Women’s Versus Men’s Pay In Trail And Ultrarunning

It’s 2017, and the demand for equality is getting louder: equal standards, equal opportunity, equal pay, equal respect. Shouldn’t this include trail and ultrarunning athletes as well?

As an advocate for women in our sport, I have become curious to learn and compare differences between female and male top-level trail runner/ultrarunner compensation/benefits. I decided to conduct a survey to find out about women’s versus men’s elite athlete compensation and contractual standards to see if there are gender-based differences and, if there are, to create conversation and action around community expectations and company practice.

The survey results and analysis are published on iRunFar, article titled:  Women’s Versus Men’s Pay in Trail and Ultrarunning . I wanted to make sure the Trail Sisters audience had a chance to read it, thus I’m sharing this note.

As a community, we all play a role in determining what we want out of the sport, and how it is interpreted by society and businesses.

Take a moment to read the survey and analysis, and please share your comments and opinions (they are super important).

Gina Lucrezi

Gina Lucrezi

Gina has always been stubborn and bold, so when it came to advocating for women’s rights and equality in the outdoors, she was bound to make some changes. As the founder of Trail Sisters, Gina’s goal is to help create opportunities and grow participation in women’s trail running. Gina is also a professional ultra trail runner, and when she’s not on the trails logging miles, she’s most likely trying to potty train her new Airedale pup, Ezra.

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