09/12/2013
An event for kids and families alike featuring a 5K and Kids’ 1K
Gather the kids, stretch the legs and enjoy a morning of friendly competition at the annual Vail Summit Orthopedics Oktoberfest Fun Run benefitting the Children’s Garden of Learning this Sunday, Sept. 15 in Vail Village.

The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning at Check Point Charlie on Gore Creek Dr. in Vail Village. The course will run along a similar route as it has in years past, heading east from the start through Vail Village toward the Vail Golf Course and finishing back at Check Point Charlie.

Event categories include a 5K run/walk and a kids’ 1K in which strollers are welcome. Adult registration is $25 and kids are $10. Teams of 4 or more adults will receive a discounted entry fee of $20 but must register as a team on-site at the race. Registration is now open online at www.vailoktoberfest.com and will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. On-site registration and check in will take place from 8-8:45 a.m. on September 15th the day of the Fun Run, and the event will get going promptly at 9a.m with a quick stretch and then our little runners take off on the 1k Fun Run! The 5k will follow quickly follow.

Children will receive a goody bag, with a sweatband for the race as well as a medal at the finish. There will be food, drinks and fun activities for the families.

The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run is part of Vail Oktoberfest, the annual celebration of the arrival of autumn held in Vail Village Sept. 13-15. For a complete schedule of events and to pre-register for the Oktoberfest Fun Run, visit www.vailoktoberfest.com.

The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run is brought to you by Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, FirstBank, Green Zebra, Master Sealers, Vail Valley Animal Hospital, Old Forge Pizza, Mintown Music, Claggett-Rey, Gallery, Surefoot, Vail Valley Pharmacy and URS Energy.

Vail Oktoberfest is presented by Hacker-Pschorr, Town of Vail and Vail Dentistry and sponsored in part by Bighorn Toyota, Arrowhead Water, Sonnenalp Hotel, Klement’s Sausage Company, Marriott Mountain Resort, Loki, Jagermeister, Shawls by Veronika, Vail Daily and KZYR the Zephyr.

About Children's Garden of Learning

The Children's Garden of Learning is gearing up for our annual Vail Oktoberfest Fun Run! CGL is a Reggio Emilia-inspired non-profit preschool located in the heart of Vail. With 25 years of rich history in early childhood development, and a highly educated and qualified staff, CGL is once again presenting this unique opportunity for you or your business to be part of our amazing school. Whether running beside us, or donating to fund activities that blossom our children's growing minds, we greatly appreciate your partnership!

About Vail

There’s no place like Vail for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities in the heart of the Rockies. Located just two hours west of Denver, Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await visitors. Discover a quaint mountain town where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience, Vail from May through October is characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, a world-class events schedule, and everything in between. This summer guests can experience events like the Vail Jazz Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Vail International Festival of Dance, BRAVO! Vail, USA Pro Challenge, Gourmet on Gore culinary festival, Vail America Days and much more. Vail offers a diverse range of lodging options from luxury brands to boutique hotels, condominiums and vacation rentals. For more information on a Vail vacation, please visit www.vail.com. For more information on the community, please visit www.vailgov.com.

For more information on Vail Oktoberfest and a full schedule of events, including the schedule of events for Oktoberfest in Vail Village Sept. 16-18, visit www.vailoktoberfest.com<http://www.vail-oktoberfest.com>.

Contact(s)

Alexandra Weissner

alex@sprocketcommunications.com

720.213.6139

Aubrey Cornelius

Aubrey@sprocketcommunications.com

303.229.4431
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