La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run

Aug 04, 2018 at 8:00 AM

La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run

Vail Village Base Area

Vail CO, 81657

USA

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Entry Fee $33
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $45
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 5K

Type: Hill Climb

Participant Limit: 1000

Starting Elevation: 8250

High Point: 10410

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

Description: The race begins at 8 a.m. at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village, testing runners of all abilities on both single-track and double-track terrain over 4.5 miles of uphill running with an average grade of 14 percent. The race ends at Mid-Vail at the top of Gondola One. There will be one aid station on-course near mile marker 2, complete with water, Gatorade and limited snack items. Gondola One, which accesses Mid-Vail, will be open for spectators to ride to the top for free from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All spectators must present a lift voucher to access Gondola One. Lift vouchers are available at pre-registration/bib pick-up on August 6 at Smartwool in Lionshead from 3-6 p.m. and at day-of registration at Mountain Plaza Vail Village from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Failure to load the gondola by 8:30 a.m. will forfit access to Mid-Vail without purchasing 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. Please note the new finish location for this event is at Mid-Vail. Spectators should plan accordingly if they wish to watch both the race start and finish. Competitors will ascend Berry Picker and take a sharp left on Upper Fireweed and traverse to the east toward Mid-Vail. Competitors will then connect with Fred's Lunch and approach Mid-Vail with a slight uphill finish. Awards and raffle will take place adjacent to the finish on Sarge's Deck, overlooking the spectacular Gore Range. This is the same finish route as in 2016.

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Event Dates

Held on Aug 04, 2018

Held on Aug 05, 2017

Held on Aug 07, 2016

Held on Aug 02, 2015

Held on Aug 03, 2014

Held on Aug 04, 2013

Held on Aug 05, 2012

Held on Aug 28, 2011

Held on Aug 01, 2010

Held on Aug 02, 2009

Held on Jul 20, 2008

Held on Aug 12, 2007

Held on Aug 13, 2006

Held on Aug 14, 2005

Held on Aug 15, 2004

Held on Aug 10, 2003

Held on Aug 11, 2002

Held on Aug 12, 2001

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