The Rocky Mountains provide an incredible venue for recreation of all sorts. From May through September Beaver Creek is the home to many incredible trail runs, bike rides, triathlons, etc.. With runs ranging from 5k to half marathons and 6 day 120 mile runs, 40-120 mile road bike events, and the Mountain Championships for the Xterra Off-road Triathlon, we have something for everyone. The full schedule of races and events are listed below.
For those who are looking to take it to the next level or who just want to get out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, Beaver Creek provides a wonderful backdrop for your athletic adventures.
July 18, 2015 – July 19, 2015
Beaver Creek XTERRA Mountain Championship & XTERRA Trail Run
July 18th – XTERRA Mountain Championship Off-Road Triathlon
Swim, mountain bike and run, starting in Avon’s Nottingham Lake and finishing in Beaver Creek. The XTERRA triathlon event is open to all ability levels with individual and team categories.
XTERRA Mountain Championship – 1 mile swim / 25km mountain bike / 9.3 km trail run
XTERRA Beaver Creek Sprint* – .5 mile swim / 14.4km mountain bike / 4.9km trail run
*The XTERRA Sprint race is a half-distance race run on the same course and day as the championship race. The race is a great opportunity for new competitors, or for those who want a less-demanding XTERRA experience.
July 19th – XTERRA Trail Run (5km/10km/20km)
Trail runs in Colorado can be a breathtaking experience in more ways than one, and the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is no exception. This year’s XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run will hit the trails for 5K, 10K and 20K runs through aspen glades, along skyways and singletracks, returning to the base of Beaver Creek Village for the post-race party! There is an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet for the 5K, and 1,300 feet for the 10K. It will follow the same trails as the XTERRA Mountain Championship off-road triathlon.
The 20km race counts as part of the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, so runners can earn valuable points toward a series championship.
For more information on the XTERRA Mountain Championship and the XTERRA Trail Run as well as registration and detailed scheduling, please visit: www.xterrabeavercreek.com
Join us on Saturday, July 25th to “Crank it for Cause” at the 14th Annual SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is the biggest fundraising event of the year for SOS. Today, SOS serves 5,000 youth nationwide through adventure sports, adult mentoring and community engagement. Its mission is to inspire kids to make positive decisions for more successful lives.
So get out there, have fun, and pedal for a kid in your community!
For event information and registration, please visitwww.sosoutreach.org.
August 11-16, 2015
This August, 300 RUN6 team and solo runners and 100 RUN3 solo runners will take on the Colorado Rockies for a trail running experience like no other. During the six days of the PepsiCo TransRockies Run, runners from all over the world will run, eat and live together as they cover 120 miles of spectacular scenery, fully supported by a dedicated and professional Event Team who will look after all aspects of their food, accommodations and on-course support.
Based upon the wildly successful TransAlpine-Run in Europe and the TransRockies mountain bike race, the PepsiCo TransRockies Run is run on a multi-day point-to-point format which allows athletes to access and traverse wild and fantastic scenery, while building camaraderie, overcoming adversity and sharing a singular adventure.
The PepsiCo TransRockies Run course runs from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft.
Sunday, September 6th, 2015
Get a workout in before you indulge in beer and brats, all for a great cause! Join us for the Oktoberfest Shuffle, a non-competitive walk, hike, or run over your choice of a 5 km or 10 km course across the scenic trails of Beaver Creek Mountain. All proceeds of the race will go to benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.