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West Slabs of Mount Olympus Salt Lake City, Utah Photographer: Dan Krauss Runner: Zach Marion, 32, of Salt Lake City, Utah Beta: The West Slabs of Mount Olympus offer some of the most exciting and steep “trail running” that any area has to offer. The wide slab stretches more than 1,500 vertical feet and can be “run” on almost any section of it. Once the ridge is gained, you can continue up steeper trails to the proper summit, or just head straight back down the gully for a thighburning trundle on loose scree. This is definitely not your average trail run, but, if you have the skills, it is one that will leave you invigorated and feeling accomplished. Seasons: Late spring through fall, depending upon snowfall. Difficulty: The terrain is rated 5.5 by climbing standards, but most anyone with relatively decent climbing experience should be fine on the route, though it is certainly heads-up and should not be taken lightly. Info: www.mountainproject.com/ route/105740522/the-west-slabs

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FEATURES

20 Spartan Hits the Trails

Known for its loyal following, the OCR conglomerate debuts a 12-race trail series, devoid of obstacles, in 2019 to expand the tribe.

By Megan Janssen

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Back in the Game

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Here’s how Dave Mackey completed Colorado’s daunting Leadman series less than two years after choosing to amputate his lower-left leg.

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By Brian Metzler

42 Reach for the Sky

The final battle for victory in the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships and the Golden Trail Series.

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By Claire Maxted

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Favorite Trail

Run Amok

Ask the Coach

By Dan Krauss

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Everyman's Exposed

Editor's Note

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2019 Race Calendar

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Trail Tested

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Making Tracks

By Megan Janssen

Last Gasp

SLC's West Slabs of Mount Olympus blurs the line between running and climbing.

7 great race vests that will get you to the finish line.

The 2018 Trail Runner Trophy Series ends with a bang.

By Coby Hoch

Gain power over self judgment + train like an elite over age 65.

62 Over 1,500 events to choose from.

54 Nutrition

What is really in that protein bar?

By Kylee Van Horn

COVER: Pro OCR racer Rea Kolbl out for an early morning training run, Boulder, Colorado. PHOTO BY FRED MARMSATER

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Here at Trail Runner, we were happy to reflect on a rich and successful 2018 for the trail-running community. With the sport of trail running growing by the thousands in the United States, the year saw unprecedented numbers of participants and races. We’re seeing runners of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and persuasions taking to the scene with enthusiasm and grace. It is an incredible achievement to consistently get yourself to the trailhead, light your inner fire and crank out some miles, whether two or 20, in spite of life’s stressors. And that fire is inspiring many to go above and beyond. More and more, trail runners are empowered to use their voice, and their feet, to go farther, both on the trail and for causes they care about. Like Mirna Valerio, of Brooklyn, New York (see our Q&A in the October 2018 issue), who is using her courage as a large black woman in the trail-and-ultra scene to inspire people, whether they fit the “runner’s build” or not, to find their dirt. Like Nicole Anderson, a doctor, photographer and amateur ecologist in Smithton, Tasmania, who is using her love for running long distances and concern for the environment to get to sensitive ecological areas without a vehicle in order to collect crucial information for a land-conservation group. Like Joe Gray, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a champion mountain runner, who consistently contributes a portion of his winnings to childhood-cancer research. Like the record-setting, running and climbing partners Morgan Sjogren and Michael Versteeg, who spend their days running and mapping at-risk public lands in the U.S.—such as Bears Ears National Monument—to inspire others to enjoy and protect wild places. Like the avid Truckee, California, trail runner, Tristan Lewis, and the professional trail runner, Devon Yanko, of Mill Valley, California, who banded together in October to host an impromptu race to raise money for those affected by the California wildfires. All these athletes humbly show the many ways we can make a difference while using our trail-running super powers. This January, runners everywhere are making their race calendars (see page 58 for the voluminous Trail Runner Race Calendar), designing the arc of training, setting goals and getting psyched for all of the incredible trail experiences that are to come. While planning your racing and running this year, consider sharing your own super power. What will it be? What can you give back? What have you been wanting to do and haven’t yet done? Plan it alongside your racing schedule on the included 2019 Trail Runner Wall Calendar and let us know how it goes. Here’s to a super 2019. TR 8

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2018 Trophy Series Wrapup

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Prize Winners Marathon-and-Ultra and

Non-Marathon Categories MARATHON AND ULTRA / MALE 1st place: James Barnard, Clinton, TN, 1601 points 2nd place: Gerald Bailey, Glencoe, KY, 853 points 3rd place: Jeff Woody, Knoxville, TN, 816 points MARATHON AND ULTRA / FEMALE 1st place: Greta Reed, Pikeville, TN, 800 points 2nd place: Donna Loparo, Winter Springs, FL, 720 points 3rd place: Arden Young, Calgary, AB, 648 points

Trail Runner Trophy Series Wraps Up with a Bang

DALE REICHENEDER REPEATS AS TRAIL FIEND, WHILE GERALD “GRAMPY” BAILEY REIGNS AS MILE MOGUL

By Coby Hoch 22 hours 6 seconds after the starting gun went off, the Canadian runner Chelsey Topping, 36, crossed the finish line of the Lost Soul Ultra in her hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, the first finisher overall in the 100-mile distance. It took an hour and a half for the next person to cross the line—2016’s winner, Philippe Lagace, 43, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “Observing Chelsey with her dad at aid stations is like watching an Indy Pit Stop,” says Lost Soul Ultra co-race director and Topping’s coach, Dean Johnson. Winning a 100-mile race is no small feat. Winning a 100-mile race outright by 90 minutes, and setting the women’s course record, is even more impressive. Topping’s achievements also earned her 400 points in the Trail Runner Trophy Series, which featured 150 races from March 1 through September 30, 2018. 12

NON-MARATHON / FEMALE 10-19 Olivia Peter, Cass City, MI, 80 points 20-29 Anna Evans, Lynchburg, VA, 114 points 30-39 Regina Lozinski, Port Matilda, PA, 121 points 40-49 Tammy Witschger, Santa Cruz, CA, 127 points 50-59 Janette Adams Erchinger, Morristown, TN, 132 points 60+ Patti Turpin, Bristol, VA, 125 points TRAIL FIEND WINNER Dale Reicheneder, Malibu, CA, 31 races MILE MOGUL WINNER Gerald Bailey, Glencoe, KY, 532.5 miles

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Gerald Bailey, 67, of Glencoe, Kentucky, the 2018 Trail Runner Trophy Series Mile Mogul grand-prize winner at the Ozone Endurance Challenge, Tennessee.

NON-MARATHON / MALE 10-19 Max Vavrek, Fairfax, CA, 127 points 20-29 Cameron Cooper, Abingdon, VA, 111 points 30-39 Bob Shafer, Bellefonte, PA, 139 points 40-49 Steve Templin, Muncy, PA, 368 points 50-59 Dale Reicheneder, Malibu, CA, 408 points 60+ Gerald Bailey, Glencoe, KY, 465 points


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2018 TROPHY SERIES

Making History

While Chelsey Topping didn’t rank high enough in the overall Trophy Series standings to win prizes (landing in 12th place in the female Marathon-and-Ultra category), she made history at the Lost Soul Ultra, setting the women’s course record. “It was freaking amazing!” she says. “During the last climb, my pacer Marissa Markle told me that this race experience made her as emotional and excited as watching a friend of hers compete in the Olympics.” Regardless of how you place, this type of inspiration and camaraderie is what the Trophy Series is all about. Chelsey Topping is all smiles en route to an outright win at Alberta’s Lost Soul Ultra.

