Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team Community Partner of Inaugural SLO Ultra

Race SLO’s new ultra event hosted by HomeFed features four challenging trail run courses — 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and five mile hike — at pristine Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach on Saturday, September 10, 2016; free bluegrass festival open to the public; proceeds to benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — (August 30, 2016) — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit is an official Partner of the inaugural, sold-out SLO Ultra, set for Saturday, September 10. The unique Race SLO-managed event, hosted by HomeFed and produced in partnership with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, features four challenging trail run courses — 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and five mile hike — at private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of putting on any running or endurance fundraising event, particularly one in a remote, protected area such as the SLO Ultra at Wild Cherry Canyon, and we are honored the County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Unit is an event partner,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO. “This experienced, dedicated volunteer group will be on course race day to ensure a safe first class inaugural event for the 1,200 participants that are expected.”

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit is made up of trained volunteers. Unit members provide the manpower, knowledge and skills to conduct searches for missing people. “Search & Rescue” means the acts of searching for, rescuing, or recovering by means of ground, marine or air activity any person who becomes lost, injured or is killed while outdoors or as a result of a natural or man-made disaster. The Search and Rescue Unit of the Sheriff’s Office is the largest specialized unit in the Office (200 people strong) and is a 100 percent volunteer effort.

Find out more about the SLO Ultra’s Partners at: SLOultra.com/partners

In addition to the individual races on Saturday, September 10, there will be a live Bluegrass Festival and fresh Rib Line BBQ featuring Firestone Walker cold brews available to help celebrate the athlete’s accomplishments in signature #RaceSLO style. The North Face gear will be the official participant swag along with collectible wood & leather race medals, awards for top three athletes overall in all races and age groups. The 50 mile race champions will also be awarded unique SLO Ultra jackets, hats and swag.

Visit SLOUltra.com for more event information including BBQ ticket purchase.

ABOUT RACE SLO

Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO family of annual events includes the inaugural SLO Ultra trail races at Wild Cherry Canyon (Fall 2016), the SLO GranFondo cycling event (Fall 2016) and the 6th SLO Marathon + Half and Family Fitness 5K (Spring 2017).

The Race SLO Team organizes and produces both fun and competitive running and cycling events that create a positive impact on both our participants and local communities.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!

Visit RaceSLO.com for more information.