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The 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.

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The Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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

Do you have what it takes?

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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 11-12, 2016

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 11, 8am - (Down River Sprint Start - Option #1)
June 11, 9:30am - (SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2)
June 11, 11:45am - (XC Start Pro Men/Women)
June 11, 3:45pm - (XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams)
June 12, 8am - (10K Start)
June 12, 9:30am - (TT Start)
June 12, 3pm - (Awards Ceremony)

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

PRICE:

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

COED Amateur Team (2, 3, or 4 People) - $160

Solo Pro Division - $160

Solo Amateur Division - $135

 

Standard Price (March 16 - May 31, 2016)

COED Amateur Team (2, 3, or 4 People) - $165

Solo Pro Division - $165

Solo Amateur Division - $140

 

Procrastinator Price (June 1 - 8, 2016)

COED Amateur Team (2, 3, or 4 People) - $170

Solo Pro Division - $170

Solo Amateur Division - $145

 

Event Price (June 9 - 12, 2016)

COED Amateur Team (2, 3, or 4 People) - $175

Solo Pro Division - $175

Solo Amateur Division - $150

 

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:

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: $3,500

1st - $2,000

2nd - $1,000

3rd - $500

 

Women's Division - Total Purse: $3,500

1st - $2,000

2nd - $1,000

3rd - $500

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 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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COUNTDOWN Tudor - The official Timepiece of the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Colroado
PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:30 GoPro Mountain Games Trail Cleanup - Meet Up
8:00 GoPro MTN Enduro - Start
8:30 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
9:00 Climbing World Cup - Male Qualifier
9:00 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Qualifying Day 1
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
10:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 3
10:00 GoPro Training Sessions - Getting the Shot
10:00 The Yoga Girl Experience - The Yoga Girl Experience - Magic in Motion
11:00 Adventure Village - Opens
11:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
11:00 Gear Town - Opens
11:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
11:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
PM
12:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 4
12:30 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Ride Along | Mountain Bike with Aaron Chase
12:30 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 1 - Heat 1
2:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 5
3:00 Climbing World Cup - Female Qualifier
3:00 Coors Light River Town Happy Hour - Party Time
3:30 GoPro MTN Enduro - Awards
3:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Share Your Experience
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 1 - Heat 2
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 6
4:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
4:00 Raft Cross - Qualifier
5:00 Aprés 5K Run - Start
5:00 Raft Cross - Finals
5:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
5:45 Raft Cross - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
6:00 Rocky Dog Trail Run - Start
6:30 Aprés 5K Run - Awards Ceremony at Mountain Plaza
6:30 Tracksuit Wedding - Showtime
7:30 Katchafire - Showtime
7:30 Rocky Dog Trail Run - Awards Ceremony (AT MOUNTAIN PLAZA)
8:00 Fly Fishing Film Night - Showtime
9:00 Altitude Bar and Grill - Party Time!
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 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 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 GoPro Training Sessions - Getting the Shot
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 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 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Ride Along | Mountain Bike with Aaron Chase
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 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
3:00 Coors Light River Town Happy Hour - Party Time
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Share Your Experience
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
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 Bonfire Dub - Showtime
7:30 Flashflight Disc Nite - Start
7:30 Ultimate River Challenge - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
8:30 GoPro: The Secret Life of Pets - Showtime
8:30 Stephen "Ragga" Marley - Showtime
9:00 MERU
AM EVENT
8:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Trail 10k-ish - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Climbing - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Finals
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
9:30 Volvo Road Bike Time Trial - Start
10:00 GoPro Training Sessions - Getting the Shot
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
11:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Paraclimbing - Start
11:00 Trail 10k-ish - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
11:45 Youth Climbing - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Share Your Experience
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals Heat 1
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
2:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2
2:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
2:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals Heat 2 & Awards
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
3:30 Volvo Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:45 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
2016 Lodging

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

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