Registration open for Power of Four summer trail races |

Registration open for Power of Four summer trail races

A racer rides the Government Trail during the 2013 Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. Registration is now open for the 2014 biking and trail-running events, held on Aspen Skiing Co.'s four area mountains.
Aspen Skiing Co./Courtesy photo |

Registration is now open for the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race on Aug. 2 and the Power of Four 50k Trail Race on Aug. 3. The Power of Four Race Series is an endurance-race series utilizing the terrain of each of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains — Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Each race is designed to test the limits and skills of both elite and recreational athletes.

Each race will award a $2,500 prize purse. The top three men and top three women will be paid out of the purse: $750 for first place, $350 for second and $150 for third. The races consist of a field of solo racers and relay teams (of two or four).

The mountain-bike race will start at the base of Snowmass and end at the bottom of Aspen Mountain. It will include an estimated 9,000-foot vertical gain and drop over 36 miles.

The trail race on Aug. 3 has nearly 10,000 feet of climbing over 31 miles beginning at the base of Aspen Mountain, climbing to the Sundeck and then following single- and double-track trails over Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass before finishing at Snowmass Base Village.

Online registration is open at http://www.aspen Registration costs are $80 for solo racers, $130 for teams of two, $200 for teams of four and $140 for solo competitors looking to race in both events if completed by June 16. After June 16, the entry fee will increase. Participants will receive gifts as well as race-party entrance.

Frias Properties is offering a 10 percent discount to participants. To receive this discount, participants must email Lisa Jennings at

For the course map and additional information, visit


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