Teva Mountain Games

Vail, CO//June 4-7

Feb 24, 2009
Outside Magazine

If you're a multisport junkie, the Teva Mountain Games is your fix. It draws top athletes from half a dozen disciplines, including trail running, whitewater kayaking, cycling, climbing, and adventure racing, but amateurs can compete alongside them in almost all of the events. The best strategy is to treat the three-day weekend like a marathon. Pace yourself at the parties and concerts—past acts include Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli—so you'll still have energy for your events. The best all-comers race is Saturday night's 5K mud run, which boasts a start/finish area built around a beer garden. Don't miss the spectator-favorite 8 Ball Kayak Sprint and freestyle mountain-bike events. From $20;

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