Aspen, CO â€” On Saturday, September 27th, Ute Mountaineer marks the 29th Anniversary of the Golden Leaf 1/2 Marathon. It is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies. This 13.3 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado's breathtaking fall colors.
Chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of â€œAmerica's 14 most scenic racesâ€, this year the race has pulled in runners from across the US to participate in the much anticipated 29th Anniversary. The race is part of the Vasque North American Trail Tour.
The course traverses the mountains of Snowmass and Aspen at breathtaking heights with fabulous mountain views. The trail can be narrow and steep at times with elevation gains of 970 feet peaking at 9,400 feet in elevation. Unlike the many fast and flat half-marathons on city streets, the Vasque Golden Leaf will challenge even the toughest of half-marathon competitors with its rocky mountain trails. This year, 800 participants of all levels are expected to be on hand for the event.
About Ute Mountaineer
Ute Mountaineer is a family owned and operated store that has served the Aspen community since 1977. We sell only the highest quality and value goods available in the outdoor industry. Ute Mountaineer is a proud member of the retail association Grassroots Outdoor Alliance.
About Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a group of independent outdoor shops dedicated to the sustainability of specialty outdoor retail and the quality of the outdoor enthusiast's experience.