HOW TO ENTER:
All interested athletes can pre-register on the event
website www.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.
Men and Women :
- 19 & under
1) All racers will start in Golden Peak in front of the Children's
Center and finish near the top of Vail Pass. 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 13.73 miles. Along the course,
athletes will have to run on all types of terrain ranging from
asphalt bike paths to paved roads open to traffic.
3) Shuttle buses will be available to take participants back from
the finish line to Vail Village. If you wish to send a change of
clothes or food up to the finish line, bags will be available at
the start line and the busses will deliver to the finish line.
Shuttle buses will be free of charge to registered participants and
4) Finish line is located in between Black Lake #1 and Black Lake
#2. Parking at the finish line is very limited.
5) A cut-off time will be in effect. If a participant has not
reached the second aid station at 10:00 am then they will be pulled
from the course.
6) No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any
athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course
DIRECTIONS TO START LINE:
Park in the Vail Village parking structure. Follow event signage
to golden peak area. Start line is located at the bus stop in
golden peak next to the children's ski school building.
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.