January 21, 2010

Seasoned distance runners and enthusiasts alike test their endurance amidst the high country scenery during the CopperMan Marathon, July 9. Featuring a full, 26.2-mile marathon, half-marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and two-mile run, the CopperMan is the highest and sure to be one of the most beautiful marathons in the country. Each event begins and ends at Copper Mountain, allowing participants, friends and family to enjoy Copper Base Camp with welcoming village restaurants eager to refuel tired bodies.


The course begins at an elevation of 9,712 ft., followed by a gradual ascent along the paved recreation path to Vail Pass. From there, the course heads off-pavement and into the White River National Forest along dirt roads and trails. Marathoners and half-marathoners reach an elevation of 11,089 ft. before the return descent to Copper.


Entry fees paid before July 1 are as follows: $60 for the full-marathon, $40 for the half-marathon, $25 for the 10K and $15 for the two-mile. The entry fee also includes a CopperMan Marathon tank top. Marathoners and half-marathoners registered before July 1 receive lightweight racing tank tops, while 10K and two-milers registered before July 1 receive cotton tank tops. After July 1, all entry fees increase by $5. Registration for CopperMan events is available online at All participants are entered to win door prizes and awards are given for the top three finishers in each age group.


Special lodging discounts for CopperMan participants and information on Copper Base Camp lodging packages can be found at or by calling (888) 219-2441.




Set high in the Colorado Rockies, Copper Mountain is the premier summer “Base Camp” for adventure, exploration and growth. Easy, safe access to US Forest Service lands and endless outdoor activities combined with an intimate resort village featuring world class events and entertainment, make Copper a place where passionate, adventurous, people can push themselves then retreat to the comfort of a cozy mountain resort town.

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