This year’s Simple Hydration Racing Team is comprised of our Ultra Racing Team and Racing Team members. Ultra Racing Team runners are those that compete at the marathon distance and above on trails and/or roads. The Racing Team (new this year) are those runners that compete at the marathon distance down to the mile in road races, track events and/or cross country races. Our runners will be competing in next month’s US Olympic Trials Marathon to top ultra distance races such as Western States 100, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and the Badwater Ultramarathon later this year.
The 2016 Team features 9 returning runners from last year including David Laney, 2015 Ultra Runner of the Year. We’ve expanded the team from 14 runners a year ago to 22 runners. New runners include elite marathoners Brianne Nelson, Alisha Williams and 3-time US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Patrick Rizzo. Top European ultra runner Yeray Durán López and Australian (3rd place finisher at 2015 Badwater) Mick Thwaites will help Simple Hydration shine oversees.
It’s going to be an exciting year. Be sure to follow this year’s Racing Team on Facebook, Twitter and all social media to see how our members are doing and spreading some Simple Hydration love in 2016.
Upcoming Races: March Transgrancanaria 120km (March 5 – Gran Canaria, Spain | Ultra-Trail World Tour) / Marathon Des Sables – 6 stages in 7 days. (April 8-18 – Southern Moroccan Sahara | Ultra-Trail World Tour) / May 21st: EcoTrail Oslo (May 21 – Oslo, Norway 45k or 80k) / Lavaredo Ultra Trail 119km (June 24 – Cortina, Italy | Ultra-Trail World Tour) / TDS 119km during the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) week (August 24 – Chamonix, France) / Tor des Geants 330km (September 11-18 – Aosta, Italy) / UIA World Trail Championships (October – Portugal | if qualifies for Team Norway) or Diagonales Des Fous/Grand Raid Reunion. / Plus additional shorter and/or local races based on training.
Upcoming Races: Golden Gate Dirty 30 (June 4 – Colorado) / Speedgoat 50k (July 9 – Utah) / Alpine 50k (August 22 – Colorado) / Bear 100 (September 23 – Utah)
Upcoming Races: Lincoln 10-Hour Run (February – Colorado) / Sufferfest 50K (March – Colorado) / Palmer Lake 24-Hour Fun Run (April – Colorado) / Collegiate Peaks 25 Miler (May – Colorado) / Palmer Lake Half Marathon (Colorado) / North Fork 50K (June – Colorado) / Silver Rush 50 Miler (July – Colorado)
Upcoming Races: Los Angeles Marathon 26.2 (February 14 – California) / WayTooCool 50k (March 5 – California) / American River 50 Mile (April 2 – California) / Canyons 100k (May 7 – California) / Western States 100 Mile (June 25 – California) / Squamish 50/50 (August 20 – Squamish, Canada)
Upcoming Races: Miwok 100K (May – California) / Nut 100K (June – Oregon) / Waldo 100K (August – Oregon) / Plus adventure runs including a run on the Cordillera Huayhuash (Andes, Peru)
Yeray Durán López
Upcoming Races: Hong Kong 100 Ultra Marathon (5th Place) / TBD
Upcoming Races: San Diego 50 Mile (1st Overall – Course Record – California) / Yukon Arctic Ultra (February 4 – Whitehorse, Canada) / Badwater Ultramarathon (July 17 – California) / Plus other races.
Upcoming Races: Mt Solitary Ultra 45km (April – Blue Mountains, Australia) / Ultra Trail Australia – 100km (May – Blue Mountains, Australia) / Lavaredo Ultra Trail – 119km (June – Dolimites, Italy) / Maybe: Grand Raid Reunion – 160km (October – Reunion Island)
Upcoming Races: Bandera 100k (Crew for Cassie Scallon (1st female) and Michele Yates (3rd) / Super Bowl Half Marathon / Black Canyon 100k / Behind the Rocks / Wetsern States (pacer/crew) / Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland) / 10 Island Race (Sweden-American Contingent Coordinator and race participant) / Pikes Peak Ultra 30k / Run Rabbit Run 100M / Desert Solstice / Plus various local community 5ks, 10ks as either participant or volunteer.
