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Spectator Guide

Wednesday, Aug. 3 2016

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 (Subject to Change)

“Since 1916, the highest and most spectacular

motorsports event in the world!”

 2017 RACE WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tickets available HERE

Click here to view the Race Week/Race Day Schedule

 IMPORTANT

All spectators must view the race from designated spectator viewing areas

The PPIHC is a dangerous race and all spectators attend at their own risk. Spectator viewing areas do not insure safety.

(maps of the spectator viewing areas can be found at the end of this document)

Ticket Information

Where to Purchase Tickets: 

  • NEW FOR 2017 – Ticket sales have moved online!  To expedite entry to the event, and improve traffic flow, tickets will NOT be sold at the Gateway.  Click here to purchase practice day tickets, Race Day tickets and camping permits.
  • Tickets can be purchased throughout Race Week at the various locations listed on the race week schedule.
  • PPIHC may limit the number of tickets sold to the 2017 event.
  • Spectators are not guaranteed a parking spot if specific locations are full.
    • Parking at the spectator viewing areas is on a first come, first served basis.

Ticket Prices:

  • Practice day tickets must be purchased online, and are available in limited quantities.
  • Practice day tickets are $25 per day for June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.
  • Camping Permits- $150; Click here to purchase camping permits.
    • $150 per vehicle, each camper must also have a race ticket. Permits are limited. There are no refunds.
  • Race Day General Admission ticket prices vary based on the total number of attendees in a vehicle.  There must be a functioning seatbelt for every attendee inside the vehicle.  Tickets purchased online before Race Day (June 25, 2017) are discounted $10 each from their online Race Day prices.
  • There are no refunds.
  • No tickets will be sold after 10am on Race Day.
  • No admittance to the event after 12pm on Race Day.

Ticket Price Breakdown:

Online Advance

Ticket Prices

Online Race Day

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket $60 ($60/ticket) $70 ($70/ticket)
Vehicle Packs
Family 2 Pack $100 ($50/ticket) $120 ($60/ticket)
Family 3 Pack $135 ($45/ticket) $165 ($55/ticket)
Family 4 Pack $160 ($40/ticket) $200 ($50/ticket)
Family 5 Pack $175 ($35/ticket) $225 ($45/ticket)
Family 6 Pack $180 ($30/ticket) $240 ($40/ticket)
Family 7 Pack $210 ($30/ticket) $280 ($40/ticket)
Family 8 Pack $240 ($30/ticket) $320 ($40/ticket)
Single Motorcycle Ticket $30 ($30/ticket) $40 ($40/ticket)
Double Motorcycle Ticket $50 ($25/ticket) $70 ($35/ticket)

*Camping permits are an additional $150 per vehicle.  Permits are limited.

Who needs a Ticket?

  • Anyone who is 10 years of age and over needs to purchase a race ticket. Tickets can be purchased online, or at specific locations during Race Week (see the race week schedule).  A camping permit is required for each vehicle.  Campers, please remember, each individual must also purchase a Race Day ticket.

Will Call:

  • Online tickets and camping permit purchases may be verified at the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on Saturday June 24th from Noon – 6:00pm and on Sunday, June 25th from 3:00 am – 10:00 am. Please bring your photo ID on Race Day and the Gateway staff will verify your online purchase.

Practice/Qualifying Spectator Information:

  • Practice dates are June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2017. 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 the Pikes Peak Highway from the Gateway).
  • All spectators must watch the race from designated areas along the course (Start Line, Glen Cove, Devils Playground).  Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.
  • No spectators will be allowed to move up and down the course once practice has started.
  • Official qualifying times will be determined on the bottom section of the course at practice sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, click here for the 2017 practice and qualifying schedule.

Camping Information

General Information:

  • Limited camping permits for June 24th, (night before the race) are available for $150 each and must be purchased online. Click here to purchase camping permits.
  • There are four locations available: Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Ground, and 9 Mile (9 Mile is tent camping only). These permits are for camping only.  Any camper who wishes to attend the race on June 25th must also purchase an individual race ticket in order to attend the event. Please refer to the course map for the four camping locations.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • The Gateway opens to campers at 12:00 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 24th.  You must be through the Gateway by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Campers will not be allowed to line up at the Gateway before 12:00 p.m.
  • All Vehicles Over 10’ clearance – Enter through Gate 3 (far right entrance)
  • Specific Camping Details and Information for Glen Cove, Ski Area, and Halfway Picnic Ground:
  • Maximum length for motor homes and trailers – 24 ft. (19’ wheel base maximum).
  • Maximum length for 5th wheels (not including tow vehicle)- 26 ft.

