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“The Speedgoat” Film Premiere

July 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer is an ultramarathon running legend. He has won more 100-mile footraces than anyone else on the planet, and broke the speed record on the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail last year. Most importantly, though, he is having the time of his life doing it.

This short film – produced by Meltzer’s sponsor, Goleta-based HOKA ONE ONE – dissects Meltzer’s transformation from an ultra-active youth in New Hampshire to a professional runner, the master of the 100-mile distance, and the king of Utah’s Wasatch mountain range. Join Meltzer on the journey of a lifetime, and learn the origins behind his iconic nickname – Speedgoat – that also graces his custom-designed shoe and the notoriously difficult Utah trail race he founded.

The Speedgoat premieres at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara Thursday, July 6 with a reception at 6 PM in the Lobero Theatre courtyard featuring complimentary beer provided by Pure Order Brewing Company. Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a beer before the film. Admission is free.


Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: Hoka One One
  • Starts: July 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
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  • Sponsors: Hoka One One