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June 20 - Dynafit Town of Minturn Summer Solstice Trail Run


Presented by    VVCF Black 1Capture   Beck Builds


 Upadate 6/19/2020:  Due to Covid protocols, wave sizes are limited and  you may now only register for your specific age group. Online registration closes at 5PM today. There will be no day of registrations.


Online Registration | Registration Form | 10k Course Map  powered by Garmin | Race Site Map | Meadow Mountain, Minturn, Colorado
 June 20, 2020| 10k at 7:00 a.m. || Race Photos
2020 Results



Dynafit Summer Solstice Start Times and On-Site Bib Pick Up/Arrival Times

Age Group Sex Race Bib Pick-Up/Arrival Time

Start Time

60+ Male and Female 10k 6:30AM-6:50AM


Masters(40+Years) Male and Female 5k 7:00AM-7:20AM


Open(20-39 Years) Male and Female 5k 7:30AM-7:50AM 8:00AM
Amateur(13-19 Years) Male and Female 5k 8:00AM-8:20AM 8:30AM
50-59 Years Male and Female 10k 8:30AM-8:50AM 9:00AM
40-49 Years Male and Female 10k 9:00AM-9:20AM 9:30AM
30-39 Years Male  10k 9:30AM-9:50AM 10:00AM
30-39 Years Female 10k 10:00AM-10:20AM 10:30AM
20-29 Years Male 10k 10:30AM-10:50AM 11:00AM
13-19 Years Male and Female 10k 10:30AM-10:50AM 11:00AM
20-29 Years Female 10k 11:00AM-11:20AM 11:30AM


 Wave Start Times


The Summer Solstice race has changed venues and will now take place on Meadow Mountain in Minturn, Colorado. The Beaver Creek race has been rescheduled for September 12

Race Information

The Summer Solstice will be a wave start race. Please review the start times prior to attending the race for your dedicated bib pick up time and your start time.

Vail Recreation District's (VRD) Vail Trail Running Series kicks off the Summer with the Dynafit Summer Solstice 10K and 5K, presented by Town of Minturn. This exciting route will take place on Meadow Mountain in Minturn, Colorado. 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.

The Meadow Mountain course is remote. Please be prepared and be self-suffecient while racing. We advise that participants bring their own water and fuel for on-course. There will be an aid station on course at Mile 1 and 2 for 5k runners and Mile 1 and 5.5 for 10k runners.

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 Forrest Service and follow parking direction signs.  

After Party and Prizes

There will be no After Party and awards ceremony for the 2020 edition. Raffle winners will be handed their prize when collecting their post race t-shirt. All awards will be mailed.


Parking will be available on your left just past the start line of the race. Following the parking signs to cross the Eagle River and park along the gravel road. 

Pre-Race Bib Pick Up & Registration

Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Friday, June 19 from 3-6 p.m at Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea. There is no day-of registration for the 2020 Dynafit Summer Solstice

Race Shirt

All racers will receive a custom design t-shirt, while supplies & styles last. Please refer to manufacturer's website for shirt sizing:




Series Costs:

Dynafit Half Marathon; $48 pre-registration, $53 week-of registration, $65 day-of registration.

All other series races; $35 pre-registration, $40 week-of registration, $47 day-of registration. 

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

Student Rates (K-12): $23 pre-registration, $28 week-of registration, $35 day of registration.  $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 3 of 5 5k races to qualify

5k Costs: $26 pre-registration, $31 week-of registration, $38 day-of registration.

$110 for the series by June 19, 2020.


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.