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GoPro Mountain Games Hits Vail, CO This Weekend

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

Follow GoPro on FacebookTwitter and Instagramfor the latest GoPro Mountain Games updates and content. The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.

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.

About GoPro

GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com.

GOPRO®, HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company, product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.



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