Vail Daily letter: Running success |

Vail Daily letter: Running success

Marc Thomas
Vail, CO, Colorado

The Vail Recreation District wants to thank everyone who made our 2009 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series a success.

This summer, the trail running series saw an increase of runners in each and every race — 182 more runners total over last season.

This was achieved via great sponsors, committed volunteers-workers, motivated support staff and the beautiful venues of Vail and Beaver Creek mountains to host these races.

We also made a change in our last race of the series, the EverGold. With the help of the Vail Golf Club and Happy Valley Grill, we were able to start and finish the race at the Vail Golf Club and host an end-of-season brunch for all runners at the Happy Valley Grill.

What a great addition and we hope to do this next year. Special thanks to La Sportiva, Smartwool, Gatorade, the U.S. Forest Service, Vail’s Mountain Haus, Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain SAC crews, Tiga Advertising, Howard Head, First Bank, Plum TV, KZYR Radio and Steadman Hawkins. We’re already looking forward to next year’s La Sportiva Trail Running Series. See you next year.

Marc Thomas

Vail Recreation District Race Director

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