We are stoked to have Bruno Long and his team of trusty pros back at the Golden Ultra this year to deliver their outstanding photo galleries. 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. They always deliver a massively impressive gallery of over 2000+ shots spanning the 3 days of racing, from ridge top stunners to the heartstring tugging finish line moments. It’s also a big priority for us to capture the local landscapes, as we believe our location in the heart of the mountains is truly special.
Here are a few FAQ about our premium photo package:
Q: WHAT DOES THE $20 INVESTMENT GET US?
For $20 you get two photos of yourself and access to the entire photo gallery. People who do not buy the photo package are not able to access the gallery to see if they have photos of themselves. You will also have an opportunity to buy additional photos if you see more than two of yourself, or if you want a memento of some of our epic landscapes.
With $20 getting you access to THOUSANDS of high quality images curated by pros - we truly believe our package is one of the most premium available in terms of quality, creativity, and size.
Q. ARE WE GUARANTEED PHOTOS IF WE BUY THE PACKAGE IN ADVANCE?
A. The photographers strive to get 2 shots of every racer that buys the photo package in advance of the race (prior to Friday start). We provide a racer bib list to our photographers for each day, and they do their best to chase you down over the course of the 3 days. Because we have (epic) human photographers, and zero chip activated cameras, this is all based on our talented photogs snapping you up somewhere along your race (could be the start, middle, or finish). They bust their butts to make this happen every year. In some images the bib numbers can be obscured by the landscape, other runners, or the angle of the shot - so if you had the experience and you think a runner is you - you may as well snap it up! Note: if you’re only running one shorter event, it may be difficult to achieve two photos of yourself due to the smaller window of time for our photographers to get all over the course.
Q. CAN I BUY INTO THE PACKAGE DURING / AFTER THE WEEKEND?
A. Of course! Because we give our bib list to the photographers prior to, odds may decrease of specifically finding yourself, however as stated above - you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE access to thousands of images and are sure to find some great moments of the day. You’ll also end up with some fantastic atmospheric shots of Kicking Horse Mountain, the Columbia Valley, and Golden itself.
Q. When do we receive the photos?
A. Our photographers go into serious post-production mode (and recovery mode) after our race weekend. The editing process of upwards of thousands of images takes a substantial amount of time, therefore we usually have our galleries ready approximately 2 weeks post race.
Q. How do I find a photo of myself?
A. Because our photos are not chip automated, our galleries are personally curated and uploaded by Bruno Long himself. He splits the imagery up into the 3 separate days, so you can browse through the galleries based on what race you participated in. The photos are not indexed by bib number or name, so you will have to sift through the galleries to find yourself. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase other images, as well as a chance to see all the other epic captures of fellow runners, and some of the scenic bangers Bruno is known to deliver.
So: want access to these RAD pics? Secure your photo package below!