One of the great things about mountain running is the ability to see the world and meet friendly and wonderful people. Here are some notable mountain-running races.
Held in Mill Valley, California, this 11.9km race is the oldest trail running race in the U.S. Its elitist and rugged nature makes this race the most sought after in the world of trail running.
Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
This road race of 11.9km climbs New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington, ascending 4,650 feet to just below the 6,288-foot summit. The race has often served as the U.S. Mountain Running Championship and team selection race.
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon
Held in Manitou Springs, Colorado, this is a race to the summit of Pikes Peak with a climb of 7,815 feet and an altitude of 14,115 feet. The Marathon is a climb of 42.2 kilometres with a descending finish in Manitou Springs.
The race traverses the rugged San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado. It is pure hard work adrenaline pumping and heart racing. Participants cross 13 major passes between 12,000 and 13,000 feet, topping it to 14,048 feet at Handies Peak. This is certainly not for everyone.
This is a one-way race into the mountains of the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps. Starting from the lakeside town of Interlakken, the race changes from smooth to rough as it finishes at about 7,000 feet elevation.
Kinabalu International Climbathon
This race starts at 5,131 feet in Kinabalu Park in Borneo. It ascends steeply to the 13,436-foot Low’s Peak, then descends following the same trail and ending in the town.
Jupiter Peak Steeplechase
This race covers a distance of about 25.7 kilometres and holds in Park City, Utah, U.S.A. It starts at the base of Park City Mountain Resort at 7,000 feet and heads to the top of 10,400-foot Jupiter Peak before heading back down on singletrack trails.
Runners in this race get to experience the volcanic but difficult terrains of Hawaii. The race takes place in the dense forests of Oahu, near Honolulu.
There are as many mountain races as there are mountains. Some are local while some are International. Contact us for more information.