SLO Ultra at Wild Cherry Canyon
Avila Beach , California
5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M
5MSeptember 9th 09:30 AM
13.1MSeptember 9th 08:30 AM
26.2MSeptember 9th 07:30 AM
50MSeptember 9th 06:00 AM
SLO ULTRA OVERVIEW
The 2017 SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com weekend of events celebrates dirt lovers in one of the most beautiful, private lands in California. In partnership with HomeFed, the Official Host of the event and The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, the event’s official beneficiary, the SLO Ultra showcases a beautiful, one-of-a-kind natural resource to runners, hikers and new this year mountain bike riders on California’s wild coastline at Wild Cherry Canyon.
SLO Ultra Trail Runs
The weekend of events kickoff on Saturday, September 9 with the SLO Ultra trail races featuring four distances—50 Mile Ultra, 26.2 Marathon, 13.1 Half Marathon and a 5 Mile. The 2016 event sold out at 1,200 participants and we expect an early sell out again in 2017. Along with access to Wild Cherry Canyon, SLO Ultra participants on Saturday will enjoy a Bluegrass Festival that is open to the public and features hot BBQ from the famous Rib Line and cold local brews. In addition as you’ll find with all Race SLO events, participants will be treated to a VIP experience with changing tents thanks to Life Elements and a recovery lounge thanks to Moore Sports Recovery.
Ultra badass, Patagonia ambassador, race director and coach, Krissy Moehl, returns as an ambassador and for the first time is partnering with the race to provide exclusive training programs for 50 Mile and 26.2 Mile athletes as well as a Sunday VIP coffee & carbs run.
SLO Ultra Mountain Bike Rides
On Sunday, September 10, the inaugural SLO Ultra Mountain Bike festival welcomes riders to this California coastal gem. The two-loop Wild Cherry Canyon courses will feature 18-25 mile options and 36-50 mile options. Sunday events will keep the weekend dirt party going with the continuation of the Bluegrass Festival that is open to the public and features hot BBQ from the famous Rib Line and cold local brews. In addition riders will also be treated to a VIP experience with changing tents thanks to Life Elements and a recovery lounge thanks to Moore Sports Recovery.
The Sunday events will feature “Queen of Pain”, Rebecca Rusch, Red Bull sponsored athlete, seven-time world champion, four-time Leadville 100 champion, author and firefighter.
LODGING & THE REGION
Presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, Avila Beach is known as “Nature’s Ultimate Training Ground” for good reason. There are miles of both scenic and challenging bike paths and trails, clean pure ocean waters to swim and miles of outdoor running along the beach or into pristine oak laden canyons. Whether you want to just enjoy a day in nature or a go for a month long training regime, Avila Beach offers it all. And after a day of training there are many ways to relax too. You’ll enjoy natural mineral spas, local wine tasting in town, fresh seafood at one of our many restaurants along with wonderful accommodations where you can restore and relax.
Enjoy the friendliest climate on California’s Central Coast along the sparkling Pacific that’s so easy to reach right between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Bask in a warm sunny microclimate and stroll on our beautiful, pet friendly beaches. Swim, surf, sail and kayak the harbor with sea lions, otters, pelicans and other beautiful creatures. Enjoy locally produced award-winning wines in our downtown tasting rooms and at wineries throughout the Avila Valley. Pick some of California’s best apples at our See Canyon Orchards and experience the harvest at our local farms. Surround yourself with world class amenities, great hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, boutiques and shops. More information: www.visitavilabeach.com/SLO-Ultra.htm
Map InfoMap Address: Wild Cherry Canyon, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
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