Salomon Ultra Running Academy

Calling the next generation of ultra runners!
Open to runners from 20 years old and more

Are you ready to become a Salomon young gun?

Are you ready to be taught by legends?

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Results

Salomon would like to thank everyone for their interest in the ultra-academy. As you know places were limited and the selection has been hard to make. We hope to see you all on the trails, even if you are not part of the adventure. Please find below the selection for each academy.

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SURA NORTH AMERICA + Australia

Women: Annie Jean (Canada)/ Jessy Forgeuf (Canada)/ Tara Berry (Canada)/ Arden Young (Canada)/ Marianne Hogan (Canada)/ Corrine Malcom (USA)/ Lou Clifton (Australia)/ Stephanie Auston (Australia)
Men: Mathieu Blanchard (Canada)/ Chris Jones (Canada)/Jack Sickens (Canada)/ Bradley Revennis (USA)/ Chris Mocko (USA)/ Tristan Williams (USA)/ Dave Galli (USA)/ Danny Garrett (New-Zealand)/ Majell Backhausen (Australia)

SURA EUROPE

Women: Dimitra Bika (Greece)/ Siebrig Scheeres (Netherlands) / Joana Sousa (Portugal) / Maartje Bastings (Netherlands)/ Joasia Zakrzewski (UK)/ Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn (UK)/ Georgia Tindley (UK)
Men: Aurelien Patoz (France)/ Johannes Willburger (Germany)/ Luca Carrara (Italy)/ Huub Van Noorden (Netherlands)/ Eugeni Gil (Spain)/ Jens Nähler (Germany)/ Rob Sinclair (UK)/ Michael Jones (UK)

SURA ASIA

Women: Yeji Jeong (Korea)/Adelinah Lintanga (Malaysia)/***
Men: Heeseong Noh (Korea)/ Jinwan Kim (Korea)/***
***For the SURA Asia, the Chinese selection will be known in April due to a different process. The Australians have been transferred on the one in North America.

About SURA

SALOMON is starting an ULTRA adventure in 2017 and
will organize 3 ULTRA RUNNING ACADEMIES (SURA) in 3 different zones:
North America /Asia/ Europe

What

6 days of training and workshops including a race day:

1st day: Arrival in the evening
2nd to 4th days: Training and workshops
5th day: Race and party at night
6th day: Sum-up of the week and departure

RACES

On the 5th day of each academy

SURA NORTH AMERICA (USA): Behind the Rock 50M
SURA ASIA-OCEANIA (China): Ultimate TsaiGu Trail
SURA EUROPE (France): Maxi-Race 80K

WHEN IS IT?

SURA NORTH AMERICA: 21/03 to 26/03 Place: Moab - Utah (USA)
SURA ASIA-OCEANIA: 18/04 to 23/04 Place: Linhai (CHINA)
SURA EUROPE: 23/05 to 28/05 Place: Annecy (France)

HOW TO APPLY? AND WHO CAN?

EVERY RUNNER, MEN AND WOMEN FROM 20 YEARS OLD CAN APPLY BY FILLING IN THE FORM

THEY MUST BE FROM ONE OF THIS CONTINENTS: NORTH AMERICA/ASIA-OCEANIA/EUROPE
IT’S ESSENTIAL THAT YOU’RE AVAILABLE ON THE DATES SPECIFIED

APOLOGIES TO RUNNERS FROM OTHER CONTINENT. WE WILL OPEN IT TO MORE COUNTRIES IN 2018.

For each of the academies, 16 runners will be selected: 8 men 8 women per academy.
For North America: American and Canadian citizens can apply
For Europe: All European citizens can apply
For Asia-Oceania: All people from this zone can apply

04/01/2017 to 05/02/2017 Registration opened
15/02 Announcement of the selected runners per continent

- The best of each continental academy will be invited to the Chamonix 80km end of June.
So 3 men and 3 women will participate (2 from Asia-Oceania/ 2 from Europe/ 2 from North America)

- After checking the result of the 80K, the 2 best men will form a team, the 2 best women another team and the last man and the last woman will form a 3rd team to go and run the TRANSALPINES, end of August in Germany.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? ADVICE

Long distance runners / Ultra runners, from 80K and more

Not only good performances but also great personalities.
Each question of the questionnaire is important, especially the video, take time to do it, it’s a good added value to your application
It’s recommended to write in English.
Good luck!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Salomon runners and staff from the Salomon Headquarter. Among others:

Gregory Vollet International Sports Marketing Manager and International Team Manager
Claire-Zoé Balas International Sports Marketing Coordinator and International Team Coordinator
Product Line Managers from Salomon Headquater
Local Sports Marketing Team
Salomon athletes such as Max King for SURA NA. Others to be confirmed
Videographers
Photographers
1 Physio