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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


The 2019 Vail Kids Adventure Games are scheduled for August 7-11, 2019 and will be bigger and better than ever! Enjoy three full days of racing for Beginners (ages 6 to 9), Intermediate (ages 8 to 11) and Expert (ages 10 to 14); free Family Adventure Zone with activities like a climbing wall, Cave of Confusion and the chance to meet Vail Avalanche Rescue Dogs; KEEN Family Mud Run and optional skills clinics for race participants. For details, visit Also, "like" the Kids Adventure Games on Facebook and receive training tips, the latest news, watch videos and more!

Want to be a part of the fun? Volunteer! Click HERE to sign up!

 2019 Yellowbelly Balance Bike Race: Open to Kids Ages 5 and Under!Balance Bike web

Join us at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village for the 2019 Yellowbelly Balance Bike Race to kick off a great weekend of adventure for the whole family! This is a FREE event where riders age five and under are invited to participate in a race with challenging and fun obstacles.
Participants will be divided by age and will compete in small groups to vie for the championship. Racers will receive an official commemorative Yellowbelly race plate and participation prize. Racers must compete on a balance bike - no pedal bikes please! Helmets are required for all racers.
Bib pickup and course pre-riding will begin at 9 a.m. and the races kick off at 10 a.m. Balance bike riders will be able to have their photo taken by the Paparazzi (mom and dad) in the Paparazzi Zone. The race is capped at 50 riders, so don't wait to sign up!
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Vail Village
Cost: FREE!

The Balance Bike race is brought to you by Yellowbelly Chicken with support from Strider and Kidsport.

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2019 KEEN Family Mud Run: Open to Kids (and Adults) of All Ages!

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 Online Registration | Registration Form

Get muddy and have a blast racing around Vail Village in the Kids Adventure Games' KEEN Family Mud Run! Families of all ability levels and ages are invited to test their competitive spirit during a jam-packed race weekend with the Family Mud Run. Whether you're racing in the Kids Adventure Games, you're a sibling or parent watching the Games, or you happen to be enjoying a weekend in Vail, bring your A-game and test the Mud Run for yourself! All mud runners will receive an awesome race gift from our sponsors. We'll also have some "cool" ways to wash off at the finish line!

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Vail Village


Individual: $24/Pre-Reg | $30/Day-of

Kids: $12/Pre-Reg | $18/Day-of

Family of 4 (2 adult/2 child): $60/Pre-Reg | $70/Day-of


The VRD is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under a special permit from the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.


The 2019 KEEN Familly Mud Run is brought to you by KEEN Footwear with support from Vail Health and The Steadman Clinic.

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