In a live-streamed “State of Running” event on January 28 at 7 PM (PST), two-time World Mountain Running Champion Joseph Gray and ultrarunner Coree Woltering will be honored at an event to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank.
Joseph Gray has competed in trail, mountain, and snowshoe races around the world. He won the prestigious World Mountain Running Championships in 2016 and 2019. He is the first Black American to make the US Mountain Running Team and the first Black American to win the USATF Mountain Running Championships, World Mountain Running Championships, U.S. Snowshoe National Championships and XTERRA Trail Championships.
You would have forgiven ultrarunner Coree Woltering (photo above by Joe Viger) for taking some time off after several his races were canceled amid the global coronavirus pandemic, but the 30-year-old had other ideas. Not content with seeing his training go to waste, the athlete took on the crazy challenge of recording the fastest known time across the Ice Age Trail — a historic footpath which runs through the US state of Wisconsin. Starting on June 1, it took Woltering 21 days, 13 hours, 35 minutes to run the 1,147 miles — smashing the previous record by some five hours.
Opening remarks by Bellingham Mayor of Bellevue Dr. Lynne Robinson. The event host and moderator will be Mic Brisbois with Special Guest Dan Bucci. This event benefits the Bellingham Food Bank.
Interested trail runners can register at: SammamishRunning.com