Pepi’s Face-Off
Photo: LOGAN ROBERTSON

Pepi’s Face-Off

A Déjà Vu dash

Expect some steep competition during 30 minutes of uphill/downhill running on the legendary tourist trap, Pepi’s Face, on Vail Mountain.
SUNDAY, JUNE 13
12:30 PM

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Event Overview

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

12:30 PM

A 30-minute uphill/downhill dash. Run 860-foot laps on the legendary tourist trap, Pepi’s Face on Vail Mountain. When the timer hits 30, the horn blows, and it’s a mad sprint to the finish! The speedsters with the most completed laps wins.

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IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 12 at 6:00 PM.

Times

Times

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

12:30 PM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 12 at 6:00 PM.

Rules

Categories:

Open – Men / Women

FORMAT & RULES:
  • Racers will be sent out in a mass start [subject to change based on total athletes]. Start positions will not be pre-determined and it is up to the athlete to get into desired start location.
  • Objective is to run as many laps as possible in thirty (30) minutes. Clock will start when runners cross starting line. First lap will start when runners cross the lap line (to be clearly marked day of race). Athletes’ laps will be counted by timers each time athlete crosses lap line. At thirty (30) minutes, horn will sound, and runners must finish current lap (no back-tracking) and sprint back to the start/finish line.
  • Course will start and finish in Mountain Plaza, run West to the base of Pepi’s Face trail, East across Windisch Way, and down Strawberry Lane trail. Lap lane will be at the bottom of Strawberry Lane trail.
  • In order to alleviate foot traffic impact on Pepi’s Face, runners will use three (3) separate lanes up the hill. Uphill traffic on Pepi’s Face will be shifted from one lane to the next exactly 10 minutes from starting time and then again exactly 20 minutes from starting time.
  • Results will place competitors by number of laps completed and then time back (see past years’ results for additional detail).
  • Athletes are permitted to wear protective gloves and/or padding and use trekking poles if they so wish. All other accessory equipment must be approved by race directors no less than twenty-four (24) hours before start time.
  • No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.
  • Dogs are not permitted to run in Pepi’s Face-Off. Please enter our Rocky Dog Trail Run on Thursday, June 10 if you’d like to run with your pup!
LOCATION:

Start and finish is from Mountain Plaza in Vail Village.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // April 9 – May 31, 2021
$45

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 12, 2021
$55


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $9,500

MEN
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

WOMEN
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750


PRIZES

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

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

Price & Prizes

Event Map

race start & fINISH:

Mountain Plaza in Vail Village

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