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Aspen Valley Marathon

Aspen Valley Marathon

Aspen, Colorado, USA | TBD

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Half MarathonTBDTBD


Top 5 reasons to run the Aspen Valley Marathon:
1) The Aspen Valley Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier
2) Fast times in the top 50 fastest marathons in North America.
3) Downhill drops 1,418ft in elevation from start to finish
4) Breathtaking Aspen Valley scenery
5) Off road, old railway route, next to river, 80% paved trail /20% hard-packed dirt

The Aspen Valley Marathon is a beautiful and scenic run along the Rio Grande Trail. Throughout the marathon, the runners travel 1,418ft downhill. All finishers receive a reward of food and beverages.



Race Perks
BeerBoston Qualifier

Why We Love It

Aspen, named for the large quantity of Aspen Trees in the area, resides within the Colorado Rockies. Once on a steady decline due to the collapse of the silver industry, the town has reinvented itself into a popular tourist destination for both winter skiing and summer activities. Known for its outdoor adventure and beauty, including the highly photographed Maroon Bells, the town also attracts those seeking high-end shopping and luxury destination accommodations.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

John Denver Sanctuary

A sanctuary with landscaped gardens and boulders etched with popular lyrics, all dedicated to the iconic musician, John Denver.

Independence Pass

A mountain pass along the Continental Divide offering scenic overlooks.

Conundrum Creek Trail

A popular trail set against a scenic mountain backdrop and ending at hot springs.

Buckskin Pass

A mountain pass and popular hiking trail with scenic views of Maroon Bell, Pyramid Peak and Snowmass Lake.

Aspen Snowmass

A popular mountain resort area with expansive outdoor adventure, activities and entertainment. Activities: ballooning, bike, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, golf, hike, horseback, SUP, white water raft.

Aspen Saturday Market

Downtown streets filled with produce, crafts, live music and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Average Temperature

High - 78°F (26°C) Low - 48°F (9°C)



Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
4 mi (6.4 km) from dowtown




Hotel Aspen0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start
Hotel Durant Aspen0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start
Hotel Jerome0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start
Hotel Lenado0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start
Hyatt Grand Aspen0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start
Limelight Hotel AspenAcross the street from start
St. Regis Aspen0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start
The Gant0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start