37th Annual La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb | July 6th, 2013 | 8 a.m | Vail's Mountain Haus | Map
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Costs: $29 preregistration or $39 race day
Named best trail race by Colorado Runner in 2006 and 2011, the HillClimb will test local, regional and national runners with a 7.5 mile climb from Vail Village to Vail Mountain’s summit, a gain of 2,500 vertical feet. The race begins at 8 a.m. in Vail Village on the paved road next to Vail’s Mountain Haus and continues the ascent on a gravel trail that takes runners to the finish line at Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead will operate from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. for race-day spectators and volunteers. The HillClimb is presented by the Vail Mountain Haus and is the third race of the 2013 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series.
Bib Pick Up: Friday, July 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Christy Sports in Vail Village or on the race morning from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. in front of Vail's Mountain Haus at the Covered Bridge.
GONDOLA will be available for all family members / spectators and volunteers from 8am-9am. Anyone can download on the gondola once on top of the mountain.
Online Pre-Registration: Ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. You may register the morning of the race at the Race Start until 7:45 a.m.
Parking: Vail Village Parking Structure
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!