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Salomon Joins Golden Ultra Team

Salomon, the leading trail running shoe in Canada and the footwear of choice of top trail runners worldwide, has selected the Golden Ultra to be one of their keystone Canadian events in 2015. 

As presenting sponsor of the 55 km SkyRunner Ultramarathon Sweat stage, Salomon will have a heavy presence at the Golden Ultra.  From inviting top runners to setting up in style with a full demo fleet, Salomon Canada representatives will be romancing runners with a flourish.

“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to be a presenting sponsor for the Golden Ultra,” says Canadian Marketing Director, Phil Villeneuve.  “Even in its first year, the Golden Ultra is already one of Canada’s most exciting trail running events so we’re really lucky to have signed a three year agreement with the event.”

“It’s been our mission to align with companies that share our passion for professional, high quality products and events.  We are very happy to have a company like Salomon affiliated with the Golden Ultra, especially as a presenting sponsor,” commented Golden Ultra Race Director, Magi Scallion.  “Salomon’s presence at the event will help bring it to the ‘next level’.”

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. 

ScatBelt Keeping You Safe in Bear Country

(c) Scat Belt - The Griz, featured in the Golden Ultra monthly prize packs.

(c) Scat Belt - The Griz, featured in the Golden Ultra monthly prize packs.

As passionate trail runners and nature advocates the Golden Ultra organizers are super excited to partner with ScatBelt.  ScatBelt manufactures belts that comfortably carry bear spray and other small items while you’re out running.

“I carried bear spray in my hand for years until I got a ScatBelt,” shares local trail runner, Sabrina Grecu.  “There was just not a good option for runners.  All of the existing holsters were designed to hook onto belts – great for hikers, not so much for runners.  The ScatBelt is awesome because I can also put my phone and car keys in it and it does not chafe or bounce.”

While it is unlikely that you’ll be greeted by a wild bear on the trails of Golden during the Golden Ultra, organizers are recommending that all runners consider carrying bear spray in the event and as part of their training.  Bear spray is the most effective deterrent for bears and other large animals that pose a threat to runners – including deer, elk or large cats. 

In a recent study in Alaska, 72 people used bear spray on a bear at close range and 98% of people who used it were uninjured.  The minor injuries that occurred didn't require hospitalization.

Our monthly prize packs feature the Griz Scat Belt.

Our monthly prize packs feature the Griz Scat Belt.

It’s always better to just avoid bear encounters by making noise, traveling in groups and being aware of your surroundings.  Consider training without ear buds or with only one in.  In case you do have a bear encounter, know that the bear spray you are carrying is the most effect deterrent for stopping an approaching or charging bear.

“I run with bear spray because I’d just rather have it with me if I see a bear.  It’s kind of like my insurance policy.  I love to be out in nature and do some pretty big mountain runs so it’s the safest choice when I think about coming home to my 18-month-old boy.”

Scat Belts are available online (www.scatbelt.com) and will also be available at the Golden Ultra.

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. 

Bliz Eyewear Brings Style to Golden Ultra Runners

Bliz Eyewear, the chosen eyewear of Emelie Forsberg and other top European runners and cross-country skiers, has selected the Golden Ultra as it’s Canadian event partner.

Bliz, based in Sweden, provides eyewear for a number of sports including cross-country skiing, running, climbing and alpine sports.   Bliz is the official sponsor of Cross Country Canada and the national cross-country ski team.  The line includes numerous models of eye protection, including some helmets and goggles.

“I love my Bliz glasses,” shares avid Golden runner, Magi Scallion.  “It’s really difficult to find glasses that fit my head and don’t fog up while I’m running and skiing.  Bliz products seem to offer the best of fit, style and function.”

Bliz sunglasses are currently available at many retailers throughout Canada, including MEC and at Whistler Olympic Park.  Visit www.blizeyewear.com to see the full range of Bliz products.

“We’ve been looking to get into the running market in Canada and the Golden Ultra seemed the obvious event to partner with, “said Bliz Eyewear Canadian Distributor Joze Sparovec.  “The event is challenging yet fun and it’s going to be well run in a beautiful location.”

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.