Saturday 19th July 2014 - Aspen Valley Marathon
Top 5 reasons to run the Aspen Valley Marathon
- Boston Marathon Qualifier
- Fast (times in the top 50 fastest marathons in North America)
- Downhill drops 1,418 ft in elevation from start to finish
- Breathtaking scenery
Off road, old railway route, next to river, 80% paved trail /20% hard-packed dirt.
Aspen Valley Marathon 2014
26.2 miles / 42.1648128 km
The Aspen Valley Marathon is a beautiful and scenic run along the Rio Grande Trail. Throughout the marathon, the runners travel 1,418 ft downhill. All finishers get a reward of food and beverages.
Top participant locations in 2013
#3 New York
2013 Aspen Valley Marathon statistics
Average age of athlete 39
Athletes ages ranged from 11 – 84
The Aspen Valley Half-Marathon was started in 2010 by Katherine Fitzgerald, who has been a long time resident of the valley and has been an avid runner for many years. Kat has partnered with Sean Solon who has experience organizing Ruggerfest, Shining Stars Foundation and World Cup for Challenge Aspen. Sean is also an althlete competing in long distance biking events internationally. The events include a Full Marathon (a Boston qualifying event), Half Marathon and a 5K. This is a beautiful and scenic run along the historic Rio Grande Trail.
LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SUPER EARLY RATE DISCOUNT PRICING!
We hope that you are all very well and training for your next running event. Our 2013 Marathon featured strongly in Boston Qualifying with over 15% of our athletes making their Boston Times making Aspen Valley Marathon in the top 30 qualifying marathons for Boston out of over 270 marathons in North America.
We now have the date for our 2014 Marathon - Saturday the 19th July 2014 and want to invite you to come back to Aspen in 2014.
Our early pricing for the events is: Marathon $75, Half $60 and 5K $30 and this pricing will go up each month to our full retail price in May of Marathon $120, Half $105 and 5K $60.
We are offering each of you a further discount of 10% from our early pricing. This Super Early rate which is just about half price will be available to the first 50 entries registered on www.active.com
The direct link is
and the code for 10% discount is "AVMSUPEREARLY2014"
Click here for Aspen Valley Marathon E-Store
Click here for 2013 Aspen Valley Marathon Images
Click here for 2014 Online Registration
Click to download Registration Entry Form.
Click to download Under 18 Waiver.
Click here for Marathon Course.
Click here for Marathon Map.
Click here for Half Marathon Course.
Click here for 5K Course.
Click here for the Water Station List
Marathon start time is 6am
Half Marathon start time is 7am
5K start time is 9am
The marathon event will run from Wagner Park in Aspen to Lions park in Basalt along the Rio Grande trail. The half marathon runs from near Wilton Jaffe Junior Park in Woody Creek to Basalt following the beautiful paved Rio Grande Trail. The 5k will start and finish at Lions Park in Basalt. The 2014 Aspen Valley Marathon is a ‘Boston qualifying event’. Maximum of 500 runners.