Vail)-The La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running series continues Sunday (8-7) with the 10k@10,000 Feet trail running race. This year's race will feature the addition of a 5k trail running race for those looking
to experience the run with a shorter distance. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola at Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain and the entire race takes place above 9,000 feet of elevation with the high point at nearly 11,000 feet. The average grade of the 10k is 7 percent with an elevation gain of 1,172 feet. The race will end at Eagle's Nest at the top of the mountain. The 5k and 10k@10,000 Feet is the fifth race of the 2011 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series, which is presented by
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Individual race costs are $28 for preregistration or $38 on race-day. Registration is available by clicking here <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102625243252&s=0&e=001UyU0-61y1x1Rxgu78LZcR8DgGdaOTg9uKwdOdMbVlmZrpTg-b5kmEoWKsrxWPCq2KFXWbogO4z81Sd-adTY9sLhj4Owed85aFRHiJfjRj99wsvD2MdS0IXI9JLSWrlspRUntqNh_fHVp2kFCB4T9yJNVg5O4jcrzBmkgIjFdSoa5n86rWwOXbA==>  or by calling 970-479-2280. Day of registration will occur at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola until 7:45 a.m. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead will operate from 8 to 9 a.m. for racers and race-day spectators. All racers should take the gondola up no later than 8:30 a.m. Racers should park in the LionsHead parking structure where parking is free for the summer.

Runners during the 2010 La Sportiva Berry Picker
The La Sportiva series continues Aug. 28 featuring the Berry Picker trail run and its 3.2 mile run up a tough single track from the base of Vail Mountain to the top at Eagle's Nest. The final race of the series, the La Sportiva Evergold 10k and 5k on Sept. 11, will begin at the Vail Golf Club and traverse Vail Mountain back to the golf club where racers will enjoy an end-of-season brunch presented by and at Happy Valley Grill <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=i6kehfcab&t=voel6ygab.0.oxklvucab.i6kehfcab.18560&ts=S0652&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.happyvalleyvail.com%2F> .   

Prizes will be presented to the top three finishers of each age group at each race, with series prizes awarded to the top three finishers who compete in at least five events. Raffle prize drawings also will be held at each awards ceremony featuring products from area merchants and national companies. Scott McClarrinon will be taking photos of runners throughout the summer with photos available by clicking here <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=i6kehfcab&t=voel6ygab.0.euzssxdab.i6kehfcab.18560&ts=S0652&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mcclarrinonphotography.com%2FTrail-Running-Events-2010> .

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The Vail HillClimb takes place during Vail's Fourth of July weekend celebration. For a listing of events, click here <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=i6kehfcab&t=voel6ygab.0.7knb6jgab.i6kehfcab.18560&ts=S0652&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vailgov.com%2Frelease.asp%3Fnr_id%3D6337%26type%3D0> . For more information on the race, click here <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=i6kehfcab&t=voel6ygab.0.soepxmcab.i6kehfcab.18560&ts=S0652&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vailrec.com%2Frunning.cfm>  or call 970-479-2280.
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Tiaras, Boas, Bubbly, Roses, Runners Come to Vail Aug. 21 for Divas Half Marathon; 13.1 Miles Scenic Running, Less Than 380 Feet Elevation Gain Less than 20 days remain to register for the first-ever Divas Half Marathon® at Vail, which will take runners of all levels into the heart of Colorado Rocky Mountain's on Saturday, Aug. 21 and feature a 13.1 mile journey of glam, tiaras, champagne toasts and more. Recently named by Active.com as one of the most-scenic fall races for 2011, Vail's Divas Half Marathon® participants will enjoy a course with an elevation gain of less than 380 feet and featuring Vail's stunning views of the Gore and Holy Cross Mountain Ranges. Runners will also run amidst the White River National Forest, along Vail's gold-medal Gore Creek and world-class ski mountain, plus through the iconic Vail and LionsHead Villages.  The race weekend festivities will include a welcome reception in LionsHead on Friday, Aug. 19, the Health and Fitness Boutique on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20 and various dining, spa and merchant specials for race participants on Saturday, Aug. 20. Other weekend activities will include parties and a post-race "Diva-style" Pub Crawl throughout Vail Village on Sunday, Aug. 21.  The Divas Half Marathon® race day will begin at 8:45 a.m. with the Girls 5K followed by the Divas Half Marathon® at 9:30 a.m. in Ford Park, in the heart of Vail on Sunday, Aug. 21. The race also will have entertainment on the course featuring six DJs and special Divas stops like the feather boa station and tiara stop, an ageless category for those not wanting to divulge their age and a dance party. In addition to the half marathon, there is also a Girl's 5k that will be open to younger athletes, fathers, brothers and other family members who also want to participate in the series. Vail's firefighters will be on hand to deliver roses at the finish line as runners complete the race and participants will enjoy a glass of champagne, presented by Korbel.  Ellen Miller, owner of Mountain Divas in Vail, a motivational fitness program for runners, hikers and climbers, is offering runners tips for preparing to run in Vail. According to Miller, runners shouldn't be intimidated by the high altitude in Vail as the Diva's Half Marathon course is one of the easiest on the race series circuit. "The Divas course features less than 380 feet in elevation gain and is relatively flat with some small short climbs," said Miller. "I would encourage runners to arrive in Vail a couple days prior to race-day, drink plenty of water and enjoy the surrounding wilderness. There is no better place than Vail to run and the beauty of the course will captivate runners during the race and make up for the bit of challenge a runner might feel from the altitude." Cost to run the Vail Divas Half Marathon® is $90 per runner. The Girls 5k cost $25 per person. All Divas Half Marathon® participants receive a finishing medal, personalized racing bibs and a one-of-a-kind women's-fit technical T-shirt.   For more information on the race, lodging or to register, go to www.runlikeadiva.com.
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Join the VRD for its free, weekly running club this summer that will lead participants around Vail's scenic recreation paths. The club is being led by local runner Greg Decent and meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the base of the Vista Bahn in Vail Village, located in the Mountain Plaza area.

Most runs will be between five and eight miles and all ages, experience and abilities are welcome. Runners should have a running base and feel comfortable at altitude. The club is a great way to meet new training partners or just have fun running the roads and paths surrounding Vail. Runs will be followed by light stretching and a cool down.

For more information on the club, contact the VRD at 970-479-2446 or e-mail Decent, at skijumper19@hotmail.com.
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