2017 Winter/Spring Ultra Marthon Training Program

Sacfit Ultra Runners is pleased to announce the opening of our 2017 Winter/Spring Ultra Marathon training program. Our first meeting (orientation only) is December 17, 2016, at 2 p.m.

There are two components to this program: 

1) Ultra Marathon training

2) Shorter distance trail running and hiking.

Both components are formal, structured training programs with the longer workouts commencing each Sunday, starting on January 8, 2017.



Attendance is highly recommended as the season schedule and other particulars about the program will be presented. Dress in regular clothing - there is no workout following this meeting. The meeting place for orientation and in-person registration is at:

McKinley Park Clunie Community Center
601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816

Click here for Map and Directions


This program is designed for intermediate and advanced runners looking to train for his or her first Ultra Marathon or for veteran trail runners, to improve upon particular trail running techniques, strategy, pace, and/or race goal, including qualifying for the Western States 100-mile race.

This program is tailored for Winter and Spring ultra marathons, including The Way To Cool (WTC) 50K and the American River (AR) 50 Mile Endurance Run. Our training program also considers other 50K and 50-mile races and can be individually conformed for other races goals.

Note: For those who've qualified for Western State 100 or are training for the Canyons 100K, we also provide an informal supplemental program for those races.
Because our program is geared toward strong coaching interaction with each individual teammate, the 2017 Ultra Runners team is limited to 50 people.

Online registration is now open.



This is an introductory and mid-level trail running and hiking program for beginners and novices wanting to jump into or continue the trail experience, including shorter mileage trail race, or as a nexus toward the goal of an ultra-marathon-distance race. The 2017 Trail Trekkers team is limited to 50 people.

Online registrration is now open.


Program Features


  • Expert coaching and mentor support. Coaches are veteran ultra-runners having completed numerous ultras including WTC, AR50, RDL100K and Western States 100.
  • Supervised workouts on both weekend runs
  • In-person and e-mail support for individual questions regarding training and running related issues. 


  • Whole season schedule provided at the beginning of the program.
  • Proven training program that maximizes success and minimizes injury. (99.5% of the past Sacfit Ultra team members entering the WTC and AR50 have finished within the cutoff. Only three have not made the cutoff, so we are confident our program will get you to your goal!
  • Multiple training venues to provide comprehensive coverage and afford thorough knowledge of the entire WTC and AR50 courses.
  • Knowledgeable guest speakers covering various ultr marathon and trail running subject. Last year's speakers included Gordy Ainsleigh - the father of ultra marathons!
  • Sacfit Ultra Runners and Trail Trekkers are aligned with Fleet Feet Foslom and Roseville. We will have three seminars during the season to provide invaluable knowledge in the areas of apparel, footwear, form, core work & stretching, as well as a pre-race review of both the WTC and AR50 races.
  • Oasis Stations (more than just water and electrolyte) provided for some trail workouts, including post-workout snacks.
  • Technical Team Jersey with Sacfit Ultra team logo.
  • Discounts at Fleet Feet Folsom and Roseville.
  • Inspirational, encouraging, knowledgeable, and motivational coaching!


While our program accommodates a broad spectrum of athletic talent, fitness, and experience, ultra-marathon training is a serious and challenging endeavor requiring certain minimum aptitudes.

SACFIT ULTRA RUNNERS training program requires the following:

Fitness Requirement:
  • You must have trained for, or completed, a marathon during November or December of 2016.
  • You should be able to comfortably run on a flat surface with a pace of 12:00 per mile or faster for a distance of at least 15 miles.
SACFIT TRAIL TREKKERS program requires the following:

Fitness Requirements:
  • You must be albe to currently walk or run on level surface for more than 60 minutes at a pace of 16:00 per mile or faster.
  • You should be comfortable with unpaved and uneven trails and general wilderness elements.

Additional Details

  • Registration into training program does not include Ultra Marathon race entry fees.
  • There are no refunds at any time for any reason.
  • There are no exchanges or transfers at any time for any reason.


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