2017 Rim to Rim Royal Gorge 5K/10K Races

Saturday, October 7, 2017  @  8:30 AM   •  5k, 10k


4218 County Road 3A, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, CO    view map

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Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


The Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races offer some of the most challenging, scenic, and unique 5K and 10K courses in Colorado. Our races all begin at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and finish 1,500 feet in the air on the Royal Gorge Bridge, high above the Arkansas River.

The Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races are an annual benefit for Starpoint, whose goal is "Partnering with individuals, families, and the community, enriching lives ... realizing dreams".  All proceeds from this race will go to directly to the organization (http://starpointco.com/).  Starpoint offers services to adults, children, and families in the Fremont County area.

We also offer a FREE Kids Fun run and a Toddler Trot. These events are no charge to family members of 5K and 10K participants. Awards will be given to each finisher, and a parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll each child.


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Course description:

Rim To Rim has both a 5K and a 10K run.  Both are basically an "out and back".    The race starts in Parking Lot A at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. All runners will be on a paved road leading out of the Park for about .7 miles (this is all up hill) and turn right onto a dirt road that loops thru a picnic area. All 5K runners will be turned around before completing the full picnic loop and will then backtrack to the paved road, returning to Parking Lot A, going to the left of the ticket booths at the Main Gate of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and then crossing the Bridge for 1/4 mile to the FINISH LINE!

The 10K runners will complete the full picnic loop and return to the paved road where they will bear right for 1/4 mile, turning right onto a dirt road which leads to camping areas.  They will continue for about 1 mile to a water/aid station where they will be turned around to backtrack - back to the paved road, taking a left to the picnic loop, run the picnic loop again, returning to the paved road where they will turn left to return to Parking Lot A, running to the left of the ticket booths at the Main Gate of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and then crossing the Bridge for 1/4 mile to the FINISH LINE!


Our race is located at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. For driving directions, please visit our website at: http://www.rimtorimroyalgorge.com/getting-here.html

NOTE: Please do NOT enter the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park's physical address into your phone or GPS device - it will likely send you to the south entrance, which is currently closed. Please follow the directions below or use a reliable, physical map

Awards info:

The first place mens' and womens' finishers will receive a $100 cash prize and a trophy. The first and second-place finishers in each age group (under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will receive a unique commemorative trophy. These trophies are made from the very planks of the Royal Gorge Bridge and are hand-stamped with the Rim to Rim logo (see above). Our Ainsley's Angels riders are also eligible for a special finishers me

Additional info

Frequently asked questions: 

Will I have time to look around the park?  Yes! Your race fee includes entry to the historic Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous scenery, newly rebuilt visitor's center (open at 10:00 a.m.), and the country's highest suspension bridge. While we (and the Bridge) can't be certain of what else will be open at that time, your admission entitles you to peruse the grounds until closing. 

Remember that family members of race participants get in for half-price! See their website for current pricing. 

Do you allow strollers on the course? Of course! If you can push it, you're welcome to bring it! Remember that the first .7 miles of the course is a hill, so be prepared. The course consists of both paved and unpaved dirt roads, so please plan your stroller choice accordingly. But don't forget to enter the kids in the Toddler Trot!

Will you cancel for inclement weather? We run rain or shine! The weather at the Royal Gorge is unpredictable, and may change quickly. We will make every effort to accommodate any weather that we encounter, but we will not cancel the race. This race is a fundraiser for Starpoint Services and we cannot offer refunds. 

Are dogs allowed in the race? 
Yes! The Royal Gorge Bridge (and also the surrounding public park) is happy to welcome your furry friends. (Dogs are not, however, allowed in buildings or restaurants.) Please remember that dogs must be leashed at all times and you MUST clean up after your pet (but you already knew that). We may even give your pooch a medal if he completes the race! The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is planning a kennel facility, but it is not available at this time. Check their website for more information!


Each participant will recieve a voucher for $11 toward the purchase of a meal at any venue at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. (This includes Cafe 1,230 or Bridge View BBQ.)

Ainsley's Angels

If you are registering as an Ainsley's Angels team, please observe the following: 

- Those who are PUSHING a chariot will register for the distance of their choice as normal
- Those who are RIDNG in a chariot will reigster as an 'Angel Rider'
Commemorative Medals will be awarded to all Ainsley's Angel Riders. 

Packet pickup:

Pick up your packet early at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey on Friday, October 6th  from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Individuals may also register at this time...and stop in for a little taste of award-winning Abbey wine, too! The winery tasting room will stay open until 7:00 pm for packet pickup.
Alternatively, pick up your race packet on race day beginning at 7:15 a.m. You may also register on race day; prices are $45 for adults and $40 for youth. After online registration closes, all T-shirts will be subject to availability, or may be ordered for pickup at a later date.



Online registration is closed, please register at the event.