2007 Trophy Series

Eric Grossman, shown here winning the 2004 Mississippi Trail 50,
went on to win the TrailRunner 2004 Trophy Series overall championship

 Mississippi Trail 50 was a Trophy Series Race 2004-2007
But will not be a Trophy Series event in 2008

Trail Runner magazine TROPHY SERIES consists of a series of over 120 selected trail races in United States and Canada from March 1 to September 30. All participants racing in the 2007 Mississippi 50 Trail Run were automatically entered in the Trophy Series.  Also Every runner who completes a Trophy Series race is entered into an end-of-the-series random prize drawing. Please visit http://www.trailrunnermag.com/index1.html  for details.


2007 Trail Runner Trophy Series Has More Prizes Than Ever

LaSportiva offers participants shoe deals and honorary position on

mountain running team

JANUARY 10, 2007, Carbondale, Colorado—Plans are underway for the fourth annual Trail Runner Trophy Series, the world's biggest off-road running series. In 2006, over 100 races and 20,000 athletes took part, and 2007 promises more excitement as the Series gains recognition and prestige. Everyone completing a Trophy Series race between March 1 and September 30 automatically receives points in either the ultramarathon or marathon and shorter category.

La Sportiva Rewards Participants

Series sponsor LaSportiva is back for the fourth year with an opportunity for Trophy Series participants to earn up to 40% off a pair of La Sportiva trail running shoes. For each Trophy Series race you finish, you receive 10% off , accumulating up to 40% off for completing four races of any distance. To begin earning your La Sportiva shoe discount, you must register online at: www.trailrunnermag.com/Trophy series/2007/entry.html, and run Trail Runner Trophy Series events.

Participants will receive a coupon for either 10%, 20%, 30% or 40% off shoes (depending on the number of races run) by email in December, 2007. The coupon (valid for six months) can only be applied to online purchases from www.sportiva.com.

Win a La Sportiva Mountain Running Team Package

Those registered on  http://www.trailrunnermag.com/Trophy%20series/2007/entry.html will also have a chance at the Grand Prize: an honorary position on the La Sportiva 0 Mountain Running Team. Each Trophy Series race you enter betters your chances of winning. The winner, announced in December, receives four pairs of La Sportiva trail running shoes and a team apparel package including socks, headlamp, singlet, running tee, shorts, warm up jacket and headwear.

Pick up the special Trophy Series issue of Trail Runner on stands February 2007, for profiles of last year’s top men and women and the 2007 Trophy Series race calendar.

Eighteen prize packages including diverse goodies from series sponsors are awarded to the top three male and female winners in the Ultra category and each top age group placer in the Marathon and shorter category. Plus, two lucky Trophy Series participants will receive prize packages through a random drawing. The packages include products from LaSportiva, Julbo, Spenco, Injinji, Protech, Nathan, Mont Bell, Kahtoola and Petzl.

Trail Runner is the country’s leading magazine for off-road running enthusiasts and athletes. In-depth editorial and compelling photography informs, entertains and inspires readers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and to improve their health and fitness through the sport of trail running. www.trailrunnermag.com

For nearly 80 years, La Sportiva has been leading in technical outdoor-footwear innovation and design. We do this because we believe. We believe your trail-running shoes should never come between you and the planet—they should ground you to it. La Sportiva is always inventing, always rethinking, always dreaming. Trail runners ourselves, we recognize the thin line between dream and belief. And then we erase it by designing the best shoes on the planet. www.sportiva.com