Après 5K
Photo: ZACH MAHONE

Après 5K

IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE

Kickoff your GoPro Mountain Games weekend with an evening jaunt on the trails of Vail Mountain.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11
5:30 PM

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Event Overview

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

5:30 PM

If you’re the kind of person who gets antsy watching the action from the sidelines, the Après 5K trail run is a great way to get involved and burn some calories over the weekend. It’s a 5K that isn’t a backbreaker, but it’s not for couch potatoes either.

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM. Wave/Start order for this event will be posted online Thursday, June 10 at 8:00 PM.

Times

Times

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

5:30 PM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM. Wave/Start order for this event will be posted online Thursday, June 10 at 8:00 PM.

Rules

CATEGORIES:

19 & under – Men & Women
20-29 – Men & Women
30-39 – Men & Women
40-49 – Men & Women
50-59 – Men & Women
60-69 – Men & Women
70+ – Men & Women

FORMAT & RULES:
  • Racers will be sent out in waves.
  • Wave/Start order will be posted online on Thursday, June 10 by 8:00 PM.
  • A corral will be set up East of the start/finish line for racers to stage in before the race.
  • Athletes will race on the marked 5K course. Along the course, athletes will have to run on all types of terrain ranging from forest service access dirt roads to single track.
  • Please see course map for aid station locations, where water and sports drink will be provided.
  • No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.
  • Competitors who start significantly after the posted start time will still be clocked from the wave start time. No exceptions will be made.
  • Dogs are not permitted to run in the Après 5K. Please enter our Rocky Dog Trail Run on Thursday, June 10 if you’d like to run with your pup!
LOCATION:

*NEW FOR 2021* The race start is located at Golden Peak and the race finish is at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
  • RACE DAY PROTOCOL
    • Racers will be sent out in waves.
    • Waves will start every 10 minutes.
    • Staff, signs and ground markings will ensure proper physical distancing as athletes stage in their respective waves prior to the start of the race.
    • Athletes must wear a face mask in the start and finish areas.
    • Athletes may remove their mask at the start line just prior to the race start.
    • At the end of the race, athletes are asked to wear their mask.
    • Racers will adhere to all social distancing protocols at the start and finish lines.
    • Aid Station(s) on course will be staffed. Water coolers will be available with a staff member disinfecting after each use.
    • Individually wrapped food items (energy bars/gels) may be available at the Aid Station(s) and start/ finish line.
    • Spectating is discouraged.
    • For a full list of COVID-19 policies and protocols at the 2021 GoPro Mountain Games, click here.
    • All protocols subject to change based on updated state, county and local guidelines.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // April 9 – May 31, 2021
$40

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 10, 2021
$50


PAYOUT

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,200

MEN – Open
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $250
5th – $100

WOMEN – Open
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $250
5th – $100


PRIZES

1st place overall men and women finishers will win an epic piece of YETI gear!

1st, 2nd and 3rd place men and women finishers in each category will receive a Mountain Games podium exclusive YETI Rambler!

Price & Prizes

Event Map

RACE START:

*NEW FOR 2021* Golden Peak

FINISH:

Mountain Plaza in Vail Village