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Outdoor Adventure Events

Vail is a hub for outdoor adventure sports and these exciting events showcase all there is to do in Vail during the spring, summer and fall!

The GoPro Mountain Games – June 10 – 13, 2021
Summer kicks off in Vail with the country’s most celebrated festival of adventure sports, art and music and they return to Vail, CO June 9-12, 2022.

The Vail Kids Adventure Games – August 11 – 15
The toughest kids adventure race on the planet! Set in an environment of healthy competition and challenging obstacles. Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a multi-discipline obstacle adventure race, where kids, in teams of two, compete together on bikes, in water and on foot through a unique 2.5-4 mile adventure course featuring up to 15 man made and natural obstacles. Come out to cheer everyone on or register today (space limited)!

Whitewater Race Series: Tuesdays, May 18 – June 15
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Bloch and Chapleau Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races are divided between three categories, including kayak (under 9’6″), two-person raft and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) (under 11′) with different course challenges every week.

Dynafit Trail Running Series: Mid May – Mid September
Colorado’s most iconic trail running series, The Dynafit Vail Trail Running Race Series has become a must do race series. Taking runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 23 years this series is not to be missed.

Mountain Bike Races
The Vail Recreation District hosts several mountain bike races throughout the summer and fall, including short track, kids and adult only courses.