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July 20 - Dynafit 5K & 10K @ 10,000 Feet

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Course Map | 2023 10K Results | 2023 5K Results  | 2023 Photos

Date, Location & Time

July 20, 2024 | Top of Gondola One on Vail Mountain, CO | 8 a.m.*
*Date, location and time are subject to change


Online Registration | Registration Form

Course Maps 
Race Info 

Runners must load Gondola One no later than 7:30 a.m. to arrive at the start on time. Racers bibs are their lift ticket.
Spectators may pick up a free gondola voucher at the registration table to ride Gondola One to Mid-Vail.  The Gondola will be running from 7:00 - 8:15am. Spectators - if necessary, please allow runners and race staff to load ahead of you to get to the race start.

Course Info 

The course has gone back to its original route on Grand Traverse after the change due to construction last year.  The race starts at Mid-Vail and truly challenges any athlete. The average grade of the 10K is 7 percent with an elevation gain of nearly 1,200 feet, while the shorter 5K is a tad less challenging and allows runners the chance to experience racing at an impressive altitude. Both courses provide incredible views of the Vail Valley, the Gore Range and the beauty of wildflowers in full bloom.

Elevation Gain 

10K: 1162'
5K: 627'
Profiles coming soon

Aid Stations 

There will be one aid station on course for the 5K (Mile 1.0) and two aid stations for the 10K (Mile 1.0 and Mile 3.7). In an effort to reduce our impact, we have gone cupless! Please bring your own hydration system to refill with water or Skratch Labs hydration mix.

Pre-Race Bib Pickup Info 
  • Online registration ends at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 19.
  • Friday bib pickup and in-person registration is available from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 19 at Lululemon in Vail Village. 
  • Race day registration and bib pickup takes place at the bottom of Gondola One from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Participants then ride the gondola to get to the start of the race at Mid-Vail.
Race Cost 
  • 10K Cost: $38 preregistration, $45 week-of registration, $55 day-of registration
  • 5K Cost: $30 preregistration, $36 week-of registration, $45 day-of registration
  • Student Rates (ages 13-17): $25 preregistration, $30 week-of registration, $37 day-of registration
Vail Resorts Release Of Liability Form 

All Beaver Creek Summer Solstice Trail Race participants must sign and return the Vail Resorts Release of Liability Form to participate in the Trail Race. To save you time, you can print the form and bring it with you to bib pickup.

Vail Resorts Release Of Liability Form

Racers should park in the Vail Village Parking Structure where parking is free in the summer.

Awards Categories & Prizes 

Awards will be presented at the race finish.

  • 10K Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
  • 5K Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in the following age groups: Juniors 19 and under, Open 20-39, 40-59 and 60 and over

All racers will receive a custom designed t-shirt (either cotton or tech material) at the race finish, and all racers are entered into a raffle for great prizes from our sponsors!

Previous Years Photos 

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.