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. 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 2014 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.
Bib pickup available at The North Face in Solaris Plaza located in Vail Village on Friday, July 4th from 3-6pm.
Thanks to our Racer Refuel sponsor, Northside Coffee & Kitchen, for providing nutritious, local and tasty fuel to help you recover from the grind of race day competition.
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devasting impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to created jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.
Help out by donating a pair (or pairs) of your old trail running shoes at the HillClimb on July 5th! Each pair of shoes donated enters you into a raffle drawing for a free pair of La Sportiva Mountain Runners!
All racers will receive a tech t-shirt from The North Face, while supplies & styles last.