Whiteface sits on more true vertical gain than all but 14 other ski resorts in North America and more than any resort east of the Rockies. From its sharp and exposed form to an entrance lined with the rings and flags of the world telling of its place in past and current Olympic activity, Whiteface is iconic. Whether you're keen on throwing down with some of the best mountain runners in the world for US Skyrunning points, or whether you're just up for a beautiful weekend in the ADK's, the resort and the town of Wilmington will provide the pitch perfect venue for an amazing weekend of hard efforts, awesome experiences, and the wonderful community which defines the best of trail running. Red Newt Racing, Whiteface Mountain, and the town of Wilmington are stoked to have you.
The 5.9 mile course begins at sea level and will challenge the hardiest of mountain runners as the scramble goes up to Teacup Bowl and across to the Headwall at 3,800 feet. Once at the top, runners will be treated to amazing views of the Chugach Mountains, Turnagain Arm and many hanging glaciers and far off peaks (and will get inspired for ski season in AK.) The Headwall ridge run will feature up and down bursts with a gradual downgrade to 3,300 feet to the MAX’s weather station. Once at the weather station the runners will start the descent through loose rock and mountain heather before they dive into the heavily wooded Max’s Mountain trail. The trail descends through hemlock and spruce trees, iconic Pacific Northwest vibes, with moss covered fallen trees and loamy soil.
Make no mistake, the elevation profile for The Sheep Mountain 50 mile and 50k are docile looking. However, the average elevation of over 10,500’ and copious amounts of aggressive terrain, will see you waddle away from this race in shock. Come ready my friends, this mountain throws everything it has at runners, challenging you from start to finish. We run amongst these “beautifully difficult” mountains and hills lining the western slope of the South Park Valley. This is the race where you carry Adversity on your back, if you can handle the burden, you can win the day! Runners looking for a wilderness experience, stunning views, opportunities for technical terrain mixed with remote forest service roads… will fall in love with this course. (It’s more of a love-hate relationship, really).The third series of races we host in Fairplay, The Sheep Mountain 50 mile and 50k promise to provide runners with an unforgettable experience that celebrates the history, and rough and tumble nature of this mountain region.
The 50k race will start with the 1 mile uphill race since this is the first mile of the 50k. All 50k runners will automatically be entered into the 1 mile uphill race and will be eligible for awards/prize money in both events. The race is located in a beautiful portion of the Sierra Nevada in Central California providing a wide range of access to runners from northern, central and southern California. San Joaquin Running’s focus on providing a tough, fun, and memorable experience for all participants will ensure that they leave the event excited and looking forward to the next trail run!
Come join us on the Rainbow Trail in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Run beneath the watchful eye of these gorgeous, and ominous, mountains. You may even think to yourself, ‘what a wonderful world’. This race is full of festivities, friends, challenge, and joy. Camp out with the Human Potential Running Series tribe, whichever distance you choose you’ll wander through the Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains, and embrace the feeling of the wilderness within, while you run along the literal wilderness boundary the entire way. No race in our country is in a more wild setting. This unique race is about community, it is about traveling together, it is about discovering the hidden treasures in the mountains and those within yourself.
The final event for the Skyrunner USA Series is Franklin Mountains Trail Run in El Paso, Texas on November 8-10, 2019.
This is a true Texas mountain race in the Franklin Mountains in Far West Texas. The races will start at around 5,000' altitude and climb to 7,192' for the 50k. Most of the trail is low desert with runnable terrain and some easy, technical segments. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of steep climbing and switchbacks.
The Audi Power of Four Race Series is a premier endurance race series utilizing the unique and amazing terrain of each of the four Aspen Snowmass mountains. Each race is designed to test the limits and skills of both elite and recreational athletes.
The event’s signature race is a challenging 50K Ultra is part of the US Skyrunner Series. It covers the four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of singletrack and dirt road. The event also offers a 25K race along the famed Government Trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains and a 10K on Snowmass Mountain.
Race the Wolf is hosting the 25K and 52K as part of Skyrunning USA for 2019! Located at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, the course naturally boasts steep climbs, really fun single track and some super fast two-track. Not to mention the epic views: they stretch from Lake Pend Oreille to Montana and the Canadian border. You won't be disappointed!
The course is the most direct route to the high alpine, it is steep, but intuitive, you will be pushing hard for the summit, putting yourself to your capacity, lungs, grit, and strength. The race course is located on the Salt Lake Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Enjoy 6.7 miles with over 3,000 feet of vert!
The two-day event, held at world-famous Squaw Valley, consists of four iconic distances. Each distance showcases the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the "Jewel of the Sierra Nevada." The Broken Arrow represents a unique style of European-inspired mountain running characterized by off-trail scrambling, steep terrain, and massive amounts of vertical gain and loss. The majority of this takes place above 6,000 feet and above treeline.
On June 21-23rd, 2019 elite and recreational participants will experience an unforgettable trail experience “where the mountains meet the sky.” The Broken Arrow Skyrace features four distances: a 52K, 26K, 10K and Vertical K. Runners will be treated to spectacular views of Lake Tahoe’s emerald-blue waters and Squaw Valley's unmistakable high-alpine terrain.
Elite and recreational participants will run and then celebrate together with first-class food, craft beer, music, films and fun activities for the whole family.