The Ultra Running Triple Crown
Rapid Ascent conduct three of Australia’s largest, and most noteworthy ultra running events. To complete the long course alternative at each event is a considerable accomplishment so in order to recognize (and encourage) runners to achieve this feat we have created The Rapid Ascent ‘Ultra Running Triple-Crown’.
The Triple Crown is awarded to any competitor who completes these 3 ultra running events:
- Margaret River Ultra Marathon – 80km solo
- Run Larapinta Stage Race – Malbunka long course
- Surf Coast Century – 100km solo
There is no minimum finish time for each race. You must complete the long course alternative at each race (as listed above), with each race being no more than 5 years apart.*
The Triple Crown is the ultimate challenge for Australian ultra runners and is set as a bucket list objective for those brave enough to commit to the three events, and strong enough to make it to the finish line.
Triple Crown achievers receive:
- An exclusive Patagonia fleece embroidered with the event logos to wear with pride
- Your name listed on the Triple Crown ‘honor-board’ listed on the website for each event
- Your name engraved on the Triple Crown shield that is displayed at each event
- The complete 3 finisher’s glass collection to display proudly at home or work
- Your name forever in the Rapid Ascent history books
- AND ultimate bragging rights!
The Triple Crown is within reach, and we expect only a handful of Triple Crown inductees to be added into this hall of fame each year. Will you be one of them?
* Updated 18/02/19 – We have changed the conditions for Triple Crown qualification to acknowledge those that supported our Surf Coast Century event in earlier years, giving those competitors an opportunity to also vie for the crown!
TRIPLE CROWN HALL OF FAME
These people have completed the three Triple Crown races and truly deserve our respect!:
|Deb Nicholl||Rowan Brookes||Cerina Meredith||Ange Champion||Louise Edwards|
|Graham Challice||Sarah Niven||Damian Bowden||Carl Koudelka||Pauline Overington|
|Miriam Herold||Linda Baade||Ian Westaway||Darian Cairns-Cowan||Zara Palise|
|Erica Rusbridge||Lyal Douglas||Leif Christensen||Matthew Wood||Elyse Cripps|
|Teresa Wood||Jason Rawlings||Ngan Harwood||Linda White||Todd Lakeman|
|Adrian Hudson||Les Corson||Shannon Lissenburg||Geraldine Millard||Geoff Quinton|
|Asha Mahasuria||Steven Scott||Tania Willey||Amy Currie||Kate Cush|
|Deb Gale||Lucinda Scott||Scott Beams||Joanna Maidment||Lorna Bade|
|Kirsten Kelly||Emmeline Fisher||Jacqui Tol||Camille Nicholls||Maria Lissenburg|
|Meredith Pretty||Heather Duffy||Felicity Pidgeon||Scott McGlone||Diane Breant|
|Steve Whalley||AnnMarie Darcy||Shayne Egan||Matt Menheere||Susha Fisher|
|Gayle Cowling||Jackie Welch||Bruce Walpole||Fiona Smeaton||Linda White|
|Geoff Quinton||Phillip Hickey||Steve Goossens||Stewart Toms||William Erskine|
|Patrick Maple||Shane Antrobus||Robert Flury||Grant Wallace||Casie East|
|Amanda Craig||Jacqui Nixon||Sheree Cottell||Sandra Heriot||Paola Flury|
|Michelle Grocock||Alec Lennon||David Clark||Ian Lea||Jamie Blair|
|Luke Middleton||Natasha Clancy||Sharon Chetwynd||Vanessa Mecanovic||Duncan Gillis|
|April Morgan||Ariarn Huston||Esther Walsh||Gemma Ruddick||Guy McLaren|
|Jeremiah Mierke||Jo Collins||Lonneke Kefalas||Mandy Hobbs||Mark Falkingham|
|Megan Scott||Melanie Barton||Sally Theobald||Corey Neira||Chrissy Warman|
|Daniel Gould||Dan Bennett||Katherine Booy||Dayle Olson|