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, 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...