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The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) Announces the Addition of Kaci Lickteig to the Elite Advisory Council

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Vesuvius, VA – December 12, 2016. The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) announces the addition of Kaci Lickteig to its Elite Advisory Council. While remaining open to everyone, UROC’s mission is to create the Super Bowl for the sport of ultra-distance running by bringing together the best long distance runners from the US and all over the World, celebrating the inclusive nature of the sport. The UROC Elite Advisory Council (EAC) is comprised of many talented and influential runners in the sport, including Ian Sharman, Michael Wardian, Devon Yanko, Anna Frost, Dave Mackey and Ambassadors Catra Corbett and Ken Michal. The role of the Elite Advisory Council is to help UROC be the best championship event possible.


“We are ecstatic to have Kaci’s energy, enthusiasm and expertise as a part of the EAC”, says James Russell Gill III, UROC’s Race Director and CEO of Bad to the Bone Sports. “Kaci’s accomplishments, including her 2016 win at the Western States Endurance Run, speak for themselves. She is very involved in the sport and we look forward to her feedback and ideas.”

“I feel honored to be joining the UROC Elite Advisory Council” says Kaci Lickteig. “I look forward to working with the other Elite Advisory Council members to uphold the mission of UROC and make it a championship race for all.” Kaci’s sponsors include Nike Trail, Honey Stinger, Squirrel’s Nut Butter and Carmichael Training System.

The race, set for May 13, 2017, will be hosted by stunning Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge, located on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. UROC will offer three options for runners: 100k, 50k and 25k. The cash purse in the 100k race will total $21,400. The point-to-point course, comprised of mostly single track trails with some gravel roads and a few miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway, will challenge all athletes without favoring one particular specialization. Registration is now open at Runners can follow UROC on social media on Facebook and Twitter (@UROCUltraRace). For more information, please contact Dr. Francesca Conte at (434) 218-0402 or

About the Ultra Race of Champions

UROC is open to all runners. The mission of UROC is to create the Super Bowl for the sport of ultra distance running. Elite runners are invited based on the recommendation of the UROC Elite Advisory Council and their performances at key events in the sport all over the World: at UROC, elite runners and weekend warriors race side by side. The UROC Elite Advisory Council includes many of the best ultrarunners from around the World: Ian Sharman, Dave Mackey, Michael Wardian, Kaci Lickteig, Devon Yanko, and Anna Frost. UROC also relies on the support of several Ambassadors, who are vital to the success of the championship. The UROC Ambassadors, Catra Corbett and Ken Michal, are the backbone of ultra distance running and some of the most active and influential runners in the sport. Best of the Best, One Course, One Day. For more information, visit 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.

About Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge

Skylark occupies a mile and a half of frontage along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of the George Washington National Forest. In early years, prior to the Parkway being built in the 1930’s, Skylark was a sheep farm. Then in the 1960’s, it became a Christmas trees farm, including Fraser firs and thousands of planted pines. In 2010, Craig and Anne Colberg bought Skylark. They continue to operate the tree farm as well as utilize the facilities as a retreat center. Notably the land has been put in a conservation easement, held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, to be protected forever in its natural state. The Colberg’s have subsequently added additional adjacent land which now totals almost 500 acres. More information can be found at and