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The Jack Link's Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge is a test of athletic skill, power and endurance where athletes will push through some of the most demanding races at the GoPro Mountain Games. Athletes' combined time in the 10K Spring Runoff, X-Country Mountain Bike, Road Bike Time Trial and the Class II Down River Sprint (or SUP Surf Sprint) will determine the ultimate pro man and woman and the ultimate amateur man, woman and team.

14-gpmg_umc_logo_NoGPMG.jpg This event is the ultimate in multisport competition and will push athletes' skills to the limits.

Do you have what it takes?

JACK LINK'S BEEF JERKY ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE EVENTS:

10K Spring Runoff

X-Country Mountain Bike

Road Bike Time Trial

Class II Down River Sprint OR   SUP Surf Sprint

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Saturday - Sunday
June 6-7, 2015

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 6, 8am - (Down River Sprint Start - Option #1)
June 6, 9:30am - (SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2)
June 6, 11:45am - (XC Start Pro Men/Women)
June 6, 3:45pm - (XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams)
June 7, 8am - (10K Start)
June 7, 9:30am - (TT Start)
June 7, 3pm - (Awards Ceremony)

LOCATION:
Covered Bridge/Green Light District
Checkpoint Charlie/Gore Creek Drive
Golden Peak/Adventure Village
Gore Creek

PRICE:

UMC Pro Individual:
3/01 - 3/24:  $150
3/25 - 5/26:  $160
5/27 - 6/06:  $170

UMC Amateur Individual:
3/01 - 3/24:  $125
3/25 - 5/26:  $135
5/27 - 6/06:  $145

UMC Amateur Team (must be co-ed):
3/01 - 3/24:  $150
3/25 - 5/26:  $160
5/27 - 6/06:  $170

Online registration closes at 6pm on Friday, June 5th or earlier if the event sells out.  No day of registration will be available.

Athletes must compete as an individual OR on a team. Athletes may NOT compete in both divisions.

ALL members of the UMC Amateur team must check in together by Friday at 6:00pm.

Please note: There will be NO pro team entries for the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

Start times for the Down River & SUP Surf Sprint races will be determined by date of registration. Due to the quick turn around in time between events, early registrations will be awarded with early start times.

All Down River Sprint/SUP Sprint athletes must drop their boats/boards on Friday, June 5th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.  The boat/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 Down River Sprint/SUP Sprint shuttle running from the Vail Village Parking Structure.  The Down River Kayak Sprint shuttle will run from 6:30am - 8:00am and the SUP Sprint shuttle will run 8:00am-9:15am. The shuttle will not be available after this time and it is the athlete's responsibility to get to the start line if they miss the shuttle.

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.

PRIZES:

THE PAYOUT:
Pro Man/ Pro Woman:
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500

Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes.

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
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 - 6/6/14

ON-SITE ONLINE REGISTRATION
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.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN
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.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS
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.

EVENT REGISTRATION
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

RACE RULES
1) Athletes must compete as an individual or on a team. Athletes may NOT compete in both divisions.

2) The race is open to professional and amateur athletes

3) Athletes competing in UMC are only eligible for UMC prizes. UMC athletes are not eligible for prizes within the individual events.

4) All individual race rules will be in effect. Please consult the individual race competition rules for complete rules regarding each of the four events.

PRO & AMATEUR INDIVIDUALS COMPETITION RULES:

1) An athlete will compete in the Ultimate Mountain Challenge four (4) races: Downriver Sprint or SUP Surf Sprint, X-Country MTB race, 10k Spring Runoff, and Road Bike Time Trial.

2) Athletes will be given bibs / number plates. This number must be worn during all four competitions. If a bib / number is lost, the competitor will be disqualified.

3) Following each race an athletes time will be collected and added together. At the conclusion of the event, the athlete with the fastest combined time will be awarded the winner.

4) If an athlete is disqualified or does not finish a race, they will receive a time with a penalty. This time will be the last place UMC Division finisher's time plus 30 minutes.

AMATEUR COED TEAM RULES:
1) Teams must be coed (a minimum of 1 male and 1 female per team)

2) Teams must have a minimum of two (2) members and must not exceed four (4) members

3) Teams may enter only one team member for each event.

4) Teams will determine which team member will compete in each event prior to registering for the event. Team members competing in each individual event must be identified on registration forms.

5) Athletes will compete in the UMC Divisions for the Downriver Sprint or SUP Surf Sprint, X-Country MTB Race, 10K Spring Runoff and Road Bike Time Trial.

6) Teams will be given four separate bibs / number plates specific for each race. This number must be worn by the team member participating in each individual race. If a bib / number is lost, the team will be disqualified.

7) Following each race, team's times will be collected and added to together. At the conclusion of the event, the team with the fastest combined time will be awarded the winner.

8) If an athlete is disqualified or does not finish a race, they will receive a time with a penalty. This time will be the last place UMC Division finisher's time plus 30 minutes.

RACE CLASSES:

UMC Pro Men Individuals:
Down River Sprint - UMC Pro Men Division
MTB XC Race - UMC Pro Men Division
10K Trail Run - UMC Pro Men Division
Road Bike TT - UMC Pro Men Division

UMC Pro Women Individuals:
Down River Sprint - UMC Pro Women Division
MTB XC Race - UMC Pro Women Division
10K Trail Run - UMC Pro Women Division
Road Bike TT - UMC Pro Women Division

Amateur Men Individuals
Down River Sprint - UMC Amateur Men Division
MTB XC Race - UMC Amateur Men Division
10K Trail Run - UMC Amateur Men Division
Road Bike TT - UMC Amateur Men Division

Amateur Women Individuals
Down River Sprint - UMC Amateur Women Division
MTB XC Race - UMC Amateur Women Division
10K Trail Run - UMC Amateur Women Division
Road Bike TT - UMC Amateur Women Division

Amateur Coed Teams
Down River Sprint - UMC Amateur Men or Women Division depending on racer
MTB XC Race - UMC Amateur Men or Women Division depending on racer
10K Trail Run - UMC Amateur Men or Women Division depending on racer
Road Bike TT - UMC Amateur Men or Women Division depending on racer

DOWN RIVER SPRINT RACE RULES (Option #1)

SUP SURF SPRINT RACE RULES (Option #2)

MOUNTAIN BIKE XC RACE RULES

10K SPRING RUN-OFF RACE RULES

ROAD BIKE TIME TRIAL RACE RULES

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.

See individual maps on event pages for:

Down River Sprint

X-Country Mountain Bike

Road Bike Time Trial

10K Spring Runoff


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Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
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
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
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 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
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 M+W
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:15 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
10:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - Elite Division
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
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12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Round 2
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 - Awards Ceremony - Recreation & Kids
2:00 BADASS Dash - K-9 Companion Division
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - K9
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
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
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Round 3
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline World Cup - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 A Million Billion Dying Suns - Showtime
6:30 Bouldering World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Cold War Kids Free Concert - Showtime
10:00 The Native After Party - Party Time
AM EVENT
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - Comp 1
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
10:31 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:30 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 8
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:00 Raft Cross - Qualifier
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Quarterfinals
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Semifinal/Finals
12:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 9
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:00 Raft Cross - Finals
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - Finals
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro & Amateur
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Awards Ceremony
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony - IBridge
5:00 Raft Cross - Awards Ceremony
5:45 Citizen Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
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