Scott Jurek To Run The Coastal Challenge – 2009

The Coastal Challenge, Expedition Run


The World’s Expedition Run Adds Another Top Athlete

Trumbull, CT (January 9, 2009) – The Coastal Challenge (TCC), the World’s Expedition RunTM, has added world-class athlete Scott Jurek to the list of racers competing in its 2009 event, taking place January 31 ? February 7 along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline. Jurek, champion of more than a dozen endurance and expedition events, is the latest addition to TCC’s ’09 lineup, which features a variety of male and female competitors from around the world. In addition to the excitement he brings to TCC as a competitor, Jurek will provide running clinics and training presentations during the event.

“I’m thrilled to be able to compete in The Coastal Challenge,” says Jurek. “I’ve been following the event and its growing appeal for several years, and look forward to competing in Costa Rica both this year and in 2010 at the “Route of Fire” in the North, against some of the sport’s top athletes.”

Among his many accomplishments, Jurek is a seven-time champion of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run; two-time champion of the Badwater Ultramarathon; defending two-time Spartathlon champion (in Greece); and winner of the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run. Jurek will wear Brooks apparel at TCC, and Brooks will serve as an event sponsor and partner. More information can be found at and

“Scott Jurek is a legend in the utltra running and trail running community, and we’re honored to have him at TCC,” says Tim Holmstrom, race director. “His participation is a testament to the evolution of our event, which continues to add top competitors and course enhancements each year.”

The 2009 race, which has a limited number of entries still available, offers four categories of participation:

Team Expedition Run – Runners sign up in teams of three to six
Solo Expedition Run – The full 200+ kilometer Expedition Run
Solo Adventure Run – A shortened, yet extremely challenging 125-kilometer route
Guest Adventure Tours – Daily adventure tours like river rafting, nature hikes and more available to guests of the runners.

The 2009 TCC course, coined “The Rainforest Edition,” is set along Costa Rica’s tropical Pacific coastline and weaves into the Talamancas, a coastal mountain range in the country’s Southwest corner. The event finishes in Corcovado National Park, one of the world’s premier rainforests and a Unesco World Heritage site. The course served as the inspiration for the revamped, which includes enhanced photos and information.

Also, in an effort to keep our community informed and connected before, during and after the event TCC has created a
new competitor and race coverage site and
Facebook page.

For media inquiries about The Coastal Challenge, please contact Matt Draper, media manager, at [email protected].

About The Coastal Challenge
The Coastal Challenge is the “World’s Expedition Run?,” releasing runners over approximately 200 kilometers of exotic and wild Costa Rican mountainous regions and rugged coastline. For six days, runners embrace the spirit of adventure, discovery and camaraderie within a long-distance running competition while navigating river crossings, rainforests, jungles, highlands, beaches, and rock outcroppings. TCC is an expedition run of epic proportions, introducing competitors to the hospitality of the local Tico culture while pushing the limits of their will and endurance.

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