Fall in Aspen is perfect for working out outside.

Warm days.

Brilliant skies.

A note of crispness in the air.

The gorgeous shimmer of gold blanketing mountainside aspen groves. And maybe a dusting of snow on the peaks. Ahh. You’ll bliss your way to a new PR without even feeling the pain. It’s no wonder fall brings some unique sports fests (rugby and beach volleyball) and epic races to Aspen. Here are fall fitness events that you do not want to miss.

Motherlode Volleyball Classic

Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2014

Spend Labor Day weekend on the sand—right here in Aspen. Join nearly 700 teams from all over the country at one of North America’s largest and most popular beach volleyball events.

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Tough Mudder Colorado

Sept. 6-7, 2014

Expect a rocky start and an even rockier finish in this Colorado crusher. Add mountain elevation to the already long list of obstacles, and you’ll push yourself to new limits.

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47th Annual Ruggerfest

fitness mass start Sept. 18-21, 2014

The world’s only all-ages, full-contact rugby tournament. Join or watch championship rugby in rain, snow or shine. There’s no easier access to the action in Wagner Park than the Limelight.

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Salomon Golden Leaf Half Marathon

Sept. 27, 2014

Trail Runner magazine chose it as one of “America’s 14 Most Scenic Races.” Following trails and roads from Snowmass to Aspen during the height of fall color, how could it not be? Sure, you’ll go up, but there’s way more downhill: 1,712 feet of descent.

Golden Leaf Race Info

Hockey Mountain High Adult Hockey Tournament

Oct. 3-5, 2014

Bring your team for an early-season tune-up, whether you’re novice or advanced.

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Keep track of all that’s happening in Aspen right here. And tell us what are you planning to do in Aspen this fall?