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Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday August 11th, 2018
Aspen, CO
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.

Marathon Cash Purse:
1st place Male and Female = $600
2nd place Male and Female = $400
3rd place Male and Female = $200

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Toni Case
One of the best single track marathons you will ever run! 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. One of the most challenging and scenic marathon you’ve ever run!
Race Date: 08/11/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:24:33.88 Joshua Eberly 37 United States
2nd Male 3:25:03.51 David Roche 30 Boulder, Colorado
3rd Male 3:33:14.42 Michael Barlow 32 Aspen, Colorado
4th Male 3:35:23.76 Kyle Leto 32 Fort Collins, CO
Female 3:57:55.71 Kelsey Persyn 22 United States
2nd Female 4:39:32.85 Heidi Strickler 28 Sandy, Utah
3rd Female 4:47:32.65 Amy Baker 34 Austin, TX
4th Female 4:52:42.13 Ellen Keaveny 29 United States
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:52:56.7 vrambout, olivier 44 Bayport, MN
M 50-59 5:55:03.74 Nalezny, Gerard 52 Fort Collins, CO
M 60-69 5:25:05.81 Urbonas, Wano 61 Santa Fe, NM
F 40-49 5:21:00.89 Javoronok, Krista 41 marietta, GA
F 50-59 4:59:02.23 Sanford, Karin 52 United States
F 60-69 7:41:09.9 Arns, Paulette 65 United States
Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half Marathon

The most challenging single track race you will ever run on some of the most scenic trails in Aspen, CO.

Race video here https://youtu.be/9Q1bCGkU_v0

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