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The 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games presented by KidSPORT are scheduled for August 6-10 and will be bigger and better than ever! Exciting new additions to the expanded event:

  • Three full days of racing for Beginners (ages 6 to 9), Intermediate (ages 6 to 11) and Expert (ages 10 to 14)
  • Free Family Adventure Expo with activities like climbing wall, Cave of Confusion, and the chance to meet Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs
  • Family Mud Run
  • More optional skills clinics for race participants
  • See Schedule of Events & FAQ below for more details

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Location: Vail, CO

Cost: $160 per team of two until June 15. After that, the cost is $180 per team. Registration includes a 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race SWAG bag, as well as food for racers during the post-race party and a prize raffle. Optional skills clinics cost $50 for all four clinics.

Registration Information: Registration for Friday and Saturday's races is full. A few spots remain for Sunday's race.

Online Registration

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Please note, you can register online or print out and complete the registration form but both teammates' info must be complete and payment must be received before your spot will be confirmed. Space is limited. Registration will open in March 2014. Completed Kids Adventure Race registration forms can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (970) 479-2281. For questions, call (970) 479-2280.

 

Optional skills clinic sessions are also FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the race/and or skills clinics, please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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New for 2014, the Family Mud Run is open to kids (and adults) of all ages!

Get muddy and have a blast racing around Vail Village in the Kids Adventure Games' inaugural Family Mud Run! Families of all ability levels and ages are invited to test their competitive spirit during a jam-packed race weekend with the Family Mud Run. Whether you're racing in the Kids Adventure Games, you're a sibling or parent watching the Games, or you happen to be enjoying a weekend in Vail, bring your A-game and test the Mud Run for yourself! All mud runners will receive an awesome race gift from our sponsors. We'll also have some "cool" ways to wash off at the finish line!

Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Vail Village (exact course route TBD - 1 mile in length)

Cost:

     Kids -                                                  $10 pre-registered     $15 day-of

     Adults -                                              $20 pre-registered     $25 day-of

     Families (2 kids/2 adults) -        $50 pre-registered     $60 day-of

Registration Information:

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Completed Mud Run registration forms can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (970) 479-2281. For questions, call (970) 479-2280.

 

On-site registration + pre-registered bib pickup also available at KidSport in Vail Village (across from Solaris Plaza) on:

                      Wednesday, August 6 - 11:30am-1pm

                      Thursday, August 7 - 9am-1pm; 4-6pm

                      Friday, August 8 - 4-6pm

                      Saturday, August 9 - Noon-4pm

The VRD is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under a special permit from the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.


 

Event Overview

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 KEEN VAIL KIDS ADVENTURE GAMES IS NOW OPEN!

Please note, the Friday Race is FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email your requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Receive info on the 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race: Click Here

The 5th annual KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games will offer kids, ages 6 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing through Vail and the surrounding wilderness. During the race, teams of two will work together using a map to navigate a variety of sports and problem-solving challenges, including mountain biking, hiking, tubing, archery, a low ropes course, a zip line, a climbing wall, a Tarzan swing, a giant slip-n-slide and more. The KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games races will begin with instructions and a safety briefing by Race Director and Adventure Racer, Billy Mattison. Competitors will be divided into waves based on experience and age and start at set intervals.

Beginners (ages 6-7 and ages 8-9 who HAVE NOT raced before)  - Friday, Aug. 8. FULL

Intermediates (ages 8-9 who HAVE raced before and ages 10-11  who HAVE NOT raced before) - Saturday, Aug. 9

Experts (ages 10-11 who HAVE raced before and ages 12-14) - Sunday, Aug. 10

Optional Skills Clinics

Please note both days of optional skills clinics are FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2014 Adventure racers can participate in four optional clinics on either Wednesday, Aug. 6 or Thursday, Aug. 7 to sharpen their skills and increase their (and their parents') confidence prior to the race.

Clinics will be taught by local experts and will last approximately four hours and take place from 1-5 p.m. All clinics will meet at KidSPORT in Vail Village. Cost is $50 per child for all four clinics. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Skills clinics are only available for kids registered in the 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games. Skills clinics will include:
            Mountain Biking - Coached by Vail Mountain Bike Camps
            Climbing/Ropes - Coached by Vail Athletic Club staff
            Teamwork - Coached by SOS Outreach Meet the Wilderness staff
            Adventure Racing Overview - Coached by local adventure racers

Categories

Day 1 – Friday, August 8, 2014 (Beginner Race)

Girls ages 6-7

Boys ages 6-7

Coed ages 6-7

Girls ages 8-9

Boys ages 8-9

Coed ages 8-9

Open*

Day 2 – Saturday, August 9, 2014 (Intermediate Race)

Girls ages 8-9

Boys ages 8-9

Coed ages 8-9

Girls ages 10-11

Boys ages 10-11

Coed ages 10-11

Open*

Day 3 – Sunday, August 10, 2014 (Advanced Race)

Girls ages 10-11

Boys ages 10-11

Coed ages 10-11

Girls ages 12-14

Boys ages 12-14

Coed ages 12-14

 

*Open Category is for teams that the ages of the teammates span multiple days (i.e. 7 & 12 year-olds racing together)*

Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Please visit www.vailkidsadventuregames.com for the full and most up-to-date schedule of events. 

