12-hour uphill race set for Sept. 20 | AspenTimes.com

12-hour uphill race set for Sept. 20

Staff report

Once there was the 24 Hours of Aspen, the downhill-skiing event that challenged skiers to accumulate as many laps as possible in a 24-hour period on Aspen Mountain. Now there’s a new endurance challenge on Aspen Mountain — but in the opposite direction.

The inaugural Red Bull Rise will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 20, testing endurance runners to complete the highest number of laps on the 3-mile course. Racers will take the Silver Queen Gondola down the mountain.

Competitors will compete in solo, duo and team divisions. Registration is open at https://endurance cui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=9430652. The cost to register starts at $75 per person before Sept. 1 and will increase to $95 per person afterward. Registration cost includes professional timing, aid-station support, lift passes, a finishing medal and an event T-shirt.

First place takes home $1,250, second place $750, third place $500, fourth place $300 and fifth place $200 in both the men’s and women’s solo divisions.

For further event information, visit http://www.aspen snowmass.com/redbullrise or follow Red Bull Rise on Facebook or Twitter @redbullDEN.