Sept. 9 - Dynafit Meadowgold 5K & 10K Trail Run


    Contact the Sports Department

    700 S Frontage Rd. E, Vail, CO

    Phone: 970-479-2280

    Fax: 970-479-2281

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    The Vail Recreation District Sports Department is located in the Vail Tennis Center on the second floor. From I-70, take the Vail exit and head east on South Frontage Road.

    Presented by:Town of Minturn

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    Date, Location & Time

    Saturday, September 9, 2023 | Meadow Mountain in Town of Minturn, CO | 10K: 9 a.m. | 5K: 9:15 a.m.*
    *Date, location and time are subject to change


    Online Registration | Registration Form - COMING SOON

    Race Info

    The seventh and final race in the Vail Recreation District's Vail Trail Running Series, the Dynafit Meadowgold 10K and 5K is presented by Town of Minturn. This exciting route will take place on Meadow Mountain in Minturn, Colorado.

    The Meadow Mountain course is remote. Please be prepared and be self-sufficient while racing. There are aid stations available; however we advise that participants bring their own water and fuel for on-course.

    Please join us post race at  Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Roastery Cafe, 23698 US-24, Minturn, CO 81645 for a post-race celebration where we will award podium prizes for both the 10 and 5K, as well as series champions!

    Course Info

    10K runners will ascend technical singletrack on the beautiful West Grouse Trail with multiple stream crossings and fields of blossoming wildflowers. At the high point and nearly half-way through the 10K race, runners will begin the descent to the finish on double track with open views of Vail Mountain and the Gore Range. 5K runners will enjoy a 1.5 mile double track ascent through mountain meadows and past old homesteads before making a u-turn and quickly descending to the finish line.

    Elevation Gain

    Approximately 1,450 feet of elevation gain for the 10K and 560' for the 5k.

    Aid Stations

    There will be an aid station on course at mile markers 1.0 and 2.0 for 5K runners and mile markers 1.0, 3.9 and 5.5 for 10K runners. In an effort to reduce our environmental 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

    Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Friday, September 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Roastery Cafe located at 23698 US-24, Minturn, CO 81645.

    Race Cost

    Individual Rates, 10K : $38 preregistration, $45 week-of registration, $55 day-of registration

    Individual Rates, 5K: $20 preregistration, $36 week-of registration, $45 day-of registration 

    Student Rates (ages 13-17): $25 preregistration, $30 week-of registration, $37 day-of registration


    Directions to the start:

    Race begins at the Minturn Ranger Station: 24747 US Highway 24, Minturn 81645

    From 1-70 West or East Bound:

    - Take exit 171 (Minturn/Leadville)

    - Turn right (south) on Highway 24 and go 1/2 mile to the Forest Service and follow parking direction signs.  

    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.

    Award Categories & Prizes

    Awards will be presented at Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea. In addition to race prizes for the MeadowGold, we'll also be handing out series awards to celebrate the end of the season!

    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, Masters 40 and over

    In an effort to ensure a variety of participants can enjoy and benefit from our partnership with Dynafit, participants that routinely podium will receive no more than two of the same 1st place prize. 

    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! 

    Trail Running Lodging Partner


    Vail's Mountain Haus

    Located in Vail Village, Vail's Mountain Haus is a proud sponsor of the Dynafit 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 2022 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 Minturn, Town of Eagle, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include Vail Resorts, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, New Belgium Brewing, Central Rockies Mortgage, Skratch, onX Backcountry, Stryd, West Vail Liquor Mart, Lululemon, The Boneyard, First Bank, Elevated Dental, Alpine Wine & Spirits, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, 808 Distillery, Renewal By Anderson, Vail Honeywagon and Optic Nerve.


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    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.


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