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june 21-23, 2024

46K • 23K • 11K • VK • iron face




Training Plans




The Broken Arrow Skyrace is proud to partner with Trails & Tarmac and Freetrail, two of the most respected coaching outfits in the United States. Most coaches have run Broken Arrow and have an intimate knowledge of course specifics that will help you on race day. Both organizations offer two distinct approaches and we encourage you to reach out to them for professional assistance. 


We're excited to once again offer two distinct Broken Arrow-specific training plans from our friends at Trails and Tarmac. Trails and Tarmac coaches, founded by Ryan Ghelfi and David Laney, have attended our race since the inaugural 2016 year. Not only do they love the course and European-style vibe, most of their coaching staff have raced each distance. This gives them first hand knowledge of the course and what it takes to succeed on race day. 

Additionally, the stable of coaches at Trails and Tarmac consists of some of the finest ultra and trail athletes in the United States including, Ryan Ghelfi, David Laney, Gabe Joyes, Alex Nichols, Camelia Mayfield, Brett Hornig, Rachel Drake, Cole Watson, Sarah Keyes, Natalie Chirgwin and Tyler Green

Trails and Tarmac are delighted to offer two training plans for athletes participating in the June 2023 Broken Arrow Skyrace.

For all 23/46k Runners: Trails and Tarmac will extend a three month coaching discount for all 26k and/or 52k Broken Arrow runners. While their normal coaching price is $235 per month, they are generously offering a $60 per month discount for Broken Arrow runners, making the monthly commitment a mere $175. This offer is valid for three months of training, after which the rate reverts to $235 per month. This training will give you a leg up on the competition, as they can share vital insights into course specifics and how to manage massive vertical gain and loss on race day. 


For 11k or VK Runners: The experienced coaches at Trails and Tarmac have also created a less expensive, yet highly efficient coaching option for our 11k and/or VK runners. Trails and Tarmac coaches will provide individualized training plans and weekly coaching correspondence to get you on track and keep you there in preparation for race day. 


Even better, the plans are 100% custom and made from scratch. These plans are designed specifically for each individual runner based on their training history, life commitments, and race goals. The cost for this special training plan + monthly coaching correspondence is $105 per month. Please note that these plans are not available for 23k or 46k runners and require a three month commitment. 


And ... each Trails and Tarmac athlete who signs up for a Broken Arrow training plan will not only receive some special Trail and Tarmac gear but be treated to coffee and pastries on race weekend! At this social gathering, you will have the opportunity to talk to your coach in person, mingle and get that stoke level to 11 before the racing starts!


Please direct specific inquiries to:


Get to know your Trails & Tarmac coaches

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Freetrail is offering a collective training experience to 2023 Broken Arrow runners. Custom 12-week training plans for the VK, 11k, 23k, and 46k, are designed by pro trail runner and Freetrail co-founder, Dylan Bowman

12-Week Plans: Weekly Sunday afternoon training calls begin on March 26, 2023 hosted by Dylan Bowman via Zoom. During the calls, the group will discuss the week in training, look ahead to the following week, talk about the Broken Arrow courses, and answer any training questions from the community. Plans are intended to be challenging but realistic for most runners and we will be here to support you along the way, answering questions in the Freetrail Slack workspace. We also plan to have a group shakeout run for those who train with us during race week — creating a unique digital to in-person training experience where fun and friendship are our top-priority. 


The training plans are free for Freetrail Pro members. If you're not a member, there is a 30-day free trial, after which membership is only $10/month or $96/year. 


Get to know your Freetrail coach, Dylan Bowman

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Training runs
January 1, 2023 at 9am PST

Mt. Diablo State Park

March 25, 2023 at 9a.m PST

Mt. Diablo State Park

in partnership with Renegade Running

April 22, 2023 at 8am PST

Marin Headlands



the 2021 series is online





Women's Elite Panel 

Hosted by Dylan Bowman

Featuring Morgan Arritola, Hillary Allen, Kaytlyn Gerbin and Corrine Malcolm


Training & Race Day Tips

Featuring Trails & Tarmac coaches, Ryan Ghelfi, Camelia Mayfield, Dave Laney and Brett Horning


Men's Elite Panel

Hosted by Dylan Bowman

Featuring Hayden Hawks, Max King, Paddy O'Leary and Jorge Maravilla



What to Expect on Race Day

August 18, 2021 at 6:30pm PST 

Hosted by Lead Course Marshals Andy Anderson and Steve Hammond


Broken Arrow Tapering Tips

Featuring Trails & Tarmac coaches,Ryan Ghelfi, Camelia Mayfield, Dave Laney and Brett Horning


OCR/Skyrunning Athlete Panel

Hosted by Steve Hammond

Featuring Ryan Atkins, Lindsay Webster and Nicole Mericle

Virtual Series
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