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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.


Online Registration


Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019Holiday Sweater Run 88 web

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: The race will start and finish at Bart & Yeti's restaurant in Lionshead

Cost: Race entry is FREE with a donation of food or an unwrapped, new toy to our partner charities Eagle Valley Community Foundation's The Community Market and Toys for Tots. Please bring your donation to the registration area at the race start by Bart & Yeti's restaurant. Cash donations will also be accepted on race day if you don't bring a toy or food (suggested donation is $10). Click here for a list of food items that will be accepted.

Registration: Even though this is a free event, please sign up in advance so we know how many people to expect! Day-of registration will also be available. 


On Saturday, Dec. 14, grab your best and ugliest holiday sweater and join the Vail Recreation District for a fun-filled morning run through Vail Village while collecting donations for the The Community Market and Toys for Tots.

Sure to become a holiday tradition for the entire family, the 2019 Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run is a non-competitive event that will start and finish at Bart and Yeti's in Lionshead beginning at 8:30 a.m. The course is approximately three miles, and the race will be followed by a lively after-party at Bart & Yeti's.

Prizes will be awarded for best outfits by individuals, teams, dogs and kids. Santa Claus will be leading runners through town on a bike, and participants will encounter fun aid stations and challenges along the route. Adding to the festivities will be the Battle Mountain High School Choir, serenading the runners and spectators with holiday tunes!

Entry is FREE with donation of food or a new, unwrapped toy for our charitable partners. Cash donations will also be accepted on race day.

The 2019 Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run is presented by US Bank and The Steadman Clinic with support from Bart & Yeti's and the Vail Daily.

For more information, call 970-479-2280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can't wait to see you and your ugly sweater on Dec. 14!


Presenting Sponsors:

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