Mon, Apr 29, 2024    7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Cancer to 14K | Mount Sherman track registration
Public -by Deborah Burkart Cotch  |  Cancer to 14K

Cancer to 14K is a 10-week hiking-based conditioning program for cancer survivors and caregivers. It includes 10 weekly hikes plus recommendations and coaching for exercising in between the weekly hikes. Hikes get progressively harder over the 10 weeks, culminating in YOU standing on top of Mt. Sherman, a 14,043' high mountain!

The first few hikes will start at 8:30, but start time will get earlier as it gets hotter and the hikes get longer. Hikes are on Saturdays. We'll use Sundays as rain dates. We'll hike Mount Sherman on Friday to avoid weekend crowds.  A "makeup date" will be scheduled if the Mount Sherman hike is canceled due to weather.

Here is a list of the Southern Region hikes in order, dates, and general locations:


May 4 - La Deux Reservoirs to Ice Cave Creek loop (Palmer Lake area) 5.4 miles, 1,000' elevation gain

May 11 - Sundance Peaks via Lower Reservoir (Palmer Lake area) 5.0 miles, 1, 200' elevation gain

May 25- Chautauqua (Palmer Lake) 6.5 miles, 1,400' elevation gain

June 1-  Mt. Herman/Raspberry (Monument) 6.5 miles, 1,800' elevation gain

June 8 - Ormes Peak (Central CO Springs/ Blodgett) 8 miles, 2,998' elevation gain

June 15 - Pancake Rocks (West of CO Springs, near Divide/Cripple Creek) 6.5 miles, 1,692' elevation gain

June 22 - Mt. Rosa | Gold Camp Road (South of Colorado Springs, above the zoo) 7 miles, 1,755' elevation gain

June 29 - Crags (West of CO Springs, near Divide/Cripple Creek) 8 miles, 2,950' elevation gain

July 6- TBD

FRIDAY July 12 - Mount Sherman 14K (Fairplay) 5.5 miles, 2,027' elevation gain

Please mark your calendar for Monday, April 29 at 7:30 pm for a virtual orientation session. We will cover necessary hiking gear, general safety, and nutrition. You will receive a link to join from Dan Miller closer to the date. 

When you register, you will be required to submit a self-assessment form covering medical and fitness issues. You will also need to obtain a medical clearance from your physician's office, prior to attending any hikes.

After we have your forms, we'll invite you to register for each of the individual hikes on the calendar. The individual hike postings will have additional details about meeting location, time, etc.


please register as a participant or volunteer
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7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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