Calling the next generation of ULTRA runners!

Salomon are known as one of the biggest supporters of the trail running community in the world.

They bring with them a powerhouse of sponsored athletes that not only showcase their products but also support the community.

They have inspired many runners with their unique stories, captivating films and point of view content.

Opening on the 4th of January  2017 they are initiating their next step in the development of young athletes.

This time concentrating on Ultra distance running.

There are 16 coveted spots available.

Only two from each country.

So if you think you have something unique to bring to the sport and want a chance to be taught by some of the worlds best ultra runners then get an application ready and this may take you on an adventure that will last a life time.

The Facts

The Salomon Ultra Running Academies will be organized on 3 continents:

North America (USA / Europe (France)/ Asia-Oceania (China)

People, aged from 20 to 35 issued from these continents will be able to apply for the continental selection. 8 women and 8 men will be selected to spend a dream week of training with the legends of the discipline, sharing with the experts of the sports and the Salomon product developers.

The next academy attendees can expect boundless energy on and off the trails, pieces of advice on how to manage their sport, both physically and mentally, from athletes who’ve been there and learnt from experience.

“Above all, it’s about sharing the passion. The great thing about enthusiasm is that it’s contagious! says Gregory Vollet, the International Sports Marketing Manager

“The Salomon Ultra Running Academy is going to be an incredible opportunity for the runners that get to attend. After working with the youth at the Salomon running academy I’m excited to work on this new project and being the same incredible experience to ultra-runners. This will be an incredible program that gives the runners a chance to run, train and learn with their trail running peers. I was lucky enough to be invited to this first edition and get to share my experience and knowledge and am looking forward to working with the runners.” Max King

The Salomon Ultra Running academies will take place in:

  • March 2017 for  North America in USA (Moab)
  • April for Asia-Oceania in China (Linhai)
  • May for Europe in France (Annecy)

Registrations will open through a website: on the 4th  of January.

Sixteen runners will be selected for each academy. The best man and the best woman for each one will be invited to participate in the Chamonix 80K in France at the end of June and then to the Trans Alpines run in Germany at the end of August. And then depending on their talent and personalities, some great projects could be developed for them.

For more information on the Salomon ULTRA Running Academy and how to apply, visit

Need some extra motivation:

Here is a look at this years Salomon running Academy


This is sure to be an amazing opportunity. Best of luck to all the applicants!