Mountain Races

Mountain races worth considering. If you know of others, let us know.




  • Subida Veleta, 50km: +2840m / -50m, the highest road in Europe, and Spain's second-highest mountain. All on-road, but it does go all the way to the top of the mountain at 3470m.


United States

  • Pikes Peak Marathon, Colorado Springs: +2382m / -2382m. It's very hard to break 5 hours total time although some have done it. Gruelling because of temperature extremes, protruding rocks, and the frequent loss of all toenails.