Summit For Life 

Summit For Life Uphill Race

November 24 - December 3 | Virtually & On Aspen Mountain

The 17th Annual Summit for Life Uphill Race will now offer an in person and virtual race for 2022. The Chris Klug Foundation invites local enthusiasts and regional sports junkies to strap on a headlamp and race up 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Aspen Mountain. Click below to register for the Summit for Life race.

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On Saturday, December 3th, Chris Klug Foundation is hosting their 17th annual Summit for Life nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain. Participants will meet in Gondola Plaza at the base of the mountain at 5:00 PM MT—and the race begins at 5:30! Hike, skin, or snowshoe your way up the 3,267 vertical feet to the top of Aspen Mountain, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. All participants will receive a racer bag valued at over $100 in prize giveaways and top racers and fundraisers will be awarded for their efforts with amazing prizes! The post-race party will take place at the Sundeck Restaurant, with dinner provided by The Little Nell, live music, and awards presented for top fundraisers and racers with the fastest time.


As a 2022 Summit for Life virtual participant, you decide how you want to virtually "summit" Aspen Mountain, anywhere and anytime: whether it's hiking up a hill, using the stair-master, running at an incline on the treadmill—the possibilities are endless! Climb the 3,267-vertical-foot ascent at your own pace and on your own time.

The equivalent of Aspen Mountain's 3,267-vertical-foot ascent is 5,600 steps or 273 flights of stairs. You can climb stairs, flights of stairs, or even dust off that old stair climber in the corner of your gym—as long as you log the feet (or meters), it's completely up to you! Pro tip: you don't have to run or walk each day (phew!), you just have to finish the total vertical ascent in ten days. You'll be able to log your feet/meters, track your progress, and check the leaderboard daily. This year's virtual Summit for Life event starts on November 24th and ends on December 3rd, with a livestream of the in-person S4L post-race awards ceremony on our Facebook page and YouTube channel!

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