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SUP Surf Sprint


Mirrored off the classic Down River Sprint, the Maui Jim SUP Surf Sprint is a race against the clock in the heart of Vail on Gore Creek. Anyone up for the challenge will run this 3-mile stretch of Gore Creek from East Vail to Vail Village SUP style. Competitors must stand strong because snow melt from the nearby Gore Range makes for icy waters while navigating the class II/III course. Mix in a handful of low bridges, drops and wave trains as paddlers battle it out in the SUP'ing of Gore Creek.


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Do you have what it takes to tackle four of the GoPro Mountain Games toughest events in two days?

* Note that competitors must compete in either the Down River Sprint OR SUP Surf Sprint, not both.

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June 7, 2014

9:30am - (Start)

Gore Creek


All Categories:
2/17 - 3/16: $35
3/17 - 5/16: $40
5/17 - 6/06: $45

Online registration closes at 6pm June 6th or earlier if the event sells out.  No day of registration will be available.

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.


Part of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge


1st - $750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes


All athletes must drop their boards on June 6th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.

The board drop off will be located next to the Information Center on the top level of the Vail Village Parking Structure.

There is no parking available at the put in location. Please arrange to be dropped off or take the SUP Surf Sprint shuttle. A designated Shuttle will be running from the Vail Village Parking Structure from 6:30am to 9:15am.

A mandatory athlete meeting will start at 9:30am on site the morning of the race.

Save $5 by registering online before 3/17/14
Spend $5 MORE by registering online 3/17/14 - 5/16/14
Spend $10 MORE by registering online 5/17/14 - 6/8/14

During Event Registration hours you may use one of our self-service kiosks to register ONLINE.  To avoid any registration delays we highly recommend registering in advance ONLINE.

All registrants must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their bib.  We advise all athletes to check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Please see Event Registration hours.  All registrants must be present at check in to receive their bib.  Bibs will NOT be given to family, friends, or coaches.  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.

Any modification to a registration must be completed by Sunday, June 1st.  All changes will be subject to a $20 change fee.  Please note that participants can NOT change their name, address or in any way transfer a registration to another individual.

Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak
Wednesday, June 4th 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 5th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 6th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 7th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 8th 6am - 2pm

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

The race section is a three (3) mile stretch of river that has several Class II and III rapids that will require advanced S.U.P. skills. You should be able to paddle your board in a straight line and be able to make quick adjustments to avoid obstacles. You must be a competent swimmer and we strongly recommend practice runs before race day.

Open-Men / Open-Women


1) Board length: 12' 6" or smaller. Due to the unique put-in location, all boards must be given to event staff at registration on Friday, the day before the race between 4:30pm - 7:00pm. There is no parking available at the put-in. Please take the shuttle from the Vail Village Parking Structure or arrange for a friend to drop you off.

2) Required Gear: Life Jacket, helmet, protective footwear, and a full leg wetsuit.

3) No Leashes.

4) No double bladed paddles.

5) Athletes must wear competitor bibs outside their PFDs at all times. For athletes that place on the podium, we ask that you wear your competitor bib.

6) For additional information on the stretch of river or wet suite rental, Alpine Quest Sports has a wealth of knowledge. They can be reached at 970-926-3867.

1) The race start line / put-in is located in East Vail, at the end of Aspen Lane. Due to the unique location, there is no parking at this location. The finish line is three (3) miles downstream at the Covered Bridge in Vail Village.

2) The race is a time trial format. UMC athletes will compete first then women followed by the men. Athletes will begin the race in thirty (30) second intervals and starting positions will be determined by registration date. 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.

3) Athletes must be ready to go and start in the designated starting spot or they will be disqualified. 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.


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 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 Games®.

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 athlete.

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.

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Event Schedule | Summer
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 BADASS Dash - Elite Trained Division
8:00 Down River Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 BADASS Dash - Recreation Division
9:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 5
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals
10:00 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 6
11:00 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Qualifying Round 1
1:00 BADASS Dash - Kids Dash
1:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 7
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 BADASS Dash - K-9 Companion Division
2:00 Costa Casting Clinics - Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Slackline World Cup - Quarterfinals
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
5:00 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
7:00 Cold War Kids Free Concert - Showtime
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