Vail Valor Races: Valor Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5M Run/Walk, 1M Family Run

Event Date

Mon, May 26, 2014


Vail, CO

About This Activity

Make your Monday count! Vail's Memorial Day half-marathon and 5-mile run/walk has expanded to include a full marathon and marathon relay in 2014. The Vail Valor Family Run (1-mile) remains an affordable and fun way to get everyone together to celebrate fitness and pay tribute to our nation's heroes.
Don't miss this Memorial Day celebration in the mountains. Spring temps & stunning Gore Range views. Post-race brunch, technical t-shirt, and Valor finisher medal to all runners.
Course Description: Monday's races are alll on paved surfaces. Moderate terrain through residential neighborhoods and along Vail Bike Path. Rolling hills and scenic panorama highlight this East Vail course.

New: Marathoners will do the half marathon course twice. While we had hoped to add some dirt road to the mix, the late spring snows have forced us to stay low and 100% on roads. There will be a transition/drop bag area at the finish line of  the half marathon for marathon runners to access personal items before heading out on stage two (repeat of the half marathon route).
The course will be well-marked with plentiful aid stations along the way. Last year's sunshine & snowcapped Gore Range views made for a spectacular day. While we guarantee another memorable event, weather can be unpredictable so plan accordingly.

Registration Price Increases: There are four scheduled rate increases so sign up early.

11/20/13  to  01/01/14     Early Bird    
01/02/14  to  03/16/14     Regular        
03/17/14  to  04/20/14     Mid-Term                    
04/21/14  to  05/24/14     Late        
05/25/14  to  05/26/14     On Site Only

Marathon:  $80 / $85 / $95 / $105 / $110     Relay:  $150 / $155 / $165 / $175 / $180
Half Marathon:  $60 / $65 / $75 / $85 / $90

5M Run/Walk:  $30 / $35 / $40 / $45 / $50
Family Run:      $20 / $25  (on 3/17/14)

Additional Info:  Sorry, no dogs except service dogs allowed at Valor Races on Monday. [Dog-friendly event on Sunday before if you want to enter solo or with your pet: Vail Valor Canine X-Country Run / Hike).
Strollers welcome in non-timed, 1-Mile Family Run on Memorial Day; non-competitive Valor Family Run open to parents and kids of all ages.
Awards / Prizes:  All 5-mile and marathon/relay/half-marathon runners will receive a Valor Races Finisher Medallion. Place Prizes awarded to: Top three overall, male and female First place Masters (40 & over), male and female  Age Group Prizes awarded three deep to male and female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Event Charitable Partner:  The Valor Races is proud to partner with the Vail Veterans Program as our philanthropic recipient for this event. A portion of race registrations will be donated to the VVP to support their worthwhile programs for America's injured military and their families.
Race Day Parking: Parking at the Town of Vail Parking Structure is free.
Host Hotel and Lodging:  The Lodge at Vail ( is our official host hotel and is offering participant rates starting at $99 a night. Standard rooms and deluxe suites available as well as studio, two, and three bedroom luxury condos at special rates. Contact the Lodge at Vail 1-877-LAV-ROCK for details and pricing. Mention Vail Valor Races.
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 food and race t-shirt! Email: OR
Contact Info:  Carl Bruggeman,; 970-445-7076 Cynthia Bruggeman,; 970-445-0599

Event schedule and times

Monday, May 26th:   8:00 a.m. Vail Valor Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half-Marathon
Monday, May 26th:   8:30 a.m. Vail Valor 5-Mile Run/Walk
Monday, May 26th:   8:45 a.m. Vail Valor 1M Family Run
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up & Onsite Registration at Mountain Plaza, Vail/Gondola 1
Sunday, May 25th:   3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 26th:  Opens at 6:30 a.m.
*Race day registration & packet pick-up at Mountain Plaza, Vail opposite Gonola One. Just follow Bridge Street to the end and you can't miss it. There will be signs with Racer Check-In. Cash or check only, please. PLEASE plan to pick-up your race packet & bib number on Sunday to avoid race day crowds.

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