We are stoked to have Bruno Long and his team of trusty pros back at the Golden Ultra this year to deliver their outstanding photography galleries once again. As we grow our race every year and add new distances (HELLO, 120!) we make our photographers hustle out over the courses to climb trees (Bruno’s specialty), hit the ridges, and make it back to the finish line.
We’ve put together a list of ALL y’all beautiful people who keep coming back every year! We would love your feedback if we’ve missed you, or if our data bank needs an update.
It’s graduation season, so we thought it timely to celebrate a small crew of extraordinary humans that have been crushing the Golden Ultra since it’s inaugural start in 2015. This veteran alumni comes from all walks of life, but there are two things that they all have in common: their infectious zest for epic adventure, and their 5th consecutive registration for the Golden Ultra!!!
Similar to our Cruise race, our Tears participants will start in Spirit Square and run along the Rotary Trail & Kicking Horse Trail roadway on the north & east sides of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers. The first 2 km of this race is a cruisey road run, until runners cross the single-lane bridge over the Columbia River and veer off to the trails of the CBT mainline network above the Columbia River.
For those of you who don’t know Jan, he is a former Golden resident who has recently moved to the coast with his patient wife Erin, their adorable son Asher, and their pup Shivers. He is a doting dad, riotous runner, and hilarious addition to any race or bbq - if you’ve been to an Ultra, you’re likely to have run into Jan gleefully smiling as he crushes the Full Pint year after year.
To start, participants will run along the Rotary Trail & Kicking Horse Trail (roadway), heading west, on the north & east sides of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers. The first 2 km of this leg is mellow and flat, until runners cross the single-lane bridge over the Columbia River and hit the trails.