Gran Fondo Salt Lake Under New Ownership

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SALT LAKE CITY, February 17, 2021 – Extra Mile Racing LLC, owner and promoter of many endurance sports events over the past decade, announces the transfer of ownership of several of those events to Skol Sporting Management.

Events including, but not limited to, Gran Fondo Salt Lake, the Jordan River Marathon and Half Marathon will become the property of Skol Sporting Management effective immediately. Participants currently registered for the events will have their registrations honored. 

Event Details:

August 28 — Gran Fondo Salt Lake, Tooele, UT, Start and finish at the iconic Utah Motor Sports Campus west of Tooele, Utah. Kick off your ride with a shotgun start and mega balloon send-off at the UMC Campus. Choose from 105 miles, the metric century (62 miles), or 30 miles., Dan Aamodt, [email protected]GranFondoSaltLake.com

Photo by Dave Iltis
A rider at the finish of the Gran Fondo Salt Lake. Photo by Dave Iltis

Skol, owner by former TriUtah owner Dan Aamodt, has more than 15 years of experience organizing sporting events small and large in the region. Ranging from large triathlons to small 5K races, Skol is an expert in providing top-notch event support and experience.

“Our team is excited for the opportunity to continue the tradition of Gran Fondo Salt Lake and other events in the community, and look forward to serving the amazing endurance community in Utah,” Aamodt said. “I cannot think of a better way to spend Saturdays in Utah,”

Aamodt said there will be communication between Skol and Gran Fondo Salt Lake registrants – past and current – the coming days with more details about the 2021 edition of Gran Fondo Salt Lake. Questions can be sent to [email protected].

Registration for Gran Fondo Salt Lake is now open under the new management and Skol is offering a 20% discount through February 26 using the code “GFSL20” at checkout.

The move means Extra Mile Racing LLC and race director Jared Eborn will take a step back from event promotion. Extra Mile Racing LLC retains ownership of the Bear Lake Classic Road Race, Sugar House Criterium and other USA Cycling sanctioned events.

“The past year or two, especially 2020 with Covid-19 wiping out events worldwide, caused me to take a deeper look at what I wanted to do going forward,” Eborn said. “In addition to Covid, there have been some personal circumstances and developments that have caused me to re-evaluate various elements of my life and I feel it’s time to redirect some of my energy and focus. 2020 was weird and really hard on a lot of people. It’s time to take a breather.”

Additionally, Extra Mile Racing LLC is announcing it will change its name in the near future as the organization changes direction.

“I can’t imagine totally getting out of organizing events, but I have taken on a new job which I enjoy and will be doing some additional professional training and education in the near future,” Eborn said. “I’m looking forward to seeing my friends and fellow bike racers at Bear Lake and Sugar House, but I feel like it’s time for a change. In addition to working full time in the bicycle industry, I’m excited for my new thing. It’s going to be fun, but definitely less stressful in many ways.”

Information on the 2021 Bear Lake Classic Road Race, scheduled for May 22, and 2021 Sugar House Criterium, May 29, will be announced soon.

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