Coach K is running the Grand Slam of Ultra while raising funds for WeROCK!
4 Races / 4 Months / 400 Miles
Please support Coach K on her journey of 400 race miles in 4 months by making a donation to We Run Orange County's Kids.
With your help we can reach more youth in Orange County and build stronger, healthier kids. The mission of WeROCK is simple: Based on the idea that life is like a Marathon, the mission of We ROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important life skills of goal setting, self-reliance, discipline and self-confidence through the design and delivery of instructional programs focused on the proper training for, and completion of, a marathon.
This 7 month training program works with students from 6th-12th grade. Their background in sports or running is not important as we start everyone with 1 mile. Their desire to go the distance is what drives the program forward.
The cost to bring one runner through the entire program is $700 (approx. $100/month) and covers all of their race entry fees plus 4 coach led practices per week. Although WeROCK is a 501c3 non-profit, we are always looking for ways to offset the costs associated with the training. Your donation will assist with scholarships for kids in need.
So what exactly is the Grand Slam?
From the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning webpage: http://www.run100s.com/gs.htm
The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ award is recognition for those who complete four of the oldest 100 mile trail runs in the U.S. The "Slam" consists of officially finishing the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same year. The idea of running the four oldest 100 mile trail runs in the country came from Fred Pilon of Ultrarunning Magazine back in 1985. He Called Steve Baugh who was the race director of the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run at the time. Since Wasatch was the final race of the four it seemed natural for the Wasatch 100 to organize the Grand Slam and have awards in conjunction with Wasatch's awards ceremony. Steve collaborated with John Grobben, current and long standing Wasatch 100 race director, and they came up with the name Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and established it in in cooperation with the race directors of the other races involved. The first Grand Slam award was given to Tom Green in 1986. The Wasatch 100 has continued organizing and managing the event since that time.
Grand Slammers of 2016: http://www.run100s.com/gs16.htm
Some fun facts about the "Slam": http://www.run100s.com/slamstats.txt
Completed 315 times (270 by men; 45 by women) By 280 people (236 males; 44 females)
2015 and 2016 host the highest number of female starters: 10
Western States 100: June 25th, 2016 - COMPLETED in 27:32:26
Watch my journey here:
Vermont 100: July 16th, 2016 - COMPLETED in 23:06:35
Leadville 100: August 20th, 2016
Wasatch Front 100: September 9th, 2016
Thank you for your support!
Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run
Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
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