Lace ’em up for 50-kilometer Aspen race |

Lace ’em up for 50-kilometer Aspen race

ASPEN – Out with the skis, in with the running shoes: The Power of Four race series is now calling on runners.

Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday that it will play host Aug. 4 to a 50-kilometer trail-running race that will cover the four area mountains. The race will begin at the base of Aspen Mountain, peak at the Sundeck and follow single- and double-track trails through Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass before finishing in Snowmass Base Village. The event will represent the third event in the growing Power of Four series.

“We love this trail-running addition to our Power of Four series,” said John Rigney, vice president of sales and events for Aspen Skiing Co. “It fits in nicely with our existing endurance events and will offer an amazing backcountry feel to both competitive and recreational trail runners.”

The race will feature solo and relay categories. The solo category will cover the entire course, and the relay will be for teams of two, with one leg from the base of Aspen Mountain to the base of Tiehack and the second leg from the base of Tiehack to the finish in Snowmass.

Registration is now open at Registration is $75 for solo and $95 for relay if registered before July 28. Online registration will close at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 with on-site registration available on Aug. 2. No race-day registration is available.

For more information and maps of the course, visit, or call 970-925-1220.

In addition to the Power of Four 50k, the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race – which covers the same course – is scheduled for Aug. 3. More details are at

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