American Discovery Trail Marathon 2017

ADT Marathon

American Discovery Trail Races

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Kids Races, sponsored by Jersey Mike’s


Registration for 2017 opened on March 1 at RunSignUp


Entry List from 2017


Our thanks go out to all race participants, their supporters and to the scores of volunteers who made the ADT Marathon events possible this year. We hope to see you again on Labor Day, 2017. We particularly thank the generous support of our sponsors. Each of you contributed to support the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Pikes Peak Road Runners. Congratulations to all American Discovery Trail Race finishers!


The 2017 events include:

  • The *Marathon
  • The Half Marathon
  • The 10K
  • The 1K Kids Run

*Important note for marathon runners

*AID STATION # 4 ON THE MARATHON COURSE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE. MARATHONERS WILL HAVE THREE MILES FROM AID STATION # 3 AT BAPTIST ROAD, TO AID STATION # 5 AT NORTH GATE. ALL OTHER AID STATIONS WILL BE NO MORE THAN TWO MILES APART. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Bib and Shirt Pickup Reminder

The bib and shirt pickup for all events will be held on Sunday,September 3 from noon to 5:00PM. The pickup will be held at the Bristol Brewing Company, Wild Cat Room, 1604 South Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Parking near America the Beautiful Park on Race Day

Do not park your car at the Park. Parking is available in the County parking garage on the corner of Sahwatch & Vermijo Sts. Additional parking is available along Sahwatch St. or S. Sierra Madre St. in the vicinity of Colorado Ave, as well as at the public garage at the corner of Sahwatch St. and Colorado Ave.

Note for ADTM Spectators

Please refer to the ADTM GOOD SPECTATOR SPOTS.

A Run for Trails

The Pikes Peak Road Runners American Discovery Trail Marathon supports PPRR and the Trails and Open Space Coalition. The scenic course along paved and dirt trails is about as fast and flat as you can find in Colorado. All proceeds directly benefit local trails and local non-profits dedicated to trail stewardship and community running events in Colorado Springs.

The ADT Marathon is recognized as a premier race event by local and out-of-state runners, and is proud to celebrate its 17th year in 2017! Join over 1,000 runners competing in the marathon, half marathon, or 10K races. The marathon will start at Palmer Lake and finish at America the Beautiful Park, reinstating the runners’ favorite, Boston marathon qualified point-to-point course through the United States Air Force Academy. The half marathon, 10K, and Kids Races will start and finish at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs.

Runners will be treated to flat, fast courses, a tech tee, finisher medal, and a fun Labor Day post-race party. Plus, the outstanding volunteers and course support you’ve come to expect from Pikes Peak Road Runners.

We are also honored to announce that the American Discovery Trail Marathon has been selected as the 2017 State Championship Race for the Road Runners Club of America.

Come for the scenic, speedy course, come back for the amazing volunteers, and stay for the live music, crowd-pleasing spread and beer garden at the post-race party in the heart of Colorado Springs.

Race Start Times

  • Marathon, 6:30 am
  • Half Marathon, 6:45 am
  • 10K, 7:00 am
  • Kids 1K (free, day of race registration), 9:00 am

Looking forward to seeing you on Labor Day 2017!

Welcome! Thank you for your interest and support of the American Discovery Trail Races, where all proceeds benefit non-profit organizations, including local running events and the stewardship of local trails, open spaces and parks. For more information visit www.trailsandopenspaces.org or www.pprrun.org. We have celebrated fourteen years of successful Labor Day races and are proud to present the 16th annual Marathon events in 2017.

Team World Vision

ADTM welcomes Team World Vision for the third year in 2017! Team World Vision is running for clean water in Africa. To learn more about Team World Vision, visit their ADT website.

Jack Quinn's Running Club

Jack Quinn's Running Club Club is a proud sponsor of the American Discovery Trail Races. Jack Quinn's Running Club members will receive hours for either running or volunteering in the American Discovery Trail Races. To register for the run as a Jack Quinn's member, after March 1, go to the registration website and answer yes when prompted about your club membership. To volunteer as a Jack Quinn's member, contact Jen Samora at jsamora@k12.com.

"We cannot put on the events without you!"

Comments from runners:

"We have done years of organized runs and both agreed this run had the most of everything any runner could seek ~ from bathrooms, to water, to friendly volunteers, to awards, beer, great shirts, wonderful singing of the anthem, 'perfect running weather'! (ordered up from Mother Nature), great views, and lots of delicious free food at the end.  I'd say a perfect '10' in every way!!" L. Meillier

"America the Beautiful" was written in the 1890s after a hike up Pike's Peak. For anybody doing his race and especially us flatlanders - you can see how the author was inspired. Beautiful day, beautiful course. I had some cramping issues the last four miles, but just about the time I'd feel bad, I'd simply look at the scenery and start grinning." T.S., Indianapolis (posted on Marathonguide.com

"Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job with the race. I had a spectacular time and so enjoyed the scenery and people. Everything went beautifully:) Thanks, again, for all of your hard work and putting in an order for such a beautiful day. Also, the water sculpture at the park is a wonderful addition to the experience! Really helped to put my legs in it after the race!" S. Nies

If you have questions regarding the ADT Races, please contact the Race Director: RunADTMarathon@yahoo.com

America the beautiful park