Coming August 5, 2017. It’s a tough one! The La Sportiva Berry Picker Trail Run is the fifth race out of seven in Colorado’s La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series. Don’t be fooled though, you won’t be picking berries along the way. It’s only 4.5 miles long, but it is all uphill with an average grade of 14 percent. Runners will start at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village, elevation 8,200 feet, and finish at Mid-Vail with a elevation of 10,250 feet. Beautiful views of the Gore Range await, as well as a scenic ride down the mountain on the gondola for weary racers and spectators alike.