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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Burnsville, NC

US SkyRunner Series: Quest for the Crest

50k overview:
11,300 ft of gain, 11,700 ft of loss on this insane point to point race!
98% single track.
It's very simple... THIS IS THE HARDEST 50K IN THE WORLD! While this race may not go to 11,000 ft in altitude like those hard western races but it makes this up in technical difficulty, heat and humidity.

Vertical Kilometer /10k overview:
Run two races in one. The Vertical Kilometer to the top of the climb and the 10k which is from the bottom to the top and back down the other side! The prize money is for the Vertical K only. You can run the Vertical K and then just walk down the other side. You don;t have to race both but we will give you a time for both. Runners take on a 2.8 mile climb that goes from 2,900 ft up to 6,200 ft! You will be on all 4 fours and climbing what is without a doubt one of the hardest trails in the world! Unlike other VK events, you will have to run down the other side from the top. This is a two races in one race! We call it the world's hardest 10k for how crazy it is. TEST YOURSELF!
Course Record is 1:18 More...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birdsboro, PA

Chobot Challenge

Michael Chobot, for the 26 years that he was here, was often considered to be somewhat of a “weird duck”. How ironic that he got this “tag”, since he was nominated for a 2013 Emmy in sound for a wildlife documentary entitled “Duckumentary”. But this “tag” was appropriate because Michael not only marched to the “beat of a different drum”, he marched to the beat of a whole different orchestra, polka band, mixed chorus and kazoo. He developed a taste for Baked Beans over Egg Noodles when he was a struggling sound tech in NYC since he found both on sale at the same time and he could buy outrageous quantities at bottom dollar prices. He refused to drink anything but chocolate milk on his 21st Birthday, maybe the ONLY day at Penn State that he DIDN’T have a beer in his hand. He toted a backpack with him everywhere containing oddities like a compass, astronaut food, a 1 lb bag of rice, a space blanket, twine, waterproof matches, a Swiss army knife and other things that only Michael could see the need to have with him at all times. He once carried a queen sized mattress overland for 2 miles on his back instead of using a truck available to him just to see if he could do it. Even up until the day we lost him in 2013, Michael wasn’t just a “brother” or “son” or “sound engineer” or “trail runner” or “Penn Stater”, he was a little bit of “everything”. And the Chobot Challenge, on some of the same Berks County trails where Michael learned to run, is a little bit of “everything” too! It has long climbs that end in scenic overlooks, & long downhills where you’ll be grabbing for tree trunks to slow you down. It passes one of the prettiest sites in Eastern PA; a site known to very few of those that even live in this area. It has 4 creek crossings; SURE to bring you relief from the hot sun. It has some rocky sections and some trails smoother than a baby’s butt! It has everything from single track to fire lanes, with a beautiful creekside start and finish with a covered pavilion, playground, modern bathrooms, shower, etc. on hand too. And naturally, it has all the other race aspects that make Pretzel City Sports the top trail running organization in the East. Come on out and run the type of trails that brought Michael so much joy and happiness, cause they’re sure to bring YOU joy and happiness as well! More...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Roanoke, VA

Conquer the Cove Trail Marathon and 25K

This is a great event. If you are from Roanoke it gives you a chance to compete against the home town folks to see who's top dog. If you aren't from Roanoke it gives you the chance to see 80% of the trails of the park that will be well marked and maintained. This is the anchor event to the Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series (RNUTS) and it has it all; great challenging course, beautiful venue, great aide stations and post race food, and a relaxing atmosphere to hang out in after the race. More...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pocatello, ID

Scout Mountain Ultra Trail Race

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Pocatello 50 2.0- The Scout Mountain Ultra Trail! This year we will be offering the following distances 100k (62.2 miles), 60k (37 miles) and 35 k (21 miles). It has been long known that our distances were a little long, but due to the construction of the Sterling Justice trail, a connector trail from Gibson Jack to City Creek, we needed to alter the course in order to stay in good standing with the Forest Service. The additional trail added a little more mileage to the 50 mile distance taking us to 56 miles, so we opted to bump up to the next standard ultra distance, 100k. This will allow us to include a couple more of the best trails in Pocatello and to be more accurate with our distances. There is a minor change occurring with the two shorter races, namely the elimination of the mile of pavement after the Big Fur Aid Station, this added a little distance but will certainly add to the race.

