The Challenge

All the aid stations on the course are staffed by high school cross country and track teams. At the finish line you will vote for your favorite aid station with the winning school getting the most money for their school’s running program and an automatic spot in the following year’s challenge. Second through 4th will be awarded cash for their programs as well.

How You Can Help

We have put up $3,000 for the Challenge. When you register you can also donate to the Challenge. This is important because many teams get next to nothing for their programs. Together we can help a team send their runners to an out of area meet or get new uniforms.

High School Team Registration

If you are a High School Track or Cross Country team coach and would like to have a chance for your your team to participate in the Garden of the Gods Aid Station Challenge, please see the team registration page.

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Awards

PlaceRace + RunnersTotal
1st $1,200 + 40%$1,200+
2nd $800 + 25%$800+
3rd $600 + 20%$600+
4th $400 + 15%$400+
These numbers grow as your donations come in!

Results

2014 HS Challenge Results

The Classic Academy makes it 3 in a row with their “Despicable Me” as they picked up $1,365.51 as well as an automatic spot in the 2015 Challenge!

Widefield’s “Frozen” came in 2nd ($853.44). Manitou Springs High School Dr. Seuss themed station came in 3rd ($682.75). Sand Creek’s Old School Runner” came in 4th ($512.07).

2013 HS Challenge Results

The Classic Academy wins again and for their “disco party” they picked up $1,452.30 as well as an automatic spot in the 2014 Challenge!

Doherty and “Don’t Stop Believ’n” came in 2nd ($907.69). Discovery Canyon Campus had a “circus” and came in 3rd ($726.15). Sand Creek’s “Super Heroes” came in 4th ($544.61).

2012 HS Challenge Results

The Classic Academy students had the runners Running Like Egyptians as they passed through their station at Ridge Road and won $1,494.84 as well as an automatic spot in the 2013 Challenge!

Manitou High School came in 2nd ($934.27) at North Gate. Woodland Park High School came in 3rd ($747.42) at Balanced Rock. And last year’s winner, Peyton High School came in 4th ($560.56) at Scotsman.

2011 HS Challenge Results

Peyton High School had a feast at Balanced Rock with their Hawaiian Luau theme and won $1,607.00 and an automatic spot in the 2012 Challenge!

The Classical Academy came in 2nd ($1,004.38) at North Gate. Doherty High School took 3rd ($803.50) at Ridge Road. Forth ($602.63) went to Widefield at the Scotsman aid station.

2010 HS Challenge Results

Classical Academy had a Xmas party at the North Gateway and won $1,610.08 and an automatic spot in the 2011 Challenge!

Colorado Springs Christian came in 2nd ($1,006.30) at Ridge Road. Manitou Springs took 3rd ($805.04) at the Balanced Rock. Forth ($603.78) went to Sand Creek at the Scotsman aid station.

2009 HS Challenge Results

For the 3rd year in a row Cheyenne Mountain high school came out on top as the runner’s favorite aid station. This time they did it from Ridge Road with their “Under the Sea” theme. In addition to winning $1,584.45 they won a automatic spot in the 2010 Challenge!

Doherty came in 2nd ($990.28) at North Gateway. Classical took 3rd ($792.23) at the Balanced Rock. Forth ($594.17) went to Woodland Park at the Scotsman aid station.

2008 HS Challenge Results

Cheyenne Mountain high school, who did the North Gateway aid station, were simply heavenly and retained their title from last year as best aid station. In addition to winning $1,699.11 they won a automatic spot in the 2009 Challenge!

Doherty came in 2nd ($1,061.94) at Ridge Road. Manitou took 3rd ($849.55) at the Balanced Rock. Forth ($637.17) went to Classical at the Scotsman aid station.

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2008 Winner: Cheyenne Mountain – Welcome to Heaven at the GOG10M

2007 HS Challenge Results

Congratulations to Cheyenne Mountain high school who did the Balanced Rock aid station and painted themselves green to win $1,248.90 in green as well as an automatic spot in the 2008 Challenge! “Welcome to Mars” was their theme and they also offered Ice Pops to the runners which was a huge hit as the temperatures started to rise.

Palmer came in 2nd ($780.56) with their super hero theme at Ridge Road. Doherty took 3rd ($624.45) with their Travolta/Elvis theme at the Scotsman aid station. Forth ($468.34) went to Manitou Springs who called themselves the hot ones at the North Gateway aid station.

hsasc_2007_teammars2007 Winner: Cheyenne Mountain – Team Mars at the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run