Friday, July 27, 2007

Uphill battle for Trans-Rockies run

A seven-day, 130-mile trail running race from Beaver Creek to Leadville to Aspen planned for this September has hit some road blocks, according to the Aspen Daily News. The TransRockies Run, a fully-supported stage race with a minimum $1,250 entry fee is being barraged by concerns of local agencies. The permitting process for a race this vast is huge. Organizers have to deal with various federal and local managers. Some of them, including the Division of Wildlife and locals in Woody Creek near Aspen are not too thrilled, and are considering denying a permit, the story said.
"This is a luxury footrace, something the community has been asked to bend over backwards for. Woody Creek is just not interested. We don't see the benefits to having the event at all," Ann Owsley of the Woody Creek Caucus told the news.

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