Scena Performance presents classic endurance races, ultramarathons, triathlons, community runs, and more. Our aim is to take you someplace new, present you with a unique challenge and celebrate you with fun, food, and friends.
In 2018, we’re going to be back in Calistoga for Napa Valley 50k, over to Anderson Valley for the Ancient Redwood Running Festival, back to Napa for Angwin to Angwish. In the Summer, we’ll have the second running of the Sonoma Women’s Tri (formerly Barb’s Tri) the first in what we hope will be a series of women-focused events led by Olympic coach, Allison Ray (Canada, London 2012). Then we’ll bring you home to the East Bay for Skyline 50k and Bay Ridge Endurance Runs, home of the Dick Collins 50mile and Bay Ridge 100k.
By the time we all get to the Healdsburg Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, we’ll be BEAT!
Festivals and Travel: Come to Wine Country!
We proudly offer events in the heart of Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino that offer Californians and travelers from around the world the chance to combine athletics with travel. In past years, Scena has organized international trips as well, to Costa Rica and Brazil. We are the only outdoor company to offer you the chance to visit all of these regions and get in new trails while you’re at it.
In 2017, we created Scena Ambassadors. The aim was/is to identify people we think represent the best things about running. Our Ambassadors are charged to go out there and make our community more than the sum of its parts, which they were doing anyway. They have great stories, much bigger than just the running they do.
We proudly present our Scena Ambassadors for 2018:
Brian Casmey | Christine Chapon | William Dai | Todd Glieden | Mark Hauber | Karen Hanke | Stan Jensen |
Drew Macomber | Penny MacPhail | Tracy Pool | Ashley Nelson | Adrian Ramirez |
Heather Siewert | Wheeler Wagenet
As Tom Waits once said, “they all come from good families. But somewhere along the way, something happened that just ain’t right.”
Making a Difference
Our commitment to connecting you to the world through sport has another important dimension. Most of our events support at least one non-profit organization. In 2017, Scena Performance generated over $50,000 for non-profit organizations, including Pacific Union College, the Leave A Mark Scholarship, The Drew Esquivel Scholarship, Learning is Open and the Sutter Institute for Health and Healing. And we’re just getting started.
The Christine Chapon Award
Each year in December, we present The Christine Chapon Award, otherwise known as The Frenchie. This award is meant to acknowledge athletes from our community who have distinguished themselves both through great running and through service to the broader community.
In 2018, we proudly awarded The Frenchie to Penny MacPhail for all of she has done as a runner, for her service to our running community through Run 365 and for her commitment to fighting global hunger by raising money and awareness for OXFAM.
The Stan Jensen Award
In 2017, we introduced the Stan Jensen Award, also known as the Legend. As with the Frenchie, the Legend is meant to recognize a long record of service to the ultrarunning community. Before there was Google, there was Stan with his Run100’s website, providing a concise record of an, at that time, obscure sport. Add to that Stan’s experience as a runner and relentless support of races as a volunteer, aid captain, lottery organizer, and you have an amazing record to stand on that others might not notice.
In 2018, we awarded the first Legend Award to Stan Jensen himself, like Christine Chapon, he was reluctant. Finally, he said, “Ok, if it leads others to volunteer, I’ll do it.” Pretty much says it all.