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|Marathon||Saturday, July 13, 2019||6:00am|
|Half Marathon||Saturday, July 13, 2019||7:30am|
|5K||Saturday, July 13, 2019||10:30am|
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.
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.
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.
A mountain pass and popular hiking trail with scenic views of Maroon Bell, Pyramid Peak and Snowmass Lake.
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.
|High - 78°F (26°C)||Low - 48°F (9°C)|
Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
|Hotel Aspen||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start|
|Hotel Durant Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|Hotel Jerome||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start|
|Hotel Lenado||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start|
|Hyatt Grand Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|Limelight Hotel Aspen||Across the street from start|
|St. Regis Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|The Gant||0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start|