Pictorial: 2012 Summer Teva Games

GearJunkie spent a long weekend in Vail, Colo., reporting on the 11th annual Summer Teva Mountain Games. We covered slacklining comps, ran a half-marathon up to 10,000 feet, watched freeride bike events in Vail Village, and much more over the past few days. We’re back home now, recovering from the fun and the competition in the mountains around Vail. Here are a few final images we captured from the event, one of our favorite excuses to get outdoors and live life to the max as a ceremonial kickoff each year to summer. —Sean McCoy

Backflip in freeride comp

Big air, dogstyle!

Fetch!

Classic Teva Games pose

Live music is requisite each night

Kid mud race

Slackline comp

Crowds in Vail Village

Coach and athlete

Not a competitor!

—All photos by Sean McCoy.

The author after the Teva Games’ half-marathon

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.