The Colorado Marathon, which is run annually in Fort Collins, CO, was established since 2002. The 2012 marathon will take place this weekend, with runners competing in a range of difference distance races ranging from 5k (3.1 miles) to the full 26.2 miles.
The Colorado Marathon, a Boston qualifier, is the fastest and most scenic marathon in Colorado.
Those who run the full marathon will end up descending over 1,100 feet -- the course begins at an elevation of 6,108 feet and ends at an elevation of 4,981 feet.
In 2011, a total of 986 people finished the marathon, with male winner Steve Folkerts completing the course in 2:29:30. The fastest female finished the course in 3:03:20 and the average finisher needed 4:20:03 to complete the race.