2020 Event Postponed to 2021
The Aspen Backcountry Marathon has been canceled for 2020. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty surrounding the current public health orders in Pitkin County, we believe this decision is the only responsible solution. While we would have loved to put on another memorable event this year, the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff as well as the entire Pitkin County community, remains our highest priority.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Registered participants will be receiving an email shortly (check your junk folder) regarding deferring to next year or requesting a refund.
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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! And…there is over $8,000 in cash and prizes.
This race will be a limited support race. There will be aid stations, portable toilets at the start/finish, volunteer crews, timers, and mile markers. 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.