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Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 Aspen Backcountry Marathon?

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

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Saturday, August 12th 2017

New Route Direction for 2017!

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.

Starting & 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

Half Marathon:
1st place Male and Female = $150 Adidas Gift Card

King of the Mountain - Marathon, Male and Female - $250 Adidas Gift Card**
King of the Mountain - 1/2 Marathon, Male and Female - winner's plaque**

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 $150.

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.

All finishers will recieve a Stainless Steel Pint Glass.

The Aspen Backcountry Marathon and Half Marathon will be CUPLESS COURSES! For hydration, you can purchase a reusable / foldable soft-cup from UltrAspire for $6 during the registration process. We recommend that participants use their own hydration system on this backcountry course, in addition to the reusable cups. 

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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