Excitement builds for tomorrow’s start to the 8th annual PepsiCo TransRockies Run presented by Gatorade. For the first time ever, the event is sold out! Over 400 participants from 17 countries will line the start tomorrow morning as the theme song Highway to Hell blasts through the streets of Buena Vista. The prep work and training is complete and now it’s time to experience this multi day adventure.
|Checking in at packet pick up!|
The PepsiCo TransRockies Run brings runners of all ages and experience together for this one-of-a-kind trail adventure. Similar to previous years, a strong elite field will be among the many runners to watch. This year TransRockies welcomes new and returning runners to the elite line up. Among this field includes Ian Torrence (Adidas), Emily Harrison (Adidas), Magdalene Boulet (HOKA), Caitlin Smith (Salomon), Joe Mills (Ibex), Kara Henry (Newton) and Matt Hart (Montrail).
Ian Torrence and Emily Harrison have teamed up for the Run6. Both from Flagstaff, Arizona their high altitude training will be their strengths as they cover grounds reaching above 12,000 feet. Magdalena Lewy-Boulet and Caitlin Smith, another RUN6 duo, are well matched in speed and dedication from training together in their hometown of Oakland, California. Both road marathoner and ultra trail runners, this pair is talented among various terrain and distances. Montrail runner Matt Hart from Boulder, Colorado thrives off mountainous and technical terrain, setting him up for success as he takes on the RUN3. His familiarity with Colorado’s trails and high-powered stamina will be a strength as he treks along the high climbs of the course. And rounding off the elite field is RUN6 teammates Joe Mills and Kara Henry, also from Boulder, Colorado. This pair brings together talents in both rock climbing and ultrarunning, conquering 100 miles runs to first ascents on 5.14+ routes together. The TransRockies is yet another challenge this endurance duo will take on.
|Kiss an Old Goat for good luck!|
All is set for the PepsiCo TransRockies and we can’t wait to see how this year plays out. A huge thanks to all the volunteers and race coordinators for your time and support for making this race special. Best wishes to all runners and enjoy every step of your journey.