The GTIS Half is a Colorado Runner's "Must-Do!" Enjoy breathtaking views along Clear Creek as you traverse a scenic and gently rolling mountain course that winds down the Clear Creek Valley. Start in Georgetown where the elevation is at 8,500 feet, and gradually run along the frontage road that runs parallel to, but well away from I-70. Arrive in Idaho Springs at an elevation of 7,500 feet at the finish. Enjoy a post-race celebration at Clear Creek football field in Idaho Springs with vendor booths, refreshments, finisher medals, award ceremony, oh and gorgeous Colorado mountain scenery. This is Colorado at its best!
Part of the Colorado Mountain Half Series!
How to enter the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half
- Run 13.1mi
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half route
The point-to-point course is run along Clear Creek and is a scenic and gently rolling mountain course that winds down the Clear Creek Valley. The course runs along the frontage road that runs parallel to, but well away from I-70. Vehicular traffic on the course is normally minimal, however be aware that the road is not closed to traffic. Runners must stay to the right of the yellow lane line.
There is .5 mile of gravel road in the 2nd mile, and 1.5 mile of dirt road from mile 6.5 to mile 8. Also be aware of a steep grade with a 90° turn at the bottom of Clear Creek Drive in the 1st mile of the course.
The elevation at the start is 8,500 feet, and gradually arrives at 7,500 feet at the finish. Temperatures in the early morning at this elevation can be 50°, and can reach 85° by the finish. While conditions are usually optimal at this time of year, athletes should always be prepared for adverse weather while being in a mountainous location.
Half MarathonStart Time: 8:00am
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half weather forecast
Rain starting in the afternoon.
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Reasons people recommend this event
Perfect for a PB
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