The 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail Race presented by Aspen Snowmass will be held Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th. This event is apart of the Audi Power of Four Series, which celebrates the exceptional trail running offered in the Roaring Fork Valley.
The event will kick off on Saturday July 18th with a new event to the Audi Power of Four schedule, the US Skyrunner Series Vertical K trail. This course challenges participants to be the fastest runner up Aspen Mountain covering approximately three miles of terrain with an elevation gain of 3,267 ft.
The Audi Power of Four events will continue into Sunday July 19th with the 50K Ultra and the 25K race. The challenging 50K Ultra, that has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championships, covers the four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of single track and dirt road. The course showcases 12,178 ft. of elevation gain and 11,632 ft. of elevation loss across a 31 mile (50K) course that begins at the base of Aspen Mountain. The 25K race along the famed Government trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains. This course option features an elevation gain of 4,918 ft. and 4,483 ft. in elevation loss.
The 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail will have a total prize purse of $5,000. Prizing for the 50K will consist of $3,500 divvied up amongst the top three men and women, for the 25K $1,000 and for the Vertical K $500. All 50K and 25K participants will receive an exclusive Helly Hansen Power of Four Trail Race technical shirt, post-race meal, free beer, chip timing with results at the finish line and a custom finisher gift.
In addition to the Power of Four races taking place there will also be a Clif Bar Fun Run with Dakota Jones and Chris Davenport held on Saturday July 18th at 9:00am. This is a free casual outing for all, so grab your running shoes and lets hit the trails!