AUGUST 5-9, 2020

The Vail Kids Adventure Games, August 5-9, 2020 will once again start from Mountain Plaza. Teams will race on Vail Mountain, in Gore Creek and through Vail Village as they compete for top times.

Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a multi-discipline obstacle adventure race, where kids, in teams of 2, compete together on bike, in water and on foot through a unique 2.5-4 mile adventure course featuring up to 15 man made and natural obstacles.

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  • Entry for 1 team (2 participants)

  • Finisher medal for each participant (2 medals)

  • Official athlete t-shirt for each participant (2 shirts)

  • Swag bag for each participant with goodies from our sponsors (2 swag bags)

  • Chance to win prizes as top 3 finisher in each age group (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14) and category (boys, girls, coed)

  • Chance to win specialty award for SPORTSMANSHIP, TEAM SPIRIT or ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS




Open to 180 teams

NOVEMBER 7th - 24th

  • Approximately 4 miles with 15 obstacles

  • Ages 12-14

  • Ages 10-11 with previous Kids Adventure Games experience

  • 3 Wave times

    • 9:00 AM (Competitive)

    • 10:30 AM

    • 12:00 PM

  • Racers are released 2 teams at a time in 2 minute intervals to reduce course back ups

  • Mandatory bike drop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8  at The Mountain Plaza by the start/ finish for transport to on mountain bike drop

  • Races will ride up Gondola 1 - lift ticket can be used same day for additional lift access



Open to 180 teams


  • Approximately 3 miles with 12 obstacles

  • Ages 10-11 with no Kids Adventure Games experience

  • Ages 8-9 with previous Kids Adventure Games experience

  • 3 Wave times

    • 9:00 AM (Competitive)

    • 10:30 AM

    • 12:00 PM

  • Racers are released 2 teams at a time in 2 minute intervals to reduce course back ups



Open to 180 teams

$160 for a team of 2

  • Approximately 2.5 miles with 12 obstacles

  • Ages 8-9 with no Kids Adventure Games experience

  • Ages 6-7

  • OPEN - ages of the teammates span multiple years (i.e. 7 & 12-year-old). No prizes will be awarded in this category

  • 3 Wave times

    • 9:00 AM (Competitive)

    • 10:30 AM

    • 12:00 PM

  • Racers are released 2 teams at a time in 2 minute intervals to reduce course back ups




$70/per Child

Clinics are open to all participants, and are designed to help kids learn the needed skills for the race and reduces intimidation for kids and parents alike. Each clinic is taught by local experts in a friendly positive environment.

  • Skills taught include:

    • Adventure Racing 101

    • Climbing and Rope Skills

    • Mountain Biking Skills

    • Team Building

  • Open to all ages

  • Available sessions

    • Wednesday 1PM-5PM

    • Thursday 1PM-5PM


There are a variety of positions available to volunteer for during this event. Including, obstacle help, course marshals, transition areas, and start/finish help.

Have a group? Groups of 10 or more may be eligible to receive a donation in their organizations’ name from the Kids Adventure Games.


Each team member must have the following gear. All items to be provided by participants and carried the entire race, with the exception of a climbing harness and life jacket, which will be provided by race organizers. Please mark your gear with your name and phone number.

  1. (Mountain) Bike with knobby tires in good working order. Please check tire pressure, brakes and make sure saddles are at the correct height.

  2. Bike Helmet

  3. Bike Gloves

  4. Shorts

  5. Rain Jacket

  6. Socks, Sturdy Athletic Shoes

  7. Water (Minimum of 10 oz.)

  8. Small Back Pack or Hydration Pack

  9. Small Snack

  10. First Aid Kit: small Ziploc bag with some wet wipes, band aids, white tape, Neosporin

  11. Climbing Harness (Optional)


Please read all email communication that is sent out, which will contain start lists, important updates and last minute reminders.

  • All participants will need to sign a waiver on site or prior to arriving

  • Plan on arriving 1 hour prior to your wave (9:00am, 10:30AM, 12:00PM) start time. Mandatory athlete meeting occurs 30 minutes before your wave start

  • Race bibs, provided at check in, should be pinned to the front of athlete’s shirt

  • Spectators are welcome to watch anywhere on the course, please note some course sections may require traversing some treacherous terrain

  • We ask that parents allow their children to work together to problem solve all obstacles without assistance. Feel free to cheer and encourage, but refrain from physically helping


151 Vail Lane,
Vail, CO 81657


Cancelation Policy

A participant can withdraw from the Event up to and until 11:59pm 60 days prior to the running of the Event they are registered in. A $25 cancellation fee will apply (i.e. I will be returned the entry fee paid by me less $25). Should I wish to withdraw from an event from 12:00am within 60 Days prior to the registered Event onwards for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons), there is no refund of any portion of my entry fee. Participants must formally request a refund by completing the cancelation form found on the website. 


