39th Annual La Sportiva Vail Hill CLimb


Event Date

Sun, Jul 5, 2015


Vail, CO

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Race Information

Named a featured race in the 2014 La Sportiva Mountain Cup & also best trail race by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2006 and 2011, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.5 mile climb from Vail Village to Vail Mountain’s summit, a gain of 2,500 vertical feet. The race begins at 8 a.m. in Vail Village next to Vail’s Mountain Haus and ascends a gravel double-track to the finish line at Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead, which accesses Eagle's Nest, is open for spectators to ride to the top for FREE from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Failure to load the gondola by 8:30am will make it so you will not be able to access Eagle's Nest without paying a daily scenic ride ticket for $28. Dogs or other pets are not permitted to load the Gondola. Post-race, the gondola will be free for racers & spectators to download to Lionshead Village.

The HillClimb is presented by the Vail Mountain Haus and is the third race of the 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series. Day-of registration available on race morning from 6:30-7:45am in front of Vail's Mountain Haus next to the Covered Bridge.

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