Experience the very best trails in the Pikes Peak region! Tava Canons Ultra explores the many canons in the shadow of Pikes Peak. This Spring Colorado classic 50m, 25m and half marathon trail event is as beautiful as it is challenging!
Saturday, May 20th, 2023:
50m, 25m, Half Marathon
Race Day Schedule:
Saturday, May 20th-
5:00 AM: Packet Pickup Begins
5:30 AM: 50m Start
7:00AM: 25m Start
7:30 AM: Half Marathon Start
9:00PM: Course Closes
Maps, Elevation Profiles, Aid Station Charts:
50m, 25m Course Map
-The 25 mile course is a single loop. The 50 mile consists of two loops.
-Elevation Range: 6,175' - 7,908'
50 mile: Elevation Gain 12,000'
The 50 mile course consists of two clock-wise loops. The elevation profile shown above is for a single loop (25 miles).
25 mile: Elevation Gain 6,000'
The 25 mile course consists of a single clock-wise loops.
Half Marathon: Elevation Gain 2,847'
The Half Marathon is an out-and-back course up and over the top of High Drive.
All aid stations will be well stocked with Tailwind, Muir Energy Gels, sweet and salty snacks, fruit, and soda. The Cheyenne Canon Aid Station will also be cooking bacon, quesadillas, potatoes and other warm options!
Friday, May 19th, 2022
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Saturday- Beginning at 5:00 AM
Registration closes on May 17, 2023. All registrations include;
Gender Specific race shirt
Personalized bib and finishers' award
Well stocked aid stations
Beautiful and easy to follow course
Register online via Ultrasignup
Crew and Pacing:
Ultra running is a community sport and we encourage crews! The 25/50 mile runners are allowed crew and are able to access their runners at the North Cheyenne Canon and Canon Jacks aid stations. Pacing is not allowed.
Bear Creek Regional Park is a beautiful Colorado Springs park at the base of the mountains! There is plenty of parking and is convenient and accessible to the start/finish line. Parking attendants will direct vehicles to the north-west section of the parking lot.
Crew Accessible Aid Stations: See attached Google map for locations and directions to crew accessible aid stations.
-Canon Jack's is along historic Gold Camp Road. This scenic dirt road narrow and winding. Please respect all recreational users and drive carefully.
-North Cheyenne Canon is accessible, easy to locate, and within 10 minutes of the start/finish line.
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport: Colorado Springs has the closest and most convenient airport. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from the airport to the event.
Denver International Airport: The Denver airport is not as close as the Colorado Springs airport, but will usually offer better flight options and be less expensive. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from the airport to the event.
Things to See and Do
The Manitou Incline: This very popular and scenic trail climbs 2k in less than a mile. The 2,744 step trail overlooks Manitou and Colorado Springs. Due to the popularity of the incline, free reservations are required.
Barr Trail: Colorado Springs is known for America's Mountain: Pikes Peak! Barr Trail is a bucket-list adventure that climbs 7,390 feet above Colorado Springs to the summit at 14,115'.
Red Rocks Open Space: This beautiful trail systems offers some of the best views of Colorado Springs, Manitou and Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods: This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! The amazing rock formations are unique and stunning. The trail and road running is amazing but can be very busy.