Upcoming Races: Gorge Waterfall 100K (April 2 – Oregon) / TNF Bear Mountain 50M (April 30 – New York) / Quad Rock 50M (May 14 – Colorado – TBD) / Dirty Thirty 50K (June 4 – Colorado) / Big Horn 100M (June 17 – Wyoming) / Pikes Peak Ascent (August 20 – Colorado – TBD) / UTMB (August 26 – France) / UTMF (September 23 – Japan)
Upcoming Races: US Olympic Trials Marathon (February 13 – Los Angeles) / Chuckanut 50k (March 19 – Washington) / Sonoma 50 Mile (April – California) / Western States 100 (June – California) / Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (August – France) / North Face 50 San Francisco (December – California)
Upcoming Races: Moab RedHot 33k (February 13) / Antelope Island 50k (March) / Tulip Festival Half Marathon (April 30) / Speedgoat 50k (July) / St. George Marathon (October) / The North Face 50 Mile San Francisco (December)
Upcoming Races: Marathon Des Sables (Southern Moroccan Sahara) / Northcoast 24-Hour National Championship (Cleveland, Ohio) / Plus additional races will be announced.
Upcoming Races: Olympic Trials Marathon (February 13 in Los Angeles) / World Half Marathon Championships (March 26 – Wales) / USA Road Circuit / Plus some other races on the road.
Upcoming Races: HURT Trail Series 2016 / Aiea Loop Express, 03/19 / Mango Madness, 06/11 / Kauna Point Firecracker, 07/02 / Maunawili Out and Back, 08/06 / Tantalus Triple Trek, 09/03 / Peacock Ultramarathon (October) / Ultimate Direction Dirty 30 (June) / Plus many more races. / Malory is also researching/planning a Women’s Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt of the Napali Coast Trail in Kauai.
Upcoming Races: US Olympic Trials Marathon (February 13 – Los Angeles) / Pacing London Marathon (April 24) / Race Illinois Marathon (April 30) / Mount Washington Road Race (June 18) / Leadville Silver Rush 50 Miler (July 10)
Upcoming Races: 4/2: Gorge Waterfall 100K (Oregon) / 4/30: TNF Bear Mountain 50M (New York) / 6/25: Western States 100 (California – TBD) / 8/26: UTMB (France) / 9/23: UTMF (Japan)
Upcoming Races: TBD
Upcoming Races: Bandera 100k USATF Champs (3rd overall and 1st Masters | Jan.) / Rocky Raccoon 100m USATF Champs / Austin Marathon (Pacer – 3 Hour Group) / Marin Ultra Challenge (March) / Lake Sonoma 50m (USATF Ultra Team Invitational | April) / Canyons 100k/50k or PCT50m or Quicksilver 100k/50k, WS Trng Camp (May) / Cayuga Trails 50m USATF Champs, WS100 (June) / Cascade Crest 100m [depending on lottery] (August) / Wasatch 100m (depending on lottery) and/or Run Rabbit Run 100m and/or Bear 100m (need a fresh Hardrock 100 qualifier for 2017 | Sept.) / Team RWB Trail Running Camp, IAU Trail 85k World Champs (if selected) in Portugal (Oct.) / JFK50 (Nov.) / Hellgate100k (Dec.)
Upcoming Races: Canberra 48hrs (March 20) / Badwater 135 (July 18-20 – If accepted) / Plus a 24hr race or a 240km road race in the last quarter of the year with some smaller races in between these events.
Upcoming Races: Community Winter Distance Series / Super Bowl Half Marathon / Black Canyon 100k / Behind the Rocks / Western States (pacer/crew) / Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland) / 10 Island Race, Sweden-American Contingent (Coordinator and Race Participant) / Pikes Peak Ultra 30k (2nd Last Year) / Run Rabbit Run 100M / Fall Distance Series / Plus various local races.
Upcoming Races: New York City 1/2 Marathon (March 20 – New York) / Carlsbad 5k (April – California) / U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials (July – Oregon) / Plus an additional race per month (sometimes 2-3 times a month).