(Vail) - The Vail Recreation District's La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Sheild returns for its 20th summer and will offer running enthusiasts 50 miles and 16,475 vertical feet in elevation gain on scenic trails throughout the Vail Valley. The series will take place Saturdays and Sundays and distances range from 3.1 miles to 13.1 miles.

The seven-race series will feature single track, mountain roads and double track while offering runners spectacular scenery throughout the summer. Details are as follows:
MAY 14 Boneyard Boogie 11K
Presented by the Dusty Boot  
9 a.m. Saturday | Eagle
JUNE 18 Summer Solstice 5K, 10K and Kid's Fun Run  
Benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund
9:30 a.m. | Beaver Creek, Avon
JULY 10* Vail HillClimb *Please note change of date from 2015
Presented by Vail's Mountain Haus
7 a.m. | Vail Mountain, Vail
NEW this year! JULY 24 Camp Hale Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Presented by Howard Head Sports Medicine
8 a.m. | Camp Hale (near Redcliff)
AUG. 7 Berry Picker 5K
Presented by TIGA Advertising
8 a.m. | Vail Mountain, Vail
AUG. 21 10@10 10K and 5K
9 a.m. | Vail Mountain, Vail
SEPT. 18 EverGold 5K and 11K
Presented by Haute Route Gear & Apparel
10 a.m. | Vail Mountain, Vail
A full listing of details are available here .  
Individual race costs are $33 for preregistration, $38 week-of registration or $45 on race-day. Summer Solstice registration is $37 for preregistration and $50 for day-of, with proceeds benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Student rates are $23 for preregistration, $35 week-of registration or $45 on race-day. Runners also can register for the entire race series for $200 by May 1 or $215 after May 1 or at a student rate of $145 by May 1 or $160 after May 1. A new online registration system is now available and all past users must create a new account. Users can now use one account to sign up the whole family for races, tournaments, camps and more! To register go to  www.vailrec.com/register or go to www.active.com.

Partners and sponsors are being sought for the 2016 Trail Running Series with a variety of opportunities available. Joining 2016 series title sponsor La Sportiva and presenting sponsor Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield are individual race sponsors TIGA Advertising, The Dusty Boot, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Haute Route Gear & Apparel, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include SmartWool, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, AmericInn, Gatorade, Honey Stinger, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve and Camelbak.

For more information or to become a race series sponsor, call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 or go to www.vailrec.com.  

About the Vail Recreation District
The Vail Recreation District's mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, flag football, broomball, figure skating and rugby; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Vail Nature Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Community Programming, Vail's Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps.


For more information or to become a race series sponsor, call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 or go to www.vailrec.com.
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