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Date Saturday  11/2/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG Annual Dinner - Speaker Matt Carpenter
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price $10.00
Non-member Price $35.00
Available Participants 134
Type Public Events


The Masonic Hall

1150 Panorama Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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The Pikes Peak Group Annual Dinner will be at the Masonic Hall this year with guest speaker Matt Carpenter. Ticket prices are $10 for PPG members, $35 for all others and include a full catered dinner and two drink tickets for beer, wine, and sodas. We will also host a raffle with tons of great prizes and present our yearly award winners.

Matt Carpenter is the current course record holder of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon with times of 2:01:06 and 3:16:39 set in 1993. In 2001 he became the first person to win the Ascent and Marathon on back to back days. He repeated this feat in 2007. He is also the record holder of the fastest times for a flat marathon held at altitude - 2:52:57 at 14,350' and 3:22:25 at 17,060'. In 2004, at his first 50 mile race, he broke the course record by over 40 minutes. At the 2005 Leadville Trail 100 he lowered the course record by over 90 minutes to 15:42:59. He ran his last race in 2011 winning the Pikes Peak Marathon for the 6th year in a row bringing his total Marathon wins to 12 to go along with his 6 wins in the Pikes Peak Ascent.


Matt now runs for enjoyment but he still likes to push his limits on occasion. On September 1st he celebrated 7 years of running every day for at least 1 hour. Matt likes to tell people he met his wife, Yvonne, at the Barr – the Barr Trail. They have a daughter, Kyla, who is a senior at Manitou Springs High School.


For the annual Colorado Mountain Club dinner Matt will be talking about how he got started in running while living in Mississippi. He will discuss some of the things that happened that took him from the Gulf Coast to the mountains of Colorado and then around the world including Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and Tibet. He will talk about his training and some of his more noteworthy races and how the adventures along the way influenced his life and his business.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.