(The 26′ restriction is for the 5th wheel only it is not the total length including the tow vehicle)

  • No trailers on Race Day- Trailers allowed for overnight camping with permit only on Saturday.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • There are no provisions to dispose of gray or black water from self-contained trailers and/or motor homes. This waste must be disposed of at an approved sanitary disposal (not available on Pikes Peak).
  • Open fires are prohibited.  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed (pending local restrictions, laws and bans).
  • Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.
  • No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during race activities including overnight camping.
  • No fireworks.
  • No firearms.

Specific Camping Details and Information for 9 Mile:

  • 50 tent camping permits will be available for purchase. 9 Mile is tent camping only.
  • No motor homes allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No 5th wheels allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No trailers allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No mini buses and/or any vehicles with more than 6 seats are allowed in the 9 Mile camping area.
  • No Race Day parking is available at 9 Mile. If friends and family want to meet campers on race day, 9 Mile will NOT be open for additional parking.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • Open fires are prohibited.  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed (pending local restrictions, laws and bans).
  • Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.
  • No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during race activities including overnight camping.
  • No fireworks.
  • No firearms.

Parking Information

Race Day Parking Availability:

  • Spectators may park at the following designated areas: Below the Start Line, Halfway Picnic Grounds, Ski Area, Glen Cove, Cove Creek and Devils Playground.
  • Parking passes are not required to park in any of the designated locations.
  • Spectator vehicles will not be allowed above Devils Playground.

Important Parking Information:

  • Once you are on the mountain, unless you park below the Start Line, you will not be able to leave until the race has concluded. Depending on how the race progresses (course or weather delays) this can be any time after 4:00 p.m.
  • Only uphill traffic is allowed on Race Day morning. It is very important that you determine where you want to park prior to coming to the event.  Please note that if you pass a designated parking area on your way up, you will not be able to come back down to that area.  
  • It is very important that you are in your parking area well before the race start time of 8:00 a.m. Uphill traffic will be stopped as follows:
    • 6:45 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Glen Cove or until parking is full
    • 7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Ski Area and Halfway Picnic Grounds or until parking is full
    • 7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Start Line or until parking is full
    • 7:30 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Crystal Reservoir or until parking is full
  • A parking captain will be available at each of the designated parking areas. Please direct all of your questions to them.  
  • Any spectators who park their vehicle in an area other than a designated parking area may be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense. The PPIHC will have private tow trucks available to perform this task. 
  • Spectators are not guaranteed a parking spot if specific locations are full.

Directions to the Race

Pikes Peak is just a few miles west of Colorado Springs, and about an hour’s drive south of Denver. The Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway is located at 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809. The Main PPIHC Pit Area and Start Line is just over 7 miles (11.27 km.) past the Gateway and is located HERE.

Getting there from Hotel Eleganté:

  • Exit the Hotel Eleganté parking lot and head West on South Circle Drive. Merge onto I-25 North via the ramp to Denver and continue for approximately 3.3 miles.  Take Exit #141 for US-24/West Cimarron St. and continue West on US 24 for about 9.5 miles. Turn left onto Fountain Avenue and continue for approximately 0.3 miles where you will then take a slight left to continue onto Pikes Peak Highway.

Getting there from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS):

  • Exit the Airport on Milton Proby Parkway/Drennan Road. After approximately 4 miles, turn left on South Academy Blvd. In approximately 1.8 miles, merge onto I-25 North and continue for approximately 5.7 miles. Take Exit #141 for US-24/West Cimarron St. and continue West on US 24 for about 9.5 miles. Turn left onto Fountain Avenue and continue for approximately 0.3 miles where you will then take a slight left to continue onto Pikes Peak Highway.

Getting there from Denver International Airport (DIA):

  • Exit the airport on Pena Blvd. Take E-470 South (toll road) for about 34 miles. Then exit onto I-25 Southbound to Colorado Springs. In approximately 55 miles, take Exit #141 for US-24/West Cimarron St. Continue West on US 24 for about 9.5 miles. Turn left onto Fountain Avenue and continue for approximately 0.3 miles where you will then take a slight left to continue onto Pikes Peak Highway.

