Aug. 5 - La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run
Vail Village base area - Gondola One, Vail | Aug. 5, 2017 | 8 a.m. |
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 6 at Smartwool in Lionshead 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 Upper Fireweed and traverse to the east toward Mid-Vail. Competitors will then connect with Fred's Lunch and approach Mid-Vail with a slight uphill finish. Awards and raffle will take place adjacent to the finish on Sarge's Deck, overlooking the spectacular Gore Range. This is the same finish route as in 2016.
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, 2017, $215 after May 1, 2017.
Student Rates (K-12): $23 pre-registration, $28 week-of registration, $35 day of registration. $145 for the series by May 1, 2017, $160 after May 1, 2017.
New for 2017, "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 24, 2017.
Please see the FAQ for additional information.
Racers should park in the Lionshead or Vail Village parking structures, where parking is free for the summer.
Racer Refuel Sponsor
Thanks 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 at Vail's Mountain Haus.
All racers will receive a custom tech t-shirt.