Ultimate Direction and Carmichael Training Systems Form Exclusive Partnership

Ultimate Direction’s new Signature Series 4.0 trail running vests and Adventure Collection Fastpacks will be used exclusively by Carmichael Training Systems’ (CTS) coaches during the organization’s ultrarunning training camps and “Bucket List” events this year.

Kelly Wolf (center) with CTS Executive Director Jason Koop (left) on the podium at UTMB's CCC.

Kelly Wolf with CTS Director of Coaching Jason Koop (left) on the podium at UTMB’s CCC.

CTS is one of the premier endurance sports coaching companies in the world and this partnership deepens the connection between both brands, as several UD-sponsored athletes, including 2018 Tarawera Ultramarathon winner Kelly Wolf, Skyrunning champion Hillary Allen, and Adidas professional Abby Mitchell are coached by CTS.

I am extremely picky about running gear. Ultimate Direction vests meet my every need as a mountain runner so I’m really excited to share UD at our training camps and through testimonials we’ll give to our international community.

–Jason Koop, CTS Director of Coaching and author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.

CTS training camps gives attendees the opportunity to eat, sleep, and train like a full-time athlete under the guidance of a professional coaching staff. Ultimate Direction will team up with CTS at camps in Lake Tahoe, Colorado Springs, Pisgah National Forest, Mont Blanc and more.

Kelly Wolf, 2018 Tarawera Ultra winner is a CTS-coached athlete

Kelly Wolf, 2018 Tarawera Ultra winner, is a CTS-coached athlete

UD Athletes Establishing New FKTs

As FKTs gain more and more recognition in the sport of trail/mountain/ultra running, bigger, tougher, and faster routes are being established. The sky is the limit for the FKTs we have witnessed recently. The UD Team is proud to have some athletes that are creating and completing incredible routes.

Scott Jurek

Scott stands within view of Mt. Katahdin, the last climb of the Appalachian Trail.

Scott stands within view of Mt. Katahdin, the last climb of the Appalachian Trail.

Scott completed his “masterpiece,” a nearly 2,200 mile quest on the Appalachian trail, spanning from Georgia to Maine in 46 days, eight hours and eight minutes on Sunday, July 12, surpassing the previous record by just over 3 hours. Check out Scott’s Signature Series of UD products, complete with our best-selling Ultra Vest.

Justin Simoni

Justin Simoni lets out a victory cry after conquering all of Colorado's 14ers on the Tour 14er. He is pictured wearing the Fastpack 30.

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