Results/History

2018 Overall Results (with 8 mile & Monster Mtn splits)

2018 Award Winners

2018 Monster Mountain Splits (Mile 1.8)

2018 Searchable Results


2017 Overall Results

2017 Award Winners

2017 Monster Mountain Splits


2016 Overall Results

2016 Award Winners

2016 Monster Mountain Splits

2016 Mile 8 Splits

Results (1998-2015)

[2015][2014][2013][2012][2011][2010][2009][2008][2007]
[2006][2005][2004][2003][2002][2001][2000][1999][1998]

Course Records (current route)

Male – Gebre Abadi (2017): 1:07:28
Female – Brianne Nelson (2016): 1:16:44

King of the Mountain – Tyler McCandless (2018): 9:54
Queen of the Mountain – Kyle Blakeslee (2018): 11:48

Previous Winners

Year

Male

Time

Female

Time

2018 Brandon Johnson 1:08:15 AnnMarie Kirkpatrick 1:20:17
2017 Gebrekidan Abadi 1:07:28! Margaret Callahan 1:23:27
2016 Stephen Pretak 1:16:48 Brianne Nelson 1:16:44!
2015 Paul Peterson 1:15:27 Kara Henry 1:24:29
2014 Michael Chavez 1:12:00 Anna Weber 1:26:01
2013 Paul Peterson 1:10:32 Kelly Ramirez 1:26:01
2012 Jason Delaney 1:11:07 Brianne Nelson 1:20:35
2011 Ng’ojoy Japeth 1:12:50 Brianne Nelson 1:25:42
2010 Steve Folkerts 1:14:59 Kara Roy 1:24:09
2009 Marc Lonac 1:13:59 Noelle Green 1:27:16
2008 LaFlecha Hernandez 1:14:17 Leora Jordan 1:33:22
2007 Tyler Foos 1:16:14 Tanya Poel 1:27:03
2006 Austin Vigil 1:11:48 Nikole Johns 1:25:50
2005 Gannon White 1:15:21 Amanda Lovato 1:29:03
2004 Daniel Shaw 1:14:13 Alyssa Shaw 1:29:16
2003 Florian Hild 1:13:12 Jane Welzel 1:26:35
2002 Mark Werner 1:11:20 Nicole Kulikoff 1:23:41
2001 Andy Ames 1:13:15 Maddy Tormoen 1:27:56
2000 Juan Hernandez 1:11:51 Colleen Stroud 1:27:24
1999 Andy Ames 1:14:15 Kelli Lusk 1:26:48
1998 Andy Ames 1:11:15 Patty Murray 1:24:07
1997 Andy Ames 1:12:23 Julie Foster 1:30:09
1996 Pablo Vigil 1:16:36 Maddy Tormoen 1:24:42
1995 Chuck Trujillo 1:12:53 Tracey Behrends 1:31:30
1994 Tim Jones 1:15:23 Marlo Crosby 1:30:29
1993 Pablo Vigil 1:15:42    

Previous Courses

The Horsetooth Half Marathon has been run annually since 1973; however, the course has changed a number of times due to construction on the Horsetooth Reservoir dams and, more recently, to accommodate growth in the size of the field. According to race historian and previous winner (1986), John Lonsdale, there have been at least six versions of the course over the years.

1973-1977: In the early years, the race was not much more than a hard training run among a few dozen friends, but they were the years that established the original route. It started at the intersection of LaPorte Avenue and Overland Trail. The runners went west toward the site of the CSU Foothills Campus, jumping a gate along the way. Nearing the eastern edge of Horsetooth Reservoir, the runners headed south on a singletrack trail along Dixon Canal. Jumping another gate, the runners continued south on the dirt trail toward Hughes Stadium, where they linked with County Road 42C and finished on the hills near today’s Pineridge Natural Area. The route took the runners north on County Road 23 (Centennial Drive), along the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir to Bingham Hill Road. From there, runners went over the two hills to Overland Trail, heading south to Shiloh Drive at the finish.

Nobody remembers who won that first iteration of the race, but John Lonsdale believes either Wes Crist or Ron Smith likely won it. Irish Elementary School teacher Donna Messenger and former Colorado State Marathon record holder was one of two women who ran that first race, and she is credited with being the women’s winner of the inaugural running.

1978-2006: Known locally as the "classic route," the race started as it does today on County Road 42C adjacent to Hughes Stadium, but headed east to Overland Trail where runners ran north to Bingham Hill Road. From there, runners essentially ran the first 8 miles of today’s course in reverse heading west over Bingham Hill toward Centennial Drive before heading south on Centennial Drive back to the finish at Hughes Stadium.

1982 & 1985: In 1982 and ’85, the course was altered due to construction on the dams. The alternate course headed east on Drake Road from the stadium to Taft Hill where it turned south to 38E. From there it headed west around the southeast side of the reservoir to South Bay, where it turned around and ran back to Centennial Drive, heading north over Dixon Dam’s "Maniac Hill" to the finish at the stadium.

2001-2004: The classic route was altered due to resurfacing work that was taking place on the Centennial Road dams between 2000 and 2004. The alternate route started on the north side of the stadium and headed north on Overland Trail to US 287B where it turned west past Cache La Poudre Middle School to Vern’s, veering west on Rist Canyon Road to Bellvue. At what used to be the Bellvue Bean, the route headed south on N Co Rd 23 (Centennial Drive) for a short distance to Bingham Hill Road. It then came back east over Bingham Hill and turned back south onto Overland Trail and returned to the Stadium where it finished.

2007 – present: see current race route.