Baltimore, MD (March 1, 2017) — Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today announces the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series in partnership with POWDR Adventure Lifestyle CO. Created for trail running enthusiasts and professionals, this definitive North American trail running series provides unmatched racing experiences in beautiful mountain environments of the most iconic resort destinations in the United States. Race course locations offer diverse climates, different distances and varying elevations built to push athletes at every level to their personal limits.
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. Registration for all races opens today. Interested runners can visit www.UAMountainRunning.com to sign up.
Each stop in the series will be a running festival unto itself, with six different distances over two days, cash prizes, fun resort programing, and post-race-parties. Races can be done individually or as a series. Each single track race course presents a truly unique trail running experience for participants of all levels. Trail race distance options at each venue include 5K, 10K, 50K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon Relay and Vertical K. A $5,000 prize purse will be divided between the top 3 male and female 50K finishes at each event.
“The UA Mountain Running Series exemplifies our brand’s commitment to the sport of trail running and reinforces our mission to empower outdoor athletes to live at the edge of their potential,” said Topher Gaylord, General Manager of Outdoor, Under Armour. “This unique series of trail races will not only challenge athletes but provide a multi-day experience that will truly immerse runners from start to finish.”
“By partnering with Under Armour, an emerging leader in trail running, we have the perfect team in place for executing an athletic event of this caliber,” commented Heather Driscoll, POWDR’s partnership manager. “POWDR is known for offering awesome experiences in amazing places, and with POWDR’s event production special operations team, Human Movement, Inc., the UA Mountain Running Series will take its place as the definitive competition of its kind.”
2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series Schedule
July 21-23Mt. Bachelor
September 8-10Copper Mountain
Under Armour has outfit outdoor athletes for over two decades developing innovative footwear and apparel that makes athletes better. Under Armour’s Horizon footwear collection is the latest in technical trail running innovation featuring ESS rock plates, monocoque construction, durable welded overlays, internal fit systems, toe protection and industry-leading Michelin outsole compounds and lug design. The Horizon collection is built for the needs of a wide variety of trail runners from the enthusiast out on a weekend run with their crew to elite competitors participating in Ultra’s or Vertical K races.
For more information and registration please visit www.UAMountainrace.com and to gear up for your race, visit UA.com for all your technical trail running needs.
Born and raised in the great state of Virginia, Brandon is a former opera singer (true story) who’s had the outdoors flowing through his veins since day one. Brandon now lives in Colorado with his daughter Sydney (AKA, Baby Gearist).