Race Day Information
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:30am in Snowmass Village
Timing Chips/Race Bibs
Timing Chips are connected to your race bib. If you lose your bib, you lose your timing chip – there is no replacement chip available. It is the racer’s responsibility to keep track of their bib/timing chip. Please place your bib where it is visible to someone in front of you. This enables our staff to see the number when you cross the finish line.
Gear Bags/Clothing Bag Transport - Racers may drop off one bag per person to the vehicles located outside the Westin. Please tag your bag with your corresponding racer number or name. Must have a zipped closure. We are no longer supplying bags.
Bib/Chip/ Packet Pick-up Times & Locations
Westin Snowmass (formerally known as Silvertree Hotel)/Overlook Room
100 Elbert Ln Snowmass, CO 81615
----WE ENCOURAGE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO PICK UP THEIR PACKETS PRIOR TO RACE DAY---
There will be 6 wave starts (of approx. 170 people each) for this year’s race. Your estimated time and previous time were used to determine your wave. You can determine which wave you are in by checking the wave assignment sheets or by looking at you bib. Bib #’s correspond to the wave:
Wave 1 Bib #’s 1-170 Start 8:30am
Wave 2 Bib #’s 171-340 Start 8:35am
Wave 3 Bib #’s 341-510 Start 8:40am
Wave 4 Bib #’s 511-680 Start 8:45am
Wave 5 Bib #’s 681-850 Start 8:50am
Wave 6 Bib #’s 851-1000 Start 8:55am
These numbers will allow Golden Leaf staff to place you in the correct start corral. YOU MUST START THE RACE FROM THE CORRECT START CORRAL. There will be signs for your bib #’s.
Cut-Off Times: As this is a RUNNING RACE, There are 3 cut-off time locations where runners will be asked to exit the race if they do not meet the given times: 1st Aid Station (1.75 mi.)=40min.; Where Government Trail leaves the Elk Camp Ski Area Rd(4 mi.)=1hr 10min; 3rd Aid Station(10.5 mi.)=3 hours.
Shuttles & Parking
Bus Service: Regular RFTA bus service runs all day long from Rubey Park Bus Station in Aspen to Snowmass Village at :15 & after the hour starting at 6:15am
Race Shuttles: There will be two RFTA buses leaving Rubey Park in Aspen at 7:15am and an extra bus at 7:45am. A school bus shuttle will also run at 7:00am, 7:35am & 8:10am. This school bus will be parked one block west of Rubey Park in front of Wagner City Park
Parking in Snowmass: There is lots of free parking in Snowmass. Lots 1-5, 8, 10-13 are free with no time limit. There is also underground parking below the Snowmass Base Village (down the hill from the start)
Food Service at Race Finish: Lunch is available to race participants at the finish. Present your race bib. This will be hole-punched to allow one time access to food. Food service begins approx. 10:45am
Gu/Bar/Etc. Wrappers: Wrappers from your energy bars & gels are not biodegradable, so please do not drop them on the trail. They also may carry germs as they have touched your mouth. Please place them in the garbage bags at the aid stations and not on the ground at the aid stations. Thanks.
Non-Racers: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate everyone that was interested in running the Golden Leaf this year. It is possible that some of these people plan to run the course on race day. We have to discourage this. This is a big field (1000 ppl) and if a lot of people invite their friends to run with them, this could cause significant congestion. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Passing on the Course: The race course is mostly single track. Please be courteous and let a runner pass if they request to do so. If you use an iPod, do not play the music so loud that you can not hear other runners talking to you.
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search & Rescue (CORSAR) Card
Pitkin County requires that all participants obtain a valid CORSAR card for the day of the event. These are available at the Ute Mountaineer and the Tenth Mountain Hut Association.
The Golden Leaf has only been cancelled once in its 34 years (2006) due to a heavy snow storm. In our research of weather patterns over the last 5 years there is no strong indication that this cancellation due to weather will become a trend. Under such conditions, every effort will be made to hold the race, but the director reserves the right to delay, shorten or even cancel the event. There will be no refunds in the event of race cancellation.
Awards & Raffle
Awards ceremony will begin at 12:15pm & raffle at 12:30pm. Awards will be provided
to the top 3 overall male & female finishers (1st=$200,2nd=$125,3rd=$75) as well as the top 3 male &
female finishers by age group. All participants & volunteers are eligible for the raffle.