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Approximately 300 Volunteers Needed Aug. 7-11 for the Coolest Kids Race on the Planet   

(Vail, Colo.) – The Vail Kids Adventure Games (Kids A.G.) is right around the corner! From Aug. 7-11, children ages six to 14 will race and navigate an adventure course throughout Vail Village and on Vail Mountain that will include mud pits, low ropes course, ziplines, a giant Slope N’ Slide, tubing and more.

Adults and kids ages 14 and up who don’t want to be left out of the action are being sought to join in as volunteers and help with the various obstacles, course marshaling, transition areas and at the start and finish lines.  Approximately 80-100 volunteers are needed each day to assist with a variety of tasks, which will include helping more than 1,000 young competitors challenge themselves during the five-day event.

“In our tenth year, we’re so appreciative of how the community rallies around this event,” said Vail Kids A.G. Director Helene Mattison. “This is the largest event in the six-race series and we’ve watched it expand over the years. We could not provide such an incredible experience for our racers and their families without the many volunteers that come back annually to watch these kids compete, race and have fun in Vail.”

Volunteers will receive an official event T-shirt, while supplies last, and be entered into a volunteer raffle. Local school groups and non-profit organizations who wish to volunteer will receive a financial donation for having no less than 10 people work during the event. Volunteer shifts are as follows:

  • Aug. 9-11, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Race day activities including course marshals, timing, athlete check-in, etc. Lunch will be provided for volunteers who sign up for a full shift.

The Vail Kids A.G. originated in Vail ten years ago and now features six races across the nation. Entry spots are still available for all ages to participate in the Keen Family Mud Run on Saturday, Aug. 10. The Vail Recreation District provides operational support for Kids Adventure Games LLC during the Vail event.

The Vail Kids A.G. is presented by national sponsors L.L. Bean, Hydro Flask, B4 Adventures, Smash Mallow, Nite Ize and Yakima; and local sponsors Town of Vail, Vail Mountain, Trick Threads, Vail Summit, KidSport, Timberline Tours, Epic Mountain Express, Yellowbelly, Blue Moose Pizza, Smiling Moose Deli, Epic Discovery, Holy Cross Energy, Alpine Arts Center, Vail Health, Antlers, Destination Residences, Grand Hyatt (Hotel Talisa), DoubleTree by Hilton, Axis Sports Medicine, Ptarmigan Sports, Simply Massage, Venture Sports and the Vail Recreation District.

For information about volunteering, contact VRD Sports at 970-479-2280 or via email at sports@vailrec.com. ClickHERE to sign up to volunteer online. To find out more about the Kids Adventure Games, visitwww.kidsadventuregames.com or call 970-401-3804.