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2014 Race Info:

Start Details:  Sport (50K) & Relay - Aspen Gondola Plaza at 6:00 am. Rec (22K) - Tiehack Parking at 9:30am.

Finish Details: The race will finish in Snowmass base village in front of the deck at Base Camp.

Registration: Online Registration is Closed. Registration available at the Aspen Mountain ticket office on Friday August 1 between 4 - 7 pm and Saturday August 2 between 1 - 6 pm.  There will not be day of registration.

Mandatory* Racer Check-in:  Check-in will be located in the Aspen Mountain ticket office. All racers must check-in on Friday, August 1 (4 - 7 pm) or Saturday, August 2 (1 - 6 pm). Each racer will need to sign a waiver and pick up a racer bib. We will also have a gift bag for each racer. Download a copy of the mandatory waiver here

*  If you are coming in from out of town and are unable to check-in the night before you MUST email Deric Gunshor (dgunshor@aspensnowmass.com) to arrange morning-of check-in.

Parking/ Transportation:  Parking is available for free in Aspen on Sunday only. The Snowmass Parking Garage at the finish line also has free parking available. There is parking at the Tiehack parking lot (relay point and aid station). There is free bus service between Aspen and Snowmass on RFTA

Racer Bags:  Each racer will be allowed to deposit one bag at the start that will be shuttled to the Tiehack aid station, finish line or a relay spot for pick-up. (Note: in an effort to reduce waste we will not provide a bag, please bring your own).

Course Marking:  The course will be marked with red/white striped tape and directional signage with the event logo.

Aid Stations:  Each Aid Station will have water, Red Bull, Clif Bars, Clif Shot Gel, Coke, candy and other snacks to keep you fueled. Aid stations will be place at the following locations:

  • Top of Aspen Mountain (5.23 Miles from start)
  • Intersection of Midnight Mine and Castle Creek Road (10.32 Miles from start)
  • Tiehack Parking Lot (15.55 Miles from start)
  • Elk Camp Restaurant (23.05 Miles from start)

There will be other locations along the course with limited resources available (water). You should plan to be able to make it from aid station to station without additional support.

Cut-Off Times:  To ensure racer safety we will have a cut-off at the Tiehack Parking lot. The cut-off will be at Noon at Tiehack parking lot


  • Stay on the designated trails; no short-cutting switchbacks. Those attempting to take short-cuts will be disqualified and publicly shamed.
  • Headphones are permitted, but please be respectful when entering aid stations and crossing other trails. Be aware that the trails are open to the public and, in spots, cross other trails that may include cyclist, runners, hikers, etc. Please rock-out responsibly.
  • There is a cut-off at noon at the Tiehack Aid Station.
  • If you choose to drop out please alert the nearest aid station personnel. We do not want to worry your emergency contact person!
  • No dogs are allowed
  • No littering! We have trash cans and recycle bins at each aid station. Just because it's a race doesn't mean you get to forget your manners.
  • If you must relieve yourself, please use a bathroom (available at the top of Aspen Mtn, Tiehack, Elk Camp Restaurant) or discretion...
  • All runners must carry a water bottle.

Relay Teams:

  • Relay Station 1 (Teams of 4) - Congo Trailhead off of Cast Creek Road; across from Midnight Mine Road (Parking is not available. Please park in Aspen or at Tiehack).
  • Relay Station 2 (Teams of 2 & 4) - Tiehack Parking lot.
  • Relay Station 3  (Teams of 4) - Top of Elk Camp Gondola.

Normal Mountain Operations:  We ask each racer to keep in mind that Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will be open to guests as usual starting at 10am.  Also Government Trail is open to the general public on race day so please be respectful of the general public on the trails and aware of other users.

Racer Safety:  For the safety of every racer, each athlete is required to notify the closest course marshal of any injury or racer who appears to have ventured off-course ASAP. We will have plenty of medical staff available to assist along the course.

Racer Family Lift Tickets:  We will be offering 50% off vouchers for family members of racers who wish to watch/cheer from the top of Aspen Mountain or the top of Elk Camp Gondola. Vouchers will be available at registration.

After Party & Award Ceremony at Base Camp:  After finishing the race we’d like to invite all racers to cheer on the other racers from 12pm to 6pm on the Base Camp deck for Free Budweiser and Bud Light.  Awards will be at 3:30pm. Friends and family are invited but beer and food will only be provided to racers.

*  Must be 21+ to consume alcohol, other beverages will be available for purchase.

Please contact Buck Erickson at jerickson@aspensnowmass.com with any questions regarding the event.

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