The Grand to Grand Ultra is the joint vision of three friends who sought to create a world class stage event in North America. For two years, Terry Madl, Colin Geddes and Tess Geddes searched high and low for the most iconic course possible on a continent that offers a plethora of unsurpassed beauty. It was the unique opportunity to organize an event that would stretch from the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, to the relatively unknown but equally geologically iconic Grand Staircase, that settled the location.
Terry, Colin and Tess have launched Ultra Challenge America LLC and together they bring over 80 years of event management, business building, logistics and ultramarathon experience to bear on this unique event. They are delighted to have an extremely well qualified staff who round out the Grand to Grand Ultra 2012 executive team and a council of advisors consisting of some of the world's most elite ultramarathoners, who continuously provide the guidance to design and execute the world's premier stage event.