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UNITY RACES at 4-Eagle Ranch / #2 Vail Daily High Country Endurance Racing Series
Sat, Jun 21, 2014
About This Activity
When the day is long, race long. Trail runners and mountain bikers come together on the longest day of summer to celebrate off-road, human-powered sport. In the spirit of unity, runners and riders, for a short time (30 mins) will share the 5-mile UNITY course.
DISTANCE UPDATE FROM THE ORGANIZERS: Due to an event schedulling conflict at the ranch, our course area was significantly reduced, forcing us to cancel the longest distances. There will be no 4 hr trail run or 8 hr MTB on 5/21. And by request, we've added a shorter, 2-hour MTB option. This mountain circuit race will start in the afternoon and continue into the evening. Riders register for either a 2 or 4 hour MTB race. 4-hr riders start at 3 PM and 2-hr riders start at 5 PM. All mountain bike racers finish at 7 PM. Runners in the 2-hour trail run start 6:30 PM and should plan to finish around 8:30 PM.
Don't miss this summer celebration on a private ranch in the high country. Come solo or bring a friend and plan to enjoy all the mountain west has to offer. Post-race cookout and cold Colorado microbrews await you at the finish. We're keeping this first race on the ranch low-key, so no finisher medals or shirts year one. Proceeds benefit the Eagle River Fire District (Eagle Firefighters Assn) and the 4-Eagle Ranch Foundation. Course Description: Races will be on combination dirt road and trail. Course will traverse a private ranch and include dirt road and single track traii. Course difficulty is moderate: rolling hills, flat stretches, with natural obstacles such as sagebrush, rocks and water crossings. Price Schedule
Mountain Bike Registration and Rate Schedule
3 PM to 7 PM 4-Hour Riders $55 online; $65 race day
5 PM to 7 PM 2-Hour Riders $45 online; $55 race day Trail Run 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 2-Hour Runners $55 online; $65 race day NOTE: There is a $10 increase on race day for all events.
Additional Info: Please leave your furry friends at home. No dogs at this event, sorry. Awards / Prizes: Top finishers are determined by the greatest number of laps completed in the specified time frame. Overall finisher awards to the top 3 male & female riders and runners for each timed category.
Rain Date: In the event of inclement weather, Saturday's events will be postponed to Sunday morning (8 AM). Event Charitable Partner: The Unity Races is partnering with the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District to support the Eagle Firefighters Assn. A portion of race registrations will also be donated to the 4-Eagle Ranch Foundation to support their programs which empowering youth to lead lives of moral/spiritual integrity and service. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com Contact Info: Carl Bruggeman, firstname.lastname@example.org; 970-445-7076 Cynthia Bruggeman, email@example.com; 970-445-0599
Camping is available with advance notice/request only. So if you're interested in camping out with us on Saturday night, send us an email!
Event schedule and times
Bib Pick-Up & Onsite Registration Opens at 1 PM. Race Start Times