The August Rocky Mountain Half Marathon in Estes Park, Colorado is a beautiful scenic course, with mountainous views, approximately 3 to 4 miles of uphill throughout the course, but the views will be worth it. The course is a mixture of paved roads and paved paths, which includes a nice waterfront portion around Lake Estes. The course is walker friendly with a 4 hour time limit. No post race food other than the typical post race replenishers (a banana and chocolate milk for each runner). This half marathon is a cup-free event; hence, participants will need to carry a water bottle or a hydrapouch. The finisher medal is a decent size for those that appreciate larger medals.