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100 K, 50 K, Half Marathon
Wintergreen Resort
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Gill and Francesca are very excited to announce the creation of the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC). The goal of the Ultra Race of Champions is to create the Championship Event for the sport of Ultra Distance Running. The Ultra Race of Champions brings together annually the year’s best ultra runners in the first ever formal Ultra Running Championship Event, while encouraging runners of all abilities to come out and run! The annual Ultra Race of Champions "UROC" 100K trail race, along with its sister events, the Über Rock 50K and the Cruxy Half Marathon, will take place at Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Event Start Location
Wintergreen Resort

Course Description
The goal of the Ultra Race of Champions is to create the Championship Event for the sport of Ultra Distance Running
Bring together the best ultra runners in the World on one course on one day and for runners of all abilities to share that course with the best of the best
Substantial Cash Purse to attract the Top Ultra distance runners from around the World
Provide additional incentives for the best Ultra Runners in the World to compete in a true annual Ultra Championship event
All registered runners are eligible for the cash purse
The out and back course has been designed around incredible single track trails (featuring the Dragon's Back Trail) and varied terrain to challenge all
The 100K distance is perfect to challenge all ultra distance runners
Media/Spectator friendly course
Real Time race coverage throughout race day to encourage spectators from around the World to follow UROC!
Lower altitude course for those without time to acclimatize
Course located near major airports
September date allows for runners to enjoy great weather and be in top condition

Awards
• Champions Male/Female: $5000.00
• Runner Up Male/Female: $2000.00
• Third Place Male/Female: $1500.00
• Fourth Place Male/Female: $1000.00
• Fifth Place Male/Female: $500.00
◦ Sub 17 Hour Finishers will receive the Ultra Race of Champions "UROC" Belt Buckle. All finishers will receive the UROC medallion. 19 hour time limit.


Packet Pickup / Expo
Wintergreen Resort. Expo Friday and race day.

Timing / Results
Chip timing

Post Race Activities
Event expo, Meet the elites panel the night before.

Weather
Perfect ultra running weather being at the end of October.
 
 

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