Run the Rim 5K / 5.5Mile Trail Run

Run the Rim 5K / 5.5Mile Trail Run

Saturday, July 28, 2018


45000, West US HIghway 50, Canon City, CO    view map


Leave the pavement behind and join us for our second annual Run the Rim 5K / 5.5Mile Trail Run at the Royal Gorge Park Trails! This challenging (yes, there are hills) but beautiful course will take you along a winding single track system that features all the best of the Royal Gorge Region: piñon trees, grand vistas, and a post-run celebration. 

We'll meet at Echo Canyon River Expeditions, where you can park the car and board a bus to the starting line at the East Ridge campground of the Royal Gorge Park Trails. The course will follow some of our newest trails, including Dreamweaver and the Rim Trail, before returning to the campground area. Participants will then re-board the bus and head back to a post-run party at 8 Mile Bar & Grill, where they will be treated to a swag bag with a commemorative branded Nalgene bottle and a coupon for $2 off a beer at 8-Mile Bar & Grill!
This run in not timed, but competitive runners should board the first bus in order to participat in the "dash for cash" portion of the run, which allows the first runner in each age group (>18 and 18+, male and female) to make a mad dash for a bag o' gold. 
Walkers are welcome on the 5K course, but the nature of the single track trail will not accomodate strollers and chariots. 


 Goody Bag , value: $30.00

 Food and Drinks



Course description:

The 5K and 5.5Mile courses will both start at the East Ridge Campground (from a shuttle at Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Please do NOT arrive at the campground to start the run.) Runners will enter S'Mores and head up Dreamweaver to a ridiculously gorgeous view overlooking the Sangres. Both courses the continue down Dreamweaver to the trailhead / juncture, where an aid station awaits all participants. From this point, 5K runners will then ascend The Maze and return to the campground. All 5.5Mile runners will head under the underpass and south on "TBD" trail toward the Canyon Rim trailhead. They will head southeast on Canyon Rim, returning to the campground and completing the run. 


Directions to start:

The starting line will be at the East Ridge Campground of the Royal Gorge Park Trails. There is very limited parking in this area, so please plan to be at the shuttle location (Echo Canyon River Expeditions) at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. starting time. There will likely be two waves of busses, and therefore two waves of starts. Competitive runners should board the first bus in order to compete for the "dash for cash", and non-competitive runners (i.e. "the rest of us") should board either the first or second bus.


Please meet at the west parking lot of Echo Canyon River Expeditions (closest to the brontosaurus) at 5:30 p.m. You will board a bus to the starting line and will also be transported back to this location at the end of your run.

Awards info:

This race is NOT TIMED, and the only awards given are the "dash for cash" that will be grabbed by the first man and woman in each age group (<18, 18+).

Packet pickup:

Packet pickup will be after the race at 8 Mile Bar & Grill starting at 4:00 pm. (No numbers will be issued for this run as it is NOT TIMED.)

Registration info:

Your fee includes:

- Transportation to and from the starting point from Echo Canyon River Expeditions
- Commemorative branded Nalgene
- Swag bag
- $2 coupon for a drink at the 8 Mile Bar & Grill


• 5K / 5.5Mile Adult (5:30 p.m. start)

$20.00    Expires 7/27/2018 11:59 PM

 Limited to 100 entrants, 78 remaining.

• 5K / 5.5 Mile Youth (18 and under) (5:30 pm start)

$10.00    Expires 7/27/2018 11:59 PM

 Limited to 100 entrants, 99 remaining.