August 13, 2014 Updated: August 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm
We're excited about a big race weekend in Manitou Springs, with the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday and Pikes Peak Marathon on Sunday. Here are a few quick facts to keep you in the know:
- For Saturday’s Ascent, a total of 1,940 runners are registered.
- 865 runners are participating in the Ascent for the first time
- 63 percent of the Ascent field is male.
- Last year, 1,758 runners started the Ascent.
Note: The Pikes Peak Ascent starts at 7 a.m. Saturday when the first wave of runners takes off from downtown Manitou Springs. The Pikes Peak Marathon starts at 7 a.m. Sunday.