Aspen Valley Marathon on Rio Grande Trail on Saturday
The Rio Grande Trail will be busy today.
The Aspen Valley Marathon, a 26-mile route from Aspen to Basalt via the Rio Grande Trail, will take off in downtown Aspen at 6 a.m. today.
Runners will work their way to the midvalley for the marathon and half-marathon.
The start will be at Wagner Park and the finish will be at Basalt Lions Park.
The half-marathon is set to start at 7:30 a.m. at W/J Ranch near Woody Creek. Finish will be at the same location at Basalt Lions Park.
There also will be a 5K race, with a 10 a.m. start at Basalt Lions Park. The finish will be at the park, as well.
The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier race.
The Aspen Valley Marathon was established in 2010 by Katherine Fitzgerald, a longtime runner. She partnered with Sean Solon to produce the marathon, half-marathon and 5K.
Chuck Engle won the men’s marathon last year in 2:44:48.
Carolyn Warren won the women’s marathon in 3:10:45.
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