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Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series

Colorado's most iconic trail running series, the Dynafit Vail Trail Running Race Series takes runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail. The staff of the Vail Recreation District continues to create one of the best trail running experiences every year.

Expect well-marked routes, aid stations, experienced volunteers, and courses that are challenging for the elites and enjoyed by the beginner trail runner. Oh yeah - we also have Northside Kitchen donuts at the end of every race!

Shorten your bucket list and register for the entire series or choose from individual races! 

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2024 Dynafit Trail Running Series Schedule* 

Race #1: Saturday, May 18: Dynafit Boneyard Boogie 13K and 5K, presented by Eagle Outside | 9 a.m. in Eagle, Colorado

Race #2: Saturday, June 22: Dynafit Beaver Creek Summer Solstice 10K and 5K, benefitting Vail Valley Charitable Fund | 9 a.m. in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Race #3: Saturday, July 6: Dynafit Vail HillClimb, presented by Vail's Mountain Haus | 7 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #4: Saturday, July 20: Dynafit 10K@10,000' and 5K@10,000' | 8 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #5: Saturday, August 3: Dynafit Berry Picker | 8 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #6: Saturday, August 17: Dynafit Arrowhead Half Marathon and 5K, presented by Elevated Dental | 7 a.m. at Arrowhead

Race #7: Saturday, Sept 14: Dynafit Meadowgold 10K and 5K, presented by Town of Minturn | 9 a.m. at Meadow Mountain, Minturn, Colorado

 *Times, dates and courses are subject to change. 

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Aid Stations 

Each race in the series will have strategically placed aid stations. Expect two to three aid stations in all races. Aid stations will be well-stocked with water, Skratch electrolyte drink, as well as refuel snacks from our sponsors.

In an effort to be stewards of the environment the Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series is cupless. Please carry your own vessel to hydrate before, during and after the race. Aid stations will be manned by staff and volunteers of the Vail Recreation District and are happy to answer any questions.

Please do not litter. Any participant caught littering will be disqualified.

Mileage Markers And Course Directions 

Course maps can be viewed on our website prior to arriving on race day.  

The courses are well-marked and signed with mileage markers every mile. Course arrows and directions are bold and are posted at every intersection. We are proud to state that a participant in our series has not challenged the results due to course confusion, getting lost or misdirected in the 24 years of the series. 

Please note: GPS data is different from one device to another. If you are comfortable with your devices' accuracy, please default to your own devices' mileage when participating in our races.

Post-Race Info 

Now that the hard part is over, it's time to enjoy and celebrate victory! Each race finish area will be stocked with racer refuel; nutrients to help you recover from your efforts. Water and Skratch will also be supplied. Participants receive a custom t-shirt with a unique design for each race.

The finish area will also be the site of our awards ceremony. We will award the top three finishers in each of the seven age groups for male and female divisions. If you raced in the 5K, we award the top three junior, open, and masters in each of the male and female divisions.

We're not done yet...every registered racer will also be entered into our post-race prize give-away. Expect items from our long list of sponsors to be given out after every race. 

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Weather and Refund Policy 
Dog Policy 

Due to our permits with land owners and for the safety of all runners, spectators, volunteers and staff, dogs are not allowed on course during the Dynafit Vail Trail Running Races. 

Race Cost 

Individual Rates 6K-12K: $38 pre-registration, $45 week-of registration, $55 day-of registration
Individual Rates 5K: $30 pre-registration, $36 week-of registration, $45 day-of registration
Individual Rates Half Marathon: $50 pre-registration, $58 week-of registration, $70 day-of registration

Student Rates (ages 13-17): $25 pre-registration, $30 week-of registration, $37 day-of registration
5K Series: $130
Race Series: $245

Awards 
  • Awards, 6K - Half Marathon:  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups 19 and under, 20-29,    30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and Over
  • Awards 5K:   Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups,  19 and under,  20-39,  40-59, 60+
  • Overall Series Champions will be recognized at the last race for the longer series races this will be scored the best 5 out of 7 races.  For the 5K series this will be scored the best 3 out of 5 races.
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Trail Maintenance 

We feel we are extremely lucky to live in an area surrounded by open space and trails please consider volunteering some time doing trail maintenance with one of the local groups like Vail Valley Mountain Trail Alliance .
 

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Volunteers 

We couldn't put on this series without great volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering at a race please contact us at wsmith@vailrec.com or 970-479-2280.

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

A Huge Thanks To All Of Our Amazing Sponsors For The 2024 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series!

The VRD's Vail Trail Running Series is yours thanks to our title sponsor Dynafit and our presenting series sponsor, Bloch and Chapleau. Individual race sponsors include Town of EagleTown of MinturnElevated DentalEast West Hospitality and Mountain Haus. Partners also include Capitol Public HouseFirstBankSteadman ClinicCentral Rockies MortgageJaunt Media CollectiveYetiMountain Time LagerSkratch LabsNorthsideLululemonOptic NerveOutdoor TechVail HoneywagonVail Resorts, Arrowhead, Best Day BrewingVail Mountain Coffee & Tea CoWest Vail Liquor MartKahtoolaBlack DiamondCiele Athletics and Alpine Wine & Spirits.

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Trail Running Series Recognized By American Trail Running Association

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VRD's Vail 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.

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