“GRAMPY” DOES DOUBLE DUTY

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Two epic grand prizes were up for grabs this year. The Mile Mogul grand prize—for the runner who racks up the most Trophy Series miles—is a 10-day inn-to-inn Tour du Mont-Blanc running vacation with Run the Alps. The Trail Fiend grand prize—for the runner who completes the most Trophy Series races—is a five-day, helicopter assisted, hut-to-hut trailrunning traverse through the Esplanade mountain range of British Columbia with Retreat Golden. After tallying miles and races, ultimately, multi-year Trail Fiend winner, Dale Reicheneder, 52, of Malibu, California, defended his Trail

Fiend title, racking up 31 races, and Gerald “Grampy” Bailey, 67, of Glencoe, Kentucky, topped the Mile Mogul competition, tallying 532.48 miles. While Reicheneder won the Trail Fiend competition, Trophy Series rules state that a person may only win a grand prize once in his lifetime. The prize goes to the second-place runner in the competition ... However, that person happened to be Bailey (with 23 races), so “Grampy” had his choice of the two grand prizes and took the Tour du Mont Blanc trip. Therefore, the Trail Fiend grand prize swung to third-place Trail Fiend competitor, Steve Templin, 45, of Muncy, Pennsylvania, who ran 11 Trophy Series races. Templin declined the prize for logistical reasons and

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will be eligible to compete for it again next year. So (drumroll) the grand prize ultimately went to fourth-place finisher, Llew Williams, 61, of Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania, with 10 races. It just goes to show that it’s worth it to enter a Trophy Series race even if you feel like winning is a long shot. “My main motivation for winning the Mile Mogul is to take one of [my granddaughters] with me on that trip to Switzerland ...,” says Bailey. “The Trophy Series combines two of my great loves— trail races and road trips.” Says Williams, “Winning the Trail Fiend prize of touring the Esplanade Mountains is simply an incredible opportunity and I consider myself very fortunate.” James Barnard, 31, of Clinton Tennessee, was also gunning for the Mile Mogul grand prize. He started going for it after he found out that his 302-mile effort at the Ozone Endurance Challenge put him in contention for the win. He came up short by about 37 miles, but blew away the competition for the men’s Marathon and Ultra title, with 1,601 points. “Simply put, the series encouraged me to get off the pavement more and enjoy God’s beauty!” says Barnard. Eighteen stacked prize packages worth nearly $1,200 each, provided by Trophy Series sponsors such as Altra, Drymax, Osprey and Camelbak, were awarded to the top three male and female runners in the Marathon-andUltra division and the male and female winners of each Non-Marathon agegroup category. TR FEBRUA RY 20 19

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All in the Jeans

HOW TO BE SPONSORED BY LEVI’S … OR HOSTESS The halogen beams lit up the snowy parking lot as I coasted to a stop at the trailhead. The dashboard readout showed 19 degrees. A hot dinner at home sounded like a far better idea, but I had to do this run. It’s a runner thing: You set the goal to run on a given day, and you can’t miss it, even if the work day spirals out of control, ending with a half-hour meeting that takes two hours when everybody had more than two cents to offer (which is what happened). Also a runner thing: discreetly changing clothes in the confines of a car. Sliding the driver’s seat all the way back, I slipped on a long-sleeved baselayer, my running jacket and a stocking cap. I checked for any cars up and down the road, began to undo my belt, and … Stopped. Out of laziness, I simply didn’t feel like squeezing into tights. So I kept on my blue jeans, donned my running shoes and headed up the trail. Three miles later, I returned to the car with a healthy sweat and a soaring, endorphin-fueled notion of launching a business: “High-performance denim running pants.” Maybe I’d diversify and offer denim running shorts, too. Daisy Dukes, even. The business plan never took shape— and I discovered some itchy chafing—but that run sparked some reflection on other unorthodox gear and fuel choices that have worked for me over the years. In addition to occasionally running in

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blue jeans, I’ve hit the trails in a decidedly low-performance, thick-cotton hoodie. For pure comfort, there’s nothing better— and I’ll take it over a snug running shell any day, except for longer runs when, O.K., it becomes a sweat-soaked blanket. Another time I arrived at a trailhead practically drooling in anticipation for some miles at one of my favorite open spaces, Mount Falcon, in Morrison, Colorado. I popped open my trunk and

I picked up a Hostess Fruit Pie and perused the back label. Tons of sugar—33 grams, in fact—and nearly 500 calories ... I survived a week of gnarly trail on those pies. discovered I’d left my running shoes at home. And running in my work-required loafers was not an option. I rummaged through jumper cables, blankets and duffel bags before finding a pair of baseball cleats, still mud-packed from a recent beer-league softball game. My desire to run overruled my desire for comfort, and I laced them up. They clawed into the mud like a wildebeest, though scraped and slipped over any rocks. They got me through the miles, and by luck I didn’t wipe out. I’ve also stumbled upon far-out alternatives to my trusty energy foods and drinks. On a six-day trek on the Tuscarora

Garett Graubins is contributing editor of Trail Runner. He often runs in dress socks and drinks French Vanilla coffee creamer straight-up.

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By Garett Graubins

Trail, a 252-mile spur of the Appalachian Trail from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Shenandoah National Park, West Virginia, I needed maximum calories for minimum cost (living in the New York City area was draining my bank account faster than I could refill it). Shopping at a gas station in rural Virginia, I picked up a Hostess Fruit Pie and perused the back label. Tons of sugar—33 grams, in fact— and nearly 500 calories, for less than two bucks. I survived a week of gnarly trail on those pies, plus Pop Tarts. Another time, I set out early one morning from Leadville, Colorado, with only two handheld water bottles and a gel. The dirt road took me over 13,000-foot Mosquito Pass and down the other side. Basic gravity and my zeal for discovery pulled me several miles down to a main road, farther than I planned. It was a hearty run by any measure, except that I still needed to re-trace my steps. Around noon, I ducked into a saloon where several locals were testing the theory, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.” With no money in my pockets, I filled my water bottles in the restroom and snagged 10 packs of saltine crackers from the soup bar. As I crawled back over the pass, those crackers saved my bacon (which would hit the spot for dinner that night). Lately, it seems that other trail runners are exploring the outer boundaries of eccentric gear and fuel. Note the polyester short-sleeved, collared shirts out there. Or trash bags instead of Gore-Tex worn when a flash storm hits. The bulky (and warm!) landscaping gloves for those chilly races or routes through fallen trees. Rickie “Too Much Information” Woodring occasionally tucks a wool scarf down his tights to avoid frostbite in cold weather and sensitive regions. None of this threatens our mainstay suppliers, but I’d like to think of a few of us as ahead of our time, if not future magnates. Consider that pickle juice—yes, pickle juice—is now a mainstay on the aid-station table. A few years ago, only the freaks touched that stuff.


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SHITS PATHERTAN TRAILS Below those ladders and barbwire are sweet, sweet trails. Known for its loyal following, the OCR conglomerate debuts a 12-race trail series, devoid of obstacles, in 2019 to expand the tribe.

By Megan Janssen

Photos by Jeff Lautenberger

Racers enjoy the hurt at the inaugural Spartan Trail race, October 13, 2018, in Virginia.

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Charlie Engle welcomes the racers. Right: The sea of green headbands identifies trail-only racers.

To get to the starting line, hundreds of racers climb over a tall barrier wall. Fellow runners help those who struggle until everyone toes the line together. The Virginia mud is slick and deep from the previous day’s rain; faces and calves are speckled with red. The DJ booth is in full swing— electronic dance music punctuates the bright, cold morning. The signature Spartan chant finishes with a call and response: “Who am I?” “Spartan!” “Who am I?” “Spartan!” “Who am I?” “Spartan!” “AROO AROO AROO!” And they’re off. What’s different about this race, however, is that it has no obstacles—it is the first ever of the Spartan Trail Series, a trail-running-only series revealed last November by the OCR conglomerate. Featuring 10K and 21K distances, the inaugural event welcomes 300 people to the line. In rural Virginia, the event is located at a large outdoor venue with rolling green hills and a pastoral pumpkin patch. The course starts

on an open gravely trail and slowly narrows into singletrack that winds through a forest and past the pumpkins. The runners head up a slight hill and dodge hay bales—the only obstacle this course will see. “My interest in trail running started with Spartan,” says Ashley Gimbel, 31, of Durham, North Carolina. “I never was a runner. I just decided to do a Spartan one time and I was hooked. Long-distance trail running has become the next adventure to tackle.”

What Is a Spartan Obstacle Race?

Spartan races are obstacle-course races ranging from three miles to 30 miles with 20 to 60-plus obstacles interspersed along the route. Using the ethos of the ancient civilization of Sparta, which was focused on discipline of the body and mind, Spartan has tapped into millions of people who want to get in shape, who want to see how far they can go, who

Spartan Decoded Spartan SPRINT: 3 miles, 20-23 obstacles, avg. fast finish time: 40 mins Spartan SUPER: 8-10 miles, 24-29 obstacles, avg. fast finish time: 80 mins Spartan BEAST: 12-14 miles, 30-35 obstacles, avg. fast finish time: 3 hours Spartan ULTRA: 30 miles, 60+ obstacles, avg. fast finish time: 10 hours HURRICANE HEAT: 4-hour and 12-hour problem-solving and leadership race

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want to throw spears. The mission of Spartan is to get 100 million people off of the couch; so far, since the first race in Burlington Vermont, in 2010, nearly six million have. Annually, Spartan races touch one million participants globally via 200 races in 40 countries. Despite the chants and spear throwing and acid-washed kit, Spartan races and racers don’t take themselves as seriously as you may think. “It’s great. It’s just great,” says Eric Dragan, 41, of Lynchburg, Virginia, just before his Sprint race at the October event. “If you walk it, if you jog it, however you get to the end. Just having the drive to want to try it and not worrying about time, it’s just awesome. Everybody supports everybody.” “I like that anybody, no matter their fitness level, can come out and take part in it,” echoes David Smith, 46, of northern Virginia. “Each person is pushing themselves and expanding their boundaries. You can race against other people or you can just push yourself.” What Spartan races have going for them are dialed logistics, consistency and accessibility. It seems the perceived barrier to entry is less significant for a Spartan event than for trail racing. They are held in contained environments, with actual parking lots, merchandise booths, viewable obstacles and finishers who

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Cruising along photogenic singletrack in pastoral Virginia.

cross the line looking powerful and alive rather than severely dehydrated and limping.

