San Mateo, CA – June 5, 2013 - The GoPro Mountain Games, the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and music, is finally here! Professional and amateur athletes from around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail this weekend to compete in eight sports and 24 disciplines for more than $100,000 in prize money.
Created in 2002, the GoPro Mountain Games has grown to host approximately 3,000 adventure athletes in eight sports, while also attracting nearly 50,000 spectators annually for the four-day event.
However, the GoPro Mountain Games are not just about watching professionals. Everyone—first-timer to amateur—is encouraged to join in the fun. Runners can enjoy a 10K, an all-ages mud run, and the Vail Pass Half Marathon. If running isn’t your thing, cross-country mountain bike races are available for both kids and adults, as well as many free activities around the village like stand-up paddle demos, kid’s climbing walls, free slacklines, and vendor tents all over! There’s even an open field for Fido in the Dock Dogs competitions!
Other exciting events include steep, freestyle, sprint and full-contact kayaking, rafting, mountain, road, freeride and slopestyle biking, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly fishing, sprint and cross stand-up paddling and trail, mud and long distance running, and the Gibbon Games Slackline World Championships. Providing a soundtrack to the GoPro Mountain Games will be Anders Osborne, who will be performing on the Saturday Bud Light Mountains of Music soundstage. Don’t miss the premier mountain sports event in America. We will see you in Vail this weekend.
For more, visit MountainGames.com
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is charged with enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the Foundation, visit www.vvf.org.
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