The iconic StrayDogs is reuniting in 2019

Eco Challenge Fiji
with Marshall Ulrich, Dr Bob Haugh, Nancy Bristow and Adrian Crane


Eco Challenge Adventure race is back!

  and Stray Dogs Returns to Eco-Fiji in September 2019



Stray Dogs Site


Contact Information

Marshall Ulrich
303-567-0727 (home)
970-380-3769 (cell)

Adrian Crane
209-484-0972 (cell)


In September 2005 Marshall completed the the 150-mile Sahara Race in Egypt, organized by Racing the Planet.

Marshall has completed the Badwater race a record 20 times, and has crossed Death Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney (146 miles) a record 28 times - including a Solo, and 584-mile Quad crossing., and a 425 mile self supported circum-navigation of Death Valley National Park.

Marshall and Adrian are two of three people in the world to have competed in all 9 Eco Challenge races - and Mark competed in 8 Eco Challenge races.

Combined, Adrian, Marshall, and Dianette have competed in 8 Raid Gauloises adventure races (now known as The Raid series), including races in Vietnam, Tibet, South Africa, and Argentina.

Stray Dogs Mark, Marshall, Adrian, and Jodi competed in the 2003 Primal Quest.

Marshall, Adrian, and Mo have all competed in various Adrenalin Rush adventure races.


Stray Dogs in the New Zealand Eco Challenge.

Stray Dogs Introduction

The Stray Dogs men started adventure racing in their forties at the first Eco-Challenge in Utah in 1995, and the woman on the team wasn't far behind, competing in her first Eco in British Columbia in 1996 at age thirty-nine. Yes, you did the math right; all of the Stray Dogs are in their sixties! Team Captain Marshall Ulrich (68) and Adrian Crane (64), lead navigator, are two of the three people in the world that have competed in all nine Eco-Challenges, including racing together in New England, Borneo, and New Zealand. Dr. Bob Haugh (68), secondary navigator, raced with Marshall and Mark in Utah, British Columbia, and Australia. Nancy Bristow (62) has competed in five Eco-Challenge races and is thrilled to return to Fiji as a Stray Dog. All up, the Stray Dog have competed in 26 Eco-Challenges! Plus dozens of other expedition length adventure races. The Stray Dogs may be 'gray' dogs, but they are out to prove that endurance never sleeps, and relish the idea of showing the world what they can do. They may not be the fastest team but they've got the force of experience and are extremely tough athletes. Most importantly, they're looking forward to getting together, doing the best they can, and having the best time they can. The Stray Dogs are thrilled to have the opportunity to race together in Eco-Challenge Fiji 2019, and thank Mark Burnett and the entire organization for bringing back the ultimate, greatest expedition race on the planet: the Eco-Challenge!
As individuals, the Stray Dogs have raced in the most difficult endurance events the world has to offer from the mountains of the Himalayas, arctic Alaska, the Sahara Desert, Death Valley, the jungles of Borneo, and the plains of Africa.

Adventure Races

Primal Quest 2003

The Stray Dogs Adrian Crane, Mark Macy, Jodi Zwicky, and Marshall Ulrich finished as the 16th place US team and 23rd overall in the second annual Subaru Primal Quest near Lake Tahoe, California.

Eco-Challenge 2002

Only 23 of 81 teams finished the race in Fiji, including the Stray Dogs! As the 8th place US team and 17th overall, the Stray Dogs Marshall Ulrich, Dianette Strange, Mark Macy, and Charlie Engle  were the parting shot of the TV coverage on USA Network and are the team shown on the Eco-Challenge Fiji 2002 Web site.

Raid Gauloises 2002

A grueling, 10 day race in Vietnam, the Stray Dogs  Adrian Crane, Dianette Strange, Marshall Ulrich, Chris Haggerty, and Charlie Engle  were a featured team on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) coverage of the race.

Eco-Challenge 2001

With the vertical gain of climbing Mount Everest, twice, the Stray Dogs  Adrian Crane, Mo Monaghan, Marshall Ulrich, and Mark Macy finished,as the 6th place US team and 18th place overall in the Southern Alps in New Zealand.

The Seven Summits

Marshall on the summit of Mount Everest
May 25, 2004 - north side, Tibet

In March 2005, Marshall became approximately
the 100th person in the world to complete the Seven Summits -
reaching the highest point on each of the
seven continents, all on first attempts,
in only 2 years 267 days.

For more information about Marshall's successful
Quest for the Seven Summits
see the Mountaineering and Mountain News pages.

Charitable Fundraising

See the Fundraising page for information about the long time
fundraising efforts by Marshall Ulrich
for the Religious Teachers Filippini.

Sponsor Links

GoLite has been a product sponsor
of Marshall's for several years.
He took a GoLite pack to the top
of many of the Seven Summits,
including to the top of world,
Mount Everest, in 2004.

Marshall is pleased to be
sponsored by La Sportiva for
the best in trail running shoes and mountaineering boots,
and to be a member of the
La Sportiva GoLite
Running Team.


CAMP has been providing quality, lightweight mountaineering equipment to the Stray Dogs since 2001, and supported
Marshall's successful
Quest for the Seven Summits.

LEKI, the world's leading manufacturer of ski, hiking, and trekking poles, has been a product sponsor to the Stray Dogs for more than 8 years. Marshall took a LEKI pole to the top of the world in 2004!

Exofficio has been providing rugged, functional, and stylish clothes to the Stray Dogs since 2001.

The North Face provided product sponsorship, including trail shoes, to Team Stray Dogs
for more than 5 years.
The North Face also provided
product sponsorship for
Marshall's successful
climb of Mount Everest.
Marshall and Mark have also done extensive product testing for
The North Face.

 Rudy Project has been providing "technical cool eyewear" to the
Stray Dogs for more than 6 years.

Stray Dog Mark Macy has raced on Northern Lites "the worlds lightest snowshoe" for several years.

The Leatherman Tool Group sponsored the Stray Dogs in 2003, including title sponsorship for
Subaru Primal Quest.


Web site created by Internet Designs

and updated by Heather Ulrich

Most of the photos on this site were taken by Marshall Ulrich using a
Cannon Powershot.

Some photos are
courtesy of Tim Holstrom.