Practice/Qualifying Spectator Information

Thursday, Apr. 14 2016

Practice/Qualifying Spectator Information**:

Practice Day Tickets: $25 per day (sold online only).

  • Practice dates are June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2016. To attend practice you must purchase a ticket for each specific practice day.  All spectators must sign a liability waiver before attending practice sessions.   Gates open at 4:00 am. Gates close at 4:45 am. No Exceptions.  The Start Line closes to uphill traffic at 4:45 am. (For those who wish to view practice from above the Start Line area, it is recommended to arrive at 4:00 am.  The Start Line is about 7 miles up Pikes Peak Highway from the Gateway).
  • All spectators must watch the race from designated areas along the course (Start Line, Glen Cove, Devil’s Playground). No spectators will be allowed to move up and down the course once practice has started. Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.


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*No refunds will be given for tickets or camping permits.

**Spectator fees for practice days are a result of increased safety concerns from the PPIHC, The US Forest Service, The Pikes Peak Highway, El Paso and Teller County Sheriffs, and others involved with the race. If you are planning to attend practice, please be mindful of all instructions given by an official of the PPIHC or agents of the US Forest Service and Pikes Peak Highway.