Ultra University is a new addition to the SoCal Ultra Community and one I think has the potential to make a huge positive impact on the runners of all ability levels. On January 9th, they will be hosting their first of a series of FREE informational sessions and I will be in attendance as one of the guest speakers to discuss the upcoming San Diego 50 & Trail Marathon. I highly recommend checking out the event and all the ones that follow. There will be great speakers, opportunities to learn an amazing amount about the sport and all kinds of things. The first one will even include a screening of the 2010 Western States 100 movie “Unbreakable.” Come on out, it’s going to be a good time!
Information and Schedule for Ultra Running 101
This course is an introduction to ultra marathons and recommended for runners who have completed at least one (1) road marathon and considering running a 50K or longer distance within 6 months of course date.
If you’ve always wanted to know what an ultra marathon is and would like to be introduced to a great community of runners, please join us as well.
Register and enroll here for this FREE event at www.knoitall.com for admission
Use the link below:
1. The difference and similarities between trail and road racing
2. What you need and what is mandatory on race day
3. Training and Recovery for your first ULTRA
4. How to go from a road marathon to finishing your first ULTRA
5. Everything you need to know and more for the San Diego 50M and Marathon
6. Inspiring stories and a movie to heighten your desire to run and run some more.
5:00 pm – Food Truck Available for food & drink purchase.
5:30 pm – Hello & Welcome
(people are still stuck in traffic and arriving)
6:00 pm Jessica DeLine – race director and founder of Dirty Feet.
Topic: Road Racing v. Trail Racing, How to prepare and what to expect at a trail race.
6:30 pm Paul Jesse – Race Director of San Diego 50 and Marathon.
Topic: San Diego 50 Race Preview and Discussion.
7:00 pm Nikademus Hollon – Extreme Ultra Runner
Topic: Training for a trail race. What it takes to succeed in ultramarathons.
Nik’s send off to HURT 100 >> Cupcakes (made by Trasie)
7:30 pm Q&A
8:00 pm MOVIE – Unbreakable: The Western States 100
In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in the world.
This event is FREE. All are welcome to attend the TALK ONLY or MOVIE ONLY or BOTH. If you’d like to attend the MOVIE ONLY, please arrive no later than 8pm. We will show the movie promptly at 8:10pm.
Please state in the comments of your registration that you plan to attend TALK ONLY or MOVIE ONLY. If you state nothing, the assumption is you will be there the entire evening. This is in effort to make sure there is a seat and popcorn for everyone.