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  • a Sportiva Vail 1/2 Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Start Time
8:00 AM
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
Golden Peak Children's Center
CITY
Vail
STATE/TERR
Colorado
Zip
81657
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
970.479.2280
Description

Race Information

The race will begin at the Golden Peak Children's Center in Vail at 8 a.m. and finish at Eagle's Nest. On-site registration will start at 6:30 a.m.

The Lionshead Gondola which accesses Eagle's Nest is open for spectators to ride to the top for Free from 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Failure to load the gondola by this time will make it so you will not be able to access Eagle's Nest without paying a daily scenic ride ticket.

Course Description

The Vail Half Marathon course starts at the Golden Peak base area on a dirt service road before ascending Windisch Way. Windisch is a steep double-track climb up to Gitalong Rd. before turning left onto Mill Creek Rd. Runners follow Mill Creek Rd. for 1 mile before turning right onto South 6, a single-track that climbs another 34 miles through tall trees to the Village Trail, a dirt double-track that takes runners 2.5 miles to Mid Vail. Here, runners access Lower Lucys Loop, cross Village Trail to Upper Lucys Loop, & return to MidVail. Back at Mid Vail, runners climb the MidVail Escape, a single-track with plenty of elevation gain for the next 2.5 miles. At the top,runners access the Grand Traverse via Klosers Klimb. The Grand Traverse stretches through Vails famous back bowls alongside amazing fields of flowers with beautiful views of mountain ranges back to the finish line at Eagle's Nest near the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola.

Parking

Please park in the Vail Village parking structure or at the Lionshead Parking structure. there is no parking available at the Golden Peak Children's Center.

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