June 22 - Dynafit Summer Solstice 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.

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    Date, Location & Time

    June 22, 2024 | New Location! Beaver Creek Chophouse adjacent to Centennial Lift | 10k at 9 a.m. | 5k at 9:10 a.m.*
    *Date, location and time are subject to change


    Online Registration | Registration Form

    Race Info

    Coinciding with the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice trail run is arguably the most enjoyable race in the Vail Trail Running Series. Beginning and ending in the lawn in front of the Beaver Creek Chophouse adjacent to the Centennial lift in the heart of Beaver Creek, Colorado the Summer Solstice sends runners through and around the resort community.

    Course Info

    After an ascent through Aspen grooves on appropriately named Aspen Glade trail runners will traverse across Beaver Creek Mountain on Allie’s Way singletrack and descend down the hillside and into the lawn of the Beaver Creek Chophouse. Participants will be treated to amazing alpine views and fully stocked aid stations along the way. This rite of summer is not to be missed.

    Elevation Gain

    10K: approximately 1,330 feet of elevation gain; 5K: approximately 800 feet of elevation gain.

    Aid Stations

    Water and Skratch will be available at the 5K/10K split (mile 2.1) and mile marker 3.6 for the 10K.

    Pre-Race Bib Pickup Info

    Racers can pick up their race numbers or register ahead of time on Friday, June 21 from 4 to 6 pm at Peak Performance Footwear in Edwards, CO.

    Race Cost

    Individual Rates, 10K: $38 preregistered, $45 week-of registration, $55 day-of registration
    Individual Rates, 5K$29 preregistered, $35 week-of registration, $42 day-of registration
    Student Rates (ages 13-17). 10K: $25 preregistration, $30 week-of registration, $37 day-of registration 


    All Beaver Creek Summer Solstice Trail Race participants must sign and return the Vail Resorts Release of Liability Form to participate in the Trail Race. To save you time, you can print the FORM and bring it with you to bib pickup.


    Please park in the Villa Montane or Ford Hall parking structures in Beaver Creek.    

    Award Categories & Prizes

    Awards will be presented at the race finish.

    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 40-59 , GrandMasters 60 +

    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 2023 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 Eagle, Howard Head, Town of Minturn, Elevated Dental and Mountain HausPartners also include FirstBank, Steadman Clinic, Central Rockies Mortgage, Jaunt Media Collective, Yeti, Mountain Time Lager, Boneyard, Skratch Labs, Northside, Lululemon, Optic Nerve, Outdoor Tech, Vail Honeywagon, West Vail Liquor Mart and Alpine Wine & Spirits


    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.


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