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La Sportiva Boneyard Boogie | May 18, 2013 | 9 a.m. | Eagle | Online Registration I Registration Form I Course Map | Directions
Day-of registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. Pre-registered racers can pick up their bibs at the start. This is a point to point run with a one mile distance between start and finish, please coordinate accordingly. We encourage everyone to park at the Eagle Pool and take a warm-up run to the Eagle Valley Middle School for the start of the race. Parking will also be available at Eagle Valley Middle School near the start. There will be shuttle service provided by AmericInn Lodge & Suites for race participants from the pool to the trailhead.
The Boneyard Boogie is a 10K trail run starting at the entrance to the Bluffs BLM Trail head parking lot in Eagle and working your way up the dirt road following the single track to the left at the top of the hill. The trail continues on switchbacking singletrack through heavily wooded BLM area emerging from the trees and into rolling sagebrush fields; you will encounter some trail splits along the way along with some short burst climbs. The single track trail descends to the pool/ice rink trail from above the East Eagle connection for an extended downhill run to the finish.
Racers will enjoy a free brunch at the Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch, following the race. Prizes will be presented to the top three finishers of each age group at each race, with series prizes awarded to the top three finishers who compete in at least five events. Raffle prize drawings also will be held at each awards ceremony featuring products from area merchants and national companies.
The Boneyard Boogie is the first scoring race in the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series, Colorado's premier trail running series, which is celebrating its 15th season. The seven-race series runs May through September and includes distances ranging from a 5k (3.2 miles) to a half marathon (13.1 miles). The race series was named Best Race Series in 2005 and 2008, the Vail Half Marathon named Most Scenic Race in 2010 and the Vail HillClimb was honored as the best non-ultra race in 2011 by readers of Colorado Runner magazine.
Racer transportation from the finish area at the Ice Rink/Pool (suggested parking area prior to the race) to the start line at the Bluffs BLM trailhead parking lot is provided for FREE by AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Eagle.
Special nightly room rates are also being offered by AmericInn Lodge & Suites. When calling to book your pre-race room, ask for the "Boneyard Boogie" special to get a special $99 nightly rate! (based upon availability)
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 HP’s Provisions out of Eagle, CO 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, HP’s Provisions 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, HP’s Provisions wants to refuel everyone with a nutritious, local, and tasty alternative that will leave you asking for seconds!