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La Sportiva 5k/10K @ 10,000 Feet | Aug. 25, 2013 | 9 a.m | Eagle's Nest, Vail Mountain - Top of Gondola Map | Ages 13 and Older | FAQs | Online Registration | Registration Form | Results | Photos
Costs: $29 preregistration or $39 race day
This year's race will feature the third annual 5k trail running race for those looking to experience the run with a shorter distance. The races begin at 9 a.m. at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola at Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain and the entire 10k race takes place above 9,000 feet of elevation with the high point at nearly 11,000 feet. The average grade of the 10k is 7 percent with an elevation gain of 1,172 feet. The race will end at Eagle's Nest at the top of the mountain.
Online Pre-Registration: Ends at 5pm on Friday, August 23rd.
Bib Pick-Up: From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Christy Sports in Vail Village or at the base of the Gondola from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day.
Race starts at 9 a.m. at the top of the LionsHead Gondola. The Gondola opens for racers and spectators from 8 to 9 a.m. Please be on the gondola no later than 8:30 a.m. to ensure an on-time start.
10k@10,000 Feet is Presented By:
Columbia Sportswear will be providing all running participants at each race with its innovative Omni-Freeze ZERO® tech T-shirts, a temperature-regulating, super ventilated T-shirt, plus technical clothing for VRD staff, volunteers and medical staff. The Omni-Freeze ZERO® shirts each runner will receive capitalizes on sweat to lower the fabric temperature, creating an immediate cooling sensation. When a runner gets hot, it gets cool. Additionally, with UPF 50 sun protection, quick-wicking fabric and antimicrobial treatment, the shirts have the ultimate technology to ensure each runner stays dry, cool and protected.
New for the 2013 season, the VRD is partnering with Northside Coffee & Kitchen by offering our trail running community an awesome way to recover from the long grueling climbs and descents of race-day competition with the Refuel Program! At the race finish, Northside Coffee & Kitchen will have energy-packed items to feed our hungry runners & to jumpstart their recovery. Whether you just ran a PR or you merely survived the climb, Northside Coffee & Kitchen wants to refuel everyone with a nutritious, local, and tasty alternative that will leave you asking for seconds!