A national conference for endurance athletes like no other.

Thursday, Sept. 18th -- Monday, Sept. 22 2014


The National Endurance Sports Summit (NESS) is a weekend of talks and discussions led by top athletes, coaches, best-selling authors, and inspirational speakers. It's the first of its kind. Topics range from performance-based biohacking with the latest science to the power of fundraising. It’s a weekend filled with hands-on clinics. And of course it’s a weekend to meet fellow endurance athletes at relaxing social and networking events.

Hosted by Team U, the weekend is about elevating endurance: taking endurance sports to new heights.

Events will take place at Princeton University, starting the evening of Thursday, Sept. 18 and continuing until Monday, Sept. 22. Come for an hour, or come for the weekend!

Mission: Elevate Endurance

At Team U, we are about taking the power of endurance sports and elevating it to the next level. We are excited to be putting on the National Endurance Sports Summit, showcasing the power of endurance sports to make a difference in one’s own life, in one’s community, and around the world.

We invite you to join us and the broader endurance sports community for an incredible weekend of learning, inspiration, and down-right fun. Go ahead, elevate endurance.


Pam Reed
Ultrarunner & Record Holder
Pam Reed is one of the most dominant ultrarunners in the world, with her athletic feats spanning well over two decades, and counting. Pam has come in first place overall in the world-renowned Badwater 135 mile race through death valley back-to-back. Pam was the first person to run 300 miles nonstop without sleep. She has also broken the American record for a 24-hour track run. Pam is also an author and race director of the Tucson Marathon.
Ray Zahab
Ultrarunner and Mountaineer
Ray Zahab is an ultrarunner and founder of impossible2Possible, where he designs educates and inspires youth to reach beyond their limits and promote social and environmental action. Ray has taken on some of the most challenging expeditions, including trekking across the Sahara Desert by foot in 111 days while raising awareness for the water crises in Africa. His feat was the subject of the documentary Running the Sahara, produced and narrated by Matt Damon.
Marshall Ulrich
Ultrarunner and Mountaineer
Marshall Ulrich is an author, motivational speaker, one of the leading ultraendurance athletes in the country. He has completed over 120 ultramarathons (averaging over 125 miles each), completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the Seven Summits on his first attempts. He was the first to circumnavigate the 425 trek around Death Valley National Park. He has also completed the over 3,000 mile run across the U.S. from San Fransisco to NYC.

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