Sponsors & Partners

Golden Ultra Runners Fueled by Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee has partnered with the Golden Ultra to give runners fuel to stick to their training plans.  Everybody registered for the Golden Ultra will get chances to receive some sweet black gold to help them stick to their training plans.

Kicking Horse Coffee is roasted only 120 km south of Golden, in Invermere, BC.  The pass and river for which the coffee is named are on the main thoroughfare to Golden, with the Kicking Horse River flowing right through the town and past the start line of The Sweat and The Tears.

“I know I’m going to run in the Golden Ultra, but this contest is totally motivating me to register right away,” says Golden runner Billie Velisek, “I work long days on my feet as a baker so sometimes I really need that extra cup of coffee to get out for my evening run.  Having a couple pounds of coffee to get me through the dark and cold winter... awesome!”

Nothing kicks off an adventure like a cup of Kick Ass Coffee. Kicking Horse Coffee is 100% fair trade and organic, Rocky Mountain-roasted; bold, smooth and adventurous, just like you! Kicking Horse Coffee: Fueling discerning coffee addictions for over 18 years, with fresh, delicious, full-bodied flavour.

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.

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.

Kicking Horse Resort Announces Presenting Sponsorship of Stage 1 - "The Blood"

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is making their support for the Golden Ultra official by becoming the presenting sponsor of Stage 1,“The Blood.”  The first stage of the Golden Ultra will officially be titled “The Blood, presented by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.”

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be intimately tied with the event as the host venue for Stage 1 and partial host of Stage 2, “The Sweat.”  The resort will also be hosting the Friday night banquet and, in partnership with Kicking Horse Lodging, accommodations for runners who opt for the meals & accommodation package.

“Kicking Horse hosts a number of top-flight events year-round and we’re looking forward to extending our capabilities as a major running event host with the Golden Ultra in September 2015,” said Max Cretin, Director of Business Development and Resort Experience.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a four-seasons resort in Golden, BC.  Above the beautiful Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers, on the slopes of the Columbia Mountains, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers champagne powder in the winter and hiking, biking and a grizzly bear refuge in the summer.  Kicking Horse recently opened for winter operations and announced extended summer operations for 2015 - with lifts running from May 30 until September 30, 2015.  For more information on Kicking Horse Resort, please visit www.kickinghorseresort.com 

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.

Kicking Horse Lodging Partners with Golden Ultra

Kicking Horse Lodging is pleased to announce their new partnership with the Golden Ultra.  Kicking Horse Lodging will be the exclusive provider of accommodations to event participants, offering accommodation and meals packages via the registration system or direct discounts for those looking at extended stays.

“We’re very interested in building tourism opportunities in the communities in which we operate,” noted Kicking Horse Lodging Director of Sales & Marketing, Ian Thorley, “The Golden Ultra is a perfect opportunity for us, driving visits in the shoulder season and also growing awareness of the fantastic trails in Golden.  We’re very pleased that this opportunity presented and we were given the chance to partner.”

Kicking Horse Lodging has two properties at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the Palliser Lodge and the Glacier Mountaineer Lodge.  Both properties feature regular guest rooms or multi-bedroom suites.  Runners may want to consider a suite with a hot tub to help sore muscles recover!

The Golden Ultra is a three-day stage running race or relay in Golden, BC.  Runners may participate in all three event stages as a solo or as part of a relay, or may register for any single or combination of two stages separately.