By Alicia Dziak

Looking for a demanding workout that takes you through some amazing scenery? There’s no turning back as you take on the EVL-4 or EVL-9, challenging trail runs at Holiday Valley this weekend.

On Sunday, July 27, the resort hosts runs of two distances.

The EVL-4, with a 10 a.m. start, includes 4.2 miles of varying terrain, spanning 700’ of elevation over a one-lap course. Navigate single track, rock gardens and downhill sections.

Hardcore athletes can take part in the EVL-9, with a 9:30 a.m. start, covering 1,200’ of elevation in a one-lap course that heads through HV and the neighboring state land.

The EVL-9 is part of the Eastern Grip Trail Running Series, which provides the opportunity to meet other runners, see amazing sights, and earn points throughout the season toward great prizes.

Both races begin and end at Holiday Valley’s Mountain Sports Center.

Registration cost for the EVL-4 is $35, and $45 for the EVL-9. Registration includes a T-shirt while supplies last, post-race party and awards in various age groups (U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+), as well as door prizes from race sponsors.

Number pickup and registration will take place on Saturday, July 25 at Ellicottville Brewing Company from 5-7 p.m. and on race-day from 8 a.m. at the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center. There is a limit of 200 entrants per race. Race day registration will be available as long as spots remain open.

For more information, or to register, visit