Teva Mountain Games Kick Off Thursday, June 3


Some 2,000 athletes and 40,000 spectators are expected to descend on the Rocky Mountain town of Vail, Colorado, for four days full of mountain adventure sports, art, and entertainment

6/2/10 - The Vail Valley Foundation has announced the full lineup and daily schedule of adventure sports, outdoor entertainment and arts for the 9th annual Teva Mountain Games this weekend, June 3 - 6 in Vail, Colorado. The Games expect record numbers of spectators and athletes in Vail this year for crowd favorites like the IFSC World Cup Bouldering competition, the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S. soil, as well as the stand-up paddling (SUP) events, new to the Games this year.

The Games will also host competitions featuring some of the world's top athletes in each sport (maybe even an Olympian or two), who compete alongside amateurs of all levels, from weekend warriors to lunch-hour masters. Along with World Cup Bouldering and SUP, TMG 2010 also means trail running, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, amateur climbing, fly-fishing, and a half marathon. In addition to adventure sports, there will be a photography competition, interactive exhibition and demo areas, DockDog canine competitions, the Outside Adventure Film School, an interactive family area, free concerts, and mountain lifestyle parties.

The Teva Mountain Games have a family-friendly atmosphere with a myriad of fun and free activities for everyone like the Eddie Bauer adventure clinic on Backcountry and Mountain Preparedness hosted by First Ascent guide Erik Leidecker, or the Mountaineering Clinic hosted by First Ascent guide and mountaineering legend Peter Whittaker. Take a quick trip on the Eddie Bauer zip line, or pop over to Bear Naked Adventure Village and find out how well your dog navigates the Eukanuba Doggie Dash obstacle course. Check out free Parkour demos with a hands-on beginner clinic and try your hand at SUPing with the C4 Waterman team member and SUP professional, Charlie MacArthur.

Athletes in 24 disciplines and eight sports will have the chance to win more than $100,000 along with all kinds of bragging rights and to say they kicked off their summer of adventures at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail.

Sport Competition Schedule

Thursday, June 3

  • 10 a.m.: Bud Light Lime Steep Creek Championships, presented by Thule

Friday, June 4

  • 9:00 a.m.: IFSC Bouldering World Cup, presented by Pyramide (female qualifier)
  • 9:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Speed Retrieve (Competition 1)
  • 11:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 1)
  • 1:00: Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle, presented by First Ascent (qualifier)
  • 1:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 2)
  • 2:00: IFSC Bouldering World Cup, presented by Pyramide (male qualifier)
  • 3:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 3)
  • 5:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 4)

Saturday, June 5

  • 7:00 a.m.: Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (qualifier/round 1)
  • 8:00: Vail Pass Half Marathon
  • 8:30: Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint, presented by Jackson Kayak
  • 9:00: IFSC Bouldering World Cup, presented by Pyramide (male/female semi-finals)
  • 9:30: First Ascent SUP Surf Sprint, presented by C4 Waterman
  • 10:00: Volvo X-Country Mountain Bike (kids' race 12 and under)
  • 10:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 5)
  • 11:00: Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle, presented by First Ascent (semi-finals)
  • 11:30: Xing Tea Freeride Dual, presented by Native Eyewear (qualifier)
  • 11:45: Volvo X-Country Mountain Bike, presented by Fetzer Vineyards (expert, pro, SS)
  • 12:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 6)
  • 1:30: Teva MXT Mud Run (mini-mud family division)
  • 2:00: Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (semi-qualifier/round 2)
  • 2:30: Teva MXT Mud Run (Super Galactic Allstars)
  • 2:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 7)
  • 3:00: Xing Tea Freeride Dual, presented by Native Eyewear (finals)
  • 3:45: IFSC Bouldeirng World Cup, presented by Pyramide (male/female finals)
  • 3:45: Volvo X-Country Mountain Bike, presented by Fetzer Vineyards (Jr., beginner, veteran, and masters)
  • 4:15: Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle, presented by First Ascent (finals)
  • 5:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Extreme Vertical

