La Sportiva Sponsored Running Events

Browse the list below to find La Sportiva sponsored events in and around your area.  Our calendar is updated regularly so check back often to see what's new.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Charlotte, NC

River Jam Run - Race Edition

The weekend is near…but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to race. Break out of your typical exercise routine in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 3.75-mile and 6.5-mile distance. Awards will be given to the winners of each race as well as the winners of the series overall. To be considered for the series title, participants must race a minimum of three races of the same distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music and good times at the River Jam concert series. More...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Boise, ID

Fit For Life Half Marathon

The Race course is an out and back greenbelt (paved path) course. The river will cool and the shade of the trees will protect runners for most of the course. The course starts in the parking lot at Hawks Memorial Stadium, east onto the greenbelt at the access point by the Glenwood Bridge. The course continues east into Julia Davis Park on the North side of the greenbelt, and then back again. Perfect Bench marks for the Payette Lake Runs and the City Of Trees Marathon Events. More...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Brecksville, OH

Buckeye Trail 50K

Out-and-back course on primarily a single track trail. The course composition includes rocks, roots, and stream crossings. The course includes approximately 2,500′ of elevation gain and 2500′ of elevation loss. More...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Birdsboro, PA

Double Trouble 15K and 30K

We've all done it! You develop a deep, almost obsessive hunger for a REALLY good tuna fish sandwich. And there's a place across town that, while not real convenient, makes a really good tuna fish sandwich. You rearrange your schedule to get over to that side of town to get your really good tuna fish sandwich and get there to find a line of 8 in front of you, several of whom are there, no doubt, to get a really good tuna fish sandwich. And 14 minutes later, when the person behind the counter finally asks you what you would like, you hesitate for a second and then answer "Pastrami and Swiss!". Yes, sometime, no matter how much time and effort we put into making very specific plans, we sometimes end up doing something totally different or arse-backwards from our intentions. You go to break up with your girlfriend and end up proposing. You head for the health food store and veer off to a Coldstones instead. You own every GI Joe toy ever made and end up a Conscientious Objector. You start out as a Dallas Cowboy fan and then decide to like a professional football team instead. The popular Double Trouble 15k and 30k was created intentionally for people just like YOU! The DT uses a beautiful 15k loop past 2 lakes, with everyone starting together. Runners decide in midrace whether they will do one 15k loop or two. Let’s say that you trained to do a 30k but it is 106 degrees in the shade that day, finish in the 15k instead. Or, you recently started taking “roids” to clear up a social disease and find that you are really running strong after 15k, do another loop. There are a full set of awards in both and you can EVEN win an award in both events! You’ll declare a distance beforehand but you are no more committed to that decision than the Phillies are committed to putting a competitive team on the field over the next 8-10 years. Afterwards, relax in the shade, eat hot /cold food, hose off under our official handmade “shower” and watch others suffer as they finish or decide to forge on. We also have modern potties, lots of parking, a playground ¼ mile away, boat rentals & a swimming pool 100 yards away, picnic tables all around the finish and LOTS of things that just make it a wonderful run for you and a great place for your peeps to hang till you finish or die; whichever occurs first. This race draws 300-400 people each year for a great workout, a beautiful setting and a chance to run an 85% shaded trail; one of the FEW instances where it is bearable to do a long run at the peak of the summer. LEGAL HORSE HOOEY: YOU RACE AT YOUR OWN RISK & ARE SOLEY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELFARE WHILE RACING! This course will have more marks on it than your homework did when you got it back in Jr High (except we do not use a red pen). So, you won’t get lost. But if you do, be aware that we will only look for you if you have a winning Powerball ticket stapled to your forehead. So, if you get dinged, get you and your wound to a place where we have volunteers. Now, this race is a shade tuff due to its length and date, so entry is forbidden for 1) runners under 18 (16 & 17 year olds OK for the 15k ONLY & a parent MUST be present too; not run, just present) 2) people with the potential to tear a tendon while merely farting and 3) any one who spends a single second reading about what Bruce Jenner is doing with his life/wardrobe/body parts/family/etc (whatever it is, it will probably prevent him from being on a Wheaties Box ever again)

