Help to keep ULTRA magazine publishing

by Andy Nuttall in Addlestone, Surrey, England

Help to keep ULTRA magazine publishing
We did it
On 23rd June 2017 we successfully raised £6,120 with 143 supporters in 28 days

To offset recent unexpected costs and help ULTRA magazine to continue publishing.

by Andy Nuttall in Addlestone, Surrey, England

ULTRA magazine is the UK's only print journal dedicated to the sport of ultra running, an 'ultramarathon' defined as any distance longer than a marathon. The community is small but fabulous, friendly and welcoming, and disparate - you'll find ultra runners in all corners of the UK, across Europe and the rest of the world.

Over its six issues to date ULTRA has developed into a small but important part of the community; a publication developed, written and illustrated by members of the community. It's a place where ultra runners can share stories of their adventures and experiences, the highs and the lows of these special runs and races in some of the UK's and the world's most beautiful locations. As we share stories our small community grows stronger. 

But, Issue 7 almost didn’t make it. We were hit by some issues beyond our control a few months ago, just before going to press, and it’s taken time to deal with them. It’s taken patience, resolve, and energy too. This has felt like a test of endurance. I guess if these traits are required to deal with a problem, then ultra runners are well-equipped to deal with them. It's also taken a great deal of money to rescue the situation, and we really need to try to claw some of that back. We are grateful to everyone who has been in touch already and offered to assist with the costs, but they only go so far.

We came up with the idea of a crowd fund to offer some nice ULTRA-related things in return for some cash to help the magazine through this difficult time. There are so many deserving causes out there, so please do carefully consider if you wish to support this appeal or not. Thanks again to everyone who has offered their support over the last few months.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

13 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Your name printed on a 'Hall of Fame' page in Issue 8. (Ltd. 100)

£35 or more

52 of 50 claimed

£35 Reward

Previous perk, plus membership of the ULTRA club. This is a newly formed club, specifically for ultra runners, based on the principles of ULTRA - everyone equal, sharing adventures and stories, and running for the joy and love of the trail and the community. You also get a special enamel badge. Anyone with a membership will qualify for 10% off ULTRA events, and we'll be looking to secure more discounts with other events and stores. (Ltd. 50)

£50 or more

25 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

All previous perks, plus a copy of the next issue signed and personalised by Andy and the ULTRA team, plus a few surprise ultra legends. (Ltd. 25)

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

All previous perks, plus a limited edition piece of printed, signed, numbered and framed artwork taken from Issue Seven of the magazine. (1 only)

£500 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

All previous perks, plus be the Guest Editor for one issue of ULTRA. Andy and the ULTRA team will do the work as usual, but involve you in some of the crucial decisions in the makeup of the magazine - and most importantly, with Andy's help you get to write the guest editor's intro at the beginning of the magazine. (2 only)


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