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.
JUNE 18 – LA SPORTIVA SUMMER SOLSTICE TRAIL RUN
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Please note that registration fees for this race are $38 pre-registration, $43 week-of registration and $50 day-of, proceeds benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Fee includes lunch and entertainment for all racers.
The course begins and finishes in Creekside Park. Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10k will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the 5K start at 10:05 a.m. Races will be followed by an after-party in Creekside Park. See race schedule below for details.
AFTER PARTY AND PRIZES
Following the race, racers are invited to enjoy food provided by a local restaurant and live entertainment in Creekside Park. Awards will be presented to the top three men and top three women in each age category for 10K runners. Prizes will also be given to the top three men and top three women in the Open, Amatuer and Masters 5k categories.July 16, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Beaver Creek XTERRA Mountain Championship & XTERRA Trail Run
XTERRA returns to Beaver Creek / Avon, CO on July 16, 2016.
The race will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 XTERRA World Championship, a gold level XTERRA Pan American Tour stop and a 100-point level XTERRA America Tour championship race.
The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 23 in Maui up-for-grabs.
XTERRA Championship – Beaver Creek events include a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 5/10/21km trail runs.
Paul Mitchell stylists will be on-site giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.
July 16th – 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 17th – 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
The 2016 River Ride
This year, the Colorado-Eagle River Ride is better than EVER with new events NOT to be missed. Kicking off Friday night, July 22nd, join SOS at the Dusty Boot in the heart of Beaver Creek Village to meet fellow riders and celebrated athletes for the River Ride Rendezvous pre-ride VIP event celebration. On Saturday, grab your bikes and hit the mountain or the road for a journey through some of Colorado’s most scenic landscapes. Read on for more details..
RIVER RIDE RENDEZVOUS VIP EVENT – FRIDAY, JULY 22nd, 6-8 PM, DUSTY BOOT BEAVER CREEK
For the first time ever, SOS Outreach and the Roadhouse Hospitality Group are hosting a River Ride Rendezvous VIP event in celebration of 15 years of “Cranking it for a Cause!” Join the celebration on the eve of the ride (July 22nd) from 6-8 PM at the Dusty Boot, located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. In addition to the meet and greet opportunity with some of the most distinguished athletes of our time, attendees will discover the Faces of SOS project, a gallery style exhibition of high quality images coupled with personal accounts of SOS participants. To round out the celebration, Dusty Boot’s sister restaurant, The Metropolitan will serve heavy apps and drinks alongside a silent auction.
ROADHOUSE RIDE – SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 10AM START, BEAVER CREEK LANDING
*NEW* to this year’s event is a mountain bike option! Join SOS Outreach for the first ever mountain bike ride designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to experience the thrill of completing in a challenging and moderately technical off-road course. The route follows the traditional XTerra course in a ~17.4 mile loop across Beaver Creek Mountain. Ride solo or put together your team of cycling amigos for a memorable day of riding to provide opportunities for local youth!
COLORADO-EAGLE RIVER RIDE SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 6-9AM START, ELK LOT BEAVER CREEK
The River Ride will continue to offer 100-mile, 68-mile, and 42-mile routes to suit every rider’s ability. Whatever option you choose, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Colorado and Eagle rivers. 100-milers and 68-milers will ride the famous River Road, a dirt-packed route following the banks of the Colorado River from State Route 131 down to Dotsero. Aid stations will be dispersed throughout the race and will be fully stocked with food, beverages, repair kits and mechanics to keep every rider going and SAG drivers will offer vehicle support throughout the entirety of the course. Professional photographers will be dispersed throughout the ride to capture all riders in action.
Whether you choose to participate in the Mountain Bike or the River Ride, all riders will be greeted at the Beaver Creek Landing with the 3rd annual “Festival Finish After-Party”. As always, each rider’s entry fee includes free beer and food from local partners as well as live music. Don’t forget – this event is open to the public, and all riders are encouraged to bring their friends and family to join in the celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!
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. This unique ride gives you an opportunity to ride a course that can be difficult without full SAG support, and all proceeds benefit a great cause.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is the biggest fundraising event of the year for SOS. Last year 730 riders from all over the country came out to support the cause of getting more underserved youth outdoors and involved in their communities. 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!
Join us on Saturday, July 23rd to “Crank it for Cause” at the 15th Annual SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride. Register online, or mail us this registration form, before May 31 for early-bird pricing.
– See more at: http://sosoutreach.org/get-involved/the-2015-river-ride#sthash.IUEWxoUT.dpuf
BEAVER CREEK HALF MARATHON, 10K, 5K
AUG 7TH– The Bold but Beautiful… The 700′ climb in the 1st mile and half will take your breath away… Literally. Once on top you wont be dissappointed!
The Beaver Creek Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K starts and finishes in the Beaver Creek CreekSide Park. The trail courses are run on both single track and dirt road trail with a total elevation gain of 1400′ feet for the Half Marathon, 700′ for the 10K, and an estimated 400′ for the 5K.
2016 UPDATE: Although we won’t be able to partner with the Wine and Spirits Festival in 2016, the ERS staff has decided it will still offer a free wine glass to all those registered runners 21 years and over as part of your race fee. We will also offer wine AND Avery Beer at the finish line.
The partnership with the Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival will continue in 2017…
August 9-16, 2016
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 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 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 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.