Entry: Race starts at 9 A.M.; reg. opens at 7:45. $34 if postmarked by Wed, June 24th, inc. a short sleeved tech shirt, $39 after cutoff & day of race while shirts last; $32 when they’re gone. FEW “EXTRA” SHIRTS PRINTED over our pre-reg needs so if you want some type of proof that you did this event, other than your bleeding nipples, pre-enter even if the pre-reg price break has passed!! Post race entries that enter before raceday get first dibs at the remaining shirts. Rain or shine, no refunds or mailed shirts/awards. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST finish the first lap by the 2 hr mark to be allowed to do another lap. ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: You MAY finish in both events and win awards in both; see us that day for 2 bibs, no extra charge. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Allenstown, NH

Bear Brook Trail Marathon

Starting out from the snowmobile parking lot runners will head down the Snowmobile Trail toward One Mile Trail then bear left onto Bear Brook Trail.At the junction of Bear Brook Trail and Little Bear Trail runners will turn hard right and run Little Bear Trail toward Hayes Field. Runners will cross Hayes Field and gain the Bobcat Trail. Staying on Bobcat Trail to the junction with Broken Boulder Trail and turning left then veering right onto Pitch Pine Trail. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stinson Beach, CA

La Sportiva Table Rock 27K

All participants in each Inside Trail Racing event are automatically entered into the series. There are two categories, Ultra and Speedster. The Ultra category will consist of any race that is longer than 26.2 miles (50K, 50 Mile, 100K). The Speedster category consists of the shorter distance runners, typically anything from 5K to 35K. There will be awards for the top three, male and female, runners in each category. Consistency and performance are rewarded, so durable and frequent participants have a good shot at taking home the gold. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Piseco Lake, NY

Wakely Dam Ultra

The Wakely Dam Ultra is an Extreme Endurance Event that takes place on the Northville Placid Trail in a remote wilderness area. There are no aid stations or medical assistance anywhere along the 55K course.· Once your run begins there are only three ways out;· 1-by completing the course, 2-returning to the start, or by 3-Emergency Evacuation at runner’s expense. Please do not register for this event unless you are capable of going the distance. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Marble Falls, TX

Mule Shoe

THE SECOND EVENT IN THE CAPT'N KARL'S TRAIL SERIES
Our second event is held at Muleshoe Bend LCRA Recreation Park. Approximately 40 miles northwest of Austin in picturesque Spicewood, TX. Muleshoe Bend is located on the scenic Lower Colorado River, Lake Travis region. This course is challenging, rocky, technical and 95% single track with 3094 feet of elevation gain. These trails are deceptively tough, with the heat and humidity making Muleshoe Bend a worthy advisory. This is primarily due to the thick foliage and heavy wood creating very little wind. Get ready to sweat. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bozeman, MT

Devil's Backbone 50M

This is a graduate level run (yes, like Hardrock). It is almost unsupported and unmarked. This CANNOT be your first 50 miler. Every year I am told by several runners that they were definitely over their head! This course is much, much harder than you expect, and much more disconcerting knowing there are no markings!! The course will not be marked except by FS blazes and cairns. There are many cairns and you primarily stay on the ridge but with no ribbon it is still possible to get well off course,and not realize you are off course. The trail is generally well-worn except in meadows. Hand drawn and Topo maps available at this website.The "graduate" part is due to the requirement to carry what you need for 5 - 9 hours of running. Once out on the course there is no way out until the turnaround. You are almost always above 9500 feet on a sometims rocky and snowy (but beautiful) trail. Course starts and finishes at the Hyalite Creek Trailhead and is out and back on 100% trails with one significant climb from 7,200 feet to 10,300 feet and multiple short steep climbs totaling 10,400 feet. Runners have exclaimed this is one of the few courses beautiful enough to warrant out and back! Though the climb is not huge, it is deceptively hard due to elevation and sometimes rocky trails. There will be nice streams multiple times in the first 7 miles, to below Hyalite Peak. There is a murky lake at 11 miles (and 39 miles), and a small spring a quarter mile later and lots of snow to put in your water carrier. Town water will be carried up to the turn-around. Water has certainly been frequented by wildlife, especially the lake, so a filter is recommended. Cutoff is 8.5 hours at the turn-around cabin (2:00PM). Exposure is extreme in case of a thunderstorm. Possibility of elk, goats, mountain lions and bears (all seen in past few years) and the most beautiful views imaginable of Paradise Valley and the Absaroka-Beartooth and Spanish Peaks Wilderness Areas. There will be sweepers in both directions but evacuation is possible only by heliocopter so plan to be self-sufficent. Please, experienced ultrarunners only! Hand drawn map: Map Topo Map: Topo More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Silverton, CO