The race will take place rain or shine. In the event there is dangerous inclement weather or lightning in the area, the Race Director will make the appropriate call to delay or cancel the race. No refunds will be given if the race is cancelled due to weather.



Vail offers an exceptional vacation experience with world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary options and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail mountain resort is like nothing on earth. Visit for info. 

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Thursday August 6, 2020


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Join us for the 2020 Yellowbelly Balance Bike Race to kick off a great weekend of adventure for the whole family! Riders under the age of 5 are invited to compete in a free race complete with challenging and fun obstacles. Racers will be divided by their age and will compete in small groups to vie for the championship.

Racers will receive an official commemorative Yellowbelly race plate and participation prize. Riders will be able to have their photo taken by the Paparazzi (mom and dad) in the Paparazzi Zone. Bib pick up and course pre-riding will begin at 9 a.m.

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mountain Plaza in Vail Village


FREE - only open to kids ages 5 and under





Presented By:
KEEN Footwear, Vail Health and
The Steadman Clinic

Get muddy and have a blast racing around Vail Village in the Kids Adventure Games' KEEN Family Mud Run! Families of all ability levels and ages are invited to test their competitive spirit during a jam-packed race weekend with the Family Mud Run. Whether you're racing in the Kids Adventure Games, you're a sibling or parent watching the Games, or you happen to be enjoying a weekend in Vail, bring your A-game and test the Mud Run for yourself! All mud runners will receive an awesome race gift from our sponsors. We'll also have some "cool" ways to wash off at the finish line!

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020 
Time: 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Vail Village


Individual: $24/Pre-Reg | $30/Day-of

Kids: $12/Pre-Reg | $18/Day-of

Family of 4 (2 adult/2 child): $60/Pre-Reg | $70/Day-of




LOcal lodging discounts from our partners - 2019


The Antlers at Vail hotel offers a unique Vail lodging experience in an incomparable setting on beautiful Gore Creek, in the Lionshead area facing Vail Mountain. Ranging from studio suites to four bedroom vacation homes, all spacious condo rentals include a full kitchen, private balcony, free high-speed internet access, free parking and more. Special Kids Adventure Games discounted rates start at $175. Call 1-800-843-8245 or book online at the link below.

Local sponsors

With rates starting at $199 a night, Destination Residences Vail is an eclectic collection of vacation rentals, all centrally located in Lionshead Village. Take advantage of our location while enjoying all the comforts of home! Ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, our units can accommodate your whole family and provide a home base for your ultimate Kids Adventure Games weekend.

Use the special promo code Kadventure to save 25% when you stay 2 nights or more, with rates starting at $199.


  • Parking for one vehicle per condo, a $25/night value!

  • Outdoor heated saline pool, three hot tubs, fitness center (property specific)

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Housekeeping Services

  • 10 minute walk into Vail Village

Call 970-476-1350 or Book Now!

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Discover Vail's newest Alpine-Inspired luxury resort opening after a $85M+ transformation. Conveniently close to the village, yet surrounded by natural beauty, this mountain and creek side hotel is the perfect accommodation for your 2019 Kids Adventure Games Experience. The resort features seasonally inspired resort activities, complimentary shuttle service to the Vail villages, a Creekside heated infinity pool, 2 outdoor hot tubs, a 24/7 fitness center, luxurious new spa, and on-property dining at Gessner.  Join us at Vail’s newest luxury hotel.

  • Rates starting at $189/night

  • Complimentary shuttle service to Vail Villages

  • Heated outdoor pool and hot tubs

  • Seasonally inspired resort activities

 Call 970.479.7006 or Book Online

Also offering 1-4 bedroom condominiums and private homes at Vail Residences at Hotel Talisa,  for 40% off regular rates.


We are offering 15% off the Standard Room Rate.

Situated close to the spectacular Vail Mountain, DoubleTree by Hilton Vail is a stylish new hotel with a 'Mountain Modern' design including three restaurants, bike rental and five massage treatment rooms. We offer a convenient free shuttle to Vail Village and Lionshead Village, making it easy for guests to enjoy the magnificent outdoor activities that the area has to offer. DoubleTree Vail is also a short distance from outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, ATV and river rafting adventures. Each guestroom has been newly renovated with a mountain modern design and family travel in mind.

*Discounted resort fees of $20 nightly will be offered to guests who book via the group room link for this event.  The resort fee includes valet parking, hotel shuttle to two locations, swimming pool/hot tub, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and discounts to Charter Sports located onsite.

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Evergreen Lodge at Vail offers the ideal combination of a walk everywhere location, warm and friendly service and an unbeatable value. Our prime location in Vail Town Center (between Vail and Lionhead Villages), provides guests with a short walk to shopping, dining and all summer activities. Take advantage of our price and location, while enjoying hotel amenities. Our accommodations range between spacious hotel rooms and 1 or 2 bedroom condos. We also welcome your furry friends, so don’t leave them behind! 

Book online or call us directly, 970-476-7810 to receive special discount for Kids Adventure Games!

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