It Started With a Man Who Carries a 44-Pound Kettlebell. Everywhere.

Joe De Sena, the founder of the Spartan Series, is no stranger to the lure of the limping, dehydrated finish. De Sena’s mother was a holistic hippie yogi in Queens, New York, before such things as Whole Foods and Yoga Magazine existed. “She was considered a nutcase,” says De Sena. “She took us to a 3,100-mile footrace every year. The race was run in onemile loops. She would run 20 or 30 miles and I remember thinking that I would never do anything like that.” Fast forward 20-plus years and De Sena is working on Wall Street and feeling less than fulfilled by his daily routine. Deciding to return to his mother’s teachings, he starts doing yoga, running and eating well. Then he runs marathons. Then he tries to ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

find the hardest adventure races he can find. “If it was really hard and miserable and long, I was interested in it,” he says. In 2010, De Sena started the Spartan obstacle-course racing

"People want to make their lives softer and easier," says De Sena. "But we are not meant to sit around in a climate-controlled house." company, with a mission to help people live healthier lives. Five hundred participants showed up to the first event in Vermont and it’s been an international tour de force ever since. “They’re really well established,” says Dragan. “Everything is so finely tuned.

Everything is easy. All of the obstacles are top notch and very refined.” For De Sena, belief in the Spartan way goes far beyond packaging. He believes in the transcendence and humble attitude that comes from significant suffering. As described by the writer Lou Schuler in the article, “Why Is This Man Carrying a Kettlebell?” De Sena’s “life and business are dedicated to finding new ways to making things harder.” To which De Sena replies, “The majority of people want to make their lives softer and easier. But I don’t think we’re meant to sit around in a climatecontrolled house ... I’m convinced happiness comes from the reduction in things. You feel a little pain, a little loss, a little hunger, and then you feel happy with what you have.’” This is why he carries a kettlebell everywhere he goes. When a 697-pound man arrived at De Sena’s house in 2014 asking for help, De Sena gave him a mission to carry a heavy sandbag every morning and night while hiking. De Sena F EBRUA RY 20 19

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Racers enjoy the flats after southern-style quad-burning hills.

agreed to carry his own as well. As the man lost weight, De Sena’s sandbag got heavier. Soon, De Sena was conducting his normal life, attending business meetings and traveling with an 85-pound sandbag. Finally, the sandbag was confiscated during travel, and he switched to a 44-pound kettlebell. He carries it everywhere: to business meetings, to lunch, on the plane. Its name is Leo.

The point is that De Sena wants to work hard, and he wants others to as well. “There’s something that happens amongst this,” he says. “You share in suffering. You become humble. All the ego and posturing goes away.” For De Sena, that’s the goal of Spartan races and why he’s excited to get back to his roots with the trailrunning series. “At the end of the day,

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I define us a company that changes lives—not as an obstacle-courseracing business. I’ve always run trail— it was a natural progression.” The newly established trail series will start with 12 races for 2019, finding a niche within trail racing in the short-and-middle distances. 10K and 21K races are offered and entry fees are around $65 to $95.

Enter Luis Escobar and Charlie Engle

Of the six races Luis Escobar directs outside his new job as co-RD for Spartan Trail, his favorite is the Born to Run Marathons Extravaganza. The event is a four-day runners’ party and includes racing distances from 0.0 miles to 200-plus. About 800 people show up for it every year. Escobar has been running for more

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Joe De Sena prefers punishment over all else.

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The race featured singletrack, stream crossings, gravel roads, sticky mud and plenty of smiles.

than 30 years, race directing for more than 20, coaching cross-country for 15 and feels he can bring something grassroots to the Spartan experience. “I’m an old-school runner,” says Escobar, 55, of Cool, California. “I come from an era of mom-and-pop races. You show up, sleep in your car and then hop on the course with maybe 75 other people.” When he first heard of the Spartan series, he thought it was “kind of silly. I didn’t take it seriously. I had no interest in Spartan or other obstacle races,” he says. But when a friend invited Escobar to the Spartan World Championships last year, he witnessed an unexpected scene. “Western States will get 500 runners, which is like a big, electric thing. I show up in Squaw Valley [the same location as the start of Western States] for the Spartan World ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

When the sandbag was confiscated, he switched to a 44-pound kettlebell. He carries it everywhere ... Its name is Leo. Championships and there are 5,000 people,” he says. “It was on fire. All the obstacles were impressive as was the level of competition. It wasn’t lame at all—it was awesome.” Escobar was tapped in 2018 to be the western-regional race director, and his first thought was, “Um, I don’t think so. It’s so big and I come from the opposite end of the spectrum.” He didn’t want to become part of a monolith that would take over the scene and drown out the

family run races. But then he realized, “They don’t want to take over anything. They want to add. They want to put more items on the menu. What they’re going to do is create an opportunity for people to run where they’ve never run before because they have so many venues across the world. Ultimately, it’s going to be great for the sport. Anything that brings people to the dirt is a good thing.” Charlie Engle has been recruited as the race director for the eastern U.S. Spartan Trail races and was the race director of the first event in October, near Lynchburg, Virginia. Engle, a decorated ultrarunner and adventure racer, became a household name around 2006, when he led a team of three on the first ever run across the Sahara Desert. “Comfort is over-rated,” says Engle. FEBRUA RY 20 19

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Even without obstacles, the course is engaging and offers racers the chance to jump to a flaming finish.

“The only lessons worth learning are learned when we have an opportunity to try something new. Doing Spartan Trail races will be an opportunity to, in a controlled environment, do something really challenging. But also, safe. Everyone’s going to finish. At Virginia we had a 100-percent finish rate.” Engle wants his events to be experiences, not just races. “The last thing I want someone talking about at the end of a Spartan race is their time. Because time is irrelevant,” he says. “The experience is what matters. What makes a great trail race is an adventure that is open to the average runner. I want them talking about the hill they had to climb at mile six or the five stream crossings. I design the course around the natural features that are there, but I’m not looking for the clear path. I’m looking for the one that offers a little extra obstacle and challenge.” Beyond the course design, Engle is excited about the return to the short- and middle-distance trail races. “Old-school trail racing, or what we called fell running back in the day, 26

in a way, has gone by the wayside. It gave way to the 5K and marathoning road-race rage. And ultrarunning has just exploded with 50-milers, 100-milers, 200-milers. The hole that’s been left is that there’s not much of an opportunity to do short trail races.”

The finish line at Spartan races is on fire. Literally. A short wall of flaming logs demarcates the end of the suffering, and racers jump over it.

Flaming Finishes

The finish line at Spartan races is on fire. Literally. A short wall of flaming logs demarcates the end of the suffering and racers jump over while cameras flash. When the first trail racers come through, Engle is at the

ready to shake each of their hands and ask how the course was. “It was a challenge,” says Taylor Beauprez of Roanoke, Virginia, first-place finisher for women in the 10K distance. “I am not used to just running at all—not on a trail like that. It was fantastic. I’d definitely do it again.” “The course was curvy and hilly,” says Gimbel, “and they did a great job cutting to singletrack. I think it’ll probably be one of my favorite events.” Smith came in fifth, with a giant smile on his face. “I run primarily on trails, so that’s why this was such a cool opportunity,” he says. “The singletrack was just beautiful. I thought it was very well put together.” “At the end of the day,” says De Sena, “we frame our decisions around this concept: will this get closer to changing 100 million lives? The intent is to get people healthy and outside. If it’s not awesome, I’ll give you your money back. No one’s ever asked.” Megan Janssen is the Associate Editor of Trail Runner.

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BACK IN THE GAME


Dave Mackey surveys the Leadville Trail 100 course on a shakeout run in the days before the race.

Here’s how Dave Mackey completed Colorado’s daunting Leadman series less than two years after losing his lower-left leg. By Brian Metzler

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In the Leadman 100-mile bike race on August 11, the weather ranged from 30 degrees early in the morning to 85 degrees by mid-afternoon.

accident, he placed 12th in the harrowing six-day Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. He accomplished it all with a relentless work ethic and a deep toolbox of athletic skills, most notably a huge aerobic engine, amazing physical strength, uncanny body control on off-camber terrain and, perhaps his biggest athletic gift, a calm but tenacious demeanor in the face of adversity.

