CODA COFFEE ESTES PARK MARATHON
Open meadows. Forested and stream-lined residential property. Looming, spectacular peaks stretching toward the sky. All are integral to the Coda Coffee Estes Park Marathon course that is known for having the highest paved route in the nation. And Bond Park in downtown Estes Park, is the perfect spot for kid’s activities and races.
A Kid’s Fun Run on June 16 includes races that start at 2 pm and finish by 3 pm. All activities begin at 11 am and finish at 3:30 pm
The challenging USATF race is held this year the third weekend in June on June 17. Should you want to limit the endurance for a full marathon at altitude, there’s a Half Marathon and a 10K and 5K combined into the same race day so there is an event for every member of the family. Walkers are encouraged to join the fun. And everybody’s off the course in seven hours.
There is no race day registration for the marathon or the half marathon. There will be race-day registration only for the 10K and 5K races. For details about the race, including registration instructions, visit the official race website.
The highest elevation on the marathon course is 8,150 feet. The lowest point is 7,420 feet with an average elevation of 7,785 feet. In order to acclimate to the high elevation, it is suggested that runners arrive two to three days before the race, eat lightly, avoid alcohol and caffeine and drink plenty of fluids.
If you would like to view the race instead of participate in it, the best areas include the start and finish lines on the grounds of the Estes Park School campus, around Mary’s Lake, through downtown Estes Park, and near the Estes Park Visitor Center and along Dry Gulch Road. Make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen to prevent overexposure to the sun.
For more information about the race, call 970-586-8189.
Estes Park is located at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and is accessible from U.S. Highway 34, U.S. Highway 36 or Colorado Highway 7.
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Estes Park is a town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. A popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park lies along the Big Thompson River. Estes Park had a population of 5,858 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Missouri native Joel Estes, who founded the community in 1859.
The town’s outskirts include The Stanley Hotel. An example of Edwardian opulence, the 1909 building had Stephen King as a guest, inspiring him to change the locale for his novel The Shining from an amusement park to the Stanley’s fictional stand-in, the Overlook Hotel. Estes Park was also the site of the organization of the Credit Union National Association, an important milestone in the history of American credit unions. Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous highway in the United States, runs from Estes Park westward through Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching Grand Lake over the continental divide. The town suffered severe damage in July 1982 from flooding caused by the failure of Lawn Lake Dam.
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