2011 La Sportiva Mountain Cup

The schedule of the 2011 La Sportiva Mountain Cup.

By on December 27, 2010 | 9 comments

2011 La Sportiva Mountain CupAlthough La Sportiva has yet to officially announce the 2011 La Sportiva Mountain Cup, we’ve obtained an advanced copy of the schedule. This year’s series will once again consist of 10 sub-marathon distance trail races. The season will kick off in North Carolina with the 20 miler race at the Uwharrie Mountain Run on February 5 and conclude at the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase in Park City, Utah on August 6th. With the Mountain Cup season lasting just over half a year, there will be no weekends with two or more Mountain Cup races in 2011. Once again, $25,000 in prize money will be on the line. We here at iRunFar are psyched to announce that we’ll be covering the entire series, just as we did in 2009 and 2010.

Call for Comments
Are you planning on running any of these races? Have you competed in the Mountain Cup in previous seasons? If so, what did you think?

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.