“As long as I have known him, he’s always had an unflappable belief in himself, and an incredible ability to push himself,” says Travis Macy, who has competed alongside Mackey as a trail runner and adventure racer for 15 years. “There are a lot of people in endurance racing who have that, but not many as much as Dave. And Dave is just so humble and quiet about it, too. That’s one of the things that sets him apart in my eyes.” All of that seemed to be taken away on May 23, 2015, after a devastating fall while trail running in Boulder. Running one of his favorite trails to the top of 8,459-foot Bear Peak, Mackey decided to scramble hand-over-hand down the rocks on the back side—something he had done dozens of times before, using his considerable rock climbing skills. But when one of the rocks gave way, he crashed several stories and suffered a horribly broken lower left leg. After numerous surgeries in Boulder and Denver to clean out the wound, re-set bones and harvest muscle from his quads to transplant to the lower leg, he finally returned home, a full three weeks after that fateful Saturday morning run. Even before he left the hospital, he started thinking

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“Remind me not to do this again next year,” Dave Mackey said with an uncharacteristic hint of despair as he neared the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. It was about 8 a.m. on the morning of August 18, 2018, and Mackey was 17 miles into the Leadville Trail 100, the classic 100-mile “Race Across the Sky” in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. But he was also one of about 70 runners in the 715-runner field who was also six weeks into the grueling, summer-long Leadman competition—a series of six ultra-distance endurance events staged in the high-altitude environs of Leadville, Colorado—so he was feeling a bit ragged and tired. Not only was the 48-year-old physician assistant from Boulder battling fatigue from the series’ 100-mile mountain-bike race and 10K run the weekend before, but he was also dealing with chafing from his prosthetic leg. As a veteran endurance stalwart, Mackey knew what it would take to get through a hard 100-mile run. But as a relatively new amputee, he knew he would likely have a long, grueling day and night still ahead of him if he was going to finish and earn the celebrated Leadman pick-axe finisher’s trophy for the second time in four years. At his lowest point, Dave Mackey thought he’d never run again. At least not fast or with any purpose. And you couldn’t have blamed him for thinking that way. For a super-motivated, always-optimistic, tough-as-nails guy who relished tackling the hardest trails, the steepest mountains and the most grueling ultra-distance races with aplomb, it was hard to be very hopeful. It took 13 surgeries to repair his badly injured left leg that had left him with a debilitating limp and no sign of full recovery. So, the two-time U.S. ultrarunner of the year was only being realistic when he decided, 17 months after a horrific trail running accident in 2015, to voluntarily have part of the leg amputated. When it came down to it, he was happy just to be alive and blessed to have a happy, healthy family—wife, Ellen, daughter, Ava, then 8, and son, Connor, then 6—so he knew no matter what adjustments lay ahead for him, everything would be OK. He just wanted to get back to doing what he loved to do most— running up and down mountain trails—and he knew opting for amputation would probably present his best path to that, even if it meant the difficult process of learning to run again with a prosthetic leg. Putting in the hard work to overcome difficult challenges is what Mackey has done all of his life. For nearly 20 years, he had humbly and quietly established himself as one the top adventure athletes in the United States, excelling in ultra-distance trail running, rock climbing and multi-sport adventure racing. His body of work included winning the Montrail Ultra Cup (in 2004 and 2011), trail-running national championships for 50K, 50-mile and 100K distances, earning podium finishes in international adventure races, breaking records scrambling up and down Boulder’s iconic Flatirons and setting the (since broken) Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim record for running 42 miles across the Grand Canyon and back. Just six weeks before his


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At his lowest point, Dave Mackey thought he’d never run again. At least not fast or with any purpose. And you couldn’t have blamed him for thinking that way. about the races he wanted to do after he healed, and primary among them was a return to the Leadman competition and the Western States 100. He returned to work as a physician assistant in the Denver area, but the recovery process was long and painful and never quite complete. By the summer of 2016, he was riding his mountain bike and walking with a cane, but he was in discomfort and there were signs the leg still wasn’t healing. “When the accident first happened, I had a really optimistic outlook. I thought I would be back out doing what I do, even if I had to write off six months of my running career,” Mackey says. “But I had all of these complications and it wasn’t healing after months and months, so I decided to have it taken off. I think my gift in running is that I keep sticking at it and keep going and that’s what I wanted to keep doing. And I knew that would still be true after I had the amputation.” So, on Halloween night of 2016, he threw a going-away ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

TOP: It took nearly six hours for search-and-rescue volunteers to extract Mackey off of Bear Peak after his accident in May, 2015. ABOVE: Mackey relaxes after finishing among the top 25 percent in the 100-mile mountain-bike race.

party, of sorts, for his leg, at a Boulder running store and embraced the collective support of his running friends. A who’s who of the local trail-running community had come out to support him, with both internationally celebrated athletes—Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka, Hillary Allen, Zach Miller, Buzz Burrell, Darcy Piceu and Timothy O’Neill, among others—as well as dozens of passionate recreational runners who have been inspired by Mackey’s toughness and humility. Runners signed his swollen leg and foot with a Sharpie, ate cake and offered support to a guy about to undergo a massive, life-changing surgery just 12 hours later. “This will be a big challenge, but Dave will be back,” the champion ultrarunner Jurek said that night. “Dave is as tough as they come, and I would never question his resolve FEBRUA RY 20 19

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After a bad patch going into the ghost town of Winfield, the race’s halfway point, Mackey dug deep on the climb back up to Hope Pass, and rallied to finish the Leadville Trail 100-miler last August.

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about what he can accomplish. It might take a while, but Dave will definitely be back.”

After the surgery, life didn’t necessarily get better right away. Sure, the anguish of cane-assisted walking with a painful limp was behind him, but that only led to new awkwardness and sometimes painful limping on his new prosthetic leg. It didn’t help matters that one of his prosthetics got lost in transit by a shipping company in the days before a family vacation. As it is with most amputees, it took months to get used to walking, sleeping and living with his new appendage. “As far as being an amputee, I really thought that six weeks after the surgery I’d be back on my feet and running again,” says Mackey. “But it’s a different world. It was hard. I had to learn to run again. It’s almost as if you’ve never worn shoes before and you’ve never walked before. Then you

span of seven weeks between 10,200 and 12,600 feet above sea level, Leadman is no small task. But having finished runner-up in 2014—just nine months before his accident— he knew precisely what he was getting into. So what if he had an artificial leg? He was still the same person who underwent the challenge in 2014. “Why not?” Mackey said. “I know I’ll never be as fast as I was before, but that’s not why I want to keep doing these kinds of events. You can’t just quit when life throws you a curve ball and something changes. You’ve got to keep challenging yourself.” The thing about the Leadman competition is that it’s definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Grinding all summer at high altitude takes a toll on the body, as well as a competitor’s mind and spirit. But, so too is Mackey greater than the sum of his parts, the ones he was born with and the artificial ones that have become part of his daily life.

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Inside, he was aching to get back to racing. He didn’t have any delusional idea that he’d suddenly rediscover an ability to run with the best trail runners in the country. he just wanted—and very much needed—to push himself beyond the painful edge of suffering that he had done so successfully for so many years. put shoes on and you go for a run and you’re experiencing everything for the first time. It’s the same thing with learning to use a prosthetic. The whole process forced me to redistribute my goals and discover patience.” By mid-2017, he was starting to put it all together, but he knew his dream of returning to Leadman wasn’t yet in the cards. He’d spent most of the second half of the year hiking the rugged trails up Boulder’s highest mountains— including several visits to the site of his devastating fall on Bear Peak—mountain biking and trying to run with a prosthetic running blade, albeit with a very gimpy and unbalanced gait. Outwardly, he was happy to be making progress and have some semblance of normalcy back in his life, even though it was a decidedly new normal. Inside, though, he was aching to get back to racing. He didn’t have any delusional idea that he’d suddenly rediscover an ability to run with the best trail runners in the country; he just wanted—and very much needed—to push himself beyond the painful edge of suffering that he had done so successfully for so many years. That’s where he says he felt most alive, most comfortable and most in tune with the essence of what made him who he was. And, so, with hope in his heart and a renewed fire in his gut, one cold Colorado day last winter, Mackey registered for the 2018 Leadman competition, albeit two years later and under much different circumstances than he had originally hoped. With six grueling races in the ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

There are essentially two main components to Mackey’s prosthetic leg: the custom-fitted carbon-fiber socket that secures the artificial leg to the silicone-wrapped, below-theknee “stump” of his original leg and the foot attachments. For running is a carbon-fiber blade that offers some resiliency and stability but very little proprioceptive feel for the ground. The keys to comfortable walking or running are proper alignment and a clean, near-perfect connection between the leg and socket, says Zach Harvey, Mackey’s Denver-based prosthetist. Anything less can cause annoying blisters, painful abrasions and inappropriate torque on the knee, but that’s magnified considerably during an ultra-distance trail run. “The Leadville 100 is an incredible race for anybody to tackle, but being an amputee makes it so much harder,” Harvey said. “Walking with a prosthetic is one thing. But when you’re putting the equivalent of up to 400 times your weight into the socket in every step over 50 or 100 miles, it changes things quite a bit. For Dave to enter such a big event says so much about him and his determination.”