Spectator Course Rules

  • PPIHC may limit the number of cars allowed above the Start Line to 1,300 to make sure all vehicles will be accommodated within the six designated areas. If you want to view the race above the Start Line, it is recommended you arrive early as parking in these areas will be first come, first served.
  • No spectator parking will be allowed anywhere along the course except in seven designated parking areas: Devils Playground, Cove Creek, Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Grounds, 9 Mile (overnight camping only), and the Start Line area. Any vehicles parked outside of these designated areas without a PPIHC-issued parking pass are subject to be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Within the spectator viewing areas, all spectators must stay as far back from the race course as possible.
  • All spectators must remain behind any chain link fence, or otherwise marked areas, that outline the designated viewing areas. Chain link fence does not insure it is a safe area but it is not a restricted area.
  • Any orange fencing in a spectator viewing area dictates a high danger area.
  • Do NOT stand behind orange fencing under any circumstance.
  • Everyone in spectator viewing areas is encouraged to have some sort of barrier protection if possible (rocks, trees, and vehicles etc.). Chain link fencing does not qualify as a barrier protection. Do not stand or sit where a vehicle might strike you. For those who cannot find barrier protection, it is recommended to enjoy the race from higher ground in order to elevate yourself from the race course.
  • Each spectator is expected to obey requests from PPIHC Course Marshals, Crowd Control Staff, Race Officials, Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain Rangers, Event Staff and Law Enforcement. Any spectator who ignores requests will be subject to expulsion and/or criminal charges.  If you are in doubt about whether you are in a safe area, contact a course official.
  • While there is truly not a safe place to watch the race, spectators who take the risk are encouraged to position themselves in locations where they can move and react to their surroundings with ease.
  • Stay off of and away from hay bales.
  • No off-road vehicles — It is illegal to operate any motorcycle, ATV, bicycle or off-road vehicle on the Pikes Peak Highway or surrounding area. Drivers or riders who violate this policy will have their vehicles impounded.
  • Tree stands are prohibited. No temporary structures may be created. Digging trenches and constructing lean-tos is illegal and violators will be prosecuted.
  • No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during race activities including overnight camping.

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability:

All spectators agree to the following:

I hereby acknowledge that, by attending the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event (“Event”), I will be exposed to a number of risks associated with attendance at the Event.  I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF ATTENDING THE EVENT AND ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation:

  1. Any and all risks before, during, or after the Event including, but not limited to; injury from objects thrown from spectator areas; injury from race track accidents involving vehicles of any type, parts of race track vehicles, or track debris; injury from fires; injury from natural debris such as rocks or tree limbs; and injury from lightning;
  2. Any and all risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released (“Releasees”).  Releasees include, but are not limited to, The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum, and any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, event participants, sponsors, sanctioning bodies, and any of their employees, agents, officers, volunteers, directors, and others individuals affiliated with the Event.

On behalf of myself, my heirs, representatives, beneficiaries, and assigns, I hereby release and hold harmless the Releasees, of and from, and I do discharge and waive, any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, and liabilities that I may have or sustain with respect to any and all damage, illness, injury, of any type, and/or death, arising out of my attendance at the Event.

Release of Media and Intellectual Property Rights

All spectators agree to the following:

Any and all PPIHC events shall not be recorded or photographed for commercial purposes without the express written consent of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (“PPIHC”).

All media (including images, photos, video footage, and audio recordings) and intellectual property rights related to or associated with PPIHC and PPIHC events (collectively, “Media”), including the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb auto race (the “Race”), belongs to PPIHC, and is wholly reserved in perpetuity to PPIHC and its licensees.  All Media from or related to PPIHC events, including but not limited to photos and footage, are part of the PPIHC’s intellectual property and can be used by PPIHC and/or its licensees for promotional purposes or any other purposes.  All Media belongs to PPIHC and is for the PPIHC’s exclusive (except as agreed to by PPIHC), perpetual, and worldwide usage.

Any unauthorized use or sale of Media, including, but not limited to, reproduction, retransmission, or the making of or inclusion of Media into a broadcast, internet, web, motion picture, DVD or tape program, or any other form of distribution, without the prior express written consent of the PPIHC, is strictly prohibited.  The licensing or sub-licensing of Media from PPIHC events shall be strictly forbidden without the prior express written consent of the PPIHC.  The PPIHC has the sole and exclusive rights to all Media, including but not limited to images and footage taken by spectators at PPIHC events and/or persons without media credentials.

Notice of Filming and Photography:

All spectators agree to the following:

When you enter a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (“PPIHC”) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.  By entering the event or program premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, and/or video recording of yourself (collectively, “Materials”), and its/their release, publication, exhibition, reproduction, licensing, alteration, adaption, exploitation, or other use, in any format or medium now existing or hereafter created, and for any purpose, including but not limited to,  web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, publicity, and public relations by PPIHC and its affiliates, representatives, sponsors, and licensees (collectively, “Affiliates”). You release PPIHC and its Affiliates, their officers, employees, and agents, and each and all persons involved, from any liability connected with PPIHC’s or its Affiliates’ exercise of the rights contained in this Notice, including, without limitation, liability for any violation of the right to publicity, for defamation, invasion of privacy, or emotional distress.

