Vail, Colo. – Trail running season in Vail rolls on with the 5K & 10K@10,000 Feet on Sat, July 18. This race, presented by Summit Ford, is the third event in the 2020 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series. For 2020, the race will be modified from the traditional 10@10 course – because of prolonged start waves due to COVID-19, racers are not able to utilize the gondola to access the traditional start/finish at Eagle’s Nest.
Course details will follow but this year’s race will be closer to a 5K & 10K @ 8,000 Feet – so your lungs can rest easy (or at least easier) with the reduced amount of altitude involved! The modified course will start at Gondola One in Vail Village and end at Golden Peak. Check vailrec.com for more information once the course is finalized.
In order to adhere to Eagle County gathering size limits, the race starts will be divided into waves, according to racer categories, with the first wave beginning at 7 a.m. Visit vailrec.com for a full schedule of wave starts.
Racers should park in the Vail Village parking structure where parking is free for the summer. Before you head out after the race, grab a delicious doughnut courtesy of Northside Kitchen to refuel and celebrate completing this challenging event!
Details pertaining to race format changes following Eagle County COVID-19 restrictions will be communicated to race participants. All race participants and spectators will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks at bib pickup and start/finish lines and adhere to other COVID-19 protocols; please review our Race Protocols and Trail Running FAQ’s before the race.
Participants must preregister; there will be no day-of registration. Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Fri, July 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Vail Tennis Center in Ford Park.
2020 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series Upcoming Races
Sat, July 18: 10K@10,000 Ft & 5K@10,000 Ft | 7 a.m. | Vail Mountain
Sat, Aug. 1: Berry Picker | 8 a.m. | Vail Mountain
Sat, Aug. 29: Camp Hale Half Marathon & 5K | 8 a.m. | Camp Hale, between Red Cliff and Leadville
Sat, Sept. 12: Evergold 10K & 5K | 9 a.m. | Beaver Creek Resort*
Sat, Sept. 26: Boneyard Boogie 11K Trail Run | 9 a.m. | Town of Eagle
*Change of venue
REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!
Visit www.vailrec.com/register and save $5 on individual races by registering prior to race week.
Joining our 2020 series title sponsor DYNAFIT and presenting sponsors Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are individual race sponsors Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Vail’s Mountain Haus, Summit Ford, Vail Health, Elevated Dental and Town of Minturn.
Partners also include The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Eagle Outside, Lululemon, Vita Coco, Renewal by Andersen, Optic Nerve, Garmin, Central Rockies Mortgage, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Skratch Labs, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, Vail Honeywagon, Honey Bunchies, Town of Vail and KZYR 97.7.
About the Vail Recreation District
The Vail Recreation District’s mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, pickleball, soccer, flag football and figure skating; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Golden Peak Pickleball Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Community Programming, Vail’s Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps.