Vail Valor Races: Valor Marathon, Half Marathon, 5M Run/Walk, Memorial Mile Family Run/Walk

Willow Bridge Rd
Vail, CO 81658

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Event Description

Make your Monday count by coming out for Vail's 5th annual spring road race in the mountains. The 2017 Vail Valor Races offers several distances: marathon, half-marathon, 5-mile run/walk, and 1-mile memorial run/walk through town. The Vail Valor Races is an affordable and fun way to get everyone together to celebrate fitness and pay tribute to our nation's fallen heroes.

Don't miss this 2017 Memorial Day celebration in Vail, CO. Spring temps & stunning Gore Range views. Post-race calzone and made in the USA 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 the 5-mile and half marathon course--marathoners enjoy the spectacular mountain views twice by repeating the half marathon course. The snow-capped Gore Range is inspiring! 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 (5 in the half marathon and 10 in the full).  While we hope Race Day will be warm & sunny, springtime in the mountains can be unpredictable so plan accordingly and bring back-up clothing.

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

Marathon:           $65 / $75 / $85 / $95    
Half Marathon:    $50 / $60 / $70 / $80
5-Mile Run/Walk: $35 / $45 / $50 / $55
Memorial Mile:     $20 / $25

Additional Info:  Sorry, no dogs except service dogs allowed at Valor Races on Monday.

Strollers welcome in non-timed, 1-Mile Family Run on Memorial Day; non-competitive Valor Memorial Mile open to adults and kids of all ages.

Awards / Prizes:  All Valor runners will receive a made in the USA 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.

Host Hotel: If you're staying overnight, please STAY IN VAIL (versus outside lodging). The Town of Vail has been a great supporter of our event and we have a very special host hotel right near the starting line: The Sitzmark Lodge: The accommodations here are top notch and in close proximity to the starting line! Special Valor rates, free wi-fi and continental breakfast. Thank you for supporting our lodging host.

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.

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 goodies! Email: carl{at} OR cynthia{at}

Contact Info:  Carl Bruggeman, carl{at}; 970-445-7076 Cynthia Bruggeman, cynthia@{at}; 970-445-0599

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Event details and schedule

Monday, May 29th:   8:00 a.m. Vail Valor Marathon and Half-Marathon
Monday, May 29th:   8:30 a.m. Vail Valor 5-Mile Run/Walk and Memorial Mile

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up & Onsite Registration (Yetis's Grind Coffee in Solaris Plaza)
Sunday, May 28th:   3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 28th:   Opens at 7:00 a.m.

*PLEASE plan to pick-up your race packet & bib number on Sunday to avoid race day crowds. Race day registration doesn't open until 7 a.m. so pick up your bib/register the day before if at all possible! Cash or check only please for onsite sign-ups.

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