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.

Even though our ability to gather and run has been limited by Covid 19, Scena believes that doing things in the natural world with friends is the most important thing you can do.

In 2021, Scena will be more focused on trailrunning and ultramarathons. We are hoping to bring back many of our races which were canceled in 2020. This means, once again,  we’re going to be back to Calistoga for the Napa Valley Endurance Run in April. In the Summer, we’ll have the fourth running of the Sonoma Women’s Tri. Then we’ll bring you home to the East Bay for Skyline Endurance Run. and Dick Collins Firetrails, home of the Golden Hills Marathon, Firetrails 50mile and Bay Ridge 100k.

Separately in 2020, we are launching The Bay Race under the Siberian Unicorn name. The Bay Race is a digital-forward virtual race. These hybrid events that connect online and offline activity is what Siberian Unicorn is about. Learn more about that in the blog.

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.

The award is named after Christine Chapon — and she hates it. But we think Christine represents the generosity of spirit we should all strive for. The Frenchie is meant to be for the rising stars.

In 2020, we recognized Nancy Philippine for her work with Running for a Better Oakland.

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 2020, we awarded the first Legend Award to Mike Palmer for his many years of welcoming and encouraging runners through his companionship and email list. Mike’s also a hell of a runner and has many 100’s (including 14 Western States finishes) to his credit.