Individual race costs are $32 for preregistration or $42 on race day. Registration is available by going to www.vailrec.com/sports/trail-
Prizes will be presented to the top three finishers and overall finishers of each age group, both male and female. La Sportiva will provide winners of each age category a pair of mountain running shoes of their choice. Raffle prize drawings also will be held at each race awards ceremony featuring products from area merchants and national companies.
Four races remain in the La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series following the Vail HillClimb. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, runners will be challenged during the Vail Half Marathon, a demanding 13.1 mile run on Vail Mountain. Following the Vail Half Marathon, beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, the Berry Picker 5k trail run will take participants on an intense 3.4 mile climb from the base of Vail Mountain in Vail Village to Eagle’s Nest at the top of Vail Mountain. Runners will then enjoy spectacular views and trail running during the 5k and 10k@10,000 Feet, which takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at the top of Vail Mountain with the majority of the race above 10,000 feet in elevation. The final race of the season, the EverGold 5k and 11k is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 and will feature single and double track trails on Vail Mountain showcasing Vail’s stunning fall foliage. A full listing and details are available by going to www.vailrec.com/sports/trail-
Joining 2015 series title sponsor La Sportiva and presenting sponsor Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield are individual race sponsors TIGA Advertising, The Dusty Boot, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, FirstBank of Vail, Haute Route Gear & Apparel, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail’s Mountain Haus. Partners also include Sports Authority, SmartWool, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Kind Design, AmericInn, Gatorade, Honey Stinger, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, Skratch Labs and Camelbak. Sponsors joining for the Summer Solstice include the Vail Daily, Beck Building Company, TV8, Brill Insurance Agency and Xerox High Country Copiers.
Volunteers are needed at each race and will receive a T-shirt and other items for their help.