Free stuff? Shoes from La Sportiva and Altra, sunglasses from Smith Optics, and free race entries are all part of the prize packages. Team Colorado's sponsor, Ultimate Direction, has even added some gear to the list! Chris Martinez, race director of Moab's Red Hot 55k and 33k, is hosting a prediction contest on his website. Predict this year's winners correctly on GrassRoots Events' blog posting to win!
Team Colorado will be representing at this year's Red Hot. TC women, Brandy Erholtz and Megan Kimmel will be throwing their hats in for La Sportiva Mountain Cup points. TC men, Jared Scott and Justin Ricks (Co-director at GrassRoots Events) will also be racing for La Sportiva Mountain Cup points against last year's Mountain Cup winner, Jordan McDougal. Other racers in this event include, Maria Dalzot, Geoff Roes, Jason Bryant, and Ryan Woods.
TC's Alex Nichols will be competing in the 55k this year against some of ultrarunning's top competitors. Runners Mike Foote, Joe Grant, Luke Nelson, Dave James, Chris Vargo, Karl Meltzer, and Zeke Tiernan will be lining up in the longer distance this year. In the women's event, Jodee Adams Moore, Jenn Shelton, Darcy Africa, Anita Ortiz, and Kerrie Bruxvoort will all be participating.
Good luck next week, Team Colorado!