Ultrarunning championship welcomes runners of all abilities.
Registration for the Ultra Race of Champions, the championship for the sport of ultra distance running is set to open tomorrow, January 15th at www.ultraroc.com. The date for the 2013 Ultra Race of Champions will be September 28th.
“We are very excited,” says J. Russell Gill III, Ultra Race of Champions event director. “A lot of work goes into making this event possible, and it will be thrilling to see it all come together on race day. With UROC as the Skyrunner World Series Ultra Final, I cannot wait to see how to field shapes up this year. We have already been getting inquiries from several top runners, whose names are right now top secret. After we open registration and as we confirm some of the elite athletes, we will be posting them regularly on the race website and on Facebook.”
“UROC is open to everyone,” says Francesca Conte, Ultra Race of Champions president, “and I am very excited to see what kind of response we get from the international audience, particularly from Europe. The International Skyrunning Federation has been promoting the event as the Series final for months, and a lot of our Facebook Likes have been from Europe”.
Several factors contribute to the appeal of the race. As the ultra running championship, the race attracts most of the elite runners from the U.S. As the Skyrunner World Series Ultra Final, the race will now attract an even larger international field, and many of the best European athletes. The spectacular backdrop of the Colorado Rockies and the point to point course from Breckenridge to Frisco, to Copper Mountain, to Minturn and to finish in Vail Village is a big draw for runners of all backgrounds passionate about running in the mountains. Lastly, the Vail name is nationally and internationally recognized as a summer destination location. The point to point course is contingent upon U.S. Forest Service permit approval.