- How can I register?
- Who can compete in the event?
- How much cash is up for grabs?
- How much is entry for spectators?
- How do I find lodging for the weekend?
- Where are the events taking place?
- Who should I contact for additional questions about the event?
- How do I volunteer for the event?
- What is Gear Town and how can I participate?
- Where will the award ceremonies take place?
- Who is sponsoring the event and how do I receive sponsorship information?
- How far and what is the route for the trail run?
- How can I participate in the event?
- Who will be competing?
- Is there anything besides competition taking place during the event?
- How do I compete and view the Mountain Photography competition?
- What type of kayak races will be taking place?
- What type of climbing competitions will be taking place?
- What type of mountain biking competitions will be taking place?
1. How can I register?
Registration is available at
2. Who can compete in the event?
- Amateurs and professionals are all welcome.
3. How much cash is up for grabs?
- $50,000 will be given out over the weekend.
4. How much is entry for spectators?
- FREE. All competitions will be open to the public.
5. How do I find lodging for the weekend?
- Lodging packages can be found at the Vail Valley Convention & Tourism Bureau (800-525-3875)
6. Where are the events taking place?
- All but two events will be held in Vail Village. The two events taking place in other locations is the Paddler Magazine Extreme Creek Race on Homestake Creek and the Dowd Chute PaddleCrosse on the Eagle River in Dowd Chute.
7. Who should I contact for additional questions about the event
- Joe Blair can be reached at
8. How do I volunteer for the event?
- For all volunteer inquiries, contact Joe Blair at email@example.com
9. What is Gear Town and how can I participate?
- Gear Town will be situated in the heart of the event where manufacturers will have all their latest merchandise on display and for sale. For an application to set up a booth, please contact Joe Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Where will the award ceremonies take place?
- All awards will be presented on the awards stand on the International Bridge located in Vail Village.
11. Who is sponsoring the event and how do I receive sponsorship information?
- Sponsors of the event include Teva, Volkswagen, Sports Illustrated, New Belgium Brewery and Dagger. For all sponsorship question, please contact Joel Heath at
12. How far and what is the route for the trail run?
- This years Vail Spring Runoff will be a qualifier for the Teva US Mountain Running Team and the USATF Colorado Trail Running Championship. The start and finish line will be at Check Point Charlie in Vail Village. The course will take runners 6 miles up and down Vail Mountain on single track and on catwalks. For complete details of the course, go to www.vailrec.com
13. How can I participate in the event?
- All are welcome to participate in the competition taking place or come and kick back and enjoy the festivities. The TMG’s has something for the most extreme athlete to the partier inside of all of us
14. Who will be competing?
- Professional and amateurs will be competing for cash and prizes.
- a. Kayakers — Toa Berman, Brad Ludden and Tanya Shuman
- b. Climbers — Ty Foose, Tori Allen and Lauren Lee
- c. Speed Trials — Jeff Lenowski, Aaron Chase and Ryan Leech
- d. Trail Runners — Anita Ortiz, Michael Morrow and Jerry Mabary
- e. Raft Team — Team Canada, Team USA (Men and Women) and Clear Creek Rafting
15. Is there anything besides competition taking place during the event?
- Yes. The TMG’s will showcase Gear Town, clinics, adventure classrooms, film premiers and concerts throughout the weekend.
16. How do I compete and view the Mountain Photography competition?
- The Mountain Photography competition will be taking place on Thursday, June 5th in a one of Vail Village’s art gallery’s. Those interested in competing can receive an application on the TMG web site or contact Joe Blair at
- Photos will be on display throughout the weekend for all to enjoy
17. What type of kayak races will be taking place?
- Paddler Magazine Extreme Creek Race – Homestake Creek outside Red Cliff
Class V Homestake Creek will be the race site for this extreme kayak race. Only the most skilled creek boaters will be able to navigate this Creek safely to the finish while racing the clock. Those with the fastest time will be awarded for their speed as well as bravery for taking on this Class V Creek.
- Teva Pro Kayak Rodeo Qualifiers – Gore Creek Whitewater Park in Vail Village
Cartwheel, Bow Stall and Loop your way in front of spectators and judges in Vail Village. The top kayakers in the world will come to Vail to compete in the 3rd Annual Teva Pro Rodeo. Each competitor will have 1 minute to use all three features in the park to try and score the most points. The top finishers in men and women?s division will advance into Saturday’s semi-finals where a winner will be determined.
- East vs. West Kayak Rodeo – Golden & Vail, Colorado
The top 2 men and 1 woman from Golden?s May 30th rodeo will advance into Saturday’s East vs. West Rodeo Competition. The West Team will be determined on Wednesday, June 4th in Vail. During Saturday?s competition, the combined scores of each team will determine the winner.
- Kayak PaddleCross Finals – Eagle River, Vail
Kayakers will challenge the Class IV waters of Dowd Chute in a time trial to qualify for Sunday’s PaddleCross rounds. Each competitor will begin their run at the Ranger Station and race the clock to the bottom of the Chute. PaddleCross rounds will consist of either three or four boaters in each division and the winners of each heat will advance into the finals.
- 8 Ball Sprint – Gore Creek in Vail Village
The 8 Ball Sprint is a kayak race beginning with competitors starting in a floating start format at the Covered Bridge. When all of the competitors are as close as possible, the horn will blow and they will sprint 200 meters down river to the finish line at the International Bridge. Along the way, boaters must avoid being pushed off course by the “8 Balls” who will be situated throughout the course.
- There will be 4 disciplines in kayaking: Creek, Rodeo Down River and sprint.
18. What type of climbing competitions will be taking place?
- Bouldering Competition – Vail Athletic Club, Vail, CO.
Put your strength and “problem solving” climbing skills up against the wall to see if you have what it takes to be one of the best. Each competitor will have to successfully solve each problem before they are names bouldering champion of the Teva Mountain Games.
- Dyno Climbing – Vail Village
A variation of classic bouldering, climbers start a Dyno with a variety of holds above and around them. Each hold is assigned a point value depending on its degree of difficulty. In a single move, climbers launch themselves to one of these holds and try to “stick” it. With exploding leaps as high as fifteen feet and plenty of spectacular falls, this visually exciting event is always a crowd favorite. At the Teva Mountain Games, some of the world?s best sport climbers will battle it out on a specially designed climbing wall located in the heart of Vail Village.
- Speed Climbing – Vail Village
Two climbers will start at the bottom of the wall and race to the top. After the first run, climbers will trade courses. At the end of the two runs, the climber with the fastest time, will be awarded the winner.
- There will be 3 disciplines in climbing taking place: Dyno, bouldering and speed climbing.
19. What type of mountain biking competitions will be taking place?
- There will be 3 disciplines in mountain biking taking place: Speed Trials, Cross Country and Criterium.
- Mountain Bike Criterium Sprint – Vail Mountain
Mountain bikers will start at the base of Vail mountain and sprint on a 1 mile course for 3 laps. The bikers with the best time in each division will be crowned
- Speed Trials Riding – Vail Village
During this unique event, spectators will watch as some of the world’s elite trials riders hop, jump and leap their mountain bikes through a challenging head-to-head course in Vail Village.
- Mountain Bike Cross Country – Vail Village/ Vail Mountain
Mountain Bikers will start in Vail Village and race up Vail Mountain on a course which will test bikers on one of the toughest, pre-season race courses in the state.