In this exciting event, contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top. They will climb 3,267 vertical feet – over 2.5 miles uphill and at night! Racers climb at their own pace using their own lighting and non-motorized equipment like Kahtoola Microspikes, climbing skins, or other gear. All physical abilities and ages are welcome to participate! When racers and supporters reach the summit, dinner will be provided by The Little Nell along with live music, a raffle with great prizes, and awards presented by liver recipient and Olympic Bronze Medalist Chris Klug. All participants will receive an amazing racer bag and top fundraisers and top racers will receive special prizes!
The registration fee for the event is $50 in advance with a minimum fundraising goal of $100. Cyber Monday is the last day for the $50 fee. The registration fee will increase to $75 following MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, so please be sure to register early! The course up the mountain starts at the base of the gondola, up the Little Nell trail, then goes on to Bingo Slot, Spar Gulch and Deer Park, and finally up Silver Bell to reach the Summit. Registration is not transferable.
In the event that you have registered and cannot participate your registration fee will be refunded up until November 19, however, any funds that have been raised under your name cannot be refunded. Anyone who has registered for the race and does not raise the minimum $100 by December 15th will be charged the remaining funds. This applies to those who register and do not participate. These funds go directly to CKF’s programs promoting organ & tissue donation.
In the event of severe weather conditions, the event may be rescheduled for the following day or canceled entirely. As this event is a non-profit fundraiser, in the unlikely circumstance of a canceled event the registration fee and any fundraising will be non-refundable. The Chris Klug Foundation appreciates your support and understanding. You can take your pick of registration categories. Keep reading to decide which one is the best fit for you!
What start time and category should I register for?
New last year: there will be one start at 5:30 p.m. for all Racers and Teams. It worked well, so see you at 5:30 pm again!
Register as a Racer if you’re not planning to climb with a team, no matter how long you anticipate taking to finish. Compete against other individuals for the fastest racer prize. All Racers will start at 5:30 p.m.
Register as a Team if you belong to a gym, company, or organization with members that want to work together as a group. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest Summit for Life team to complete the race. All Teams will start at 5:30 p.m.