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Teva Mountain Games: Outdoor adventure sports

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

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If your summer travels are inspired by sports events around the country, the Teva Mountain Games should be on your travel itinerary. Now in its seventh year, the Teva Mountain Games is the largest outdoor adventure sports festival in the United States. Read on to learn more about this festive multi-sport extravaganza.

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What is the Teva Mountain Games?

Happening in Vail, Colorado, this high energy fitness event includes competitions in kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, climbing, paragliding, fly-fishing, trail running, multi-sport racing and there are even dog events. If it can be done in the mountains in the summer, the Teva Mountain Games will have it.

The event also includes an adventure photography contest called Mountain Click, an Apple- and Teva sponsored adventure film school, a mini-music festival and the Teva Mountain Ball. In addition, the new Green Light district features five things you can do today to green your life and, in the green theme, all Teva Mountain Games vinyl banners will be upcycled this year and made into briefcases in a partnership with GreenGuru. And if you can't get through the weekend without some craft brews, there will be a late night pub crawl featuring themed fundraiser parties.

Who goes to the Teva Mountain Games?

More than 2,000 pro and amateur athletes from 30 countries will vie for more than $100,000 in prize money this year. The Games anticipates 35,000 on-site spectators and almost 1.5 million people checking it out online and TV. This is an event with something for everyone.

If you plan to be one of the on-site spectators, visit Teva Mountain Games Lodging for information on the greatest places to stay and be sure to check out the Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau to learn more about the many other recreational happenings in the area.

The Teva Mountain Games is an inspiring event for people of all ages and fitness levels. If your exercise motivation needs a boost, let the Games and the following articles get you outdoors and exercising.

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