07/14/2014
Vail Recreation District's first ever Family Mud Run will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 and registration is underway. As a part of the 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games, the Family Mud Run is open to all ages (adults included). This fun run is the perfect opportunity for children who are too young (or too old) and their parents to participate in the Adventure Games, but still want to join in on the activities.
 
The Family Mud Run is presented by the Vail Valley Medical Center, the Steadman Clinic and Horizon Organics and will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village. Families of all ages and ability levels are invited to come test their competitive streak during this one mile, mud filled race course. Of course, this is no clean event, so there will be a "cool" way to wash off at the finish line. In addition, all racers will receive a fun and commemorative race gift from the sponsors.
 
VRD Events and Sponsorships Manager Beth Pappas is ecstatic about the introduction of the Family Mud Run into the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games this year. "The Mud Run is a perfect addition since we have been looking at ways to get younger and older participants involved that may not be within the age requirements of the Kids Adventure Games," said Pappas. "It's great to have the Mud Run in addition to the Games, because now visitors who may not have the whole week to spare can still be included and participate in some racing fun on Saturday afternoon."
 
Costs are $50 for a family of four (two adults and two children) who pre-register by Friday, Aug. 8 or $60 day-of registration; $20 for those 15 years and older or $25 day-of; $10 for children 14 years and younger or $15 day-of. On-site registration and pre-registered mud run bib pickup is available at KidSPORT in Vail Village (across from Solaris Plaza) during the following dates:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
 
Both Friday and Saturday's races are full for the Kids Adventure Games, with waiting lists. Sunday's race has 20 spots remaining and cost is $180 per team of two. There is no cap to register for the Family Mud Run. Athletes can download the registration form online by visiting www.vailadventuregames.com.
 
The 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games is presented by KidSPORT, Town of Vail, Vail Resorts and Horizon Organics. Additional sponsors include the Vail Valley Medical Center, the Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Timberline Tours, Red Fox, Go Pro, Clif Kid, Moe's Original BBQ, Megatstar Financial, KZYR-The Zephyr and The Parent's Handbook.
 
For more information on the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games, call the VRD's Sports Department at 970-479-2280, or go to www.vailkidsadventuregames.com. For more information on the Kids Adventure Games events taking place at other locations, visit www.kidsadventuregames.com.
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