Who were the 2016 Contest Winners

2016 Winners (Grand Marshals – Charlie Tarver and Mark Cole) Most Patriotic – Valley Veterans Most Outrageous – #OnlyInAspen (aka. the naked dudes) Most Humorous – Aspen Valley Hospital Best Children’s – Anderson Ranch Arts Center Best Animal – Camp Cozy Point Best

I was told I need a CORSAR card, what is it?

Please note that Pitkin County requires that all participants obtain a valid CORSAR card for the day of the event. These are available at the Ute Mountaineer and the Tenth Mountain Hut Association. Save yourself some time and purchase online. Click here

Do you provide training tips/resources?

Yes, if you are local you can join the training group, sponsored by Aspen Alpine, additionally for those not local sign up to be part of the mail list on training for high altitude and more great tips. More info: marathontraining@aspenalpine.com | (970)

Are prizes the same for men & women?

This year the Cash Purse for the marathon totals $2400. Marathon: 1st place Male and Female = $600 2nd place Male and Female = $400 3rd place Male and Female = $200 Prizes for top finishers are equal for Male and Female

What is a No-Cup rule?

Keep the environment in mind as you start your training and on race-day, and we together will abide by the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics to help maintain the pristine conditions of our backcountry and forests. A No Cup policy on the race course

What were the 2016 Results?

The Backcountry Marathon was a huge success. We had over 301 participants and you an view the running results below. 2016 Results