Golden Leaf Half-Marathon canceled because of weather | AspenTimes.com

Golden Leaf Half-Marathon canceled because of weather

Due to recent weather conditions and an uncertain forecast, race organizers canceled Saturday’s 38th annual Salomon Golden Leaf Half-Marathon.

“We are concerned for the safety of our racers, volunteers and staff,” race organizers wrote on their website Saturday morning. “This is a difficult decision and we know it is disappointing to our racers, but we believe it is the best decision for the majority of racers. We hope you understand.”

Before Saturday, the Golden Leaf Half-Marathon had only been canceled once, when a snow storm decimated the trails the day before the race in 2006. The 13.1-mile course begins in Snowmass Village and ends at Koch Park in Aspen, with the majority of the course taking place on remote singletrack between Snowmass and Aspen.

Organizers still held the post-race lunch, catered by Slow Groovin’ BBQ, and a raffle at Koch Park on Saturday morning.

To read the full statement on the cancellation, visit http://www.goldenleafrace.com.

acolbert@aspentimes.com


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