Registration will still be done via Ultrasignup and will open at midnight January 1st. We are so excited to bring you the next edition of our Pocatello ultra races and hope to provide more information soon.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

State College, PA

Mountain Cup #7: Rothrock 30K Trail Challenge

Welcome to the 7th annual Rothrock Trail Challenge. The event is scheduled for Saturday June 6th, 2015 at Tussey Ski Area in Boalsburg, Pa. The RTC is part of the LaSportiva Mountain Cup Series as well as Trailrunner Magazine's Trophy Series. We are honored to have played host to 11 out of the top 12 Trophy Series winners from 2014. The RTC will take runners and hikers through tunnels of rhododendron, towering Hemlocks, blooming mountain laurel, seas of fern, and mini boulder fields. The 17.2 mile course features mostly single track trails with 3 aid stations strategically spaced about every four miles. The signature section of the course remains the ever daunting Shingletown Gap cliff trail. More...

Thursday, June 11, 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, June 13, 2015

Charlotte, NC

Brew Dash 6K

Before enjoying a fun-filled day of craft beer tasting, kick off your morning with the Brew Dash 6k presented by NoDa Brewing Company race through the USNWC trail system. After working up a sweat on the trails, you’ll be ready for a nice cold beverage. Stick around for the 4th annual Brew Stash Bash, featuring live music and an impressive selection of the nation’s top craft beers, as well as a sampling of the USNWC’s local favorites. More...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jacksonville, OR

Granite Man

This is an exceptional USATF, 10 mile trail run that starts at Hart-Tish Park and crosses Upper Applegate Rd to Collings Mountain Trail. The course follows the length of the Collings Mountain Trail. You’ll encounter an abandoned miner’s cabin and an inactive Sasquatch trap. Several mine adits (tunnels with one entrance) are also found along the trail. You’ll take in excellent panoramic views of Applegate Lake and the Siskiyou Crest at several locations along the trail. While traversing the western slope of Collings Mountain you’ll gain 1,000 feet in elevation. Trees encountered along the trail include old growth Douglas fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, Pacific madrone, white oak and Saddler oak. Cross Upper Appelgate Road again and finish downhill to Hart-Tish Park. Breath in the mountain air and smile at your accomplishment!

This year’s racers will receive, Tech-T’s, goody bags, an event after party with beverages, snacks, food vendors, music and some great, free raffle prizes for participants. All are welcome. More...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock, GA

Rope Mill Trail Half & 5K

Join us for the Trail Run Series Finale at Olde Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA. The Rope Mill course will feature a half marathon, which will utilize the Avalanche, Explorer and Fierce (new) Loops, as well as a fast 10k course on Fierce and Explorer Loops.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated back to SORBA Woostock, to fund the maintenance of the trails at Rope Mill Park. More...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rodeo Beach, CA

Rodeo Valley Trail Run

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, June 13, 2015

Keene Valley, NY

Great Adirondack Trail Run

The Mountaineer is excited to host the 11th Annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on June 14, 2014 in Keene Valley, New York! This charity event supports the Ausable and Boquet River Associations, provides an educational opportunity for children and adults to learn about our sensitive river ecosystems and gives our guests and locals alike a chance to enjoy the mountains, get some exercise and celebrate the spring and black fly season before the summer arrives and the trails get busy. More...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charlotte, NC

Tread Nightly Half Marathon and 4 Miler

Take night racing to a whole new level. The Tread Nightly Trail Half Marathon & 4 Miler takes place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, offering runners two distance options for this one-of-a-kind race under the stars. For all you half-marathoners, this is sure to be a race you won’t forget. Bring your headlamp, hit the trails, then stick around for post-race festivities including bonfires and beer provided by our friends at NoDa Brewing Company. More...

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Breaks Interstate Park, VA

Rhododendron 25K

Breaks Interstate Park is one of only two interstate parks in the United States and encompasses 4600 acres of spectacular woodland forests. Located in southeastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia in the Jefferson National Forest at the northeastern terminus of Pine Mountain, the Breaks is also referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the South" and home of the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River. The park's main feature, Breaks Canyon, is five miles long and ranges from 830 to 1650 feet deep. American frontiersman Daniel Boone was the first person of European descent to discover the Breaks, which he first saw in 1767.

The Breaks offers breathtaking views and is home to many species of wildlife such as deer, golden eagles and black bear. The trails vary from smooth to extremely rocky, steep and uneven, some with many switchbacks. Fascinating rock formations are plentiful as are panoramic views of the canyon along cliff edges. The beauty of the Catawba and Rose Bay rhododendron in lavender bloom during the months of May and June are nature's perfect reward for visiting the park in the spring of the year.

The Rhododendron Run will start at 8:00 a.m. June 20, 2015. More...