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Copper Mountain to Host Final Stop in New Premier Mountain Running Series

Photo courtesy of Under Armour Mountain Running Series. Photo courtesy of Under Armour Mountain Running Series.

On September 9 and 10, athletes from near and far will converge on Copper Mountain for the final stop in the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series.

Created for trail running novices and professionals alike, this North American trail running series provides unmatched racing experiences in beautiful mountain environments of three of the most iconic resort destinations in the United States, including Copper Mountain. Race course locations offer diverse climates, different distances and varying elevations, and terrain built to push athletes to find the edges of their potential.

The series concludes at Copper Mountain. With naturally-divided terrain covering three peaks, Copper provides varying skill level courses. The Copper UA Mountain Running stop will be a running festival unto itself, with cash prizes, exciting weekend-long resort activities, and post-race parties. A $5,000 prize purse will be divided between the top three male and female 50K finishes at each event.

What differentiates the UA Mountain Running Series is that courses in their entirety will take participants on off-beaten-paths of mountains in National Forests where runners will encounter everything from rocky paths in high alpine surroundings, forests of evergreens and aspens, to open meadows and mountain streams. Each single race course presents a truly unique trail running experience for participants of all levels.

Copper Mountain Race Events Include the Following:

50K A double-loop course delivers 7,346 feet of elevation gain with views from 10 Mile Ridge at 12,030 feet. Runners will be on single track and service roads through Copper Mountains pine forests and mountain meadows, delivering an amazing running experience.

Marathon A double-loop course and 6,478 feet of elevation gain. The marathon is a combination of single track and service roads crossing over the Colorado Trail and tops out at 12,045 feet.

Half Marathon This one loop course starts at an elevation of 9,768 feet and takes runners up to 12,045 feet. The course offers amazing views of the 10 Mile and Gore Mountain Ranges, from there, single track and service roads take runners to the finish.

Marathon Relay A double loop course for teams of 2 to 4 runners features majestic views from 12,045 feet, and has 6,478 feet of total elevation gain. The course takes runners through a mix of pine and mountain meadows on single track and service roads.

Vertical Challenge Runners cover .77 miles of single track mountain bike trails for an elevation gain of 819 feet with a max slope of 68.3 percent at 11,886 feet.

10k Runners reach an elevation of 10,786 feet at mile three on this tremendous course with amazing views of the Ten Mile and Gore Mountain Ranges. The total elevation gain is 1,757 feet on a combination of single track and service roads.

5k Featuring a total elevation gain of 983 feet, this course is great for all runners from beginner to experienced. A combination of single track and service roads will take runners up to an elevation of 10,254 feet.

See full course layouts and descriptions at Interested runners can visit to register.

2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series Schedule

July 22 Mt. Bachelor, OR

August 18-20 Killington, VT

September 8-10 Copper Mountain, CO

For more information and registration please visit and to gear up for the race, visit for technical trail running needs.