Performance apparel company Under Armour announced the race dates and locations for the second annual Under Armour Mountain Running Series. In partnership with Powdr Corp, the trail running series is designed for running professionals and enthusiasts alike who want to experience trail in challenging mountain environments across North America. Powdr’s mountain resorts provide diverse climates, changing elevations and varying terrain.
The 2018 UA Mountain Running Series kicks off on July 14 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at Copper Mountain, the largest ski resort in Summit County, Colorado. Next, runners will head to Vermont on Aug. 25 to take on Killington Resort. Located along the Appalachian Mountains, Killington provides diverse terrain and a challenging vertical climb across several courses. The series finishes at Mt. Bachelor near Bend, Ore., on Sept. 15. The Pacific Northwest offers a lot of single track terrain, coupled with beautiful views of the Cascade volcano surroundings.
The 2018 series features an energizing, single-day running festival format offering a basecamp experience. Race distances at each location will include a distance for every runner to test him or herself: 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K. A $5,000 prize purse will be distributed across the men’s and women’s podium for the top three 50K finishers at each race in the series.
“The inaugural series last year provided an inspired experience for all our mountain and trail runners across the country who participated,” said Topher Gaylord, general manager of outdoor at Under Armour. “We were energized to amplify the experience for runners in 2018, with distances for first time trail runners to the world’s elite mountain runners. We encourage mountain runners from all over the country to add these races to your calendar.”
2018 Under Armour Mountain Running Series Schedule:
- July 14: Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado
- Aug. 25: Killington Resort, Vermont
- Sept. 15: Mt. Bachelor Resort, Oregon
Under Armour Outdoor athletes, including YiOu Wang, Kelly Wolf, Kyle Dietz, Bryan Tolbert, Cameron Hanes and 2017 UA MRS 50K defending champion, Cody Reed, are expected to compete in 2018.