Come join the Rising Professionals as we take control of the PPIHC Saftey Marshall Team! We are capped at 30 volunteers for this event, so register fast! Please pay attention to the dates below as there is a mandatory training the week prior to the race. Volunteers are required to be on the track at 2 a.m. June 30th, some of us will be camping out on Pikes Peak the night prior.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. First competed in 1916 and this year marks the 91st running of the “Race to the Clouds.”
The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain; Pikes Peak! As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs typical combustion engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish…let alone win!
Why do we need course marshals?
Pikes Peak Highway became fully paved in 2012. Because of that, the speeds have increased significantly and there is an inherent risk to all spectators. The PPIHC safety committee has identified restricted areas along the course and will not be allowed spectators to view the race from inside these areas. PPIHC needs course marshals to help patrol these areas and keep spectators safe.
Note: registration is closed for this event.
Timeline and Requirements:
• June 23rd 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Crowne Plaza hotel): Mandatory Marshal training
• June 28th 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Penrose house): Optional VIP reception
• June 29th: Marshalls will find their assigned area along the course and spend the night on Pikes Peak.
• June 30th: The tollgate opens for spectators at 3:00am with the race starting at 8:00am. Marshals will be in their assigned area until the race is finished (time TBD).