Vail Kids Adventure Games/Balance Bike Race/Volunteering


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.

Parking Information

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The 2023 Vail Kids Adventure Games are scheduled for August 9 -13, 2023 and returns to Vail Village for the first time since 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; 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!

2023 Kids Balance Bike Race powered by Gorsuch: Open to Kids Ages 5 and Under!Balance Bike web
Join us at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village for the 2023 Kids Balance Bike Race powered by Gorsuch to kick off a great weekend of adventure for the whole family! 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 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 10, 2023 
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Vail Village
Cost: $5 entry fee

Race style: There are 16 kids in each age group, and only the top 2 finishers in each heat will move on.

The Balance Bike race is brought to you by Gorsuch with support from Strider.
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2023 Mud Run Is back and open to all ages! 

Online Registration

The Mud Run is back! This race is a fun-filled race for all ages. Come and get your mud on. 

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: 4:30pm
Location : Gondola one in Vail Village
Cost: Family of four $ 70 pre-registered/$95 day-of
         Individual child (14 & Under) $15 pre-registered/$22 day-of
         Individual adult $26 pre-registered/$33 day-of

The race will begin at 4:30 pm in Mountain Plaza at the base of Gondola One. The course is approximately one mile and includes mud pits and other obstacles. At the end of the race the Vail Fire Department will be there to hose you down. 

All participants will have a chance to win great prices and costumes are encouraged! 


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