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Kids Adventure Games Balance Bike Race/Mud Run & Volunteering

The 2024 Vail Kids Adventure Games are scheduled for August  8-11, 2024. Enjoy three full days of racing for beginner (ages 6-9), intermediate (ages 8-11) and expert (ages 10-14) racers; free Family Adventure Zone with activities like a climbing wall; and optional skills clinics for race participants. For details, visit Also, "like" the Kids Adventure Games on Facebook and receive training tips, the latest news, watch videos and more!

2024 Kids Balance Bike Race: Open To Kids Ages 5 And Under!

Online Registration 

Join us at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village for the 2024 Kids Balance Bike Race to kick off a great weekend of adventure for the whole family! Riders age five and under are invited to participate in a race with challenging and fun obstacles.

Participants will be divided by age and will compete in small groups to vie for the championship. Racers will receive an official commemorative race plate and participation prize. Racers must compete on a balance bike - no pedal bikes, please! Balance bikes are not provided; please bring your own. Helmets are required for all racers.

Bib pickup and course pre-riding will begin at 9 a.m. and the races kick off at 9:30 a.m. Balance bike riders will be able to have their photo taken by the paparazzi (mom and dad) in the Paparazzi Zone. The race is capped at 50 riders, so don't wait to sign up!

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024 
Location: Vail Village
Cost: $10 entry fee
Race Schedule:
9:00 a.m. - Registration and bib pickup in Mountain Plaza; Course opens for pre-riding
9:30 a.m. - 2-year-old race
10:00 a.m. - 3-year-old race
10:45 a.m. - 4 & 5-year-old race

The Balance Bike race is brought to you by Skipper & Scout with support from Strider.

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2024 Mud Run Is Back And Open To All Ages!

Online Registration 

The Mud Run is back! This race is a fun-filled race for all ages. Come and get your mud on. 

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Gondola One in Vail Village


Family of four: $70 pre-registered/$95 day-of
Individual child (14 & under): $15 pre-registered/$22 day-of
Individual adult: $26 pre-registered/$33 day-of

The race will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Mountain Plaza at the base of Gondola One. The course is approximately one mile and includes mud pits and other obstacles. At the end of the race, the Vail Fire Department will be there to hose you down. All participants will have a chance to win great prices and costumes are encouraged! 

Thank you to SteamMaster for supporting the 2024 Mud Run!

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