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

 

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, Strider bike race for kids ages 2 to 4 and the chance to meet Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs
  • Family Mud Run
  • More optional skills clinics for race participants

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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:

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 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.

 

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!

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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)  will race Friday, Aug. 8

Intermediates (ages 8-9 who have raced before and ages 10-11  who have note raced before) will race Saturday, Aug. 9

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

 

Optional Skills Clinics

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

The schedule for the 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games will be announced closer to the event. A general schedule is available as follows and is subject to change.

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

11 a.m. - 2 p.m - Athlete Check-in. KidSPORT, Vail Village.

1 - 5 p.m. Optional Skills Clinics. Participants will rotate thru three locations/four sessions - Golden Peak (Biking), Vail Athletic Club (climbing) and Ford Park Lower Bench (Teamwork & Adventure Racing 101). Participants will meet and finish at KidSPORT.

 

Thursday, August 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Athlete Check-in. KidSPORT, Vail Village.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games Family Adventure Expo - Free activities for the enture family. Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

1 – 5 p.m. Optional Skills Clinics. Participants will rotate thru three locations/four sessions – Golden Peak (Biking), Vail Athletic Club (climbing) and Ford Park Lower Bench (Teamwork & Adventure Racing 101). Participants will meet and finish at KidSPORT

5-7 p.m. Athlete Check-in. KidSPORT, Vail Village

 

Friday, August 9, 2014

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race Beginner Category

11 a.m.– 5 p.m. KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race Family Adventure Expo - Free activities for the entire family. Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

Noon -6 p.m. Athlete Check-in. KidSPORT, Vail Village

3 p.m. - After party and Awards Ceremony at Mountain Plaza

 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race Intermediate Category

11 a.m.– 5 p.m. KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race Family Adventure Expo - Free activities for the entire family. Solaris Plaza, Vail Village

3 p.m. - After party and Awards Ceremony at Mountain Plaza

4-6 p.m. - Athlete Check-in. KidSPORT, Vail Village

4:40 p.m. - Family Mud Run. Gondola One, Vail Village

 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race Expert Category

3 p.m. - After party and Awards Ceremony at Mountain Plaza

 

 

Lodging and Travel Information

Travel Information

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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. 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.

 

 

A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Aventure Games!

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The Vail Kids Adventure Games is yours thanks to title sposnsor KEEN as well as Town of VailVail, KidSPORTVail Valley Medical CenterThe Steadman ClinicThe Steadman Philippon Research Institute, KZYR The Zephyr, Parent's Handbook, Andy Linke and Timberline Tours.

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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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