GoPro Mountain Games Opens Athlete Registration for Summer Event
12 Mar, 2015
The GoPro Mountain Games, to be presented this summer in Vail, Colorado, opened athlete registration Monday for this summer's games, which will feature more than $110,000 in prize money and introduce a qualifying race for the growing Kids Adventure Games race series.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes (both human and canine) are invited back to the mountains and rivers of Vail by registering now at GoProMountainGames.com, which will run June 4-7 in Vail, CO. Athletes are selected from nine different sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail and road running, dog comps, the Ultimate Mountain Challenge and the ever popular mud run.
“2014 represented our largest and most successful Mountain Games yet, with record attendance during the event window, says Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the annual event. “We’re very pleased with the significant and continued growth of the project each year alongside our title sponsor GoPro, and come June 2015, we will be excited to share new events, partners, concerts and more.
As in past years, participants are encouraged to enter early and online to save some money and ensure receipt of the highly coveted athlete swag bag, of which there is a limited quantity awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Participants who register by March 7 will save $5, with registration costs continuing to increase as the event approaches.
The 2015 GoPro Mountain Games will feature more than $110,000 in prize money and some new additions and changes, including the Mountain Mud Run which will include a Kids-only wave, acting as a qualifier for the growing Kids Adventure Games race series, mud pit and multiple obstacles. The Mountain Games will shift away from the Slopestyle competition this June and plans to add a new event to the athletic line up. More details on the Mountain Mud Run, new competition(s) and the Mountains of Music free concert lineup will be announced soon. Athlete and spectator numbers are anticipated to break 60,000 during the weekend.
The GoPro Mountain Games is one of the most family-friendly events in Colorado and nearly a quarter of the event’s 2014 attendees were families. Throughout the four-day festival, kids can try kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, stand-up paddling, yoga, slacklining and ziplining all for free, and roam Gerber Gear Town to grab all sorts of swag from more than 80 exhibitors. Attendees are also encouraged to check out free concerts in Vail Village each night, the outdoor reel film series, GoPro training sessions, contests, giveaways and more.
About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation: The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit www.vvf.org.