LIVESTREAM ON RACE DAY
The Broken Arrow Skyrace and Strava are excited to announce a new, collaborative partnership designed to elevate how shorter distance trail running events are live broadcast in North America. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the Broken Arrow Skyrace, in partnership with Strava, will produce a four-hour, live broadcast of the 26k distance, the North American Final for the Golden Trail Series. There will also be a two-hour bonus coverage of Vertical Kilometer, held Friday, October 1, 2021.
The North American Golden Trail National Series, supported by Salomon, invites runners from across the United States and Canada to participate in a five-race series for a chance to compete in the Grand Final, a three-day stage race in the Azores Archipelago. The top three men and women from the Azores throw-down will be invited to participate in the 2022 Golden Trail Championship.
The four-hour, live broadcast – replete with aerial footage, unique course segment flybys, embedded racer cams, and in-race athlete commentary – will be hosted by professional ultrarunners Corrine Malcom (Adidas Terrex), Dylan Bowman (of Pyllars, Red Bull, and The North Face) and Jorge Maravilla. It will be aired on the Broken Arrow Skyrace YouTube channel.
The Broken Arrow 26K course showcases some of Olympic Valley's most famous terrain, including Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), the jagged terrain of KT-22, unrivaled views into Granite Chief Wilderness, and the famous “Stairway to Heaven” ladder, which runners climb to the top of Squaw Peak. From the valley floor at 6,200 feet, runners will ascend nearly 5,000 feet as they circumnavigate the heralded terrain of North America's most rugged and extreme ski resort. The race will also feature two Strava course “segments” – races within the race - with additional prize money distributed to lucky winners across the field.
Strava is the premier social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 86 million athletes in 195 countries. By joining forces with industry leading athlete analytics platform, the Broken Arrow Skyrace is excited to provide unprecedented coverage of the men’s and women’s elite fields, while also highlighting compelling human-interest stories of the average runner.
“We have always said that whether you finish first or last, at the Broken Arrow Skyrace, YOU are a rock star,” says co-race director, Brendan Madigan. “We have – and will continue – to push for progress in the sport trail running, but we will never abandon the “old school” culture, tradition, and values that make our sport so special. Strava understands that sports can be a powerful force for bringing people together. We are delighted to be partnering with them as we invite our viewers to join the Broken Arrow community.”