Registration Information 

Maximum Race Participation: 1000
Cost/Registration Fee: $80   
(Cost includes lunch, raffle, awards & t-shirt ).

Registration is sold out for 2018.

Please check our Facebook page for transfer opportunities.   Instructions on how to transfer are listed below. 


1. Create an active.com profile prior to registration opening
2. Be ready to register at noon Mountain Time – using the link above
3. Once you have entered the active.com portal, you are in the queue and will have 15 minutes to complete the registration process. After 15 minutes, your spot is no longer guaranteed.
4. If you receive an “On HOLD” message, this means the queue is currently full (1000 have entered the portal) – and you cannot enter the website unless someone does not finish their registration process or exceeds 15 minutes. Continue to check back.
5. Have everyone in your party register only themselves for a faster registration process.

Race Registration will close once the 1000 person spots have been taken.   Once the cap has been reached, race registration is available through transfer only (please see below). A waiting list will not be taken.


Transfers are available until September 2, 2018 for anyone wishing to transfer their registration to another person.

Transfer of registration from one person to another costs $15. There are two ways to transfer:
Paper Transfer: The following needs to be delivered all together to the Ute Mountaineer, 210 S. Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611 by Sunday, September 2nd:
1) a letter from the original participant stating the transfer, the name of the new participant & contact info of the original participant.
2) A completed registration form for the new participant with the waiver signed by new participant.
3) a $15 transfer fee (cash or check made out to the Ute Mountaineer). To download a pdf registration, click here.
******Please do not deliver these three items separately-we cannot be responsible for lost pieces of the transfer requirements.

Online Transfer: It is possible to transfer your registration through your active.com account if you used the active portal to pay for the initial registration. You will have to use the active.com procedures for doing so. once the person transferring in has accepted the transfer, that person will be charged the registration fee plus active.com’s fee. The person transferring out will be refunded by active.com for the registration fee, less the $15 transfer fee.

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

The new participant will have to reimburse the original participant for any race fees. Refunds will not be issued by the race organizer. Any transfer information that is not complete or is received at the Ute Mountaineer after September 2nd will be sent back to the return address on the envelope.

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.


Race Registration Insurance
Race registration insurance is available thru active.com when you register. This insurance program is optional and is unaffiliated with the organizers of the Golden Leaf Half Marathon (the Ute Mountaineer and the City of Aspen). When you register, you must take note of the insurance you are signing up for and how a claim is to be made. We recommend printing a copy of the policy. The Ute Mountaineer cannot answer any questions regarding this insurance. If you have questions and did not record contact information for your insurance policy, contact active.com customer support at 866-561-0647.

Estimating Your Time

Historical Time: Previous Golden Leaf times will be used for wave placement unless the runner has not participated in this event before. Historical times will be looked at for all competitors.

Estimating Your Time: Typically you can add 30 minutes to road half marathon with no elevation gain (more if you are unaccustomed to an elevation of 8000 feet). Another way to estimate your time is to compare yourself to how racers finished in 2015. Out of 761 finishers in 2014, the following results were achieved: 1st place – 1hr 35min; 50th place – 1:56; 100th place – 2:06; 189th place (top 1/4) – 2:16; 390th place (middle of the pack) – 2:33; 570th Place (top 3/4) – 2:51. Please try to be realistic with your time as this will allow the waves to work properly and reduce congestion on the course. If a time is not entered above, the participant will be placed in the final wave.

Aid Stations/Cut-off Times

As this is a RUNNING RACE, There are 3 cut-off time locations where runners will be asked to exit the race if they do not meet the given times: 1st Aid Station (1.75 mi.)=40min.; Where Government Trail leaves the Elk Camp Ski Area Rd(4 mi.)=1hr 10min; 3rd Aid Station(10.5 mi.)=3 hours.