Aspen Backcountry Marathon
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Full Marathon Start 6:30am Aspen Pedestrian Mall $70 ($80 after July 1st)
Half Marathon Start 7:30am Rio Grande Park $60 ($70 after July 1st)
Sponsored by The City of Aspen
-Start Time: 6:30am (Full Marathon) mass start 7:30 am (Heavy Half) mass start
-Self Supported Race: This race requires you to be self-supported due to COVID-19 safety concerns. There will be: limited aid stations, no gear shuttle, and limited finish line recovery food or drink. You are required to bring your own food, hydration, clothes and equipment to provide for your own safety in summer conditions and travel.
-Bathrooms: A Porta Potty will be available at the start and at the finish. Please do not linger in the facilities as other may need to use them also.
-Results & Awards: Results will by age group, gender and overall.
Registration / Bibs
-Participation Limit: 250 per race
-Bib/Timing Chip Pick-up: TBD
Please make sure your bib is visible at the finish and start.
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Utilizing the beautiful trails that surround Aspen, offering two options, a full or heavy half-marathon, both run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity of terrain, challenging ascents & descents and overall elevation gain will challenge even 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 aid stations, portable toilets at the start/finish, volunteer crews, and timers. There is 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.