First, though, Mackey had to find out if he could finish any race, let alone six of the hardest events in Colorado. In January, 2018, he traveled to Bandera, Texas, where years before he had won a 100K U.S. national title. This time his outlook—merely to complete it—was understandably more humble. But true to his character, he persevered with a hobbling gait and reached the finish line in just under 6 FEBRUA RY 20 19

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hours, taking a respectable 43rd place out of 220 finishers. He continued to make progress and gain fitness in the spring, and in early June, placed 33rd out of 250 finishers at the Jemez Mountain 50K in Los Alamos, New Mexico. “I didn’t know what to expect, but it was good to be out there and run again, even if I was slow and my running wasn’t all that,” he said. “I wouldn’t call it racing, relative to running fast, but those were both a step in the right direction and a sign that I wasn’t crazy to sign up for Leadman.”

and Connor ran stride-for-stride with him over the final 50 yards down Sixth Street. Not only did he place 53rd out of 679 runners, his time was only about 40 minutes off what he had run in 2014. To run like that on such rugged terrain with a prosthetic leg was a big confidence boost, especially knowing how relatively limited his training had been since his amputation. “I definitely don’t train with the same intensity as I used to,” he says. “Now I go out for a couple of hours most days

Mackey was one of only 100 courageous souls entered in the 2018 Leadman competition, but the only below-the-knee amputee ever to enter it. (“One-armed Willie” Stewart became the first adaptive athlete to earn the Leadman title, in 2017.) He didn’t know how tough it would be to run and ride 50 to 100 miles on a prosthetic leg, but says he felt he could rely on his relentless work ethic, huge aerobic engine and vast experience. The first task in the Leadman series is the late-June Leadville Trail Marathon, a 26-mile grind up to 13,185-foot Mosquito Pass and back. Runners consider it the hardest marathon in Colorado—even more difficult than the Pikes Peak Marathon— because of the steep and very teChnical sections up and down the final approach to the pass. Fit and hungry to compete, Mackey stormed up and down the rocky trails with seeming ease, finishing in 4:52:42 as Ava 36

and it’s really all junk miles. But I think I’m enjoying the process more now. I love training. I love going out every day. Now it’s kind of cool because it’s been fun to be in a place of relearning everything and having a new perspective about what it means to compete.” Three weeks later, Mackey turned in a solid performance in the Leadville Silver Rush 50-mile mountain-bike race (5:29, 127th out of 564 riders), followed by a strong (if frustrating) performance in the Silver Rush 50-mile trail run the very next day (9:45:03, 62nd place out of 478 finishers). As a Leadman competitor, he had the choice of doing either the 50 bike or the 50 run, but he opted for both because, well, that’s what Dave Mackey is all about. Still, the 50-mile run was the most daunting thing he had done since his accident, and, perhaps needless to say,

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After another month of training and a new outsole on his blade, Mackey was ready for “Hell Week” ... That’s 206.2 miles of racing at elevations above 10,000 feet.


To train for Leadman, Mackey ran and rode the dirt roads and trails high above Leadville and even summited a few of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.

the slowest of his life. That was because of the duration and technical terrain and fatigue from the previous day, but also because of a brief summer storm that brought a cold, drenching rain and blankets of hail. Making matters worse, the rubber outsole affixed to the bottom of his carbon-fiber blade came loose midway through the race and had to be duct taped into place. That worked for a bit, but it came entirely off over the final 20 miles, making the foot placements slippery and precarious. Still, he embraced the challenges and took comfort in the new perspective he was starting to realize. “I’m definitely in the middle of the pack now, and it’s a different experience than running near the front,” he says. “Before, it was about being competitive; now it’s just a lot of fun to push myself and see what I can do. But I’m also talking to people a lot more during races, especially in the longer events, and just trying to enjoy the process more.” After another month of training and a new outsole on his blade, Mackey was ready for “Hell Week,” the eightday period in mid-August when Leadman competitors tackle a 100-mile mountain-bike race, a 10K trail run and the daunting 100-mile run. That’s 206.2 miles of racing at elevations above 10,000 feet. After jamming through the bike race (9:40:53, 392nd place out of 1538) on August 11 in weather that ranged from 30 degrees early in the morning to 85 degrees by mid-afternoon, Mackey completed the deceptively hard downhill-uphill 10K the next day in 55:45 with a second-half surge that helped him pass more than 75 runners. ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

The morning of the 100-mile run, Mackey could feel

the fatigue in his quads, hamstrings and hip flexors and knew it was going to be a long day. He had 30 hours to finish the race—something well within the range of what was possible based on his previous races—but his real goal was to finish in 24 hours, and he knew that was going to be a tall order. (In 2014, Mackey had placed fifth overall in 19:10.) He started the race conservatively, taking his time on the dirt road and the dicey singletrack sections over the first 13 miles of the course. By the time he reached the 18-mile mark atop of Sugarloaf Mountain, though, he had to stop, remove the leg to add some lube and make adjustments to reduce irritation from medial-side chafing. He continued on, amid overcast skies and two hours of drizzling rain, all the while feeling far from his best, he said. When he left the Twin Lakes aid station at mile 40, he knew the trek over 12,600-foot Hope Pass and back was going to take every ounce of energy he had. By the time he had gone up and over the pass and arrived at the historic mining settlement of Winfield just shy of the 12-hour mark, he was in 235th place in the race and still within range of his 24-hour finishing goal. But his body was trashed, and, uncharacteristically, he was ready to drop out. “That was probably the low point of the whole event, coming over Hope Pass and the four miles into Winfield,” he said. “My quads were shot. I knew there was a good chance I wouldn’t rebound, but I also knew I would have tried to do anything I could not to drop out. I knew if I had to do the death march all the way back to Leadville, I could have and I would have.” F EBRUA RY 20 19

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Leadville as the first light of the new day started to appear in the sky. He crossed the finish line in 24:54:49, just fast enough to earn him the big gold commemorative belt buckle sub-25-hour finishers receive. Furthermore, he finished 12th among the 100 Leadman participants, proving he was still capable of competing with elite-level athletes in some of the world’s most grueling ultra-distance races. “It was hard,” Mackey admitted with his typical deadpan stoic demeanor a few hours after the race. “It’s crazy to run 100 miles with a prosthetic leg. There’s so much more potential for problems beyond the regular ultrarunning problems: cramping, blown quads and sour stomach.” Finishing Leadman was not an end for Mackey, but instead a new beginning. He has plans to do more racing in 2019, including the Western States 100. In some ways, as much as things have changed—dramatically in some ways—plenty has remained the same. Dave Mackey is still the same tenacious, competitive and humble guy he ever was. “I think my gift as a runner is that I keep going even when things get hard. I was never that fast, but I would always keep sticking at it and keep going. And after losing my leg, I think that’s even truer now. I just have to keep going, keep moving forward. I think that’s one of the keys to everything in life.” Brian Metzler is the founding editor of Trail Runner. He also completed the Leadman series in 2018, humbly and gracefully finishing behind Mackey in every event.

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He got an energy boost by taking in a bunch of calories and rehydrating at the 50-mile aid station. He also got an inspirational lift by seeing several friends, including Bob Africa, who would pace him back over Hope Pass to the 60mile mark and motivate him for the rest of his long journey back to Leadville. “Dave is by far one of the grittiest competitors I have ever met,” says Africa, a longtime friend and training partner. “He can turn himself inside out like no one else. But he’s also one of the most humble athletes out there, too.” And so Mackey did what he has always done. He dug deep. Reflecting back on his accident, the surgeries and the decision to amputate his leg, he thought of his wife and kids and reminded himself how blessed he was to have lived through the experience. He remembered the many dark days when he thought he might never run again. And, yet, here he was, 40 miles from finishing the Leadville Trail 100 and completing the Leadman series for the second time in four years despite losing part of his left leg. Over the final 40 miles, Mackey, paced by Mike Hewitt, was motivated anew, running strong, barely stopping at aid stations and passing dozens of runners who had succumbed to walking most of the way back. Through the dark of night and into the wee hours of the morning, he looked like his old self, charging hard in the face of fatigue and adversity. But this was his new self, charging ahead proudly with his same old tenacious ways. Almost symbolically, Mackey trudged the final miles into


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ABOVE: Runners bust out of the gate, enjoying a break in the weather. RIGHT: The American Hillary Gerardi gets after a Grade 3 scramble on Curved Ridge, the first major ascent.

