Endurance race coming in February | VailDaily.com

Endurance race coming in February

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS -The WestStar Bank 24 Hours of Sunlight, an endurance race challenging teams of all ages and abilities to hike up the mountain and ski, board, and/or snowshoe down Sunlight Mountain for an entire 24-hour period, benefiting The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis. “We have long been supporters of The Heuga Center so supporting an event of this caliber with the Heuga Center involved made sense for us,” said Dan Godec, president and CEO of WestStar Bank.The WestStar Bank 24 Hours of Sunlight kicks off on Feb. 10 with a party at the Hotel Colorado. Ed Viesturs, who recently completed climbing all the worlds 8,000-meter peaks and Lou Dawson, a newly inducted Ski Hall of Famer and mountaineer, who was the first to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers, will participate in the evening’s festivities. On Feb. 11, the race kicks off at 10 a.m. at the base of Sunlight Mountain. On the cusp of the full moon, the sky should provide a natural beacon to keep the racers on track all evening (and headlamps will light the way in the event of clouds).Twenty-four hours later, the race officially ends, but the event continues as fans and participants move to the Hot Springs pool for a well-deserved soak, brunch and the awards ceremony. To register for the race go to http://www.24hoursofsunlight.com.The Heuga Center, a national, non-profit organization based in Edwards, is dedicated to improving the lives of people and families living with MS through its interactive, educational programs unique to any in the world. For more information about The Heuga Center, visit http://www.heuga.org, or call 1-800-367-3101. Vail, Colorado

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