Kendall Mountain Run

The Kendall Mountain run is part of the 2014 US Skyrunner Series and will feature a $2,500 prize purse and points in the Sky Series. New in 2014, there will also be an 11 Kilometer version that runs up to Deer Park and back to town. Experience the classic challenge that dates back to the 1908 bar bet! Run steep get high in Silverton, Colorado this July. More...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Charlotte, NC

Xterra Whitewater Triathlon

Take your triathlon experience off-road at the 6th annual XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon. This USA Triathlon sanctioned event will test your swimming, mountain biking and trail running skills in a rugged off-road environment. The race begins with a 1K flatwater swim split between the Catawba River and our man-made channel, followed by 23K on mountain bike across all difficulty levels of the USNWC trail system, and concluding with an 8K trail run to cross the finish line.

XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon is also a qualifying race for the XTERRA USA Championships – Finish in the top 15 in your division and earn a spot on the starting line for the invitation-only championship race in Ogden, Utah. More...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Aspen Snowmass, CO

Audi Power of Four

Aspen Snowmass is proud to present the 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail celebrating the amazing trail running offered in the Roaring Fork Valley and continuing the great tradition of the Audi Power of Four Series. The event’s signature race is a challenging 50K Ultra that has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championships and covers the four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of single track and dirt road. The event also offers a 25K race along the famed Government trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains and new for 2015 a Vertical K race up Aspen Mountain that is also part of the US Skyrunner Series. More...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vail, CO

La Sportiva Vail Half Marathon

Named Colorado's "Best Race Series" by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2005 and 2008, the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series has become an iconic event, taking runners up trails and over mountain roads, through fields and forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 17 years. More...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Park City, UT

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase 16Mi

Over the river and through the woods and up Jupiter Peak, nearly 250 runners tackled the Jupiter Steeple Chase at Park City Mountain Resort on Saturday, the opening event in the Mountain Trails Foundation “Triple-Trail Challenge” and the final stage of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series. More...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Montana City, MT

HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs

Spectacular Montana scenery, lots of vertical opportunity, miles of challenging single track trail, primitive roads, dirt, rocks, forests, meadows, and cold, clear creeks to splash through. Enjoy all of the above on this primarily remote, back country run through the rugged and beautiful Elkhorn Mountains. More...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lake Tahoe, CA

Squaw Valley Mountain Run

For the past 34 years, on the first Saturday of August, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer are provided. More...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Taos Ski Valley, NM

Taos Up and Over 10K

This mountain course will challenge your body, stimulate your senses, and connect you with the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains.This is a challenging and scenic climb that peaks with amazing views of Kachina and Wheeler Peaks. A must do to boost your endurance, excite your elevation and reconnect with the mountains.
This race and this exquisite setting serve as a memory making experience for the whole family-we welcome you to join in the beauty, stay a few nights while you are here and enjoy Taos Ski Valley and the unique town of Taos, New Mexico More...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tushar Mountains, UT

Tushar Sky, 26M and 93K Trail Race

The Tushar mountain range is a hidden treasure of 12,000ft peaks not far from Bryce Canyon. This is one of the most challenging courses in the “Grand Circle Trail Series”. Runners will summit peaks and run ridgelines among a thriving mountain goat herd then drop down singletrack into vast, glaciated valleys spattered with abandoned mining ruins from the wild west. The race starts and finishes at Eagle Point Ski Resort at an elevation of over 10,000ft. These conditions made it a perfect fit for the 2015 Sky Runner Series!
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz

Giant redwoods dominate the landscape in our Santa Cruz trail run. Aside from twisting single track that opens up to expansive roads and paths, you’ll enjoy the ocean breezes pouring in from the Santa Cruz coast. The race will offer everything from river crossings to high ridges with aid stations every 5-6 miles for refueling before tackling the next beautiful, albeit strenuous, section. Bring your families and stay after the race to enjoy Henry Cowell park where we’ll have post race food fit for a trail running king or queen! More...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vail, CO

La Sportiva Vail Berry Picker Trail Run

Named Colorado's "Best Race Series" by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2005 and 2008, the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series has become an iconic event, taking runners up trails and over mountain roads, through fields and forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 17 years. More...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Carlton, WA

