OPEN TO RUNNERS AGED BETWEEN 18-20
10 LUCKY RUNNERS
1 DREAM DESTINATION
MAX KING & IDA NILSON
SALOMON INTERNATIONAL TEAM
“For me this is where I made my first steps in the trail running. It was a great chance to run with people of different nationalities and especially to meet great stars of the discipline like Jonathan Wyatt, King Max and Anna Frost who made us discover the sport in details by giving us lots of advice. And it was also the first time I had talked with engineers of the brand, which allowed me to better know the products and give my opinion on them. I learned a lot during this week and most important, we had a lot of FUN! I think this type of academies are really great to find new talent for the future and especially to share moments together in the mountains.”
YOUTH ACADEMY LIMONE 2015
“Joining the SRA was the beginning of a lot of awesome experiences with the Salomon international mates, but also an amazing one in itself, learning from the bests and being able to give our point of view about the sport, the evolution and values of trail running, and also about the material that could test from Salomon. Feeling part of a big family for some days, with great friendships that are still alive. It was a great experience that I would recommend to everyone who’s ready to enjoy the sport as he/she has never done!”
JAN MARGARIT SOLE
YOUTH ACADEMY LIMONE 2015
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 15K distance (Maxi Race)
ZUGSPITZ ULTRA TRAIL (GERMANY) selection will be made on the 25K (BASE TRAIL)
STUBAI ULTRA (AUSTRIA) selection will be made on the 28K (BASICTRAIL)
TAHOE 200 (USA) selection will be made on a short distance which is being created
ULTRA PIRINEU (SPAIN) selection will be made on the MITJA PIRINEU which is being created (between 17-21km)
HOW DO WE SELECT THE FUTURE PARTICIPANTS?
The first woman and the first man to finish one of the races mentionned above, born between 1998 and 2000 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 FESTIVAL 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 bewteen the 26/11/2018 and 03/12/2018
The place is still a surprise
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PAST PARTICIPANTS?
This academy will celebrate its 4th edition in 2018. Each year we met great talents, great “young guns” as we like to call them, all, full of energy, with great personalities, with intersting vision of their sport. They inspire us and help us to design the future.
More than that, it is an opportunity for two generations of athletes to meet and share the true spirit and values of our sport.
Some of them are now in the international reserve team (Rémi Bonnet, Jan Margarit, Lucy Bartholomew) which is the level right under the international elites team where we have Kilian Jornet, François d’Haene, Emelie Forsberg, Caroline Chaverot etc. Others are in the international future team (Stian Aarvik, Davide Magnini, Mélanie Albrecht, Patrick Caron) which is for runners under 23, running races shorter than marathon. And others joined the Salomon national teams or join other brands.
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.