SLO Ultra to Host 2018 RRCA California State Trail Marathon Championship

Press release from ATRA member and 2018 US Trail Running Conference host Race SLO.  Photos from Race SLO.

Third annual event set for Saturday, September 1; register today for all race distances at!

The SLO Ultra, produced by the Central Coast’s endurance sports leader Race SLO, has been selected by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) to host the 2018 RRCA California State Trail Marathon Championship on Saturday, September 1. The 3rd annual SLO Ultra Trail Race & Mountain Bike Race, scheduled for September 1-2, 2018, will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual US Trail Running Conference, sponsored by The City of San Luis Obispo, from August 29-31.

“We are honored to have our SLO Ultra Trail Race be chosen by the prestigious Road Runners Club of America as their 2018 state trail championship! Without a doubt, this statewide race championship is the cherry on top of our week long SLO Ultra sundae full of events. We have truly created the most engaging 6-day endurance sports showcase ever for the Central Coast. We are gearing up to host thousands of trail loving runners, mountain bikers, industry professionals and now elite athletes in our beloved Endurance Town USA!,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO.

The RRCA Championship Event Series, ranging from the mile to ultra distance as well as cross country races, are the largest grassroots organized running race series in the United States, annually attracting more than 320,000 runners. Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events at the National, Regional and State level to outstanding RRCA member clubs and quality events to promote the sport of distance running.

For more information or to register for the 2018 event, go to:

Established in 2008 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO endurance event portfolio includes the inaugural California Warrior Experience (Spring 2018), 7th SLO Marathon + Half and 5K (Spring 2018), 3rd SLO Ultra trail races & Mountain Bike Race (late Summer 2018) and the recently added US Trail Running Conference (late Summer 2018).

The Race SLO Team produces both fun & competitive running and cycling events year-round to create human connection through fitness and raise funds for local nonprofits.

Our mission: Through human experiences, we create social & economic impact to share our legacy.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!

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