American Discovery Trail

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Important messages to runners

All races this year start at the America the Beautiful Park. The marathon and marathon relay start at 6:30AM. The half marathon starts at 6:45AM.

Due to the security situation at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) and trail damage from recent rains, the marathon course through the academy is closed and will not reopen prior to race day.  Therefore, we were forced to switch to an alternate marathon course which stays south of USAFA.  All races will still be on the American Discovery Trail and will now start and finish at America The Beautiful (ATB) Park in downtown Colorado Springs.  We sincerely apologize for this late change but the situation is out of our control.  We look forward to seeing you on Labor Day!!!!

Registration for the ADTM 2015 events is open at

The 2015 events include:

Looking forward to seeing you on Labor Day, 2015!

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 or We have celebrated fourteen years of successful Labor Day races and are proud to present the 15th annual Marathon events in 2015. Our Marathon is a certified point-to-point course that offers a beautiful view of the Pikes Peak region.

Team World Vision

ADTM would like to welcome back Team World Vision for the 2015 races!  Team World Vision is running for clean water in Africa.  To learn more about Team World Vision, visit their ADT website.

Some statistics from the 2014 events:

A special thanks to all race sponsors and volunteers!!!

We cannot put on the events without you!!!

Comments from runners:
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"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

"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