Patrick Caron is a professional athlete for Salomon, competing in international races and training on the technical and rugged trails of New England on the east coast of the United States. For the majority of his life, running has been a major focus and passion, combined with his hope to use running as a way to connect with a broader community and promote wellness and environmental conservation through his adventures and endeavors. He has won numerous trail and road races throughout the years, set dozens of course records, and run the fastest ever 100 mile times in the world for both a 19 and 20 year old. After being invited to the Salomon Running Academy in Innsbruck, Austria during the summer of 2017, Patrick joined Salomon's International Running Team and has been working closely with the brand ever since.
In 2018, Patrick founded Move Free, to inspire adventure and give back to the planet. What started as one unique and fun cap transformed into a socially conscious and environmentally focused outdoor apparel brand with products and designs making their way all around the world. Move Free provides an easy and accessible way for people to make a difference through the clothes they wear, donating much of their profits to environmental nonprofits, spreading their message of joyful, lighthearted adventure, creating a community of change makers, and empowering people to explore the outdoors and rekindle their relationship with the earth.
Patrick is a founding team member and coach of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club, "a co-ed 501(c)3 non-profit club established in 2015 to provide an anonymous and safe community of support for all those adversely affected by addiction - those in recovery, their families and friends, caregivers, the clinical community, healthcare and wellness professionals and the community at large." The club host group runs and workouts at several locations throughout the Greater Boston community, and also has a Chicago chapter. Along with being a volunteer and coach for the club, Patrick was the Race Director for the club's inaugural Run for Recovery, a 5K race and remembrance held every May on the beautiful fields and trails of Franklin Park in Boston.
Patrick is also one of the initial members of the Janji Corps, a select group of ambitious and enthusiastic athletes who strive to "run for another." Janji, which means "promise" in Malay, is a running apparel brand based out of Boston, MA. Through each purchase of Janji's distinctive running apparel, a portion of proceeds funds organizations that are alleviating global crises related to water. Janji wants to create a nation of runners that run for another and help reduce the global water crisis. Consider checking out their website and their clothing if you want to become involved with a great cause!
Patrick is a member of numerous other running clubs and organizations, which you can find listed here.
2016 Pineland Farms 50 - 1st Overall 2016 Ghost Train 100 - 1st Overall: 14:51 2017 Pineland Farms 50 - 1st Overall 2017 Salomon Young Gun, Innsbruck, Austria 2017 USATF-New England Ultra Champion 2017 Ghost Train 100 - 1st Overall: 13:50 2018 White Mountains Pemi Loop FKT 2018 TARC Fells Trail Winter Ultra - 1st Overall 2019 North Face Endurance Challenge - 1st Overall More results...
Notable Course Records Set
Goat Hill 50K TARC Spring Classic Marathon Big A 50K G.A.C. Mother's Day 6 Hour Ragged 50K TARC Fall Classic 50 Miler Ghost Train 100 TARKcey Trot 6 Hour TARC Fells Trail Winter Ultra