Run from (and with) the Krueger family on Saturday at the annual Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle
The Vail Recreation District will host its fifth annual Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle
10K, 5K and kids 1K fun run, in celebration of all things green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The race will feature a new and exciting course this year, beginning at the Vail Athletic Field (650 E. Vail Valley Dr.) and ending at the Vail Nature Center, including snowshoe and Yaktrax
The race will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 and will be followed by a post-race gathering that will include hot chocolate and s’mores around a bonfire at the Vail Nature Center. Participants and spectators of the Shamrock Shuffle are advised to park at the Vail Village Parking structure and walk or take the free in-town shuttle to the race start.
Costs for the race are $18 to preregister or $28 day-of; $15 for students who are pre-registerd or $25 on race day; and free for the kids 1k fun run. Racers can register or pick up their bib from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Icebreaker store, located in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. The first 125 registrants will be given a free gift with submitted registration. Snowshoe rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Vail Athletic Fields.
Prizes will be given out to the top three women and men in the 10k snowshoe and Yaktrax categories and include gift certificates to Blue Moose Pizza
. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the best St. Patrick’s Day-themed outfits. A raffle drawing will also take place for all participants at the after party with an opportunity to win snowshoes from Tubbs
and prizes from Wigwam
, Outdoor Technology
The 2016 Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle is presented by Krueger Architecture & Design, J Krueger and Company, Karl Krueger (Architect), Celynn McClarrinon (Certified Grief Recovery Specialist),
Grand Traverse Landscaping, McClarrinon Photography, Carol D Krueger (Attorney at Law), Icebreaker, The Gallegos Corporation, Vail Nordic Center, Yaktrax
, Tubbs Snowshoes, Outdoor Technology, Vail Chophouse, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Walking Mountains Science Center and Blue Moose Pizza.