2016 August, Inaugural New Balance Ultra Santa Fe Marathon Set To GoAugust 16, 2016: The inaugural New Balance Ultra Santa Fe is set for September 10 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains surrounding the country’s oldest and highest elevation state capital. Racers will compete on trails through the Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe Open Space and Nambe Pueblo as they complete different legs of the competition including the 50-mile, 50-kilometer, 13-mile, and a final uphill mile run.
Varying levels of elevation and terrain will challenge racers as they attack the 50-mile course, navigating 14,000 feet of climbing and 28,000 feet of changing elevation. At the race’s highest point, it will take runners to higher than 12,000 feet above sea level. All races start and finish at Ski Santa Fe, which sits at an elevation of 10,330 feet and is located 15 miles from the city’s historic downtown.
New Balance-sponsored runner Dominic Grossman, fresh off an impressive third place finish at the Angeles Crest 100-mile race, will run in Ultra Santa Fe with his wife Katie Grossman.
While racers are battling the terrain, spectators can set up shop at Ski Santa Fe to enjoy live music, a beer garden, chairlift rides as well as a variety of cuisine from La Casa Lodge food court. Ski Santa Fe will be the premier venue to watch The Uphill Mile, as it will bring runners directly underneath the chairlift as they make their way to the finish line.
Registration is open at ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=38096.
For information visit www.ultrasantafe.com
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