Typically British

Bloodied, bruised and splattered with mud, but smiling as they crossed the finish line, both male and female winners had apparently enjoyed hurling themselves to victory down the slippery, rocky Scottish mountainside. It was Saturday September 15, 2018 and the weather was typically British— cool and breezy, with smoky clouds whisping around the higher summits. Days of recent rain made the rocky ridges perilously slippery and turned the once-grassy paths into a mud bath. This

was the Ring of Steall Skyrace, deep in the UK’s Scottish Highlands, the event that would decide the winners of the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships and the Golden Trail Series. At home on the most testing, technical terrain, Kilian Jornet (arguably the world’s best mountain runner)—not surprisingly—came first, smashing the record by 20 minutes and winning the Skyrunning World Championship. The 30-year-old, Catalonian, multiple ski and trail-race champion ran the 18mile course with 8,200 feet of ascent in

3 hours 4 minutes, annihilating teammate Stian Angermund-Vik’s 3:24 record from last year. Jornet’s chin was covered with blood as if he had been literally fighting hand to hand for the victory with 24-year-old Italian ski-racer Nadir Maguet, who finished just over a minute later. “It was amazing and beautiful,” said Jornet on the finish line. “The course is not even 30K [19 miles] but it’s very hard. There’s a lot of elevation, it’s very technical, it’s rocky, there are some very muddy parts.”

THE LINGO Skyline Scotland comprises four Skyraces over four days—Mamores Vertical Kilometre, Ben Nevis Ultra, Ring of Steall Skyrace and Glen Coe Skyline. This year the Ring of Steall Skyrace (18 miles/8,200 feet of climbing) was the fifth in the Golden Trail Series and the final race of the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships, Sky category. Steall—pronounced like steel the metal, means spout. Allt—a creek, stream or river. Glen—a valley. The Mamores—a 15-kilometer east-west ridge of mountains in the Lochaber area of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands,

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between Glen Nevis and Loch Leven. Munros—a selection of 282 Scottish mountains over 3000 feet (914 meters) first published by Scottish mountaineer and founding member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, Sir Hugh Munro (18561919), who strangely, never actually completed his own list. Munro Top—the remaining 227 Scottish mountains over 3000 feet that don’t have a significant enough drop (approximately 500 feet prominence) on any side to be considered as separate Munros. West Highland Way—Scotland’s most famous long-distance walking route, 96 miles from Fort William (a few miles north of the race venue in Kinlochleven) to its biggest city, Glasgow in the south.

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The flat start quickly led to steep, forested trails.

He then started laughing at himself, covered head to toe in mud, and with blood dripping down his chin. It was clear he had needed to go all out for the win. “It was a great battle with Nadir,” he said. “All the way we were pushing each other.” Jornet then took the microphone to translate the commentator’s interview with Maguet, saying, “He says he is very happy with his run today, going as hard as he could to keep with me, but he says he could not keep up on the final descent.” Gesturing to both their mud-splattered legs and clothing, Jornet continued, “He did very well. You can see how close it was.” Then suddenly third-place runner Angermund-Vik came in, a mere three minutes later, still knocking 15 minutes off his course record time from last year and cartwheeling over the line again, getting applause from the crowd. “It was awesome, it’s my favorite race, I love Scotland!” proclaimed the Norwegian with a huge dirt-spattered grin. “It was tough, Remi [Bonnet, 7th] ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

Jornet then started laughing at himself, covered head to toe in mud, and with blood dripping down his chin. was also at the front in the first part and they were too quick for me!” he said. “They just went off and I was running a bit with Alexis [Sevennec, 4th] and Pascal [Egli, 5th] and then I ran away from them, trying to catch them [pointing to Jornet and Maguet] but it was impossible.”

Women’s Win

In sharp contrast to Jornet’s fame, a complete newcomer to the Skyrunning scene stole the women’s victory. Tove Alexandersson from Sweden crossed the line almost 19 minutes ahead of Laura Orgue’s record in 3 hours 46 mins and 39th place overall. The 26-year-old is well used to battling her way over harsh ground, having dominated the World Orienteering Championships for the last two years. Like Jornet, she also skis and is one of the few orienteers who competes both on skis and on foot, winning the World Ski Orienteering Championships sprint distance in 2015. She ran her first ever Skyrace at Limone in 2017, surprising everyone by collapsing, totally spent over the finish line 12 minutes ahead of much-more experienced Skyrunners Michelle Maier, Ragna Debats and Laura Orgue. Here at the Ring of Steall, Alexandersson beat two top British runners, the multiple record-breaking British Fell Running Champion Victoria Wilkinson and the winner of Montana’s The Rut 28K two weeks prior, Holly Page. F EBRUA RY 20 19

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The high, exposed and rocky Scottish terrain required quick footwork and a head for heights.

Impressive views awaited when the clouds parted.

“Yes, it feels amazing,” she said at the finish line. “I love to run in the mountains, and here it is quite similar to Sweden, one minute it’s sunny and the next it is raining. It was a nice course, it was quite muddy and I think that suits me well because we do a lot of running in the forests with orienteering. I didn’t have too much of a plan.” Alexandersson calmly displayed a bloody graze on her hip and a slice of skin dangling off the raw palm of her hand. “I fell very many times,” she said, “I ran a bit slower right at the end because I wanted to come to the finish not totally destroyed.” Second lady, Victoria Wilkinson, 40, of Bingley Harriers, was less prepared. “It was a bit of a last-minute call after the Ben Nevis, which isn’t the best preparation,” she said, having broken a 34-year-old course record on Britain’s highest mountain two weeks prior. “But I know I’ve got plenty of miles in my legs, so it was just a case of get out there, run it and see what I can do. I just ran my own race, paced it as I knew there was 46

a mega climb at the end and I actually ran faster than I thought. I tried to descend sensibly but quickly, not like the lass who won who must have fallen six times, that’s not me, I’ve done enough falling in my time!”

Weather Beaten

With so many top athletes finishing bloodied, battered and bruised, it does beg the question, What kind of course is the Ring of Steall if it eats even the top athletes for breakfast? Deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, this Skyrace is not for the faint-hearted or fair-weather runner. It’s based on the eponymous classic British mountain-hiking circuit over four Munros—a selection of 282 mountains over 3,000 feet, originally compiled by the mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro in the early 20th century. The race starts and finishes outside the IceFactor National Ice Climbing Centre in the small tourist town of Kinlochleven. First, there’s a steep zig-zag climb through the forest on the famous West

Highland Way, Scotland’s most famous long-distance hiking trail. Then runners break out on to the open Mamores mountainside, following a skinny, peatbog path beside the Allt Coire na h-Eirghe (a river) to the first summit of Sgurr an lubhair (3,284 feet). Runners must then cross a nail-biting scrambling ridge of precipitous rocks known comfortingly as the Devil’s Ridge to bag their first Munro, Sgurr a ‘Mhaim (3,605 feet), the highest point on the route. Here, on a clear day, they are rewarded with a fantastic view of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis (4,409 feet) directly opposite, before a dramatic 3,300-foot descent down the grassy northwestern flanks into Glen Nevis. Here, the race’s only aid station provides snacks and water before the route continues alongside the Water of Nevis. This river is crossed just after the impressive waterfall of An Steall that features (blink and you’ll miss it!) in the fourth Harry Potter movie when Harry fights the dragon. Now with wet feet, the runners face

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Kilian Jornet, chin bloody from a fall on the descent while being chased by eventual second-place finisher Nadir Maguet.

a second significant climb over the next three Munros in quick succession along a high ridge. First comes An Gearanach, with more exciting, rocky scrambling on the descent to a highmountain pass, followed by two more stiff climbs over Stob Coire a Chairn and Am Bodach. From this last peak, unless you’re battling either inclement weather or Jornet/Alexandersson for race places, runners would be wise to stop a moment for a full 360 panorama, a toothy horizon of Scottish mountains. They can also scan the entire epic route with their tired eyes, before gathering the strength to slip and slide back the way they came, to meet the cheering crowds in Kinlochleven.

