OPENED TO RUNNERS AGED 20 AND OLDER
10 LUCKY RUNNERS
1 DREAM DESTINATION
MAX KING & IDA NILSON
SALOMON INTERNATIONAL TEAM
“The Moab Salomon Ultra Running Academy was such a pristine experience for me. It allowed me to spend a dream week with like-minded individuals and incredible mentors from all over the world doing the thing I love the most: running! The Salomon Ultra Running Academy not only opened up opportunities for me I thought were near impossible, but it also gave me lifelong friends. I will cherish the unbelievable runs and workshops we completed forever.”
ULTRA ACADEMY N.AMERICA 2017
“More than a dream week, this Ultra-Trail academy has changed my life! Opening me the door to new opportunities, adventures, peoples, challenges, travels, but mostly guiding me in a passion, a goal. During the academy, I was able to discover behind the scenes: gear design, video and photo content creation, how to trail workshop … I remember above all that Salomon is not just a brand, I joined a big family of passionate carrying strong values, inspiring me every day in happiness.”
ULTRA ACADEMY N.AMERICA 2017
HOW TO GET YOUR TICKET?
The selection will happen on the SALOMON RUNNING FESTIVALS (SRF) in 2018:
MAXI RACE ANNECY (FRANCE) selection will be made on the 110K distance (Maxi Race)
ZUGSPITZ ULTRA TRAIL (GERMANY) selection will be made on the 101,9 km (ULTRA TRAIL)
STUBAI ULTRA (AUSTRIA) selection will be made on the 60K (ULTRATRAIL)
TAHOE 200 (USA) selection will be made on a 100K which is being created
ULTRA PIRINEU (SPAIN) selection will be made on the 110K (ULTRA PIRINEU)
HOW DO WE SELECT THE FUTURE PARTICIPANTS?
The first woman and the first man to finish one of the races mentionned above, born in 1998 and over who have no brand sponsor will get his/her ticket to the academy. So in total we should have 5 men and 5 women selected
HOW TO BE SELECTED IF THERE IS NO FESTIVAL IN MY COUNTRY?
We suggest you to travel to one of the SALOMON RUNNING FESTIVALS to get a chance to be selected. Our aim is to develop one Salomon Running Festival by country in the coming years to make it more accessible
WHAT DO WE DO DURING THIS ACADEMY?
Runners are gathered during one week, with members of the Salomon international trail running team Max King and Ida Nilson
Gregory Vollet, Salomon International team Manager, and Sports Marketing Manager at the Salomon Headquarter will be there as well as other Salomon staff.
Each year is a bit different, the academy evolves and people are not always the same, participants are always different and have something new to bring.
Usually you wake up with a yoga class led by Ida, then you all have breakfast together before going for a run where you will be stopped to work on your downhill and uphill technics or how to use poles.
You go back to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon you may have some workshops around nutrition, social medias tips, how to use a stab, a drone, or just how to master your smartphone. Some activities may be organized in relation to the country where it will be, let’s keep the surprise!
HOW MUCH IS IT?
IT IS TOTALLY FREE.
Everything is offered: flight ticket from wherever you are in the world, accommodation, food and a nice Salomon package with everything to run during one week!
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
To be confirmed, but it should be between the 19/11/2018 to 26/11/2018
The place is still a surprise
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PAST PARTICIPANTS?
This academy will celebrate its 2nd edition in 2018. Last year we actually had 3 ultra academies in the same year, one in USA, one in France and one in China.
Some of them joined the national teams like Mathieu Blanchard, Annie Jean and Marianne Hogan from Canada, Majell Backhausen in Australia, Corinne Malcolm in USA or Michael Jones in UK.
Mathieu and Marianne got tickets to run the 80K in Chamonix and Annie to run the Marathon where she made podium! Mathieu and Marianne have been sent to the transalpine and won it! They had their best time ever there and an incredible year.
More than that, it is an opportunity to meet great people and share the true spirit and values of our sport.
The academy is a great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world, to learn a lot from incredible athletes who are Max and Ida, to run in incredible places and if you are lucky to join maybe the salomon team. Whatever the end you will enjoy this week and remember it for a long time.