Vail Valley Victory Races: Victory MTB 52M & 26M

Event Date

Sun, Sep 7, 2014


Vail, CO

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IMPORTANT:  If you are lookng for the VICTORY RACES GOES WESTERN IN 2014 registration page and were routed here in error, please go to:

VAIL EVENT POSTPONED!!!  Due to a last minute decision by Vail Resorts NOT to host the 2014 Vail Victory Races, the organizers have had to modify the event and relocate the race to Grand County, CO for Sept 13-14.

All athletes who registered online at ACTIVE receive(d) a full refund, but are encouraged to re-register for the fun & affordable VICTORY RACES GO WESTERN IN 2014.

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SAT  9/6     5:00 AM   Vail Victory Ultra (52M Trail Run)
SAT  9/6     8:00 AM   Vail Victory Marathon and Half Marathon
SAT  9/6     9:00 AM   Vail Victory 5M Run / Hike


SUN  9/7     8:00 AM   Victory 52 Mile MTB Race
SUN  9/7     8:15 AM   Vail Victory 26 Mile MTB Race

This weekend of mountain trail races is a celebration of the great outdoors, a test of personal stamina, and an opportunity for every competitor to experience the "victory" of finishing their chosen race(s), regardless of distance. Athletes who participate in both a run AND bike event receive a special "Victor's Prize" to commemorate their weekend accomplishments. Post-race meal, technical t-shirt, and Victory Races medallion to all finishers.

Early September in the mountains of Colorado is gorgeous. The leaves have yet to turn and the mountain is still green. . .maybe a hint of white at most will be seen on the highest peaks. Daytime temperatures are perfect for athletic endurance events, not too hot and not too cool.

Last year's trail race weekend took place on on this same post-Labor Day weekend under sunny skies. . . until about 5 PM. Afternoon showers are common this time of year so pack a a protective rain shell or Gore-Tex garment. While daytime temps are likely to be perfect, early mornings can be brisk and nights border on chilly. So plan to layer and don't forget your gloves!
This trail race weekend brings expanded course options and multiple race distances for both our run and bike events. For info on Saturday's trail running events (from 5M, to 1/2 marathon & marathon, to ultra), go to:
The 2014 Vail Victory MTB Races on Sunday utilizes Saturday's spectacular marathon run course, offering two options for mountain bikers: a  26-mile race and 52-mile distance (two loops). High school riders receive a special rate. Register for Sunday's mountain bike events on this page.
Course Description: All events take place on well-marked DIRT ROADS & TRAILS with ample aid stations along the way. Runners and bikers compete on the same Victory course, just on different days. Trail run events scheduled on Saturday and mountain bike race(s) are on Sunday. Course is a lollipop format with a scenic backcountry loop. 
Dirt road and single track with sweeping views make it all worthwhile. Long stretches of road and trail wind surrounded by Lodgepole Pines & Aspen groves, offering both shade and panoramic vistas. 
Registration Price Increases: There are four scheduled rate increases so sign up early.
04/01/14  to  04/30/14     Early Bird    
05/01/14  to  06/30/14     Regular        
07/01/14  to  07/31/14     Mid-Term                    
08/01/14  to  09/04/14     Late        
09/05/14  to  09/07/14     On Site Only
52 Mile Mountain Bike Race:                   $80 / $85 / $95 / $105 / $110
26 Mile Mountain Bike Race (Adult):        $60 / $65 / $75 / $85 / $90
26 Mile Mountain Bike Race (HS Youth):  $40 / $45 / $45 / $50 / $55
Race Day Parking: More info to follow.

Event Charitable Partner:  The Victory Races is proud to partner with the Vail Mountain Rescue Group as our philanthropic recipient for this event. Speckled-Hound Racing will donate a portion of race proceeds to VMRG to provide valuable training and gear for backcountry rescue operations. Individual donations are encouraged and can be made when registering.
Event Volunteers:  Speckled-Hound Racing welcomes local and out-of-town race volunteers. Just let us know what race you're interested in working and we'll gladly  find a post for you. All volunteers receive free post-race meal and race t-shirt! Email: OR

IMPORTANT: Final venue anounced August 21st with map & directions to start emailed to participants. 
Contact Info:  Carl Bruggeman,; 970-445-7076 Cynthia Bruggeman,; 970-445-0599

Race Updates:

Event details and schedule


Trail Run Events, Saturday, Sept 6th
For more info, go to:

Mountain Bike Events, Sunday, Sept 7th
SAT  9/6/14:   4:00 to 7:00 PM        Packet Pick-Up Opens for MTB Events
                                                       Onsite registration available.

SUN  9/7/14:   7:00 to 7:50 AM       Packet Pick-Up & race day registration continues.
SUN  9/7/14:   8:00 AM                  52 Mile MTB Race Start

SUN  9/7/14:   8:15 AM                  26 Mile MTB Race Start

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