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, 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...