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
1st place Male and Female = $150 Adidas Gift Card
Top Three finishers by age-group for the Marathon (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will receive an Adidas gift card for $150.
Top Three finishers by age-group for the 1/2 Marathon (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will receive a $75 Adidas gift card.
All finishers will receive a Stainless Steel Pint Glass.
Event details and schedule
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