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Aspen Backcountry Marathon


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**

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Grand Traverse Mountain Run & Bike September 2-3

Golden Leaf Half Marathon September 23

Aspen's Rio Grande Trail
Location Address: 
Aspen, CO 81611
Admission Price: 
Varies by sign up date.
Contact Email: 


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