RunWenatchee to host world-renowned ultrarunners

Written on Jan 22nd, 2017 by , Category News, Trail Running

WENATCHEE — RunWenatchee has announced it will host three world-renowned ultrarunners this spring in conjunction with its events.

Max King, Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning will hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in other activities during separate visits to Wenatchee. The Q&A presentations will be free and open to the public.

“Our goal with RunWenatchee has been to not only put on great events, but also to educate and energize our running and outdoor communities,” said Joel Rhyner of RunWenatchee. “With guest speakers like Max, Krissy and Jeff, we

Max King

definitely have some of the best runners in the country coming to Wenatchee to do just that. All runners and outdoor athletes will benefit from their expertise in training, nutrition, racing and injury prevention.”

“Their appearances also will cast a spotlight on the amazing trails we have in the Wenatchee Foothills and Chelan County for trail running,” added Steve Maher of RunWenatchee.

Here is the lineup:

March 16, 6:30 p.m., Pybus Event Center: King, a Bend, Ore., resident dubbed “running’s renaissance man,” will hold a Q&A and a Salomon shoe demo. King’s appearance will take place following RunWenatchee’s St. Paddy’s Day club run event that same night at Pybus.

King, 36, won the 2014 IAU 100-Kilometer World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships. In 2016, he earned the bronze medal at the 2016 NACAC Cross County Championships. He also has won several national titles at distances ranging from the half-marathon to various ultramarathons.

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March 24, 6 p.m., Numerica Performing Arts Center: Moehl of Bellingham will hold a Q & A and sign copies of

Krissy Moehl

her book, “Running Your First Ultra,” during the Trails In Motion Film Festival. Moehl’s appearance will occur prior to the 7 p.m. film fest’s start.

In 2005, Moehl became the first woman to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning — which recognizes those who complete four of the oldest 100-mile trail runs in the United States. In 2007, she set the woman’s record for the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. She has won several ultramarathons, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2003 and 2009, the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run in 2004, and the Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji in 2013. Moehl also is the race director of the Chuckanut 50K in Fairhaven.

For more on Moehl:

May 19, 6 p.m., Pybus Public Market: Browning of Bend, Ore., will do a Q&A following packet pickup for the Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs. The following day, Browning will participate in the Red Devil 25K Trail Run, put on by RunWenatchee in the Wenatchee National Forest south of Cashmere.

In both 2005 and 2006, Browning captured the Big Horn 100 Mile Wild and Scenic Trail Runs in Wyoming. Closer to home, he has won the

Jeff Browning

Cascade Crest 100-Mile Endurance Run.

For more on Browning:

For tickets to the March 24 Trails In Motion Film Festival:

For more on RunWenatchee’s official trail runs:

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