The Skinny on the Boneyard Boogie

The Vail Recreation District's 2013 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series, presented by Columbia, will kick off the trail running race season on Saturday (5-18) with the Boneyard Boogie 10k in Eagle, Colo. The Boneyard Boogie 10k trail run, which is sponsored by the Dusty Boot, will begin at 9 a.m. behind Eagle Valley Middle School at the Bureau of Land Management trailhead, located in the Bluffs Neighborhood in Eagle. The race will finish at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the Eagle Ranch Neighborhood.

Course Description
The trail includes a switchback single track through the wooded BLM area emerging from the trees and into rolling sagebrush fields. Runners will encounter some trail splits along the way, plus several short bursting climbs. Once at the top of the climb, the single track trail descends to the Eagle Pool and Ice Arena for an extended downhill run to the finish.  
Individual race costs are $29 for preregistration or $39 on race day. Runners also can register for the entire race series for $180 by Thursday (5-16). Registration is available online at www.active.com or at www.vailrec.com/boneyardboogie.cfm. Day-of registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink on the morning of the race. Those who have preregistered may pick up their race bib at the start of the race.
Racers are encouraged to park at the Eagle Pool and either use the free shuttle service provided by AmericInn from the pool/rink to the race start or take a one mile warm-up run along the bike path to the trailhead start area. Parking will also be available at the Eagle Valley Middle School for preregistered racers. Racers are asked to not park in the Bluffs Neighborhood.

The Goods Course Record, WIN BIG!
If the course records are broken this weekend, East West Resorts will award $200 to either or both the male or female who breaks the record. The course records are held by John Tribbia who ran 41:44 in 2011 and Deanna Audrey who ran a 44:22 in 2012.

Prizes will be presented to the top three finishers of each age grou
p at each race, with series prizes awarded to the top three finishers who compete in at least five events. La Sportiva will provide winners of each age category with a pair of mountain running shoes of their choice.   
Columbia will be providing all running participants at each race, except the Summer Solstice, with it's  innovative Omni-Freeze Zero® tech T-shirts, a temperature-regulating shirt that allows sweat to react with blue rings to lower the temperature of the material. Raffle prize drawings also will be held at each race awards ceremony featuring products from area merchants and national companies.
After Party and Participant Brunch
A participant brunch will be available at the post-race party at the Dusty Boot in Eagle, compliments of race-day sponsor the Dusty Boot. During the post-race party, awards will be handed out to the top finishers and a raffle will take place for all runners who will have an opportunity to win cool products and SWAG from race series partners.

Sponsor Shout Out
The VRD would like to thank all of its partners and sponsors of the 2013 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series, presented by Columbia. Joining 2013 series title sponsor La Sportiva and presenting sponsor Columbia Sportswear are Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, FirstBank of Vail, Vail's Mountain Haus, Apex Dental, Central Rockies Mortgage, Peter Rabbit Organics, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, HP's Provisions, Tiga Advertising, Howard Head Sports Medicine Centers, Mountainsmith, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Phillipon Research Institute, Trail Runner Magazine, Anthem Branding, AmericInn, Gatorade, Elevation Outdoors, New York Life, KZYR 97.7, Road ID, Dusty Boot, Trek Light, Optic Nerve and Camelbak.

Trail running race participants and their families can enjoy Vail for a variety of summer offerings including events and activities such as the Vail Farmer's Market, the largest farmer's market in Colorado; a visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the nation's highest botanical garden; naturalist experiences with the Vail Nature Center, including wildflower hikes and bird watching, beaver pond tours, stargazing, adventure hikes and more; a round of golf at the Vail Golf Club, open to the public featuring an 18-hole course that sits amidst the White River National Forest with spectacular views of the Gore Mountain Range, concerts, festivals and more! For details on the Vail Nature Center, Vail Golf Club, youth day and sports camps and other Vail Recreation District activities, go to www.vailrec.com or, for a full slate of summer activities, visit www.vail.com.


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