Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Kick Off EventBy WCCB Web Staff
Colorado Springs, CO – The 99th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, kicks off on Sunday, June 13 at Gold Hill Mesa’s Music on the Mesa – a free family event, open to the public.
When: Sunday, June 13, 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: 142 S. Raven Mine Drive
Eight race cars will be on display with drivers signing autographs.
“We’re gearing up for this iconic event and are pleased to partner with Gold Hill Mesa, a great Westside neighbor and an event partner, as we all begin to come together outdoors and enjoy community gatherings,” said Megan Leatham, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “We can’t wait to start celebrating with fans again.”
Visitors can enjoy music by the Atomic Fireballs and TRIBE, beer and wine, food vendors, giveaways, ticket sales, kid’s activities and more!
“As we celebrate our city’s 150th anniversary, we recognize the long-standing tradition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in our community,” says Stephanie Edwards, Executive Vice President of Gold Hill Mesa. “Our rich heritage is meaningful, as Gold Hill Mesa was shaped by the pioneer spirit – located where the Golden Cycle Mill once stood during the late 1800’s and beyond. Gold Hill Mesa is proud to host this kickoff event.”
ABOUT THE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race in America. The invitation-only event, often referred to as The Race to the Clouds is held annually on the last Sunday of June on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The famous 12.42-mile course consists of 156 turns, boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet, and reaches a finish line at 14,115 feet above sea level. The PPIHC’s automobile categories feature a wide variety of vehicles representing multiple forms of motorsport; everything from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles take on America’s Mountain pursuing victory. The 100th Running of this iconic motorsports event will take place in 2022.
You can watch the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb LIVE on https://www.alabamanews.net/sports/pikes-peak and the Alabama News Network mobile app Sunday, June 27th, starting at 8:00 AM CDT!