All interested athletes can pre-register on the event
website register.mountaingames.com. Athletes may also
register on-site at the registration area. Organizers will not be
responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or
for registrations not received for any reason, including, without
limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or
equipment or computer software or hardware.
- Required Gear: Life Jacket (Coast Guard approved Type III),
helmet, protective footwear and raft paddle. Dry-top or
paddling jacket or wetsuit are not mandatory but recommended for
less experienced paddlers.
- Boat drop for Down River Sprints (SUP, Kayak, Raft) will be at
the top of the Vail Transport Center from 4 to 7pm on Friday, June
- The Put-in is located at end of Aspen Lane, at the "T"
intersection of Booth Creek Lane. From Vail Village: head east on
South Frontage Road about three (3) miles. Take right on Aspen
Lane. This road is located right before you go under the highway.
Put-in is located at end of Aspen Lane, at the "T" Intersection of
Booth Creek Lane.
- The race is a time trial format. Athletes will begin the race
in one (1) minute intervals and starting positions will be
determined at random.
- At the check-in, athletes will sign waivers and go through a
gear check. Special requests for start times will not be accepted.
Athletes must adhere to the start position he/she is given.
- Athletes must be ready to go and start in the designated
starting spot or they will be disqualified. Their boats will
be held by the race starter. The race starter will give each
athlete a 30 second warning, 10 second warning and begin the start
countdown at five (5). On "go", athletes will be released onto to
race course. Finish times will be recorded when the athletes cross
the finish line.
- Any competitor to use profanity, threats, or unsportsmanlike
conduct towards the race officials, safety team, media, or other
competitors will be disqualified.
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of
state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the
age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian.
Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes
will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further,
athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws
and regulations during their participation in the Mountain
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all
decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify
any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect
of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges
will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even
with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or
appointed judges will result in disqualification of that
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any
reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe,
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to
intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All
decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall
be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply
with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an
athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest
in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official
Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have
no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether
inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules.
In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the
completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the
Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes
will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be
otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with
their participation in the competition.
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and
contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The
decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of
athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the
production and administration of Mountain Games® related events,
and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in
all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical,
printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in
other materials relating to the event.