2012 UROC 100k Live Coverage

UROC 100k 2012A few hours after the rugged Ultra Cavalls del Vent kicks off in the Pyrenees, another set of top ultrarunners will square off at the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k, an on-again, off-again mix of tough mountain trails and rolling mountain roads, assuring that a mountain runner’s entire skill set is tested in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

We’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed. We’ll also be combining our twitter feed with other possible news sources and encouraging all of you to join the discussion in the CoverItLive window below.

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There are 11 comments

  1. Just Adam

    Possibly a small oversight, but I was just thinking it would be helpful to have the date/time the race starts on this page. It is on the race preview page, where I found it… "7 am EDT on Saturday, September 29".

  2. stack

    FYI…

    COURSE CHANGE FOR 100K – 50K

    new trail section isn't being used due to construction on blue ridge parkway (BRP)… using the road portions (yes the steep road hills) like last year instead. these are the early miles leaving Wintergreen to the BRP and the final miles leaving BRP back to wintergreen.

  3. stack

    starting @ breckenridge then peak trail to frisco through downtown then over weaver pass to copper mt ski area then bike path to trail up vail mt and drop in at mintern (sp?) and take some trails and finish right in vail village

    'permit permitting'

    1. Mike Hinterberg

      Cool, that area of Summit County is about the best plan for a Colorado point-to-point/spectator friendly sort of course that goes through multiple towns, so I hope the permits work out! The description of what stack is mentioning already has various races that have taken place on many of those trails already, including mt. bike races — hopefully that's a good argument for getting similar permission for the run and not considered too much of a burden on the trails.

  4. stack

    sounds like moving the race entirely to CO… dont know if the intent is permanent or that UROC would travel. i would imagine if they get permits and all that they would stick w/ CO since it sounds pretty cool. they did say they would still have spring ultras here in C-ville.

      1. KenZ

        While I like the idea of the traveling race, and I love the mountains, in a way it'd be unfortunate to hold it at (high) altitude as some of the sea level racers would either be at a rather large disadvantage, or have to get to elevation for a few weeks before. Am sure many will disagree with this sentiment, but, well, that's what I'm sayin'!

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