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La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run | Aug. 4, 2013 | 8 a.m | LionsHead, Gondola | Map
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Costs: $29 preregistration or $39 race day
The race begins at 8 a.m. at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead and will test runners of all abilities on a single track and double track course with an average grade of 14 percent. The race will end at Eagle's Nest at the top of Vail Mountain. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead will operate from 8 to 9 a.m. for race-day spectators. Racers should park in the LionsHead parking structure where parking is free for the summer.
Bib and packet pick-up: Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Christy Sports in Vail Village or on race-day from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the base of the Gondola in LionsHead.
Parking: LionsHead Parking Structure
NOTE: Gondola will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for spectators to access the finish line.
Berry Picker Trail Run 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!
The route for the 3.2 mile Berry Picker starts in LionsHead at an elevation of 8,238 feet and ascends to 10,346 feet to finish at the top of Eagle's Nest. The average grade is 12 percent on single track trails and double-wide gravel paths. There will be one aid station at mile 1.6.