More Sky

But that’s not all. There are four Skyraces in total within the Skyline Scotland event, starting with the Mamores VK (Vertical Kilometre) on the Thursday, then the Ben Nevis Ultra on Friday, Ring of Steall Skyrace on Saturday and the Glen Coe Skyline on Sunday. ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

What kind of course is the Ring of Steall if it eats even the top athletes for breakfast? The Mamores VK is a grueling enough climb in itself, only three miles in length but with 3,300 feet of climbing up a nearby Munro, and this year’s race was made all the harder for the tough weather conditions at the summit. Battling his way to the top through the wind and rain to smash the course record by over two and a half minutes was Switzerland’s 23-year-old superstar Remi Bonnet (39:23). Spain’s Laura

Orgue looked similarly soaked through and frozen as she fought for the ladies win, smashing her own course record by almost a minute to finish in 51:35 and claiming the Vertical Skyrunning World Champion title. Unfortunately the bad weather worsened and the next day, driving wind and rain forced the organizers to use the bad-weather, alternate route for the Ben Nevis Ultra. This 32-mile race with a monstrous 13,000 feet of climbing was shortened to 30 miles with only 5,400 feet of ascent, missing out on the UK’s biggest mountain (Ben Nevis) and sticking to the valleys and mountain passes. Britain’s Jon Albon took the men’s victory with 3:48:02 while Ragna Debats from the Netherlands won the ladies in 4:36:20, crowning both athletes Ultra Skyrunning World Champions. Thankfully the weather cleared enough to run the full Ring of Steall Skyrace course of 18 miles with 8,200 feet ascent, as described above, which saw course record breakers Jornet and Alexandersson crowned as SkyrunF EBRUA RY 20 19

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The Skyrunning newcomer and Swedish orienteering champion Tove Alexandersson takes first for the ladies.

ning World Champions for the Sky category. This was also the fifth race in the Golden Trail Series, and, once the points had been counted, revealed the top 10 runners heading to the grand finale at the Otter Trail in South Africa in October, 2018. Disappointingly, the weather again made a turn for the worse and high winds forced another shortened course on the final race, the Glen Coe Skyline. Runners were still able to climb the first epic scramble of Curved Ridge, but the second scramble traverse along the knife-edge ridge of Aonach Eagach was abandoned, reducing the ascent of this 32-mile course with 15,600 feet of climbing by roughly 6,500 feet. Slightly surprisingly (but then again not really!), Jornet won the men’s race in 3:37:17. Hilariously, he was chased on the first climb by Salomon Team Manager, Greg Vollet, dressed in a giant bee costume following Jornet’s bee-stingrelated UTMB drop from a couple weeks earlier. This bee then found it48

self caught up in the ladies sprint finish as American Hillary Gerardi and the UK’s Jasmin Paris battled to the line. Gerardi won the ladies race in a time of 4:17:48 (an impressive 23rd place overall), with Paris only seven seconds after her. Despite the shortened courses, each race was thrilling and as tough as you can imagine in such typically Scottish weather. The crowds packed out the Ice Factor and watched the livetracking boards as the racers battled it out for position over the rocks and bogs. The anticipation for next year’s event is high. The only question is, will Jornet ramp it up to win all four races in 2019? Claire Maxted is the co-founder and former editor of Trail Running magazine in the UK. She now operates Wild Ginger Films YouTube channel packed full of trail-running advice, gear tests and inspiration, including live coverage of this momentous event: http://bit.ly/ SkylineScotland

Golden Trail Series Winners Women

1. Ruth Croft, New Zealand 2. Ida Nilsson, Sweden 3. Holly Page, UK 4. Eli Gordon, Spain 5. Megan Kimmel, USA 6. Silvia Rampazzo, Italy 7. Fanny Borgstrom, Sweden 8. Meg Mackenzie, South Africa 9. Sheila Aviles Castano, Spain 10. Céline Lafaye, France

Men

1. Stian Angermund-Vik, Norway 2. Marc Lauenstein, Switzerland 3. Kilian Jornet, Spain 4. Oriol Cardona, Spain 5. Bartlomiej Przedwojweski, Czech Republic 6. Aritz Egea, Spain 7. Stephan Wenk, Switzerland 8. Alexis Sevennec, France 9. Sage Canaday, USA 10. Thibaut Baronian, France

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TRAIL RUNNER’S TOP HYDRATIONVEST PICKS FOR YOUR 2019 RACING KIT. By Megan Janssen It’s time to welcome the racing hydration vest to the cool-kids club. Long gone are the days of Jerry rigging with cut-up strips of wetsuit, rubber bands and shoe goo. The latest technology translates to lighter, more comfortable vests that are able to handily carry everything you’ll need from poles to smartphones to triple-decker breakfast burritos. We rounded up vests from several leading brands on the market and landed on these seven for your 2019 racing calendar. Some are best for your first 10-miler while some will take you through the year, ready to run 200-plus miles in the Moab 240 or Big’s Backyard Ultra next fall.

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THE NORTH FACE FLIGHT TRAIL VEST WEIGHT: 7.1 OZ

BEST FEATURES:

Comfort and weight.

DISTANCE:

All distances.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“The Flight makes it incredibly easy to stash poles, it has enough features to be useful with a simple design and the material has a barely there feel!” 

—Kylee Van Horn, Sports Registered Dietitian, 2:49 marathoner

The Flight is the first of its kind for the North Face, and a sexy debut it is. It’s sleek, simple and to the point. A dual-entry pocket sits below an open back drop (the large rear-storage area), and reviewers reported easy handling; the vest didn’t need to come off to reach items. Front and side pockets include two zip chest pockets, two dump pockets and two zip side pockets in addition to the flask pockets. The Flight gets highest marks for the comfortable four-way stretch fabric, light weight and overall accessibility. 1,000ml of water can be stored up front, with additional room in the back for extra. The Flight has limited soft-flask compatibility (no-straw bottles are best).

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BLADDER COMPATIBLE: YES SIZES: XS-XL PRICE: $150


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INOV-8 RACE ULTRA PRO 5 WEIGHT: 9.7 OZ BLADDER COMPATIBLE: NO SIZES: S/M, L/XL PRICE: $165

BEST FEATURES: Front storage and tons of features.

DISTANCE:

100K to 100 miles.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“A great vest all around. Due to the storage options and customizeable pole storage, there are seemingly endless options for this vest to work for any runner.”

—Tim Nooney, retail sales manager, 3rd place 2018 Grand Mesa 50 Miler

HOKA ONE ONE RACE VEST 8L WEIGHT: 12.1 OZ

BEST FEATURES:

Storage and comfort.

BLADDER COMPATIBLE: YES SIZES: XXS – XL (M’S AND W’S DESIGNED SEPARATELY) PRICE: $250

Unleashing its first racing vest, HOKA ONE ONE partnered with tried-and-true vest brand, Nathan. The Race Vest 8L comes in men’s- and women’s-specific styles, is soft, comfortable and can hold eight liters of gear. Tons of front pockets separate clothing and nutrition from trash and the rear dual-entry pocket is easily accessed below the open-top back drop. Three 530ml insulated HydraPak flasks keep liquids cool for long runs. A zippered pocket in the middle of the back drop keeps gear secure and somewhat dry, yet is tough to access while running. The vest is pole compatible, though reviewers noted some difficulty getting to them. ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

The Inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 5 wins the features award. A plethora of pockets that can store flasks, nutrition, clothing, phones, etc. are well placed and easily accessed. The included flasks have the longest straws on the market (not shown here) and are meant to sit low, making this a comfortable style for women. As shown, shorter-strawed flasks can sit in upper pockets. Poles can be secured on the front, side or back and a water-resistant pocket will fit a smartphone. The back drop uses a Velcro closure and is simple to access without maneuvering. The Race Ultra Pro 5 may not be as breathable as other vests and it sizes slightly large. A reusable water cup is included for plastic-less races.

DISTANCE:

All distances.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“The 8L is super comfortable, secure on the body and I like the insulated bottles. Material is lightweight, technical and high quality. And I like the look—it’s super cool.”

—Will Fisher, Episcopal pastor, prefers 100-mile mountain races

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GEAR

MONTANE VIA GECKO WEIGHT: 7.0 OZ

BEST FEATURES: Fit, price point.

BLADDER COMPATIBLE: NO SIZES S/M, M/L PRICE: $95 Treated with polygiene odor control, the new Gecko is best for those prioritizing a lightweight, custom fit. Three movable sternum straps translate to limited bounce and adjustability on the fly. The Gecko carries one 500ml flask in a zippered front pocket and the other in a standard flask pocket—a unique feature for water storage that could be a blessing or a curse. The back drop is open, and two rear pockets are elastic mesh for accessories. Pole accessibility is somewhat difficult to navigate while running. Water storage is limited to 1,000ml at a time, making it best for races with plenty of aid. Also look for the latest update to the women’s Snap 4, which is similar to the Gecko and features new pockets and polygiene treatment ($120).

DISTANCE:

Marathon to 50K.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“This is the best-fitting, uber-lightweight vest I have worn. The pack fits my frame perfectly, eliminating bounce without constricting breathing. The vest is constructed in a way that you barely notice it’s there.”

—Sean Van Horn, Manager, Independence Run & Hike, 2nd place 2017 Power of Four 50K

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Editors’ Choice

BEST FEATURES: Lightweight, well rounded.

DISTANCE:

Marathon to 50K.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“To be honest I’m pretty impressed. It rides really well, there’s no chafing and the bottle access is easy. It’s going to shake things up this spring.” 

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—Gina Lucrezi, Founder Trail Sisters, 10-time cross-country All American

CAMELBAK WOMEN’S ULTRA PRO WEIGHT: 5.0 OZ

BLADDER COMPATIBLE: YES SIZES: XS - L PRICE: $120 With seven liters of gear storage and one liter of water storage, the women’s Ultra Pro is a comfortable, intuitive design that covers all the bases. While still able to hold plenty of gear (including a protected smartphone), water and nutrition, the five-ounce vest has multiple flask locations, moveable sternum straps, open-mesh side pockets and a fold-over back drop that is water resistant. Poles attach diagonally across the back and are accessible with slight contortion on the fly. The only sizing adjustability on this pack is with the sternum straps so make sure it fits before you purchase.

