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We are in the midst of a huge growth of popularity within the trail running community. New races are popping up every weekend with our regular go-to races filling up before we can even type out our credit card numbers. This is awesome — this means more people are getting outside + exploring the trails […]

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In the past I’ve talked about some of my favorite trails to run in Colorado + the Pacific Northwest…but there are more! More trails that have stolen my heart + hugged my soul. Colorado has thousands of miles of trails + sometimes these trails create a nice circular loop. These are all well known trails, […]

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Where to Run

Once we get out onto the trails we tend to have a ‘ugh, must I?’ feeling about running on the paved roads. Sure, that’s a generalization, but I feel like I can make it because I’m one of those people. I ran on paved ground rather religiously for many years. From the track in high […]

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Community Editors' Picks Fitness How to

The trail running + ultra running scene is growing at an exponential rate. There are hundreds of trail +/or ultra races to choose from each year, meaning you have more choices than ever before. We’ve already chatted about what to consider in your own personal life before picking a race…but what if you have narrowed […]

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Community Editors' Picks How to Race Day Race Prep

With summer just around the corner it is time to start planning your epic trail adventures. Now that we’ve already covered all the things to consider before signing up for your summer races, let’s put a bug in your ear about all the things you can do that doesn’t include race bibs. Namely multi-day trail […]

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Adventure Editors' Picks Where to Run

It’s that time of year for an ultra trail runner — when the lotteries are being drawn + we’re all getting to know exactly where the lottery gods have put our name. Maybe you got in, maybe you didn’t. Either way, there are still more races to work into your calendar. Races are exciting + […]

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Community Mindfulness Race Prep

Let me set a scene for you. Me, on my couch with my laptop, surrounded by scraps of paper with numbers jotted in what could resemble a haphazard schedule of sorts. I look like I’m being productive, but on the inside I’m feeling deflated. Rather than having a screen full of freshly typed words, my […]

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Community How to Motivation

“I hope you know, this race time doesn’t mean anything!” These words were spat at the volunteers at the finish line of a trail race by the irate family member of a runner still out on the course. We weren’t sure how to react in the moment, but after she stomped away these angry words […]

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Community Empowerment Inspiration Race Prep

“I hope you know, this race time doesn’t mean anything!” These words were spat at the volunteers at the finish line of a trail race by the irate family member of a runner still out on the course. We weren’t sure how to react in the moment, but after she stomped away these angry words […]

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Community Empowerment Inspiration Race Prep

In case you were wondering…you’re basically an amazing human + you have some mad skills out there on the trails. You also really enjoy the time you get to spend in nature + love the tingly sense of accomplishment that comes with long hours running or hiking along dirty single track. Yes, you do…we promise! […]

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Adventure health Mindfulness Motivation recovery

When it comes to getting outside I have a plethora of “interests” that double as an excuse to acquire more gear. Trail running, backpacking, car camping, mountain + tour biking, hiking, summit chasing, snowboarding, splitboarding + rock climbing…just to name a few. It’s a safe bet that I’m not the only one with this problem, […]

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by Heidi Kumm Friends are great for happy hour conversations, relationship advice + helping you move. You know, the core necessities of a solid friendship! Right?! Well, turns out friends are also an incredible source of inspiration. Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get outside + explore or you need a little motivation to...

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