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This Week Outdoors: Where to go and what to do

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Editor’s note: For a list of more sport and outdoor activities as well as other events happening around the valley, visit http://www.vaildaily.com/calendar. Events are subject to change.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Free Nature Walk with Vail Nature Center: Join a naturalist for a free educational hike with the Vail Nature Center. No reservations are required. Hikes on Mondays and Tuesdays are from 9 to 10 a.m.; hikes on Wednesdays through Fridays are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

***This event happens daily

Saturday, Aug. 29

Camp Hale Half Marathon: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series continues with the Camp Hale Half Marathon. This race begins 8 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.

Garden Tours at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Starting at 10:30 a.m., tours of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail explore alpine flora, mountain environments, history and more. Spots are limited, and participants are asked to arrive several minutes early. Register online at bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 1-2

Davos Dash mountain bike race: The Vail Rec District’s Mountain Bike Series concludes Sept. 1-2 with the Davos Dash. There are categories for all ages and abilities, and racers are spaced out across two days to help keep with social distancing guidelines. For more information on the series, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Races go from 4 to 8 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday of race days.

Outdoor yoga class at Beaver Creek: This free, 90-minute outdoor yoga class takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Beaver Creek from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

Family guided activities with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail: Children and families can discover the great outdoors with some hands-on learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Cost is $10 per child and activities are best suited for ages 5-12 and are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/.

Saturday, Sept. 12

EverGold trail running race at Beaver Creek: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series continues with the EverGold 10K and 5K at Beaver Creek. This race begins 9 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Vail Health’s annual Hike, Wine & Dine event goes virtual: On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, Vail Health is celebrating the spirit of togetherness by taking its annual Hike, Wine & Dine event virtual, allowing people to participate wherever they are located and share their experiences with the event group through Strava Club as well as Facebook and Instagram. Registration is $50 and all proceeds support the operating expenses of Jack’s Place and Shaw Cancer Center, services of Vail Health. Register online at http://www.shawcancercenter.org.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Vail Health’s annual Hike, Wine & Dine event goes virtual: On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, Vail Health is celebrating the spirit of togetherness by taking its annual Hike, Wine & Dine event virtual, allowing people to participate wherever they are located and share their experiences with the event group through Strava Club as well as Facebook and Instagram. Registration is $50 and all proceeds support the operating expenses of Jack’s Place and Shaw Cancer Center, services of Vail Health. Register online at http://www.shawcancercenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Boneyard Boogie trail running race in Eagle: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series concludes with the Boneyard Boogie in Eagle. This race begins 9 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.


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