As of Monday afternoon, the Pikes Peak National Park website had no news on the status of the new Pikes peak road race, which is slated for Saturday.
But there are signs that the race has been postponed.
Pike Peak National Monument spokesman Dave Miller confirmed the race was on hold.
Miller told The Associated Press that the event had been postponed after a review of the park’s operations.
He said a review was made of the planned route of the race and the timing of the start.
Miller also confirmed that the Ponds Peak Road Race was on the books for Saturday, and that race organizers had met with park officials to determine how to proceed.
Miller said the race would begin at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and finish about 2:30 a.m., or 4 hours earlier than planned.
Pikes Peak was founded in 1884, and has become one of the largest and most popular road races in the world.
Pikes is one of only five national parks in the U.S. to offer a race.
Its official start time is 4:30 in the afternoon, but many races can start earlier or later.
In an interview Monday, Miller said that the park will continue to maintain a reserve of race vehicles for use during the race.
Miller said the park does not have any plans to shut down the race, and he did not know how many cars would be on the course.
He also said that race planners had not met with Pikes officials about the planned start time, but he did say they had met recently to discuss the plan.
Miller did not say how long the race had been in the works, but Miller said it was the park officials’ goal to run the race before the 2018 winter snowstorm.
He said that during the winter, park officials had planned to run a race from the start of January until May, but it has since been postponed to allow for the return of the spring snowstorm that started in May.
Miller added that Pikes has been running a race for over 60 years.