By entering the event or program premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these Materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibition, stream, broadcast, web cast, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission to the program or event is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any interview, photo, image, video and/or audio recording of yourself, taken by PPIHC or the person or entity designated to do so by PPIHC.

You agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

General Information and Important Tips

Leave No Trace:

  • The organizers and sponsors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are committed to preserving Pikes Peak’s beautiful environment, which has provided a thrilling setting for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for 100 years. We have done everything possible to prevent any negative impact on these beautiful surroundings, and encourage spectators to do the same by observing these principles of “Leave No Trace.”
    • Pack It In, Pack It Out – dispose of trash and garbage properly; please clean up your viewing area before you leave.
    • Avoid fragile vegetation.
    • Avoid disturbing wildlife.
    • Digging trenches and constructing lean-tos is illegal and violators will be prosecuted.
    • Rock climbing is strictly forbidden.

Restrictions:

  • NO fireworks
  • NO open fires
  • NO firearms
  • NO pets
  • NO drones
  • It is illegal to operate any off-road vehicles including dirt bikes, ATV’s, and bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway or surrounding areas. These vehicles will be impounded.

Vehicle Information:

  • Motor homes will not be allowed through the Gateway on Race Day.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.
  • No trailers are allowed on Race Day.
  • It is recommended to have at least 3/4 tank of fuel in your vehicle when venturing up Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.  The nearest gas station is over 8 miles to the east and west on Highway 24 from the Pikes Peak Gateway.

Food:

  • Food will be available on the mountain at various locations. Check out the course map to view the areas that will have a food vendor.  Please note all spectators should bring adequate food in case the vendor is sold out.  Ensure that you also bring a good supply of water. Gas or propane stoves with shut off valves are permitted; self-contained charcoal grills are prohibited. No open fires.

Children:

  • The PPIHC is an exciting event for the whole family, but it can be unpredictable. By all means, bring the kids, but keep them under close supervision. Children must be accompanied by an adult if in the pit areas. Children 9 and under are admitted free of charge.

Pets:

  • No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during Race Week.

Weather and Planning:

  • Expect the unexpected on Pikes Peak- America’s Mountain. A typical June day can start out very sunny and warm, and turn intensely cold with rain, snow, fog or hail.  Lightning is common at higher elevations.
  • Dress in layers.
  • In the event of lightning or hail, take shelter in your vehicle.
  • Apply sunscreen frequently.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Heat-Related Problems:

  • Be aware of the warning signs of heat related emergencies. On hot days the heat can affect almost anyone, but people of particularly high risk are the very young, very old, overweight and those doing strenuous activities. Warning signs of heat related problems are:
  1. Heat Stroke – This can be life threatening! Symptoms include hot, red skin; extremely small pupils; and very high body temperature (105 degrees).
  2. Heat Exhaustion – This is less dangerous. Symptoms include cool, pale, moist skin; heavy sweating; dilated pupils; headache; nausea; dizziness; vomiting.
  3. Heat Cramps – Symptoms are muscle spasms and pain due to heavy exertion. Generally, abdominal muscles or leg muscles are involved.  The loss of salt and water from heavy sweating is thought to be the cause of heat cramps.
  • Prevention – Non-alcoholic fluid intake is the best way to avoid heat related problems. Water and electrolyte drinks are very helpful to replenish fluids. Water can also be useful if you have to respond to an incident where the victim(s) have suffered burns. Keep in mind that carbonated drinks, alcohol, and caffeine are not suggested, especially above the timberline because they can cause gastric distress.

Cold-Related Problems:

  • Mornings can be chilly to extremely cold. Certain areas on the mountain may not receive sunlight until mid-morning.  Areas in the Upper Section are seldom warm. Warning signs of cold related problems are:
    1. Hypothermia – This can be life threatening! Symptoms include shivering; dizziness; numbness; confusion; weakness; impaired judgment; impaired vision; drowsiness.
    2. Stages of Cold Related Problems – Look for the following symptoms: shivering; apathy; loss of consciousness; decreasing heart rate and breathing rate.

Altitude Sickness:

  • The race starts at 9,300 ft. and finishes at 14,115 ft. For those enthusiastic race fans who choose to venture above the timberline, beware. Signs of high altitude sickness include nausea, dizziness and fainting. To reduce the severity of the illness, medical experts recommend you drink plenty of water, refrain from caffeine and/or alcohol. If you are visiting the area and are not used to being at altitude for long periods of time (12-14 hours) we recommend that you enjoy the race from a lower vantage point on the course. Don’t let Mother Nature or altitude ruin your Race Day experience!