Angels Staircase 35K and 60K

The Angels Staircase 60k (and its sister race, the Angels Staircase 35k) are part of the 2015 U.S. SkyRunner Series! Unlike any other race in the Washington, this is a true high alpine running experience. You'll climb to 8,000 feet (starting from 2100 feet!) at the top of Angels Staircase, finding yourself above treeline atop the rocky ridge line that separates the Lake Chelan and Methow River watersheds. From high points on the course you'll have views of Glacier Peak and the North Cascades, as well as great views into the Okanogan Range. You'll spend much of the run in high alpine - forests of pine, larch, and fir; meadows bursting with wildflowers; serene alpine lakes - and other than three miles of dirt forest service road at the start and finish, you won't see a single road or car or building. This race is very hard, very steep, very technical, and very remote! More...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Lampasas, TX

Colorado Bend

Join us for the third installment of the epic Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series as we run the rugged and demanding trails of Colorado Bend State Park. This locale is more reminiscent of the western United States than central Texas. Boosting cliffs and canyon lands, limestone caves, numerous natural springs, amazing waterfalls and precious solitude. This park truly has it all and has quickly become a favorite of our runners and families. Prepare yourselves for a wonderful treat! More...

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Reading, PA

Half Wit Half Marathon

In about 10 years, we will have a portion of the population that is totally oblivious to things that were commonplace just 10-15 years ago. They’ll look with complete befuddlement at a rotary dial phone, and may have never used a phone book either. They’ll have as much luck successfully driving a stick shift vehicle as they would cloning a woolly mammoth. More...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Charlotte, NC

River Jam Run - Race Edition

The weekend is near…but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to race. Break out of your typical exercise routine in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 3.75-mile and 6.5-mile distance. Awards will be given to the winners of each race as well as the winners of the series overall. To be considered for the series title, participants must race a minimum of three races of the same distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music and good times at the River Jam concert series. More...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Crested Butte, CO

Grand Traverse Trail Race

Conditions of Participation:

There are no qualifying or preliminary competitions required to participate in the Grand Traverse Mountain Run & Bike.
The Grand Traverse Race Committee has final authority on any disputes arising during the race.
Aid station captains have the authority to act on behalf of the GT Race Committee.
Racers entered in a Team Division- must clear checkpoints together, and are required to finish the race in tandem to receive a qualified finish.
Mountain Bike participants are required to wear a helmet specifically designed for the sport of mountain biking
Search & Rescue Coverage
Due to substantial costs incurred by a potential backcountry evacuation, all participants are required to posses a current hiking, fishing, hunting, or snowmobile license. Alternatively, racers can purchase a Colorado Recreational Search & Rescue (CORSAR) card prior to the event. Pre-purchase this required coverage online HERE. More...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

State College, PA

Eastern States 100

It's official....the first annual ES100 was a huge success and team is working hard to get ready for 2015. Race Directors from the Hyner View Trail Challenge, Rothrock Trail Challenge, Sproul 10K, Dam Half, Dam Scramble, and the Megatransect have teamed with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine, Slippery Rock and Lock Haven Universities to offer a world class wilderness trail experience in one of the most remote sections of the Pennsylvania Wilds – the Eastern States 100.
Only the hardiest of runners will complete this circumnavigation of Pine Creek. A Pennsylvania Scenic River. The largest creek in the United States. The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The river route that supplied the lumber that built America. The Iroquois called it Tiadaghton – the River of Pines. Or is it the Lost or Bewildered River? After 100 miles of multiple 900 – 1200 foot climbs and equally punishing descents, the second definition will seem appropriate.--Course Description--

