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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.



Colorado's most iconic trail running series, The Dynafit Vail Trail Running Race Series has become a must do race series. Taking runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 23 years this series is not to be missed. With over 40 years of combined experience, the staff of the Vail Recreation District continues to create one of the best trail running experiences every year. Expect well-marked routes, fully-stocked aid stations, experienced volunteers and courses that are challenging for the elites and enjoyed by the beginner trail runner. Shorten your bucket list and register for the entire series or choose an individual race... you will have a great experience!

Registration & Packet Pickup Information

Race Results

2019 Dynafit Series Points


 2020 Dynafit Trail Running Series Schedule


Race #1: Saturday, May 16. Dynafit Boneyard Boogie. 9 a.m. Eagle, Colorado

Race #2: Saturday, June 20. Dynafit Summer Solstice benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. 10K and 5K trail run plus Kids Fun Run. Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m., 10K at 9 a.m., 5K at 9:15 a.m. Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Race #3: Saturday, July 4. Dynafit Vail HillClimb7 a.m. Vail, Colorado 

Race #4: Saturday, July 18.Dynafit 10K@10,000 feet and 5K@10,000 feet. 8 a.m. Vail, Colorado

Race #5: Saturday, August 1. Dynafit Berry Picker 5K. 8 a.m. Vail, Colorado

Race #6: Saturday, August 29. Dynafit Half Marathon. 8 a.m. TBD, Colorado

Race #7: Saturday, September 12. Dynafit MeadowGold. 10K and 5K. 9 a.m. Meadow Mountain. Minturn, Colorado

 *Times are subject to change. 

Aid Stations

Each race in the Series will have strategically placed aid stations. Expect two to three aid stations in all races and four to five aid stations in the Half Marathon. Aid stations will be well-stocked with water and Skratch Labs hydration as well as refuel snacks and energy chews from Skratch Labs. 

Please be conscious of the environment and dispose of paper cups and any litter in the garbage receptacle at the aid station. 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

Thanks to our partnership with Garmin, all courses are documented using the latest GPS technology from Garmin. 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 19 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 Hydration will also be supplied. And, don't forget to grab your athlete bag stuffed with sponsor coupons, special gifts and more snacks. You'll need that athlete bag to carry your racer t-shirt. Each finisher will receive a tech t-shirt with a unique logo 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 will award the top three amateur, 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 raffle. Expect items from our long list of sponsors to be raffled off after every race. We have so much to give away at our post-race celebration you may just need another bag.

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


Lodging Partners


Vail's Mountain Haus

Located in Vail Village, Vail's Mountain Haus is a proud sponsor of the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series. Runners will receive 20% off all room types. Click here for details.



A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2019 Vail Trail Running Series!

The VRD's Vail Trail Running Series is yours thanks to our presenting series sponsors, Bloch and Chapleau and Anthem Blue Cross and Shield. Joining presenting sponsors Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are individual race sponsors Summit Ford, TIGA Advertising, The Dusty Boot, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Town of Minturn, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, First Bank, Elevated Dental, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Best Western Plus, Renewal By Anderson, Vail Honeywagon, Vita Coco, Gatorade, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, Garmin, Noosa Yoghurt, Lululemon, PepPod, Roll Recovery, Orange Mud and Town of Eagle.



ATRA eventstandards

Trail Running Series Recognized by American Trail Running Association

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.