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July 8 - La Sportiva HillClimb

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Vail's Mountain Haus, Vail | July 7, 2018 | 7 a.m.

2017 Results

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Race Information

Named best trail race by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2006 and 2011, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.7 mile climb from Vail Village to Mid-Vail.

The Vail HillClimb will begin at 7 a.m. in Vail Village - next to Vail's Mountain Haus - and finish at Mid-Vail after ascending over 2,200 vertical feet.  Race participants will follow the historic gravel double-track route that has made the HillClimb a favorite among trail running enthuasists. The race course will head east from Eagle's Nest and end at the newly relocated finish line at Mid-Vail.   

Gondola One in Vail Village, which accesses Mid-Vail, is open for spectators to ride to the top for FREE from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. All friends and family who are going to spectate will need to pick up a free voucher for gondola access good for that morning only at bib pick up the day before the race or on race morning at registration.  Failure to load the gondola by 7:30 a.m. will forfit access to Mid-Vail without paying 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.

The HillClimb is presented by the Vail Mountain Haus and is the third race of the 2017 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series. Day-of registration is available on race morning from 5:30a.m.-6:45 a.m. in front of Vail's Mountain Haus next to the Covered Bridge.


Parking

Please park in the Vail Village parking structure or at the Lionshead parking structure.


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.

 


Race Shirt

All racers will receive a tech t-shirt, while supplies and styles last.

 

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 2017 La Sportiva Trail Running Series!

The VRD's Trail Running Race Series is yours thanks to title sponsor La Sportiva and to our new presenting series sponsor, Anthem Blue Cross and Shield. Joining 2017 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, Camelbak and PepPod.

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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.