Under Armour announced the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series in partnership with POWDR Adventure Lifestyle CO. Created for trail running enthusiasts and professionals, this North American trail running series provides racing experiences in mountain resort destinations with “diverse climates, different distances and varying elevations and terrain built to push athletes to find the edges of their potential,” said the company.
The UA Mountain Running Series kicks off in July at Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor, the largest ski area in the Cascade Mountains with a peak elevation of 9,065 ft. The next stop in the series takes place in August at Killington, touting a peak elevation of 4,241 ft. and tucked in the Green Mountains of the Appalachians in Central Vermont. The series concludes at Copper Mountain, situated in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with a peak elevation of 12,313 ft.
Interested runners can visit www.UAMountainRunning.com to register.
Each stop in the series will be a running festival unto itself, with seven different race categories, cash prizes, exciting weekend-long resort activities, and post-race parties. Races can be done individually or as a series. Each single race course presents a truly unique trail running experience for participants of all levels. Trail race distance options at each venue include 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K, Vertical K, and Marathon Relay. A $5,000 prize purse will be divided between the top three male and female 50K finishes at each event.