The Suicide Six |

The Suicide Six

Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection (photographer Chris Cassatt)

“The Suicide Six isn’t really as deadly as the name implies,” stated an article from The Aspen Times on July 25, 1984. “But the demanding 10K course is enough to make finishers glad to be alive at the end. That’s because the Rodeo Lot to the Village Mall and back to the Snowmass Club takes in an 800 foot ascent and return that is unusual for a competitive race that is not a novelty event like the Vail hill climb or the Pike’s Peak run.”

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