Pike's Peak Elite TC

Distance runners living the dream
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO

We are Pikes Peak Elite Track Club: a group of distance runners based in CO Springs, training for 2016. Join our journey!


The Latest

Kenyan Shadrack Biwott wins Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Academy graduates train for 2016 Olympics
Ben Payne, Brittni Hutton win Bolder Boulder 2015 citizens races

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Pike's Peak Elite TC

Pikes Peak Elite TC was formed in the fall of 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado under the direction of former Olympian and coach, Juli Benson. The club specializes in a wide range of events from 800m to the Marathon, but all come together with one common goal: the 2016 Olympics. Many members of the team are currently serving in the United States Air Force and were selected as part of the Word Class Athlete Program (W.C.A.P.) Their duty is now training full-time towards the 2016 Olympic Trials.


Pikes Peak Elite is…

About Pike's Peak Elite

  • Juli Benson
  • Carrie Lane
  • Mark Stanforth
The Team:
  • Amanda Winslow-Rego
  • Nathalie De Vos: 2008 Olympian, 10k
  • Wout Vandegaer: 3:45 1500m
  • Ben Payne: 2016 Olympic Marathon Trial Qualifier, 2nd Place 2015 Peachtree Road Race, US Air Force pilot last 8 years.
  • Jeremy Drenckhahn: Air Force, 1st Team CoSIDA Academic All American at Air Force Academy
  • Annette Melcher: Air Force, 2:02 800m, NCAA qualifier and USATF Championships competitor
  • Morgan Mosby: Air Force, Conference Champion & 1500m record holder
  • Katherine Ward: Air Force, Runner-Up San Diego Half Marathon
  • Matt Williams: Air Force, 4th Place Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon and Olympic Trials Qualifier

Great weekend for the guys at Grandma’s Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon! Riley Coates finished 12th in th… https://t.co/NF1RIHmq0o

We are excited to join forces with the Colorado Springs Track Club! https://t.co/joJUtq6mOB