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TR Series Logo 2017 RedColorado's longest operating trail running series, The La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series has become an iconic event. Taking runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 19 years this series is not to be missed. With over 40 years of combined experience, the staff of the Vail Recreation District continues to create one of the best trail running experiences every year. Expect well-marked routes, fully-stocked aid stations, experienced volunteers and courses that are challenging for the pros and enjoyed by the beginner trail runner. Shorten your bucket list and register for the entire series or choose an individual race... you will have a great experience!


Registration & Packet Pickup Information


2017 La Sportiva Trail Running Series Schedule

 

Race #1: Saturday, May 20. La Sportiva Boneyard Boogie. 9 a.m. Eagle, Colorado

Race #2: Saturday, June 24. La Sportiva Summer Solstice benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. 10K and 5K Trail Run plus Kids Fun Run. 10K at 9 a.m. 5K at 9:15 a.m. Fun Run immediately following completion of 10K. Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Race #3: Saturday, July 8. La Sportiva Vail HillClimb7 a.m. Vail, Colorado 

Race #4: Saturday, July 22.  La Sportiva Camp Hale Half Marathon and Camp Hale 5K and 10K. 8 a.m. Red Cliff, Colorado

Race #5: Saturday, August 5. La Sportiva Berry Picker 5K. 8 a.m. Vail, Colorado

Race #6: Saturday, August 26. La Sportiva 10K@10,000 feet and 5K@10,000 feet. 8 a.m. Vail, Colorado

Race #7: Saturday, September 16. La Sportiva Evergold. 10K and 5K. 10 a.m. Meadow Mountain. Minturn, Colorado

 *Times are subject to change. 


Aid Stations

Each race in the La Sportiva Series will have strategically placed aid stations. Expect two or three aid stations in all races and four or five aid stations in the Camp Hale Half Marathon. Aid stations will be well-stocked with water and gatorade as well as refuel snacks from our sponsor and friends at Honey Stinger. 

Please be conscious of the environment and dispose of paper cups and any litter in the garbage receptacle at the aid station. Aid stations will be manned by staff and volunteers of the Vail Recreation District and are happy to answer any questions.

Please do not litter. Any participant caught littering will be disqualified.


Mileage Markers and Course Directions

Thanks to our partnership with Garmin, all courses are documented using the latest GPS technology from Garmin. Course maps can be viewed on our website prior to arriving on race day. 

The courses are well-marked and signed with mileage markers every mile. Course arrows and directions are bold and are posted at every intersection. We are proud to state that a participant in our series has not challenged the results due to course confusion, getting lost or misdirected in the 19 years of the series. 

Please note: GPS data is different from one device to another. If you are comfortable with your devices accuracy, please default to your own devices' mileage when participating in our races.


Post-Race Info

Now that the hard part is over, it's time to enjoy and celebrate victory. Each race finish area will be stocked with racer refuel; nutrients to help you recover from your efforts. Water and Gatorade will also be supplied. And, don't forget to grab your athlete bag stuffed with sponsor coupons, special gifts and more snacks. You'll need that athlete bag to carry your racer t-shirt. Each finisher will receive a tech t-shirt with a unique logo for each race.

The finish area will also be the site of our awards ceremony. We will award the top three finishers in each of the seven age groups for male and female divisions. If you raced in the 5K, we will award the top three amateur, open and masters in each of the male and female divisions.

We're not done yet... every registered racer will also be entered into our post-race raffle. Expect items from our long list of sponsors to be raffled off after every race. We have so much to give away at our post-race celebration you may just need another bag.

 

 

 

Lodging Partners

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Vail Mountain Haus

Located in Vail Village, Vail's Mountain Haus is a proud sponsor of the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series. Runners will receive 20% off all room types. Click here for details.

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Special nightly room rates for the Boneyard Boogie 11k Trail Run only by AmericInn Lodge & Suites. For $139.90, get any room in the house & a $50 gift card to either Luigi's Pasta House or The Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch. When calling to book your pre-race room, ask for the "Boneyard Boogie" special to get a special rate! (based upon availability)

 

A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2016 La Sportiva Trail Running Series!

The VRD's Trail Running Race Series is yours thanks to title sposnsor La Sportiva and to our new presenting series sponsor, Anthem Blue Cross and Shield. Joining 2016 series title sponsor La Sportiva and presenting sponsor Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are individual race sponsors TIGA Advertising, The Dusty Boot, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Haute Route Gear & Apparel, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Summit Ford and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include SmartWool, Garmin, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Noosa Yogurt, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, AmericInn, Gatorade, Honey Stinger, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, First Bank, Mountainsmith and Camelbak.

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Trail Running Series Recognized by American Trail Running Association

VRD's La Sportiva Trail Running Series was recently named by the American Trail Running Association as Race Standards Certified for exceeding measurements in safety, well-marked courses, timely results and awards, environmental responsibility and excellent communication with racers prior to the event.