elevation ranges
from 6,210′ up to 6,530′ and back down and up and down and over and around all over again. The race is run primarily on asphalt roads, with the exception of
a 3/4 mile section run on the breathtaking concrete walk-way system (far wider than a simple sidewalk) that winds its way through the heart of the Garden’s
most amazing rock formations. Indeed, the formations are so amazing they bring visitors from around the world!

Clear, dry weather is the norm with temperatures at the start usually is in
the low 60’s. Once in the Garden, the temperature can quickly rise
into the 70’s and low 80’s due to the large rock formations and lack
of shade. There are eight aid stations on the course so you can get water and/or Gatorade at almost every mile.

The race is run under a special use permit from the Parks and Recreation Department which means the
park is closed to vehicles and cyclists so you can enjoy the magnificent
surroundings without concerns for your safety!
However,we must be out of the park by 9:30amto allow visitors and their
vehicles to again have access to the park. Please train accordingly and
plan to complete the race under the 2h30m cut-off. After 9:30am any runners
remaining on the course will be “on their own.”

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