Aspen Backcountry Marathon Course Maps
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Aspen Parks & Recreation

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Sponsor Info

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2016 Aspen Backcountry Marathon?

Download the sponsor kit (PDF)

Sponsorships Include: Your logo on the race website, t-shirt & print materials. Exposure is dependent on In-Kind Sponsorship and/or a monetary donation.

Aspen Backcountry Marathon »
Saturday, August 13th 2016

New Route for 2016! / New 21K Route for 2016!

Boasting spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the city of Aspen, Colorado, the Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half 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.

Finishing in the heart of downtown at Rio Grande Park where participants will be greeted by a crowd of spectators and supporters. 

So get your running shoes on and come run the most challenging and scenic marathon or half marathon you’ve ever run!

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

King of the Mountain - Marathon & Half Marathon, Male and Female - $250 Adidas Gear**
King of the Mountain - 1/2 Marathon, Male and Female - winner's plaque/plate**

Top Three finishers by age-group for the Marathon (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will receive an Adidas gift certificate for a pair of shoes.

Top Three finishers by age-group for the 1/2 Marathon (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will receive a ribbon.

NEW! The Aspen Backcountry Marathon and Half Marathon will be CUPLESS COURSES! For hydration, we will be offering participants a reusable / foldable soft-cup from UltrAspire or please provide your own hydration system. We recommend that participants, in addition to the reusable cups, use their own hydration system on this backcountry course.

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Marathon is capped at 250 participants
1/2 Marathon is capped at 250 participants

Training Runs Sponsored by Aspen Trailheads & Aspen Alpine Guides

** must complete the marathon to be eligible for the KOM prize