Many of you have probably seen this smiling face over the years…it’s Ben Yu-Schott!
Ben’s in the spotlight because he has just registered for his FIFTH Golden Ultra. Are you crazy, Ben?! This original gangster has been with us since day 1, and we wanted to take a moment to recognize this dedicated dude who has given us hundreds of kilometres, and countless laughs on and off the camera.
“All of the Golden Ultra runners feel like family to us, and the ones that have been coming since Day 1 hold a special place in our hearts,” reflects Magi. “Ben has always stood out because of his infectious smile on course (even after 60 km) and because he travels all the way from the Yukon, year after year. We’re stoked to have Ben back in 2019… it wouldn’t be the same without him!!”
Here’s what Ben has to say about the Golden Ultra:
This race holds a special place in my heart and it keeps me coming back every year even though it is a long way from home (Whitehorse, Yukon). The organizers and volunteers are awesome. The runners are inspirational. The trails are epic. The format is a unique challenge with the three different stages / races. Golden is a lovely place to visit. The people are now family and Golden feels like a second home. Not to mention that nice Whitetooth beer tastes even better in a Golden Ultra cup that has been hard earned after three days in the mountains. Fall just wouldn’t be fall without the Golden Ultra. I’m stoked to be coming back for my 5th year, in particularly to explore the new 60K course! I hear the 120K race in 2019 will be cool to see too. Can’t wait until September!