Aspen Backcountry Marathon »
Saturday, August 13th 2016
New Route for 2016! / New 21K Route for 2016!
(Pending approval from the Forest Service*)
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.
So get your running shoes on and come run the most challenging and scenic 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
and more, check back soon for more details.
King of the Mountain - Male and Female - TBD**
Marathon is capped at 250 participants
1/2 Marathon is capped at 250 participants
Training Runs Sponsored by Aspen Trailheads
*The Aspen Backcountry Marathon is seeking the required permit from the Forest Service.
** must complete the marathon to be eligible for the KOM prize