Welcome to the 2016 Trophy Series!
The Trail Runner Trophy Series is a points-based series of 202 trail races in the United States and Canada. All events are divided into two categories: Non-marathon (races shorter than 26 miles) and Marathon & Longer (races 26 miles and longer).
Altra Running has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of 2016 Trail Runner Trophy Series. With Altra's support, we'll be sending the Trophy Series runner who logs the most miles in 2016 to the Ultra Fiord race in beautiful Patagonia. The person who finishes the most Trophy Series races will be featured on the March 2017 cover of Trail Runner.
How To Be A Part of the Trophy Series
Anyone who finishes a Trail Runner Trophy Series race is automatically entered. For the non-marathon and marathon & longer categories, each participant will earn points for completing a race and bonus points for finishing in the top three. Complete Rules >.
Track Your Points
Once the 2016 Trophy Series is underway and we begin collecting race results (March).
We have two 2016 Trophy Series grand prizes. The Trophy Series runner who logs the most miles in 2016 in Trophy Series races will be entered in the 2017 Ultra Fiord race in beautiful Patagonia. The prize will include a travel voucher for airfare, accommodations and food during the race, and an entry into the race. The tiebreaker for this prize will be based on finishing race times. The person who runs and finishes the most Trophy Series races this year as a competitor will be featured on the March 2017 cover of Trail Runner. The tie-breaker for this prize will be the runner who completes the most miles.
Trail Runners of the Year
The Marathon & Longer (races 26 miles and longer) Trail Runner of the Year awards will go to the top three male and female runners with the most Trophy Series points in that category. They will each receive a multi-brand prize package courtesy of Trophy Series sponsors and be profiled in Trail Runner magazine.
The non-marathon (races less than 26 miles) Trail Runner of the Year awards will go to the male and female with the most Trophy Series points in their age groups at the end of the series (10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older). They will each receive a multi-brand prize package courtesy of Trophy Series sponsors and be profiled in Trail Runner magazine or online.
Share your #trophyseries race photos and win!
- Tag your photos on Instagram with #trophyseries
- Or upload your photo here!
- Share with your friends and family
- Readers will pick the best image each week
- Winning photos will be shared in here and in Inside Dirt
- Winners will be awarded prizes from our sponsors
- First winner announced April, 2016