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Shamrock Shuffle Snowshoe and Running Race
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    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.

    2024 Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle Snowshoe and Winter Running Race 

    2019 Results |  2018 Results | 2015 Results | 2016 Results | 2017 Results 
    2022 5K Results2022 10K Results | 2023 Results *

    For more information, please contact the VRD Sports department at (970)479-2280 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Date, Location & Time

    Saturday, March 16, 2024 | Vail Nordic Center, Vail | 10 a.m.* 
    *Date, location and time are subject to change


    Register!

    Online Registration | Registration Form


    Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
    Day-of registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Inside the Gore Range Room at the Vail Nordic Center.


    Race Sponsor

    This race is proudly supported by Block & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and the Krueger Family.


    Race Info

    The 12th annual Vail Recreation District Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle short and long races and the kids' fun run will celebrate all things green in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Taking place on the Vail Nordic Center trails, the event includes two race categories - snowshoes and running (with or without traction devices).

    The race will be followed immediately by a lively post-race party in the Gore Range Room at the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. 

    Snowshoe rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis donated by the Vail Nordic Center. The top three finishers in each division will be recognized. Division breakdown for both the 5.3K and 8.5K snowshoe and running categories: 19 and under, 20-39, 40-59 and 60+. All competitors are entered into the post-race prize giveaway with great prizes from local businesses and nationally known brands.

    The Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle offers a fun athletic competition and is a great way to keep you moving in the winter and kick off training for the summer Dynafit Vail Trail Running Race Series. Sign up…whether you’re Irish or not!


    Course Info

    Course Map

    The long race is 8.5K
    The short race is 5.3K

    All racers will begin at the Vail Nordic Center, where they will run West briefly before looping around and traveling East to the Aid Station 3.5K into the race. At the aid station, the long course will turn left and continue East to Vail Memorial Park before looping around and return to the aid station, where they will turn left and follow the short course back to the Vail Nordic Center. At the aid station, the short course will turn right and head West back to the Vail Nordic Center.


    Elevation Gain

    5.3K: 108' of elevation gain, reaching a maximum elevation of 8,346'
    8.5K: 197' of elevation gain, reaching a maximum elevation of 8,373'


    Aid Stations

    Water and Skratch will be available at the aid station 3.5K into the race, and again at 6.6K for the long course. At the aid station, the long course will turn left and the short course will turn right.


    Race Cost

    Kids Fun Run - FREE (short course with obstacles designed for younger kids)
    Early registration - $30 adults | $25 students
    Week-of registration - $35 adults | $30 students 
    Day-of registration - $40 adults | $37 students


    Parking

    Racer parking will be available at the Vail Nordic Center.


    Award Categories & Prizes

    Awards will be presented inside the Gore Range Room at the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse during the post-race party.

    8.5K Awards: In both the snowshoe and running categories, prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-39, 40-59, and 60+.


    5.3K Awards: In both the snowshoe and running categories, prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-39, 40-59, and 60+.

    All competitors are entered into the post-race prize giveaway with great prizes from local businesses and nationally known brands.


    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

    We couldn't put on this fun event without the generous support of these businesses:

    Krueger logo   carol d krueger attorney   John Krueger Construction Grand Traverse Landscaping - Scott McClarrinon

    McClarrinon Grief Recovery  Celynn McClarrinon Certified Grief Recovery Specialist             

         Alpine wine and spirits         VMCT Vail Brewing Co       

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