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Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races
October 7, 2023
Canon City, CO
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About The Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races
The Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races in Canon City, Colorado on 7 October, 2023 is sure to be an incredible experience. The half marathon route takes runners along the spectacular Royal Gorge Trail, beginning at the north rim of this breathtaking canyon and ending at the south rim—a total of 13 miles of awe-inspiring views. Along the way, runners will enjoy a challenging yet manageable course that includes several short but steep climbs and descents as well as plenty of flat sections for easy running.
The scenery during this race is second to none; from start to finish you’ll have stunning mountain vistas and sweeping panoramas of red rock canyons. You’ll also get great glimpses into local wildlife such as deer, foxes, and wild turkey while crossing bridges over rushing rivers. The weather this time of year in Canon City tends to be mostly sunny with temperatures ranging from cool mornings (high 40s/low 50s) warming up nicely by midday (high 70s). It’s usually dry with minimal precipitation so conditions are generally perfect for racing!
As far as crowds go there are typically several hundred participants taking part in each race making it a fun event without feeling too crowded or chaotic. There are often hundreds more spectators cheering on their friends and family members throughout the day which adds even more energy to an already exciting atmosphere! Additionally many local businesses show their support by offering discounts or special deals on food & drinks after the race finishes—allowing everyone involved a chance to celebrate their accomplishment together afterwards.
All things considered if you’re looking for an amazing half marathon experience then look no further than Rim To Rim Royal Gorge Races in Canon City Colorado on 7 October 2023! With its beautiful scenery tough terrain varied wildlife friendly crowd generous after-race specials what more could you ask for? So gather your gear lace up those sneakers and get ready for one unforgettable day out in beautiful Colorado Canyon country!