• UROC 100k 50k 25k

    Ultra Race of ChampionsBest of the Best. One Course. One Day.Open to all.May 12, 2018
  • Skylark

    A beautiful point-to-point course in the Blue Ridge Mountains finishing at Skylark Nature Preserve & Lodge located at 3,400 ftMay 12, 2018
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    UROC brings together runners of all experiences and backgrounds.Become a UROC finisher!
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  • About Gill and Francesca

    A passion-driven life best describes the race directors of UROC. UROC is a race born out of Gill and Francesca's passion and love for the sport of ultra distance running. Their desire to give back and promote the sport is reflected in the beauty of the course, quality and welcoming atmosphere of the event. Read More
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About UROC

The Ultra Race of Champions will take place at Skylark on May 12, 2018. Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge is located at the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

Registration will open on September 15, 2017 at 8:00 EST. Register

UROC is an unique and must-do event. UROC's mission is to promote the sport by offering a $21,400 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.

UROC includes three distances: 100k, 50k and 25k trail races. The 100k and 50k courses are point-to-point from Camp Blue Ridge to Skylark. The 25k starts and finishes at Skylark. All three courses are mostly single track with short sections on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Click here to compare the three events.

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Ultra Race of Champions- UROC

OS1st on Board as the Exclusive Bracing and Compression Technology for the UROC

OS1st on Board as the Exclusive Bracing and Compression Technology for the Ultra Race of Champions

Auburn, CA- July 18, 2016- OS1st® Brace Layer System, a leader in the compression and bracing technology and the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) have joined forces. OS1st® Brace Layer System will come on board as the exclusive compression technology for the Ultra Race of Champions. The benefits of using their performance bracing sleeves include pain relief from overused muscles, muscle and joint stabilization, improved muscle repair/recovery through enhanced venous return and oxygenation. OS1st® delivers true graduated & anatomically correct medical grade compression with its patented Compression Zone Technology®, currently in use by doctors, podiatrists, trainers and physiotherapists all over the world. OS1st® full line of compression products deliver targeted compression to all areas sensitive to running strains and injuries.  Every OS1st® product is designed and manufactured to US FDA medical-grade standards. The German Engineered 400 needle machinery paired with advanced technology fibers improves performance, prevents injuries and creates faster, more complete recovery.

“The use of compression is a widely used form of muscle damage prevention and recovery in ultra distance running. Given the challenges of a 100 kilometers trail race, I cannot imagine a better partner than OS1st®” say James Russell Gill III, Bad to the Bone Sport’s CEO and UROC founder. “There are many options on the market, but OS1st® delivers a truly unique technology that is more advanced than others. Throughout my ultra running career, I have extensively used OS1st® products to endure the rigors of the sport or recover from injury. I know that UROC’s participants will greatly benefit from OS1st® vast knowledge and from their Brace Layer System with Compression Zone Technology.”

“We are very proud to be an integral part of this demanding race series”, says Dave Higgins, Founder and CEO of the OS1st Brand. Higgins said, “The Ultra Race of Champions fits our mission perfectly. We invented this new technology for performance and sports bracing, so that athletes could benefit form joint bracing and muscle support that really works, before, after and during the race. These championship level athletes deserve championship level protection!”

UROC will take place on September 24th, 2016 in Auburn, California and will offer three options for runners, the 100K, 50K and a 25K. With a mixed terrain course, designed to challenge everyone but favor no one single athlete, UROC brings together the best long distance runners in the world, while remaining open to everyone. As a part of its mission to create the Championship for the sport and support the athletes, UROC offers a $21,500 cash purse. Runners can follow UROC on social media on Facebook and Twitter (@UROCUltraRace).

Registration is now open at www.ultraroc.com. For more information, please contact Dr. Francesca Conte at (434) 218-0402 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About OS1st®

OS1st Brace Layer System is new technology for manufacturing joint and muscle braces. This technology goes beyond anything offered on the market today, with its ultra-thin, moisture wicking fibers and the Patented Compression Zone Technology. OS1st bracing products include the foot, ankle, calf, knee and quad and even the arms and wrists. CZT functions like a super-powered second layer muscle and ligaments that move with you and stay perfectly in place, even in the toughest race challenges.

About the Ultra Race of Champions

The mission of the Ultra Race of Champions is to create the Championship for the sport of ultra distance running.  Elite runners are invited based on the recommendation of the Ultra Race of Champions Elite Advisory Council and their performances at key events in the sport all over the world.  The UROC Elite Advisory Council includes some of the best ultra runners from around the World: Geoff Roes, Dave Mackey, Michael Wardian, Devon Yanko, Ian Sharman and Anna Frost.  Best of the Best, One Course, One Day.  For more information, visit www.ultraroc.com or find it on social media on Facebook at “Ultra Race of Champions” or on Twitter #UROCUltraRace, #BeAChampion.

About Bad to the Bone Sports

By directing premiere road and trail events all over the United States, Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports strives to motivate runners of all backgrounds to challenge themselves. For over 13 years, Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports events have reflected owners James Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte decades-long knowledge and passion for running. www.badtothebone.biz

About Auburn, California

The City of Auburn is considered one of the best places to live in Northern California and the "Endurance Capital of the World". It's bordered by the beautiful American River Canyon and nestled in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and historic Highway 49, Auburn is the county seat of Placer County. The City encompasses approximately 7.5 square miles and has a population of 12,800. Situated at elevations between 1,000 and 1,400 feet, the surroundings offer an awesome seasonal change. Thanks to its spectacular network of trails by and near the American River, Auburn is home to many endurance events every year. www.auburn.ca.gov

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