About the Garden 10 Races
The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® is the premier race of Colorado Springs, coursing through the 300′ towering sandstone rock formations of Garden of the Gods Park, including the most famous rock in the area, Balanced Rock.
For 46 years, the Garden of the Gods has been a spectacular setting for this physically demanding race. Competition in every age-group, excellent runner support and post-race festivities, prestigious awards and uniquely designed shirts make this race the most popular race in Colorado Springs.
The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® hosts runners from more than 38 states across the US. Visiting runners will find the location easy to access, just 5 miles from downtown Colorado Springs and an hour south of Denver.
Colorado Springs is also home to a variety notable hotels and lodging, restaurants and breweries, and endless miles of running trails and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Plan to stay for a couple of days, so you can visit historic Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak.
A Race that Gives Back
Each year, Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® gives back thousands of dollars to the local community. With the Aid Station Challenge and the addition of the Garden of the Gods Trail race, we are committed to giving back to area high schools as well as to the Garden of the Gods Park.
In 2023, the runners and our race organization, Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc., donated $7,695 to the high school track and cross-country teams that participated in the Aid Station Challenge. From the Trail Race entry fees and a dollar-for-dollar match from our organization, we were able to donate a total of $3,960 towards the restoration and repair of the Garden of the Gods trails.
The addition of the VIP Race Experience in 2021 allowed our partners at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to donate another $3750 to the trail preservation within Garden of the Gods Park.
The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® really is the race that gives back!
Running and training for the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile, 10k, or Trail race is about being connected. Whether connecting with other runners at