Event Date:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Start/End Location:

Snowmass to Aspen

Registration Opens:

Early April

Presented By:

Aspen Parks & Recreation

GOLDEN LEAF | Sept 23, 2017 13.1 mile trail race with nearly 1000 ft of elevation gain from Snowmass to Aspen

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Present by Ute Mountaineer & City of Aspen Special Events Department.

Runners from across the US will descend upon Aspen, Colorado to participate in the much anticipated Golden Leaf Half Marathon.  Chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 Most Scenic Races” and Colorado Runner Magazine as the “Best Half Marathon” in 2008, the Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.  In the height of the picturesque fall colors of Colorado, the Aspen Trees will guide runners on this challenging course from Snowmass to Aspen.  The course traverses from Snowmass Village to Aspen on mountain trails and roads with fabulous mountain views.  The trail can be narrow and steep at times with elevation gains of 970 feet peaking at 9,400 feet in elevation. 


Maximum Race Participation: 1000

Cost and Registration: Registration will be  $80.

(Cost includes lunch, raffle, awards & t-shirt )
Registration fills fast, if you do not get registered and it is full you might watch facebook for racers who will transfer their registration. There is no wait list.

Transfers: Transfers are available until September 3, 2017 for anyone wishing to transfer their registration to another person.  

The City of Aspen has set up a Facebook page to help people hook up for registration transfers.

PLEASE NOTE: The race organizers have the right to disqualify any participant attempting to sell or buy entry (via transfer) into the race at a price higher than the original purchase price. These participants will also be prevented from entering future Golden Leaf Half Marathons. Please read waiver agreement when signing up.

Getting Here:

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.


Commuter Connect

Find carpool partners: www.commuterconnect.net

Other Owl Creek Chase Links:

Please see the attached jpg for the bib numbers that won a raffle prize. Please come by the UTE Mountaineer to pick up your prize.
Please be patient with the staff as we are very busy at the Ute. There are no exchanges for prizes and no shipping.

Please pick up your prize by Oct. 1. Thank you, The Race Organizers City of Aspen Government Aspen Parks & Recreation Ute Mountaineer
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