Boasting spectacular views the Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge all athletes.
The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies. This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.
The Race will be virtual for 2021.
Participants will have a week to complete the actual race course and upload their results to receive the event Goody Bag!
Customers can support their favorite artisan vendors by visiting them online.
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. For decades locals and visitors have found this to be one of Aspen’s highlights to the summer. For 2021 join us in the downtown core on July 4th and stop by one of the many Patriotic exhibits.
Committed to Awesome Events! The Special Events Department of the City of Aspen, produces more than 7 events a year from the New Year’s Eve Celebration in the core to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon. These events help enhance the vitality of the town of Aspen, and enrich the quality of life for both locals and visitors. In addition, the Special Event’s Department helps facilitate the permitting process for 3rd parties to bring their events to Aspen, CO.