Saturday August 11th, 2018
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · Trail
Boasting spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the city of Aspen, Colorado below, the Aspen Backcountry Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge even the most well trained athlete.
By finishing in the heart of downtown at Rio Grande Park where participants will be greeted by a crowd of spectators and supporters. Limited to 250 runners.
Utilizing the beautiful trails that surround Aspen, this 21K course is run mostly on dirt trails. The diversity of terrain, challenging ascents & descents and overall elevation gain will challenge the most well trained athletes. With spectacular views of the Elk Mountains above and the city of Aspen below, this is one race you'll be sure to remember!
This race will be a limited support race. There will be food and water stations, portable toilets at the start/finish, volunteer crews, timers, and mile markers. There are volunteer medical personnel along the course and at aid stations, but there is no guarantee of rescue or medical attention. Each participant is ultimately responsible for their own rescue and preparation for course and weather conditions.