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Aug. 3 - La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run

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               (Photos from 2016 La Sportiva Berry Picker)

    Presented by  TIGA

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    Vail Village base area - Gondola One, Vail | Aug. 3, 2019 | 8 a.m. |

    Race Photos

    2018 Results

     


    Race Information

    The race begins at 8 a.m. at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village, testing runners of all abilities on both single-track and double-track terrain over 4.5 miles of uphill running with an average grade of 14 percent. The race ends at Mid-Vail at the top of Gondola One. There will be one aid station on-course near mile marker 2, complete with water, Gatorade and limited snack items. Gondola One, which accesses Mid-Vail, will be open for spectators to ride to the top for free from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  All spectators must present a lift voucher to access Gondola One. Lift vouchers are available at pre-registration/bib pick-up on August 3 at Vail Sports, Lionsheadl Village from 3-6 p.m. and at day-of registration at Mountain Plaza Vail Village from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.  Failure to load the gondola by 8:30 a.m. will forfit access to Mid-Vail without purchasing a daily scenic ride ticket for $34. Dogs or other pets are not permitted to load the gondola. Post-race, the gondola will be free for racers and spectators to download to Vail Village.

    Please note the new finish location for this event is at Mid-Vail. Spectators should plan accordingly if they wish to watch both the race start and finish.

    Competitors will ascend Berry Picker and take a sharp left on Lower Fireweed and traverse to the east toward Mid-Vail. Competitors will exit Lower Fireweed on to the Mountain access road and finish at Mid-Vail. For 2019, the race route will avoid Fred's Lunch trail. Awards and raffle will take place adjacent to the finish on Sarge's Deck, overlooking the spectacular Gore Range.   

     

    Pre-Race Bib Pick Up & Registration

    Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Friday, August 2 from 3-6 p.m at Vail Sports in Lionshead next to the bus stop.


    Costs:

    Ages: 13 and older

    La Sportiva Series Costs:

    Half Marathon; $45 pre-registration, $50 week-of registration, $60 day-of registration.

    Summer Solstice; $38 pre-registration, $43 week- of and $50 day-of, proceeds benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Fee includes lunch and entertainment for all racers.

    All other series races; $33 pre-registration, $38 week-of registration, $45 day-of registration. 

    $200 for the series by May 1, 2019, $215 after May 1, 2019.  

    Student Rates (K-12): $23 pre-registration, $28 week-of registration, $35 day of registration.  $145 for the series by May 1, 2019, $160 after May 1, 2019. 

     5k 5-Pack! Race in all 5k races to compete for Season Awards in the 5k category.

    5k Costs: $23 pre-registration, $28 week-of registration, $35 day-of registration.

    $95 for the series by June 21, 2019.

    Please see the FAQ for additional information.


    Parking

    Racers should park in the Lionshead or Vail Village parking structures, where parking is free for the summer.


    Racer Refuel Sponsor

    northsideThanks to our Racer Refuel sponsor, Northside Coffee & Kitchen, for providing nutritious, local and tasty fuel to help you recover from the grind of race day competition. Northside Coffee & Kitchen and Noosa Yoghurt will be available post race in the finish area at Mid-Vail.


    Race Shirt

    Racers will receive a custom design t-shirt.

     

    Lodging Partners

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    Vail's 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.

     

     

    A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2018 La Sportiva Trail Running Series!

    The VRD's Trail Running Race Series is yours thanks to title sponsor La Sportiva and to our presenting series sponsors, Bloch and Chapleau and Anthem Blue Cross and Shield. Joining 2018 series title sponsor La Sportiva and presenting sponsors Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are individual race sponsors Summit Ford, TIGA Advertising, The Dusty Boot, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Haute Route Gear & Apparel, Town of Minturn, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, First Bank, Elevated Dental, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Best Western Plus, Renewal By Anderson, Vail Honeywagon, Vita Coco, Gatorade, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, Garmin, Noosa Yoghurt, Lululemon, PepPod, Roll Recovery, Orange Mud and Town of Eagle.

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    ATRA eventstandards

    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.