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Trail running competitions: Highlights from the running calendar, powered by DYNAFIT

The excitement builds, the air is filled with adrenaline, and finally the long-awaited starting gun goes off. Now you have to give it your all, fight, endure, and push to your limits. The ultimate feeling of joy when running across the finish line is worth every ounce of exertion.


How are you plans shaping up? Would you also like to toe the starting line at a trail running race this summer? The 2024 running calendar offers many highlights for you that are backed by DYNAFIT as a partner. We would like to introduce select races to you and lend some inspiration for your next challenge. Run with us in the legendary Transalpine Run across the Alps, get yourself to the most beautiful ultra run in Austria, or come with us to the great north to a very special technical race. Whether experienced pro, ambitious recreational athlete, or race novice, there is something just right here for every trail enthusiast. #SPEEDUP

NUTS Ylläs Pallas Trail Run – Finland

Experience Lapland from its most impressive side: Clear air, wild nature, and endless fell countryside make the NUTS Ylläs Pallas Trail Run a very special running experience. With a total of five different courses and the NUTS 300 special event, there is just the right race for every level of runner. The midnight sun is your constant companion and shows you the way across the great north.


Dates: July 12-13, 2024

Location: Ylläs-Pallas, FIN

Participants: international recreational and pro runners

Courses: 160K, 100K, 66K, 37K, 15K / NUTS 300K

Grossglockner Ultra-Trail - Austria 

Technically demanding, one-of-a-kind spectacular countryside, and a “must-do” on the international trail circuit: The Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL – powered by DYNAFIT (GGUT) is renown as the toughest trail running race in the Eastern Alps. A picturesque backdrop with innumerable glaciers and 3,000ers, GGUT offers a total of six courses for participants to measure themselves against each other.


Dates: July 25-28, 2023

Location: Zell am See-Kaprun, AT

Participants: approximately 2,000 recreational and pro runners

Courses: 110K, 84K, 57K, 37K, 16K, 1K & 3.1K (Mini GGUT)

Acantilados del Norte – Spain

This skyrunning event should definitely be on your bucket list. The course of this technical race leads runners along the north escarpment of La Palma. Guaranteed, you’ll be able to look forward to the most beautiful coastal areas from the run’s exposed ridges and steep peaks dotted with spectacular views.


Dates: March 2, 2024

Location: La Palma, Spain

Participants: international recreational and pro runners

Course: 29K

LHUT – Czech Republic

Lesser known trails in the Lysá hora massif are waiting fo you! The LHUT (Lysohorsky Ultra Trail) is an ultra marathon that takes your through the Lysohorsky Mountains and offers everything your trail running heart covets: From steep climbs and challenging downhills to the best views off to the distance valleys of the region.


Dates: June 8, 2024

Location: Malenovice, Czech Republic

Participants: international recreational and pro runners

Courses: 31K, 67K

Ultra Trail Chic Choc – Canada

An adventure far from the well-trodden trails: The Ultra Trail Chic Choc in the Canadian province of Québec is a paradise for every trail runner. Untouched nature, technical routes, and diverse courses make this competition a special experience. With a total of eight different courses, it has something for every taste and even the  next generation get their money’s worth.


Dates: Aug. 16-18, 2023

Location: Gaspésie / Québec, Canada

Participants: Pro and recreational runners

Courses: 113K, 78K, 62K, 45K, 26K, 23K, 10K, 3 & 5.5K (Kids’ races)

Rosengarten Schlern – Italy

Have you always wanted to run through the unparalleled backdrop of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site? Then the Rosengarten Schlern Sky Marathon is just the thing for you! There, you will circle the Rosengarten massif and conquer an impressive amount of vert on alpine trails.


Dates: July 13, 2024

Location: Tiers, Italy

Participants: international recreational and pro runners

Courses: 36K, 45K

Transalpine Run – Austria / Italy / Switzerland

Once in your life to run across the Alps – this is the dream of many mountain athletes. With the legendary Transalpine Run powered by DYNAFIT this can be a reality. Over seven days, participants go from Garmisch-Patenkrichen through Switzerland to Reschensee in South Tyrol. 


Dates: Sept. 7-13, 2024

Location: Garmisch-Patenkirchen, GER

Participants: 200 two-person teams, 200 solo runners, 150 two-person teams for Run2

Courses: 268K and 15,330 vertical meters / 62K and 3.,900 vertical meters (Run2)

Vail Trail Running Series – USA

For 24 years, this running series across peaks and through forests all around Vail has certainly counted among some of the best trail running experiences in the United States. Register either for the entire series or just for a single race.


Dates: Various race from May 18 to Sept. 14, 2024

Location: Vail, Colorado, USA

Participants: international recreational and pro runners

Courses: 6K to half-marathon