We’ve put together a list of ALL y’all beautiful people who keep coming back every year! We would love your feedback if we’ve missed you, or if our data bank needs an update.
It’s graduation season, so we thought it timely to celebrate a small crew of extraordinary humans that have been crushing the Golden Ultra since it’s inaugural start in 2015. This veteran alumni comes from all walks of life, but there are two things that they all have in common: their infectious zest for epic adventure, and their 5th consecutive registration for the Golden Ultra!!!
Similar to our Cruise race, our Tears participants will start in Spirit Square and run along the Rotary Trail & Kicking Horse Trail roadway on the north & east sides of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers. The first 2 km of this race is a cruisey road run, until runners cross the single-lane bridge over the Columbia River and veer off to the trails of the CBT mainline network above the Columbia River.
For those of you who don’t know Jan, he is a former Golden resident who has recently moved to the coast with his patient wife Erin, their adorable son Asher, and their pup Shivers. He is a doting dad, riotous runner, and hilarious addition to any race or bbq - if you’ve been to an Ultra, you’re likely to have run into Jan gleefully smiling as he crushes the Full Pint year after year.
To start, participants will run along the Rotary Trail & Kicking Horse Trail (roadway), heading west, on the north & east sides of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers. The first 2 km of this leg is mellow and flat, until runners cross the single-lane bridge over the Columbia River and hit the trails.
If you’ve been to our race weekend before, you know fun ranks pretty dang high on our list…so it’s only natural that we passionately endorse and encourage silliness as much as we endorse safety. That brings us to our dark horse category (pun intended)….the Hobby Horse! Once a secret society in Finland, the sport of hobby horsing is taking off in gym classes and high societies around the world. Our hobby horse category is OPEN to any and all events at the Golden Ultra!