Registration is open for Vail KEEN Kids Adventure Race on August 6-10th 2014 in Vail, Colorado. The adventure race includes 3 days of racing, Family Adventure Expo, Skills Clinics, Family Mud Run.
This event is for kids ages 6-14 years and features teams of 2 competing in
- Mountain Biking
- Zip Lines
- Tarzan Rope Swing
- Giant Slip and Slide
- River Tubing
- Cargo Nets
- Mud Pits
(Vail, Colo.)-Registration is under way for the2014 Vail KEEN Kids Adventure Games, the premier race for children ages six to 14 that features teams of two competing in mountain biking, hiking, zip lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slope-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. Formerly the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race, the race is scheduled for Aug. 6 -10 in Vail, Colo. as part of a new, exciting eight-race series, the Kids Adventure Games, taking place at various locations across the nation. Adventure racers who have competed in the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race in previous years will experience the same great race excitement in 2014, to include three days of racing, two days of skills clinics, a Mud Run, Family Adventure Expo and more. Event details are as follows:
The Vail Kids Adventure Race was founded in 2009 by Hélène and Billy Mattison, longtime Vail locals, who worked with the Vail Recreation District to co-produce the event. After four successful summer events, IMG Worldwide and NRG Marketing joined forces with the Mattson’s to create the Kids Adventure Games and are expanding the concept on a national level. The VRD will co-produce this year’s event with the KAG event team. According to KAG organizer Billy Mattison, an experienced adventure racer who has competed and won major adventure races throughout the world, he worked with the VRD to create an event that would teach teamwork, independence, problem solving and fun. He says he’s thrilled to take the event nation-wide and allow even more kids the opportunity to challenge themselves and their friends while having a true adventure and an incredible time. “The Vail race was the pinnacle in allowing Hélène (Mattson’s wife) and I to take this event on the road and share our love and passion for adventure racing with kids all over the nation,” said Mattison. “We’re excited to continue our adventure with the Vail Rec District in Vail, while we work with our partners at IMG and NRG to allow thousands of kids each year to learn, grow, thrive, be adventurous and most importantly, have fun.”
To determine which course or race day is more appropriate for your child, please see FAQ’s at www.vailkidsadventuregames.com
The 2014 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games is presented by KidSPORT, Town of Vail and Vail Resort. Additional sponsors include the Vail Valley Medical Center, the Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Timberline Tours, KZYR-The Zephyr and The Parent’s Handbook.
For more information on the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games, call the VRD’s Sports Department at 970-479-2280, or go to www.vailkidsadventuregames.com