G2G management have confirmed that the local winners of the Grand to Grand Ultra Kane County scholarship awards for the 2014 event are Mike McTeer and Todd Seliga.

Following in the footsteps of previous award recipients, McTeer and Seliga are excited to be representing Kane County in the third edition of the G2G, which will be held in September 2014.

Mike and his wife Tana moved to Kanab four years ago where they now base their IT driven construction consulting business. He is a keen runner and hiker and has been involved with the Grand to Grand Ultra as its videographer since inception. He therefore has some excellent knowledge of the course and terrain!

Seliga is a park ranger for the National Park Service and in fact is the only one covering the western half of Grand Canyon National Park. Seliga holds the record for the fastest traverse of the length of the Grand Canyon afoot, traveling a distance of nearly 600 miles. He completed the traverse in 24 days, mostly solo, and with three rations. He broke the previous record of 36 days by 12 days.

In addition to our two local scholarship winners, Gregory Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, has also signed up for G2G 2014. Castle is an accomplished long distance runner, having completed 17 marathons, three of which were Boston Marathons.

When not working at the sanctuary or addressing conferences on animal welfare issues, Castle likes to spend his spare time hiking and running in the beautiful red rock canyons of southern Utah. Interestingly, part of the G2G course goes through Best Friends land.

Given their backgrounds and experience, Mike, Todd and Gregory are looking forward to the challenge of G2G, and are confident of completing the course. Please be on the lookout for them on the local trails as they prepare and train for G2G 2014!