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Looking for something more challenging than the Mud Run?

Not quite ready for the Vail Pass Half Marathon? Then these are the races for you. Challenge the Vail Valley's best trail runners along with top professionals at almost 9,000 feet as you compete for a cash purse. This course will truly test your fitness with its constant elevation changes and mountainous terrain. Start training now for one of the most challenging 5 and 10Ks in the nation!

Register before May 15 to receive a FREE pair of Superfeet insoles!

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Athletes who register for either event will be prompted to enter their shoe size during registration to receive their free SuperFeet insoles. Only those athletes who register online prior to May 19, 2016 will receive the free pair of insoles. All athletes will be able to pick up their insoles at the Superfeet Booth in Vail Village just North of the I Bridge on Willow Bridge Road.

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An Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event

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

2016 Start List

2016 Course Map

2016-GPMG-10K

Please note that courses are always subject to change. 2016 will be the first year we will have offered a 5k Trail Run. We will post maps updates or changes as soon as they are available. Train hard, be prepared and have fun!

Get Details

Sunday
June 11, 2017

TIME & CATEGORIES:
8am - (Start)
11am - (Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie)

LOCATION:
Checkpoint Charlie/Gore Creek Drive

PRICE:

Register before May 15 to receive a FREE pair of Superfeet insoles!

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.

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Early Bird Price (Feb. 15 - March 15, 2016) - $50

 

Standard Price (March 16 - May 31, 2016) - $55

 

Procrastinator Price (June 1 - 8, 2016) - $60

 

Event Price (June 9 - 12, 2016) - $65

 

Athletes who register for either event will be prompted to enter their shoe size during registration to receive their free SuperFeet insoles. Only those athletes who register online prior to May 19, 2016 will receive the free pair of insoles. All athletes will be able to pick up their insoles at the Superfeet Booth in Vail Village just North of the I Bridge on Willow Bridge Road.

DOCUMENTATION:

Part of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge

PRIZES:

U.S. Competitors: In order to be eligible to claim prize money, you will be required to complete a current W9 form. Checks will be mailed within 45 days of receipt of a completed W9.


International Competitors: Please note that all international athletes who are eligible to win prize money should be prepared to supply bank information, including a swift code, as well a passport or copy of passport.  All international payouts will be wired within 45 days of receipt of proper account and wire information.

 

Men's Division - Total Purse: $2,250

1st - $1,200

2nd - $700

3rd - $350

 

Women's Division - Total Purse: $2,250

1st - $1,200

2nd - $700

3rd - $350

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.

 

RACE CATEGORIES:

Men and Women:

- 19 & under

- 20-29

- 30-39

- 40-49

- 50-59

- 60-69

- 70+

 

COMPETITION:
1) All racers will start and finish the race in the same location on Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street in Vail Village. Racers will be sent out in one mass start. Start positions will not be pre-determined and it is up to the athlete to get into desired location.

2) Athletes will race on the course set up by race directors. Total length of the race will be about 11-12k, and course will be pre-marked on Friday, June 10. Athletes should be prepared to run on all types of terrain ranging from asphalt to forest service access dirt roads to single track.

3) No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.

4) No dogs will be allowed to participate in the 10k. Please enter the Apres 5k on Friday, June 10 if you'd like to run with your dog.

 

DIRECTIONS TO START LINE:
Park in the Vail Village parking structure. Go to Bridge Street (center of the Parking Structure). Head south up Bridge Street. Start line on Bridge Street and Gore Creek Drive.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
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®.

PARTICIPATION:
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.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
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.

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.

ORGANIZERS:

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.

Due to above average snowpack in Vail course maps may not be available until the week of the event. Even if a course map is posted, please note that courses are always subject to change. Train hard, be prepared and have fun! We will post maps or updates as soon as they are available.


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COUNTDOWN Tudor - The official Timepiece of the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Colroado
PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1 - Soccer Fields
7:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Qualifying Day 2
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Climbing World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:00 The Yoga Girl Experience - The Yoga Girl Experience - The Art of Letting Go
10:15 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
11:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
11:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
PM
12:00 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 1
12:30 SUP Skills Invitational - Start
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - Kids and Family Start
2:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2
2:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
2:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
2:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Onewheel Demo Course - Race for the Rail
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 2
3:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
4:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Climbing World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
5:00 SUP Skills Invitational - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:45 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Climbing World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Flashflight Disc Nite - Start
7:30 Ultimate River Challenge - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
2016 Lodging

Rooms starting at $90/nt. Pet friendly accommodations available!

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