George Elwers

Club Member Since 11/26/2019


“George Anthony Elwers”

City: Manitou Springs State: CO

Age: 61.5 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Son USAF Pilot, Son USMC Infantry, Wife, two wiener dogs

What I do for work:
Mechanical Engineer, shipboard weight handling systems

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New York, Connecticut, Colorado, California. Chose Manitou Springs because of the people, the Incline, and Pikes Peak.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running at about 30 since I was hearing lots of older people saying "if I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself". I didn't want to be one of them. Became obsessed.

What does running mean to me:
Getting outdoors, exercising, destressing, getting some time alone.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Pikes Peak Marathon, Falcon 50, many other marathons and four Ironmans

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I love being on a trail in nature, and mountain running suits me more than flat running.

Favorite running trail and why:
Intemann trail because I can make so many runs from my front door. Especially like it when I can connect it to the Incline and Barr trails for a long workout or end up on top of Pikes Peak

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Falcon 50, my first ultra, did it with my son who was a cadet at the time, and fantastic support from the volunteers

Best running experience:
Falcon 50

Running related bathroom stop story:
Training run near Laguna Mountain in San Diego county. With no choice I found the ideal spot with privacy (just off a well traveled trail), suitable rock formations, and a great view. And I had brought wipes.

Other hobbies and interests:
Sailing, motorcycles, bicycling, skiing

Page last modified: 11/26/2019


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