Headquarters will be the beautiful Little Pine State Park. A true oasis in the middle of what will seem like endless nowhere to those who brave the trails. A lake for boating, fishing, or just cooling off after pushing your body to the max. Your choice of public or private campground accommodations within steps of the start-finish areas. Sites for tents or for large RVs. Rustic cabins, deluxe cabins (even several with Jacuzzis), or yurts. A nature center, playgrounds, a beach, a pool and a game room for family to enjoy while you are taxing your body. A convenience store for last minute items and hand dipped ice cream. A restaurant and bar to unwind and prefuel or refuel.
Runners will experience portions of some of the most scenic and most challenging trails in Pennsylvania. The Mid State Trail – Pennsylvania’s wildest footpath. The Black Forest Trail – the crown jewel of Pennsylvania’s long distance hiking trails featuring hills, rocks, and on average, a vista for every mile of trail. The West Rim Trail – a backpacker’s favorite for experiencing the Pine Creek Gorge. The Donut Hole Trail, the T Squared Trail, the Long Branch Trail, The Tiadaghton Trail, and several shorter connector trails will round out the 100 mile loop.
Ramsey at the south end is nothing more than a collection of houses and seasonal residences. You will cross Pine Creek on a former railroad trestle before climbing to the panoramic Ramsey Bend Vista. The north end is Blackwell. A tiny village with the historic Blackwell Hotel restaurant/bar and a small convenience and gift store. You will cross a unique one lane steel grate bridge that bends in the middle prior to climbing Gillespie Point - The Matterhorn of the Alleghenies - the only true peak in Pennsylvania.
In between is miles of hills, rocky hollows, diverse forest and endless views. Wolf Path, Cougar Run, Hemlock Mountain, Jerry Run Falls, Panther Run, and the Algerine Wild Area are just some of the local trails you'll traverse. The course is full of single track, old logging roads and abandoned stone quarries. Deer, bear, bald eagles, and rattlesnakes may be seen. Other than the 17 well-stocked aid stations we will provide, the only civilization centers you will pass through are Ramsey, Blackwell, Hyner Run State Park and Slate Run – a tiny village featuring the Hotel Manor and Wolfe’s General Store.

The Eastern States 100. Not for beginners.

Date: August 15, 2015.

Race Director: Craig Fleming More...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ashland, OR

Mt Ashland Hill Climb

This 13.3 mile event begins in downtown Ashland’s beautiful Lithia Park (el 1900′) and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7533′), for a total of more than 5,600′ of climbing–that’s over a vertical mile! More...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Manchester, MD

River Valley Run

The River Valley Run is Maryland's premier trail run event! Our event features 5 exciting races: 1) Our nationally recognized and award winning 10k trail race through 500 breathtaking wooded acres, 2) a scenic 5k road course on the country roads of Carroll County, 3) a brand new 15k trail race for those looking for an even bigger challenge, 4) a 1 mile Kid's Fun Run, and 5) a brand new Toddler Trot for our youngest runners to get their feet wet. The River Valley Run has something for the whole family! More...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vail, CO

La Sportiva Vail 10K @ 10,000 Feet

Named Colorado's "Best Race Series" by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2005 and 2008, the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series has become an iconic event, taking runners up trails and over mountain roads, through fields and forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 17 years. More...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Burnet, TX

Reville Peak

Our night time trail series concludes most appropriately at one of the best privately owned adventure parks in all of Texas, the amazing Reveille Peak Ranch! This park is located 55 miles northwest of Austin in the historic town of Burnet. The amenities at RPR are first class and we will be taking advantage of this by providing our runners, spectators and volunteers with a series finale party. But first, runners will be treated to unique and spectacular geological formations. Navigating over large rock domes with amazing views, while tackling the most elevation gain of our four venues (3812 ft). This course really has it all….single track, exposure, wood, service roads, hills and technicality. All to challenge even the most seasoned trail runner. More...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Salinas, CA

Toro Trail Run

Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many types of wildlife including deer, coyote, and a rare mountain lion or golden eagle. Toro’s pastoral setting makes it the ideal place for a trail run. More...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Big Sky, MT

The Rut 39K and 50K

The Rut 50K is an extremely challenging mountain run held on Big Sky Resort property. Race participants will find themselves covering ALL types of terrain including jeep roads, forested single track trails, alpine ridge lines and even to the iconic summit of Lone Peak! More...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Reading, PA

