Sundog Running Official Coaching Partners of the 2018 SLO Ultra

Press release from ATRA corporate member SLO Ultra.  Race SLO is also co-hosting the 2018 US Trail Running Conference coming up August 29 to 31.

Race SLO Professional Trail Running Ambassadors Emily & Ian Torrence offer training plans and plan to attend the 2018 SLO Ultra Race this Fall.

Emily Harrison Torrence and Ian Torrence, professional ultra runners, Stagecoach Line 100 Race Directors and Sundog Running coaching founders, are partnering with Race SLO to offer personal coaching and training plans for all levels preparing to race the September 1st SLO Ultra race.

Emily entered her first ultramarathon in 2012 and placed second in the prestigious JFK 50 Mile. She holds the second fastest North American Road 50k time of 3:15, and won a 50k World Championship in Qatar. Ian finished more than 200 ultras, 27 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 53 ultramarathons.

“At Sundog Running, we believe in the training fitting the athlete, not the other way around, which is why every plan is customized for each individual,” said Emily Torrence. “Personal coaching is a hands on approach to training with weekly or unlimited communication between coach and athlete. Training plans are more hands off. We build your plan in its entirety and send you on your way. We are thrilled to head to San Luis Obispo this fall and take part in the event and US Trail Running Conference.”

Moving to a new location at El Chorro Regional Park & Dairy Creek Event Center, the third annual SLO Ultra Trail event, scheduled for Saturday September 1, offers a 50-mile ultra race, Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Marathon State Trail Championship, cross country half marathon and a 5K run. A new kids race will also take place within Dairy Creek Golf Course.

“Emily has been my own personal ultra running coach for years. Her and Ian are top notch so Race SLO is stoked to have them join our team of Ambassadors and Coaches for our athlete customers. They can help any level athlete achieve solid results and having them here at the race and conference in person proves the next level of their commitment to Race SLO and our athletes’ success.” said Samantha Pruitt

All levels are welcome to run or hike private trails that connect El Chorro Regional Park, Cal Poly SLO, the Miossi Ranch and Camp SLO. At the life changing finish line, participants and spectators will enjoy live music, athlete recovery lounge, hot BBQ and cold Lagunitas brew. The festival is open to the public and free, parking is $5 in the park or at Cuesta College. Camping is also available through SLO County Parks at El Chorro Regional Park on a first-come-first-serve basis by calling (805) 781-5930 and selecting Option 4. The 3rd annual SLO Ultra benefits the Land Conservancy of SLO County and the SLO County Parks Department.

The SLO Ultra will be held in conjunction with the sixth annual US Trail Running Conference, sponsored by the City of San Luis Obispo and Race Roster on August 29-31. The first two days of the conference focus on industry professionals, with a full expo featuring education and brands specifically for race directors. On Friday, August 31, the content is dedicated to trail runners and coaches by offering clinics with professional athletes, including Emily and Ian Torrence, Krissy Moehl and more.
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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, Relays and 5K plus Kids Races (Spring 2018), 3rd SLO Ultra trail races (late Summer 2018) and the recently added US Trail Running Conference (late Summer 2018).

The Race SLO Team produces both fun & competitive running events year-round to create human connection through fitness and raise funds for local nonprofits: Jack’s Helping Hand, The Land Conservancy of SLO, Team Red, White & Blue, Grizzly Youth Academy and SLO County Parks.

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

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