What is the Ultra Race of Champions?
The Ultra Race of Champions, also known as UROC, is an unique and must-do event. UROC's mission is to promote the sport by offering a $21,000 cash purse and by bringing together professional athletes with the weekend warriors, promoting the inclusive nature of ultra running. At UROC, everyone can find their inner Champion.
Best of the Best, One Course, One Day.
UROC includes three events: the UROC 100k, the UROC 50k and the UROC 25k trail races. The 100k and 50k are a point-to-point race from Camp Blue Ridge to Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge. The 25k starts and finishes at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, USA. Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge is the UROC host
Lodging is available at Skylark (finish line, limited lodging available) and at Camp Blue Ridge (start)
The start and finish are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Click below for Directions.
A gorgeous point-to-point course on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The elevation ranges between 3,700 feet and 1,500 feet. The start is at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge. The course is mostly single track trail with short sections on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Registration will open on Monday, November 21, 2016
Rules and Regulations
|1/1 to 2/1||$190||$80||$70|
|2/2 to 3/1||$200||$90||$80|
|3/2 to 4/1||$220||$100||$90|
|4/1 to 5/12||$230||$110||$100|
There will be a shuttle on race morning from the FINISH to the START.
UROC is OPEN to ALL runners
$21,400 Cash Purse for the Ultra Race of Champions 100K Champions Male/Female:
- $5,000 Champion Male/Female
- $2,000 Second Place Male/Female
- $1,500 Third Place Male/Female
- $1,000 Fourth Place Male/Female
- $500 Fifth Place Male/Female
- $500 Masters Male/Female
- $100 Prime for King/Queen of the Mountain (two locations)
No pacers will be allowed if competing for the prize purse. All other runners NOT competing for the prize purse are welcome to have pacers.
UROC 100k Finishers will receive the UROC Belt Buckle. 50k and 25k finisher will receive finishers medals.
Age group awards winners in each race will receive special awards in these categories: 19<, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80>
UROC will provide additional incentives to encourage the best Ultra Runners in the World to compete at the event.