Labor Pains 12 Hr Trail Run

As we’ve said before, nothing's more frustrating than getting to the end of a race & realizing that YOU have so much more "left" but no more COURSE "left"! You say to yourself, "Man, if this 5k were just a 5 miler" or "if this 10 Miler were just a Half Marathon" (and so on), I could run a REALLY GREAT time today!" Well, WE have a solution for YOU! The Labor Pain 12 Hr. Trail Race lets you run as LONG as your heart, quads & inner thigh skin cooperate! The “Pain” is a wheel measured 5 mile trail loop that's 95% single/double track rustic trails and 5% dirt roads, asphalt, grass & the bodies of those collapsing before you. It has slight uphills & downhills & many, many flat sections; past entries said that they love the "variety. But most of all, it is a FUN, FUN way for you to achieve distances you've never run before. And that's the key, since the awards are based totally on HOW FAR you run; your "time" only factors in when breaking ties. The loop starts/finishes at the Reading Liederkranz and you'll repeatedly run past their outside bar, our aide station (there's one @ 2.6 miles too), your tent if you pitch one (looked like Woodstock last year) and your cheering “peeps” that'll be bored by the end of the 2nd lap. Rest when you want, eat when you want, run when you want and go as far as your body and mind will take you. Better yet, try to reach one of our "milestone distances": 26.2M, 50K, 40M, 50M or 100K because if you reach one of these, the personalized hoody that we send you approx 6 weeks after the race will let the world know that you made it at least that far! Join us for a race that drew 250+ runners the past 3 years. Run continuously. Or run for awhile, rest for awhile and run for some more. In fact, one person ran for 25M in 2013 and was so woozy that he went to the emergency ward, then came back 2 ½ hours later to run another 6 miles to get his 50k. We don’t RECOMMEND that as a rule, but whatever approach you take, you'll still have a ball and still probably stretch your limitations farther than you thought possible. ‘Cause "word on the street" says that this is ONE endurance race that you HAVE to do!! LEGAL B.S: YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELFARE WHILE RACING THIS EVENT. You know yourself better than anyone. So for the most part, unless you can’t finish your next lap before our cutoff ( there is no credit for partial laps unless it’s for a milestone), we won’t tackle you to keep you from starting another lap. No entries under 18. Others not welcome are runners that pass on single track without saying “on your left” first and & people who sing any boy-band hits while on course. More...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Charlotte, NC

Labor Day Trail Race 5K and 15K

Looking to add some fun and excitement to your long weekend? Kick off the holiday festivities with the Labor Day Trail Race. Choose the between the 5k or 15k distances through our trail system along the Catawba River, then stick around and enjoy the live music, food, drink and fireworks at the USNWCs Labor Day Celebration. More...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Carey/Depot Park McCall, Idaho

Payette Lake Run

All participants must complete the course by 11:30 am to receive a time. The course consists of pavement, leading to dirt road, and then back to pavement. There are rolling hills and many beautiful views of the lake as this loop naturally travels around the lake. The course is marked with white powder, and there are mile markers on course. Please keep in mind that the roads are not completely closed to traffic. There are aid stations at miles 3, 6, 8, 10, 11.5, 13, 15.5, 17. Although many aid stations will have both water and sports drink, it’s always a wise decision to pack your own replenishments to ensure you have what you need when you need it. A satellite course map can be found at USATF.org, 30K Course, The 8.6 mile course starts at mile 10 of this map, and the 5K mile starts at mile 15.6 www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=390842 More...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Charlotte, NC

River Jam Run - Race Edition

The weekend is near…but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to race. Break out of your typical exercise routine in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 3.75-mile and 6.5-mile distance. Awards will be given to the winners of each race as well as the winners of the series overall. To be considered for the series title, participants must race a minimum of three races of the same distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music and good times at the River Jam concert series. More...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Eldorado Springs, CO

La Sportiva Rattlesnake Ramble

A 4.25 mile out-and-back course with 850 feet of climbing, mostly on singletrack trail. More...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Vail, CO

La Sportiva Vail EverGold 10K

Named Colorado's "Best Race Series" by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2005 and 2008, the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series has become an iconic event, taking runners up trails and over mountain roads, through fields and forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 19 years. More...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Youngstown, OH

YUTC 25K & 50K

Mostly wooded single-track trail next to lakes, streams, and waterfalls, with some hills, rocks, roots, and some pavement. This course is a challenge, but it is great for the novice or experienced ultra runner. More...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Crystal Mountain, WA

Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon

Race Recommendations:
-Trekking poles are recommended.
-Supportive footwear with good traction.
-Plan to attend, and listen to, course briefing.
-Carry course description on race day.
-Count on it taking longer than you expect, each section.
-Carry extra food, water and basic gear, wind shirt, gloves, hat, for safety.
-Always be looking for course markings and directions, especially in the meadows from North Way bowl back to the Crystal Mountain trail and back. Lots of animal trails and very few people trails.
-Spot at least 4 volcanoes, 6 on a really clear day, through out the day.
-Please make sure to really watch the course markings, every step of the way.
-This is a serious alpine route and deserves the utmost respect!! More...