Listed below are a few pieces of helpful info regarding the race. If you have additional questions, please contact us via email, or call (970) 429-2093.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00am in Snowmass Village
Directions to Race Start
From Hwy 82, turn south on Brush Creek Rd towards Snowmass Village. Follow Brush Creek Rd until you hit the Main Bus Stop in Snowmass Village. The Snowmass Village Mall is on the same level as the bus stop. Follow the mall to the end. There will be signs directing you to the Westin Snowmass Overlook Room (formerly the Silvertree Hotel) where registration, bib pick-up, etc. is located. The actual starting line is out on the ski area slopes at the end of the mall.
Directions to Race Finish (From Snowmass Village)
Follow Hwy 82 into Aspen where it becomes Main Street. Before the first of 4 consecutive traffic lights (just after the Molly Gibson Lodge and before Paepcke Park) turn right on Garmisch St. The race finish is at Koch Park which is on the fourth block on your right.
COVID 19 Safety Precautions As of June 2, most COVID restrictions in Pitkin County had been eased. Masks were not required outdoors and event participation was sufficient for our event. This could change by race day. Please check back on this website the week of the race for updated safety precautions required of our participants. Regardless of these updates we are asking people to scoial distance as much as possible. This includes the finish line where we ask people who have completed the race to rest for a bit, cheer on your freinds, check to see if you have won a raffle prize, pick up a boxed lunch and then leave the park. There will be no awards ceremony after the race.
Bibs, Chips & Goody bags can be picked up at the Ute Mountaineer on Wednesday 9/15, Thursday 9/16, and Friday 9/17 9am-6pm. They can also be picked up race morning from 6:30-7:45am at the race start. The race start location remains the same. Race day packet pick-up location in Snowmass Village To Be Determined.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL RACE PARTICIPANTS TO PICK UP THEIR PACKETS PRIOR TO RACE DAY
Timing Chips are connected to your bib. If you lose your bib, you lose your timing chip – there is no replacement chip available. It is the racer’s responsibility to keep track of their bib/timing chip.
Race results will be available after the races at the finish line, and at the Ute Mountaineer, and on this website on the Monday following the race. Race results will be overall, by gender and by age group. The following age group categories will be used: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Awards & Raffle
The raffle will be pre drawn and available at the finish line – just bring your bib to the tent to see if you have won anything. There will be no awards ceremony in order to reduce the number of people at the finish line. Awards will be sent to the top three male and female finishers (Cash: $250 1st, $150 2nd, $100 3rd). All participants and volunteers are eligible for the raffle.
TENTATIVE: A boxed lunch from Slo Groovin BBQ will be available to all race participants at the finish. Just present your race bib. This will be hole-punched to allow one time access to food. Food service begins 10:00am-10:15am.
At this time, there will be a free gear shuttle from the start of the race to the finish line. This is subject to change due to COVID safety precautions. We recommend using your own day pack as that is usually easier to find at the finish line. We will have bags and markers available at the start however.
This is a backcountry race. There are many obstacles including imbedded rocks, loose rocks and dirt, tree roots, exposure, water crossings and more. Please take care while crossing these obstacles as they can result in serious injury or worse. There is no guarantee of rescue or medical attention. Each participant is ultimately responsible for their own rescue and preparation for course and weather condition. This means carrying protective clothing in case of bad weather or injury. Rescue from an injury is not guaranteed and may be delayed due to other injuries or distance from medical personnel.
There are volunteer medical personnel on the course. This is supplied by Mountain Rescue Aspen. These volunteers will be either running the course, placed at aid stations and at the finish line. Assistance, if possible, may not be immediate, so you will need to be patient. If, unfortunately, you are injured on the course, we ask that you pass word on to an aid station via other runners or wait for assistance to come. If you’re injury allows you to hike out of the race or to continue following the course, you will be asked to do so. Remember, there may be a more serious injury on the course that becomes a higher priority for medical volunteers. If you decide to exit the course on your own, please inform medical or aid station personnel.
Dehydration was prevalent during previous races. You can prevent this. At this time, aid stations will provide 1 cup of water or Skratch per participant. To prevent dehydration, make sure you are well hydrated in the few days leading up to the race. Also, you should consider carrying extra water, electrolyte drink and gels similar to what you would on a long training run. If aid stations are cancelled due to COVID safety precautions, you must completely self support.
—-WE ENCOURAGE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO PICK UP THEIR PACKETS PRIOR TO RACE DAY—