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Aug. 1 - Dynafit Berry Picker Trail Run


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Vail Village Base Area - Gondola One, Vail | Aug. 1, 2020 | 8 a.m. 

Race Photos | 2020 Course Map 

2020 Results

2020 Wave Start Times and Course are subject to change


 Age Group  Start Time  Day-of Bib Pickup Time
 29 and under 7 a.m. 6:30-6:50 a.m.
 30-39 7:15 a.m. 6:50-7:10 a.m.
 60+ 7:30 a.m 7:00-7:20 a.m.
 50-59 8:00 a.m. 7:20-7:50 a.m.
 40-49 8:15 a.m. 7:50-8:10 a.m.

Race Information

The race begins at 7 a.m. at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village, testing runners of all abilities on both single-track and double-track terrain over 4.5 miles of uphill running with an average grade of 14 percent. The race ends at Mid-Vail at the top of Gondola One. Competitors will ascend Berry Picker and take a sharp left towards the top onto Lower Fireweed and traverse to the east toward Mid-Vail. Competitors will exit Lower Fireweed on to the Mountain Access Road and finish at Mid-Vail. 

There will be no gondola access for spectators for the 2020 edition. Racers will be able to download on the Gondola to the racer expo area where they can pickup their Northside Donut and race t-shirt.

There will be one aid station on-course near mile marker two. In an effort to reduce our impact, we have gone cupless! Please bring your own hydration system to refill with either water or Skratch.

Pre-Race Bib Pick Up & Registration

Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Friday, July 31 from 3-6 p.m. at 700 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO, 81657.


Ages: 13 and older

Trail Running Event Costs:

Dynafit Half Marathon: $48 preregistration, $53 week-of registration. There is no day-of registration this year.

All other series races: $35 preregistration, $40 week-of registration. There is no day-of registration this year.

Race Series: $215 for the series by May 1, 2020, $230 after May 1, 2020.  

Student Rates (K-12): $23 pre-registration, $28 week-of registration. There is no day-of registration this year.  $145 for the series by May 1, 2020, $160 after May 1, 2020. 


5K 5-Pack!  Compete for season awards in the 5K category. Must complete three of five 5K races to qualify.

5K Costs: $26 pre-registration, $31 week-of registration.

5K Series Cost: $110 for the series by June 19, 2020.


Racers should park in the Lionshead or Vail Village parking structures, where parking is free for the summer.

Racer Refuel Sponsor

northsideThanks to our Racer Refuel sponsor, Northside Coffee & Kitchen, for providing nutritious, local and tasty fuel to help you recover from the grind of race day competition.


Race Shirt

Racers will receive a custom design t-shirt at the finish.


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 2020 Vail Trail Running Series!

The VRD's Vail Trail Running Series is yours thanks to our title sponsor Dynafit and our presenting series sponsors, Bloch and Chapleau and Anthem Blue Cross and Shield and our individual race sponsors Summit Ford, TIGA Advertising, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Town of Minturn, Vail Health, Elevated Dental, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health 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, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Skratch Labs, Renewal By Andersen, Vail Honeywagon, Honey Bunchies, Vita Coco, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, Garmin, Lululemon, Orange Mud and Town of Eagle.

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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.