Trail Running Conference and Film Festival

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In its second year, the 2014 Estes Trail Ascent – Trail Running Conference is shaping up to be an incredible event with a great mix of group runs, running workshops, speaker panel sessions, star athletes and industry leaders. The Trail Running Conference will be held at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO on October 9-11.

New Balance and Hoka will be hosting the group runs each day. Team USA member Sage Canaday will present workshops on running form, uphill technique, downhill technique, stretching and flexibility,

Speaker panel sessions will cover subjects from trail advocacy, creating trail running in our communities, effective training & remaining injury free, and many more…see full details of the schedule.

Star athletes who will be attending the Conference include Team USA members Sage Canaday, Joseph Gray, Zach Miller, Shannon Payne, and renowned trail, mountain, and ultra runners Darcy Africa, Michele Yates, Nick Clark, Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt, Adam Chase, and many more…


Conference attendees will be treating to group runs on great trails like the Black Canyon Trail in Estes Park, CO


The Conference also features a Trail Running Film Festival on Friday evening, October 10, at the Reel Mountain Theater in downtown Estes Park. The evening features two movies, Trail Climbs Sharply, a film that follows three local runners as they compete in the US Mountain Running Series and the national Championships, and the US premier ofMUT Runner, a film by Sage Canaday about the evolution in the sport of Mountain-Ultra-Trail running: Top runners and ambassadors of the sport talk about changing race dynamics, speed training, prize money, international travel, sponsorship, the future, and what motivates/inspires them to run. Including informative training advice and footage from around the world!

Registration is open, although places are limited. Cost for either Friday October 10, or Saturday October 11, is $25.00 – cost for both days is just $45.00
Register now!

We are giving away 2 x 2 days passes for the Trail Runner days of the Conference – Friday October 10 & Saturday October 11.

To enter, send an e-mail with your first and last name to – mark the subject line as “2014 Trail Conference Competition” or use this link to open up an e-mail with that subject line already entered
Winners will be drawn on Thursday October 2!



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