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Even if you don’t feel like signing up for a 10K trail running race or a road bike hill climb, go to Vail, Colorado, on June 3-6 to watch pro and amateur-level outdoor athletes compete in the annual Teva Mountain Games. The eight competition sports include everything from rock climbing and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding and fly fishing. There’s also a photo competition and outdoor filmmaking school, live music, and plenty of outdoor recreation that doesn’t involve a starting line.

Teva Mountain Games Come to Vail June 3-6

Outdoor athletes of all types—trail runners, kayakers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and more—will compete at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, on June 3-6. Come to watch the competition or sign up for an event yourself. Here's how. *Check out our awesome wrap-up gallery from the event: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/competition/2010/06/teva-mountain-games-2010

Held at the International Bridge right in the Vail village, the whitewater rodeo is one of the most exciting events to watch. Guys like Eric Jackson and Stephen Wright show off tricks that they invented, while teenage young guns proove just how big they can McNasty. Finals are Saturday at 4:15. Contenders: The Jackson family is always a threat.  Emily has won the women’s division of the event for the last six years in a row, and in the men’s department EJ, Dane, and Nick Troutman, her dad, brother, and husband respectively, are all strong competitors.Beta: Try to get a spot upstream of the bridge for prime viewing. And keep an eye on stream flows. Rising river levels could mean that the event is cancelled.

Paddling the Teva Mountain Games

This weekend’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail started as a local Memorial Day whitewater festival more than 15 years ago. These days it’s morphed into one of the largest multi-sport bonanzas in the country. Despite the addition of extreme fly fishing and dog jumping competitions, the river is still at the heart of the games. Here are the paddling events, people, and potential carnage to look out for.