Dynafit Vail Hill Climb Trail Run

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Jul 04, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Dynafit Vail Hill Climb Trail Run

292 E Meadow Drive

Vail CO, 81657


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Entry Fee $33
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $45
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 7.5M

Series: Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series

Type: Hill Climb

Starting Elevation: 8150

High Point: 10335

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 1976


Named best trail race by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2006 and 2011, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.7 mile climb from Vail Village to Mid-Vail. The Vail HillClimb will begin at 7 a.m. in Vail Village – next to Vail’s Mountain Haus – and finish at Mid-Vail after ascending over 2,200 vertical feet. Race participants will follow the historic gravel double-track route that has made the HillClimb a favorite among trail running enthuasists. The race course will head east from Eagle’s Nest and end at the newly relocated finish line at Mid-Vail. Gondola One in Vail Village, which accesses Mid-Vail, is open for spectators to ride to the top for FREE from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. All friends and family who are going to spectate will need to pick up a free voucher for gondola access good for that morning only at bib pick up the day before the race or on race morning at registration. Failure to load the gondola by 7:30 a.m. will forfit access to Mid-Vail without paying a daily scenic ride ticket for $34. Dogs or other pets are not permitted to load the gondola. Post-race, the gondola will be free for racers and spectators to download to Vail Village. The HillClimb is presented by the Vail Mountain Haus and is the third race of the 2017 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series. Day-of registration is available on race morning from 5:30a.m.-6:45 a.m. in front of Vail’s Mountain Haus next to the Covered Bridge.


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Event Dates

Held on Jul 04, 2020

Held on Jul 06, 2019

Held on Jul 07, 2018

Held on Jul 08, 2017

Held on Jul 10, 2016

Held on Jul 05, 2015

Held on Jul 05, 2014

Held on Jul 06, 2013

Held on Jul 07, 2012

Held on Jul 03, 2011

Held on Jul 03, 2010

Held on Jul 05, 2009

Held on Jul 06, 2008

Held on Jul 08, 2007

Held on Jul 02, 2006

Held on Jul 03, 2005

Held on Jul 04, 2004

Held on Jul 06, 2003

Held on Jul 07, 2002

Held on Jul 01, 2001

Held on Jul 02, 2000

Held on Jul 03, 1999

Held on Jul 05, 1998

Held on Jul 06, 1997

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