The 105th running of The Dipsea trail race will be available to watch live and free via the internet.
The historic trail race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, Calif., will be available for live streaming this year after an agreement formed between the Dipsea Race Committee Inc. and Ultrasportslive.tv earlier this week.
“For many years people have only been able to imagine what it is like to compete in the Dipsea and now, with Ultrasportslive.tv, we will be able to show people—runners, volunteers, spectators, media worldwide—what the Dipsea is really like as it happens in real time,” says president of the Dipsea Race Committee Inc. Merv Regan in a press release. “The goal of this partnership is to provide a new and unique view of this beloved and scenic trail race to a wider audience to follow step by step on race day.”
Known for its exclusivity, with a 1,500 entry limit and slight favor toward local residents, live coverage of The Dipsea will provide more accessibility to the race. Along its scenic yet treacherous 7.5-mile course that winds its way through Mt. Tamalpais State Park, the Ultrasportslive.tv camera crew plan to be stationed at the start line in downtown Mill Valley, the aid station at Cardiac Hill and the finish line on Stinson Beach.
Last year’s winner Diana Fitzpatrick, a 56-year-old attorney and three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, plans to compete again in this year’s race. If she wins, she’ll become the first runner to win three consecutive Dipsea races since seven-time Dipsea champion Sal Vasquez in 1984.
The 2015 race will be held on June 14th.