A Challenge for the Ladies

(c) Fast and Female

(c) Fast and Female

Golden Ultra organizers are putting up a big challenge to female runners: join us in Golden and your participation will contribute to keeping girls involved in sport throughout and past their teenage years. 

The Golden Ultra will be donating 20% of each registration fee for every additional female registered over male participant to the Fast and Female organization.  Runners will also have the opportunity to donate to Fast and Female as part of the registration process and collect pledges from others for participating.  Ultramarathon and trail running events traditionally have a higher percentage of male participants so this is a challenge to female trail runners to gather in Golden in September to change this trend.

Chandra Crawford, Olympic Gold Medallist and Fast and Female Founder responded to the fundraising initiative with her typical enthusiasm: “How cool is this?  A gorgeous mountain adventure and you can sign up for the entire beastly thing or just one stage... let’s get our run on, ladies, and raise awareness and funds for female empowerment with Fast and Female while we do it!”

Fast and Female is a not-for-profit society founded in 2005.  The organization’s goal is to support, motivate, inspire and empower girls aged 8-18 to stick with sports and a healthy lifestyle.  Fast and Female creates “empowerment through Sport” for girls by hosting fun-filled, non-competitive programming led by female Olympians and elite athletes, as well as by delivering educational content to parent and coaches.

The Golden Ultra is a three-day stage running race (or relay) in Golden, BC from September 18-20, 2015.  Runners may participate in all three stages as a solo or part of a relay, or may register for any single or combination of two stages separately.  For more information, please visit www.goldenultra.com.