Sunday, June 6

  • 8:00 a.m.: Volvo 10K Spring Runoff, presented by Eddie Bauer
  • 8:00: Youth Bouldering Competition, presented by Pyramide
  • 8:00: Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (finals)
  • 8:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 8)
  • 9:30: First Ascent SUP Surf Cross, presented by C4 Waterman (qualifier)
  • 9;30: Fetzer Vineyard Road Bike Time Trial, presented by Thule
  • 10:30: Teva Raft Cross (qualifiers)
  • 10:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (Competition 9)
  • 11:00: Slopestyle, presented by Native Eyewear (qualifier)
  • 11:00: Citizen Bouldering Competition, presented by Pyramide (first wave)
  • 11:30: Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak, presented by Jackson Kayak (qualifiers)
  • 12:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air Wave (finals: pro, semi-pro, and amateur)
  • 1:30: Teva Raft Cross (finals)
  • 2:00 Slopestyle, presented by Native Eyewear (finals)
  • 2:00: Citizen Bouldering Competition, presented by Pyramide (second wave)
  • 2:00: Eukanuba DockDogs Speed Retrieve (Competition 3)
  • 2:30: First Ascent SUP Surf Cross (finals)
  • 3:15: Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak, presented by Jackson Kayak (finals)
  • 3:30: Eukanuba DockDogs Speed Retrieve (finals)

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Saturday, June 5

  • 8:30 a.m.: Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint, presented by Jackson Kayak
  • 11:45: Volvo X-Country Mountain Bike, presented by Fetzer Vineyards (expert, pro, SS)
  • 3:45: Volvo X-Country Mountain Bike, presented by Fetzer Vineyards (Jr., beginner, veteran, and masters)

Sunday, June 6

  • 8:00 a.m.: Volvo 10K Spring Runoff, presented by Eddie Bauer
  • 9:30: Fetzer Vineyards Road Bike Time Trial, presented by Thule

Music and Entertainment

After a hard day's work on Vail's trails and rivers, stick around for all the lunar activities happening right in Vail Village.

  • TMG OPENING CEREMONIES & BUD LIGHT MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC FEATURING: UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY; Thursday, June 3rd @ 6:45pm, Free, Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village. *Cheer on delegates from each sport, along with all international athletes competing in the Bouldering World Cup for the official kick off of the Teva Mountain Games, followed by the acclaimed U2 tribute band who covers everything from the 1983 War tour to present day in true U2 style.
  • BUD LIGHT MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC FEATURING: JULIAN "JUJU" MARLEY; Saturday, June 5th @ 7pm, Free, Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village. *This son of Reggae legend Bob Marley has been in the biz since recording his first song at the age of five at the Marley family home in Kingston. His sound incorporates roots Reggae infused with hip hop, bubbling dancehall and R&B.
  • TEVA BLACKOUT PARTY; Saturday, June 5th @ 10pm, Samana Lounge. *Party like a raft guide with the best athletes, wannabe athletes, groupies and industry peeps, all rocking their Tevas, all night long!

Film and Photography

  • 2010 MOUNTAIN CLICK PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION; Competition (Thursday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 6th); Winners announced Wednesday, June 30th. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome to enter this photo comp where they will shoot all four days of the Teva Mountain Games, athletes, art, music, mountains and all. The entries will be judged by a panel of professional sport and outdoor photographers, and the reward is a tear-sheet in Outside Magazine and prize money.
  • OUTSIDE ADVENTURE FILM SCHOOL; Wednesday, June 2nd - Wednesday, June 9th. Come here to film some of the world's most extreme athletes at the country's largest celebration of mountain sport. Students receive hands on instruction with a high ratio of instructors to students. Award-winning director Michael Brown will also be on hand helping students create their own Teva Mountain Games films from initial concept to finished DVD/webclip. All final films will be posted on the TMG site as well as on Outside Magazine's website.
  • OUTDOOR REELS FILM SERIES; Friday, June 4th. This collection of films features filmmakers from across the country showcasing their newest outdoor films right in the heart of Vail Village. Representatives from each film will be on hand for discussion and Q & A periods.
  • Featured Films
    • 6:00pm: Costa Presents Currents of Belize
    • 7:30pm: Teva Presents Dream Result
    • 8:30pm: Eddie Bauer Presents Hotel Charley 5: First Descent
    • 9:30pm: C4 Waterman Presents Waterman is More Than a Word

For more information about the Teva Mountain Games, go to www.tevamountaingames.com and, follow the Games on Twitter @TevaMtnGames.

ABOUT TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES – The Teva Mountain Games are the nation's largest celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music featuring top professional and amateur athletes from around the world. The adventure sporting event hosts more than 2,000 outdoor athletes, along with an estimated 40,000 spectators. Athletes converge on Vail's mountains and rivers to compete in eight sports and 24 disciplines for over $100,000 in prize money. Events include kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly-fishing, road and trail running, as well as stand up paddling. Additional events at the Teva Mountain Games include: a film series, Outdoor Reels; a photography competition, Mountain Click; an interactive expo area, Gear Town; DockDog canine competitions; free concerts at Mountains of Music and the Teva Mountain Ball. The Teva Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, visit www.tevamountaingames.com.

 



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