Emergency Medical Services:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be available at locations strategically placed throughout the Race Course. These locations can easily be found on the course map.  All medical facilities are available for race related illnesses and injuries.  They will provide only emergency services.

PPIHC Traffic Plan:

  • Race Morning (2:00am-10:00am) Credentialed and Spectators:
    • Right lane only all the way up. No two lane traffic uphill.
  • Race Evening (spectators going down):
    • Devils Playground-Cove Pit: 2 way traffic (one lane downhill)
    • Cove Creek – Crow Gulch: 1 way traffic (two lanes downhill)
    • Crow Gulch – Highway 24: 2 way traffic (one lane downhill)
  • Gateway Entrance information:
    • All Vehicles Over 10’ clearance – Enter through Gate 3 (far right entrance)
    • Any other vehicles enter through Gate 1, (the uphill lane on the far left) or enter through Gate 2, (the middle lane).

No Downhill or Uphill Traffic during the race:

  • Once you drive above the Start Line, you will not be able to leave the mountain or go back down the course until the race is completed. Depending on how the race progresses (course or weather delays) this can be any time after 4:00 p.m.

Start Time:

  • The race starts at 8:00 am, however you will need to plan to arrive much earlier. The road opens at 3:00 am and no vehicles will be allowed past the Start Line after 7:00 am on Race Day. No tickets will be sold after 10am on Race Day. No admittance to the event after 12pm on Race Day.
  • Parking is limited on Pikes Peak and is available on a first come, first served basis. There is no guaranteed parking; arrive early, lots fill quickly.

Suggested Viewing Areas:

  • Devils Playground provides great views above the tree line; weather can be cold and windy at times. Cove Creek is at the timberline; Glen Cove is a popular spot below the tree line. The Ski Area has ample parking but you will need to walk to a viewing area. Halfway Picnic Grounds gives plenty of room for the drivers to exceed 100 mph. The Start Line provides fans with an up close view of the competitors and their vehicles since the pits are accessible to spectators. Click here to view the course map.

Hiking:

  • Trail #753 from Devils Playground to the summit of Pikes Peak, will be temporarily closed at Devils Playground on Sunday, June 25th.  The temporary closure is necessary for public safety reasons during the 95th Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The temporary trail closure will be in effect on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 12:01am until 6:00pm. Barr Trail #620 will be open to the summit of Pikes Peak and hikers will have access to the Summit House; however, access to the summit west of the Summit House will be restricted to only PPIHC credentialed personnel. Please contact the Pikes Peak Ranger District Office (719-636-1602) for more information.

Race Coverage:

  • If you cannot attend the race, you can tap into our post-race interviews, view full runs of competitors who finish, and follow live timing at ppihc.com.
  • Listen live to KRDO 1240 AM at krdo.com.
  • Download the Official PPIHC App on your mobile device.

Wireless Internet:

  • Wireless internet will be available for purchase at various locations on the mountain.

PPIHC App:

  • Follow the race with the all new free PPIHC App, available for mobile devices running Apple’s iOS8+ or Android version 5.0 operating systems. The app has numerous features to keep global race fans informed before, during, and after the race. Users can add favorite drivers, allowing them to receive timely push notifications to their mobile device as their competitor races to the Summit. Section times, racer profiles, and more are available in the app. Download the Official PPIHC App on your favorite iOS and Android devices.

 PPIHC Drone Policy:

  • Drone usage at all PPIHC events and/or ancillary events is prohibited.

Photo Summary:

  • The PPIHC owns all rights for videos/photos that are taken and/or captured by spectators.
  • Spectators cannot resell any videos/photos.

When the Race is Over (Subject to Change Due to Weather):

  • At the completion of the race, spectators will be allowed to stand outside of the fences (but behind the white lines of the road) for the Parade of Champions.  Once the competitors have descended from the summit, spectators will be released from the top of the mountain to the bottom.  Those who view the race from Devils Playground will be released first, with 9 Mile to be released last.  Traffic is two-lane downhill (post-race) until instructed to merge at Crow Gulch (below the Start Line). Subject to change due to weather.
  • A race official will release your parking area.
  • Use a low gear on your descent. Hot Brakes Fail!

Visit the Penrose Heritage Museum, Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience:

  • 11 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs
  • (719) 577-7065

  Course Map and Spectator Viewing Maps

3 - Halfway Picnic Grounds