Canadians Now Eligible for Salomon Ultra Running Academy

16 North American Runners to be Selected for Dream Training Week in Utah

Canadian runners can now apply to participate in the 2017 SALOMON ULTRA RUNNING ACADEMY. The North American Salomon Ultra Running Academy will take place from March 21 to March 26 in Moab, Utah. Salomon will select 16 runners total from North America (8 men and 8 women) to participate in a dream week of training and tackle the BEHIND THE ROCK 50M. Runners 20 years of age or older can apply online from now until February 5, 2017.
Please find more information online:

From Salomon:

Calling the next generation of ULTRA runners!
Out on the trails and up in the mountains, there are some ultra-runners charging ahead, filled with passion and dreams, inspired by idols or simply addicted to the great outdoors. Some of them don’t even know how talented they are. Most of them don’t realize that they’re the athletes who will be shaping the future of the sport. Salomon is on a mission to find them…
The Salomon Ultra Running Academies will be organized on 3 continents:
North America (USA / Europe (France)/ Asia-Oceania (China)
People, aged from 20 and older from these continents will be able to apply for the continental selection. 8 women and 8 men will be selected to spend a dream week of training with the legends of the discipline, sharing with the experts of the sports and the Salomon product developers.

The next academy attendees can expect boundless energy on and off the trails, advices on how to manage their sport, both physically and mentally, from athletes who’ve been there and learnt from experience.
“Above all, it’s about sharing the passion. The great thing about enthusiasm is that it’s contagious! says Gregory Vollet, the International Sports Marketing Manager
“The Salomon Ultra Running Academy is going to be an incredible opportunity for the runners that get to attend. After working with the youth at the Salomon running academy I'm excited to work on this new project and being the same incredible experience to ultra-runners. This will be an incredible program that gives the runners a chance to run, train, and learn with their trail running peers. I was lucky enough to be invited to this first edition and get to share my experience and knowledge and am looking forward to working with the runners.” Max King
The Salomon Ultra Running academies will take place in:
-           March 2017 for  North America in USA (Moab)
-           April for Asia-Oceania in China (Linhai)
-           May for Europe in France (Annecy)

Registrations will open through a website: on the 4th  of January. Sixteen runners will be selected for each academy. The best man and the best woman for each one will be invited to participate in the Chamonix 80K in France at the end of June and then to the Trans Alpines run in Germany at the end of August. And then depending on their talent and personalities, some great projects could be developed for them.
For more information on the Salomon ULTRA Running Academy and how to apply, visit


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