MOVED TO SUNDAY MORNING!
Challenge the Vail Valley’s best trail runners along with top professionals at almost 9,000 feet as you compete for a cash purse. This course will truly test your fitness with its constant elevation changes and mountainous terrain. Start training now for one of the most challenging 10Ks in the nation!
SUNday, June 11
Men & Women:
19 & under
1) All racers will start and finish the race in the same location in Mountain Plaza in Vail Village. Racers will be sent out in one mass start. Start positions will not be pre-determined and it is up to the athlete to get into desired location.
2) Athletes will race on the course set up by race directors. Total length of the race will be about 10-12k, and course will be pre-marked on Friday, June 10. Athletes should be prepared to run on all types of terrain ranging from asphalt to forest service access dirt roads to single track.
3) No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.
4) No dogs will be allowed to participate in the 10k.
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete’s disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games®related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.
Early Bird (2/15-3/14)
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,500
1st – $1,200
2nd – $700
3rd – $350
1st – $1,200
2nd – $700
3rd – $350