June 20 - Dynafit Town of Minturn Summer Solstice
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
Dynafit Summer Solstice Start Times and On-Site Bib Pick Up/Arrival Times
|Age Group||Sex||Race||Bib Pick-Up/Arrival 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|
|13-19 Years||Male and Female||10k||10:30AM-10:50AM||11:00AM|
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
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
All racers will receive a custom design t-shirt, while supplies & styles last. Please refer to manufacturer's website for shirt sizing:
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.