Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series is Off and Running | Sports Destination Management

Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series is Off and Running

May 13, 2021



We look forward to continue in-person racing in 2021.  Please continue to visit www.vailrec.com for the latest information, as we may need to make adjustments depending on the state of the pandemic.

2020 COVID-19 Rules & Guidelines for the Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series

These rules are to preserve the health and safety of our participants and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Racing protocols were submitted and reviewed by Eagle County Health Department.
  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced for both racers and spectators.
  • Racers must agree not to participate if they have any illness symptom.
  • Racers must wear face coverings while retrieving their bibs, in the starting chute, while passing on course and when receiving their post-race t-shirt.
  • Hand sanitation stations will be provided at race start and registration area.
  • Staff will wear gloves and face masks.
  • High touch area will be sanitized after each use.
  • Racers are advised to bring their own nutrition and water to the race. Limited water will be available on course with water coolers sanitized after each use.
  • There will be no post race awards ceremony. Participants will receive their post race t-shirt and be required to leave the venue. Awards will be mailed. 
  • Raffle will occur during the event. If you are a raffle winner, you will recieve your raffle prize with your t-shirt.
  • Racers and spectators not willing to follow these guidelines will be ordered to leave the venue.
  • Please read our Race Protocols and Trail Running FAQ's

Colorado's most iconic trail running series, The Dynafit Vail Trail Running Race Series has become a must-do race series! Taking runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 24 years, this series is not to be missed. With over 40 years of combined experience, the staff of the Vail Recreation District continues to create one of the best trail running experiences every year. Expect well-marked routes, fully-stocked aid stations, experienced volunteers and courses that are challenging for the elites and enjoyed by the beginner trail runner. Shorten your bucket list and register for the entire series or choose an individual race - you will have a great experience!


Vail Trail Running Series COVID-19 Protocols


Race #1: Saturday, May 15.  Dynafit Boneyard Boogiepresented by Eagle Outside | 9 a.m. in Eagle, Colorado

Race #2: Saturday, June 19.  Dynafit Beaver Creek Summer Solstice 10K and 5K, benfitting Vail Valley Charitable Fund | 9 a.m. in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Race #3: Saturday, July 3.  Dynafit Vail HillClimbpresented by Vail's Mountain Haus | 7 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #4: Saturday, July 17. Dynafit 10K@10,000 feet and 5K@10,000 feet, presented by Summit Ford | 8 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #5: Saturday, July 31. Dynafit Berry Picker  presented by Elevated Dental | 7 a.m. in Vail, Colorado

Race #6: Saturday, August 21. Dynafit  Half Marathonpresented by Vail Health | 8 a.m. at TBD

Race #7: Saturday, Sept 11.  Dynafit Town of Minturn Meadowgold 10K and 5K | 10 a.m. in Meadow Mountain, Minturn, Colorado

 *Times, dates and courses are subject to change. 




Series Costs:

Dynafit Half Marathon: $48 preregistration, $53 week-of registration, $65 day-of registration.

All other series races: $35 preregistration, $40 week-of registration, $47 day-of registration.

5K Costs: $28 preregistration, $33 week-of registration, $40 day-of registration.

Student Rates (K-12): $25 preregistration, $30 week-of registration, $37 day-of registration.

Series Registration (includes entry into all seven races. If the races have multiple distances, series registrants are defaulted to the longer race) $225. Register by May 14, 2021.

5K - Five Pack - (includes  Summer Solstice, 5K@10,000 Feet, Berry Picker, Half Marathon 5K and Meadowgold) $120. Register by June 18, 2021.

Online registration closes at 3 p.m. the Friday before each race.  After that time you may register in person at the bib pickup location or registration will open at the race site one hour before race start time.

Aid Stations

Each race in the Series will have strategically placed aid stations. Expect two to three aid stations in all races and four to five aid stations in the Half Marathon. Aid stations will be well-stocked with water and Skratch Labs hydration as well as refuel snacks and energy chews from Skratch Labs. 

In an effort to be sensitive to the environment, all VRD races have gone cupless.  Please bring your own drinking receptable.  Aid stations will be manned by staff and volunteers of the Vail Recreation District and are happy to answer any questions.

Please do not litter. Any participant caught littering will be disqualified.

Bib Pickup

There will be a pre-race bib pickup at a location TBD from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Friday before race day.

 Mileage Markers and Course Directions

Thanks to our partnership with Garmin, all courses are documented using the latest GPS technology from Garmin. Course maps can be viewed on our website prior to arriving on race day. 

The courses are well-marked and signed with mileage markers every mile. Course arrows and directions are bold and are posted at every intersection. We are proud to state that a participant in our series has not challenged the results due to course confusion, getting lost or misdirected in the 19 years of the series. 

Please note: GPS data is different from one device to another. If you are comfortable with your devices accuracy, please default to your own devices' mileage when participating in our races.

Post-Race Info

Now that the hard part is over, it's time to enjoy and celebrate victory. Each race finish area will be stocked with racer refuel; nutrients to help you recover from your efforts. Water and Skratch Hydration will also be supplied. And, don't forget to grab your athlete bag stuffed with sponsor coupons, special gifts and more snacks. You'll need that athlete bag to carry your racer t-shirt. Each finisher will receive a tech t-shirt with a unique logo for each race.

The finish area will also be the site of our awards ceremony. We will award the top three finishers in each of the seven age groups for male and female divisions. If you raced in the 5K, we will award the top three amateur, open and masters in each of the male and female divisions.

We're not done yet... every registered racer will also be entered into our post-race raffle. Expect items from our long list of sponsors to be raffled off after every race. We have so much to give away at our post-race celebration you may just need another bag.

Dog Policy

Due to our permits with land owners and for the safety of all runners, spectators, volunteers and staff, dogs are not allowed on course during the Dynafit Vail Trail Running races.


Located in Vail Village, Vail's Mountain Haus is a proud sponsor of the Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series. Runners will receive 20% off all room types. Click here for details.


The VRD's Vail Trail Running Series is yours thanks to our title sponsor Dynafit and our presenting series sponsors, Bloch and Chapleau and Anthem Blue Cross and Shield and our individual race sponsors Summit Ford, TIGA Advertising, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Town of Minturn, Vail Health, Elevated Dental, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Vail's Mountain Haus. Partners also include Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Central Rockies Mortgage, First Bank, Northside Coffee and Kitchen, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, Skratch Labs, Renewal By Andersen, Vail Honeywagon, Honey Bunchies, Vita Coco, KZYR 97.7, Optic Nerve, Garmin, Lululemon, Orange Mud and Town of Eagle.

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