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

11:30am-1pm - Athlete Check-In - KidSPORT, Vail Village

1-5pm - Optional Skills Clinics - Meet at KidSPORT, Vail Village

 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

11:30am-1pm - Athlete Check-In - KidSPORT, Vail Village

11am-6pm - Family Adventure Expo - Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

1-5pm - Optional Skills Clinics - Meet at KidSPORT, Vail Village

4-6pm - Athlete Check-In - KidSPORT, Vail Village

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

9am-2pm - 5th Annual Vail KEEN Adventure Games - Beginner Division - Mountain Plaza

11am - 6pm Family Adventure Expo, Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

3pm - Horizon Mac & Cheese After Party and Award Ceremony, Mountain Plaza

4-6pm - Athlete Check-In - KidSPORT in Vail Village

 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

9am-2pm - 5th Annual Vail KEEN Adventure Games - Intermediate Division - Mountain Plaza

11am-6pm - Family Adventure Expo - Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

Noon-6pm - Athlete Check-In - KidSPORT, Vail Village

3pm - Horizon Mac & Cheese After Party and Award Ceremony - Mountain Plaza

4:30pm - Kids Adventure Games Family Mud Run - Mountain Plaza

 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

9am- 2pm - 5th Annual Vail KEEN Adventure Games - Expert Division - Mountain Plaza

3pm - Horizon Mac & Cheese After party and Awards Ceremony - Mountain Plaza

Lodging and Travel Information

Travel Information

Fly Vail

Vail/Eagle Airport (EGE) is located 28 miles West of Vail and offers non-stop flights year-round.
www.flyvail.com

 

 

 CME Logo - RED Colorado Mountain Express is your official transportation partner for the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race. Perfect for families' transit needs in and around the High Rockies region, CME is a great way to get from the Vail/Eagle Airport or Denver International Airport to the Vail Valley. www.coloradomountainexpress.com or call 970.SKI.RIDE (970.754.7433). For the Kids Adventure Race only, kids' rates are discounted 50% between Denver and Vail/Beaver Creek!

Preferred Lodging Partners

Antlers at Vail The Antlers at Vail, located in LionsHead Village, is offering a special rate of $199 for a studio or 1-bedroom per night, and 20% off any of its larger units for anyone planning their stay in Vail for the Kids Adventure Race. To redeem, you can book online using the group code "keenkids" or call the Antlers at (970) 476-2471 and ask for the "keenkids" group offer. Check out www.antlersvail.com for more details.

 

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 The Evergreen Lodge is conveniently in Vail Village and will offer a variety of rooms for adventure racers and their parents. Participants can call 800-284-VAIL (8245) and request the 2014 KEEN Kids Adventure Race rates. Special rates for the Games are as follows:
•Hotel Room w/ Valley View (2 Queen Beds): $99
•Hotel Room w/ Valley View (1 King Bed): $109
•Hotel Room w/ Mountain View (2 Queen Beds): $119
•Hotel Room w/ Mountain View (1 King Bed): $129
•Additional Person above Double Occupancy (Max 4 Per Room: Add $20
•Roll-away Bed (Limit 1 Per Room): $20
•Pet Friendly Room (Nightly Fee): $25

For additional information on the Evergreen Lodge, visit www.evergreenvail.com.

 

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FAQ

Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions by clicking HERE! If you don't find the answer to your question, please contact us at (970) 479-2280 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Information

Bike Rentals: Info Coming Soon

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received by July 25, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $15 handling fee. Any cancellations received after that date will not receive a refund. Race entries are transferable but subject to a change fee of $10 after August 1, 2014. For questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (970) 479-2280.

Weather Policy: The race will take place rain or shine. In the event there is dangerous inclement weather or lightning in the area, the Race Director will make the appropriate call to delay or cancel the race. No refunds will be given if the race is cancelled due to weather.

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Sports Department

700 S Frontage Rd. E, Vail, CO

Phone: 970-479-2280

Fax: 970-479-2281

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The Vail Recreation Center Sports Department is located in the Vail Tennis Center building on the second floor. Parking is available in the Ford Park parking lots. From I-70, take the Vail exit and head east on South Frontage Road.


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