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ULTRASPIRE ZYGOS 4.0 WEIGHT: 16.0 OZ BLADDER COMPATIBLE: YES SIZES: XXS - L PRICE: $175

The Zygos 4.0 weighs in heavier than other vests here, and fits more like a backpack in order to carry a full 14 liters of kit. This update has added adjustable shock cords, re-designed lower-sternum hooks and added ripstop mesh to the shoulder straps. Tons of zippered pockets, loop-and-anchors and cinches mean there is likely a place to store whatever you need without thinking hard. The back drop is insulated to keep fluids colder longer and secured with a top zipper, meaning the pack likely needs to come off to access the pocket. Likewise, the poles are accessible only with some maneuvering. Reviewers reported gear and water feeling very secure.

BEST FEATURES:

Insulated back drop, suited for the long haul.

DISTANCE:

100 miles and beyond.

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“With convenient storage options, the Zygos is a greatfitting vest, properly equipped for longer ultramarathons and cold-weather endurance runs.”

—Jeff Colt, PR account manager, 2nd place 2018 Ultra Race of Champions

BEST FEATURES: Lightweight. DISTANCE:

50K and under.

RAIDLIGHT REVOLUTIV 3L WEIGHT: 2.3 OZ BLADDER COMPATIBLE: NO SIZES: S, M, L PRICE: $150

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TESTER-MONIAL:

“This minimalist race vest skips the bells and whistles in favor of streamlined access to hydration and essentials.”

—Kelsey Brasseur, studio artist, winner 2018 Franklin Mountains Trail Run 50K

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The 3L Revolutiv is allegedly the lightest racing vest on the market. To achieve this featherweight, Raidlight sacrificed some rear storage, but not all. The front and side pockets can hold a surprising amount secured by easily managed zippers and rear, slitted pockets offer access to storage in the back, equalling one liter of rear storage, one liter of side zippered storage and two front pockets for 500ml bottles. Poles are easily attached and accessed while racing. The 3L is comfortable and light for shorter races that don’t require the kitchen sink. Be sure to check out the new Revolutiv 12L as well, which features a flip-able, magnetic-clasped pouch, making a large storage compartment quickly accessible on the fly.

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nutrition

PERFORM

PROTEINS

Whey: Whey protein comes from milk products and is considered the top choice for bioavailable amino acids (the body utilizes it very efficiently). It is high in all nine essential amino acids, in particular leucine, which is a branchchain amino acid shown to be the most growth-promoting amino acid. Because it comes from milk products, some people may have a hard time digesting it. LOOK FOR: Whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, hydrolyzed whey. PROS: Most readily used by the body for muscle rebuilding. CONS: Some may be allergic; not vegan. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Hammer Whey Protein Bar, Gatorade Protein Bars, Clif Whey Protein Bars, Power Bar Whey Protein Bars, Tiger’s Milk Protein Bars.

Unpacking Your Protein Bar WHAT’S REALLY IN THESE CONVENIENT FUEL SOURCES?

By Kylee Van Horn Protein bars have their purpose in an athlete’s healthy diet. While whole-food sources tend to be the gold standard for nutrition, protein bars pack a lot of punch for their size and ease. Because they contain carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals in a small treat, they can be used as convenient workout fuel or as a recovery tool. However, knowing what kind of bar is best for your needs and workouts is key. 54

LOOK FOR: Pea protein isolate, brown rice protein, soy protein isolate, hydrolyzed soy protein, soy protein concentrate, hemp protein. PROS: Higher fiber; better suited for those with milk allergies; vegan. CONS: Lower amino-acid content. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Evo Hemp bars, Garden of Life Organic Sport Plant Based Protein Bars, Hammer Vegan Recovery Bars, Kind Protein Bars, GoMacro Bars, Health Warrior Protein Bars, Rise Plant Protein Bar, ProBar Base Bars, Vega Protein+Snack Bars.

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Sweet, savory, nutty or smooth, protein bars can pack a punch.

Plant-Based (Brown Rice, Soy, Hemp, Pea): Plant-based proteins oftentimes have a higher fiber content, which can slow digestion, but they also can be more allergen friendly for those that are sensitive to milk-product derivatives. Some plant proteins are void of certain amino acids, but companies will often add them in to get a complete end product. Taste among these different plant proteins does vary but pea protein tends to have the most neutral flavor.


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OCTOBER - October 5th & 6th, 2019 - Flat & Fast - 50K, 50 mile & 100mile - Course Record! Jim Sweeney 13:09 finish in the 100 mile - HennepinHundred.com

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SWEETENERS

Brown Rice Syrup: This sweetener is sugar disguised under a different name. It is made by cooking brown rice with enzymes that break down starches into smaller sugars that are easily digestible and can raise blood sugar quickly. As a quick carbohydrate source, it’s a good option, but in other cases it does not contain any other essential nutrients. Added sugars should be limited to 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons, per day. Limit consuming this sweetener to hard workouts and long runs. LOOK FOR: Brown Rice Syrup, Rice Malt Syrup, Rice Malt. PROS: Quick source of energy during or post hard workout. CONS: Can cause blood-sugar spikes. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: GoMacro Bars, Clif Bars, Health Warrior Protein Bars, Vega Protein+Snack Bars, Pro Bar Base Bars.

Maltodextrin: Usually used as a thickener or filler in foods, as well as a preservative, maltodextrin is a white powder that is highly processed and derived from rice, corn, yeast and potato starch. Considered safe by the FDA, it contains less than 20-percent sugar but can cause a quick spike in blood sugar as it is high on the glycemic index. Limit consuming this sweetener to hard workouts and long runs. LOOK FOR: Maltodextrin, Dextrin. PROS: Quick source of energy during or post hard workout. CONS: Can cause blood-sugar spikes. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Balance Bars, Tiger’s Milk Protein Bars, Power Bars, Zone Perfect Bars.

Sucralose: Calorie free, this chemically modified sweetener is made by replacing sugar’s hydrogen-oxygen groups with 56

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Which Bars Fit Your Needs? 1. Long Run (2 HOURS PLUS)

LOOK FOR: Easily digestible carbohydrates

(e.g. brown-rice syrup, glucose, etc.) to help replace glycogen stores; 20-30 grams protein for muscle recovery. APPROPRIATE BARS: Gatorade Protein Bars, Power Bar Whey Protein Bars, Garden of Life Organic Sport Plant Based Protein Bars, ProBar Base Bars, Think Thin High Protein Bars.

2. Medium Long Run (1-2 HOURS) LOOK FOR: 10-20 grams of protein. APPROPRIATE BARS: Rise Plant Protein

Bar, Health Warrior Protein Bars, GoMacro Bars, Vega Protein+Snack Bars, Hammer Vegan Recovery Bars, Hammer Whey Protein Bar, Clif Whey Protein Bars, Zone Perfect Bars, Rx Bars.

3. Hard Workout

LOOK FOR: Easily digested carbohydrates (e.g. brown-rice syrup, glucose, etc.) to help replace glycogen stores; 20-30 grams protein for muscle recovery. APPROPRIATE BARS: Gatorade Protein Bars, Power Bar Whey Protein Bars, Garden of Life Organic Sport Plant Based Protein Bars, ProBar Base Bars, Think Thin High Protein Bars.

4. Easy Run (<1 HOUR)

LOOK FOR: 200 calories or less; small amount of protein; less than 15 grams added sugars. APPROPRIATE BARS: Evo Hemp bars, Kind Protein Bars, Hammer Whey Protein Bar, Quest Bars, Health Warrior Bars, Think Thin Protein & Fiber Bars, Tiger’s Milk bars.

chlorine atoms. This results in a product that is 400 to 700 times sweeter than sugar, but one that has minimal effects on blood sugar. The most well-known sucralose product is Splenda. Some studies show that Splenda may disrupt the microbes in your gut and others claim that it can disrupt your metabolism, but results are unclear. The FDA considers Splenda safe to consume, but if you experience any digestive issues, you may want to avoid it.


Get Your Protein

Homemade Cranberry-Cashew Recovery Bars • 1.5 C whole rolled oats • 1 C dried cranberries • 1 C raw cashews • ½ C smooth peanut butter • ¼ C honey • ½ C unsweetened, shredded coconut Put cashews, oats, coconut and cranberries in a bowl. Warm peanut butter and honey over low heat until mixed. Combine peanut butter and honey mixture with oat and cashew mixture. Spread on a parchment-paperlined cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. Once hardened, cut and enjoy! Calories: 250 calories Fat: 12 grams Carbohydrates: 30 grams Protein: 10 grams Sugar: 14 grams

LOOK FOR: Sucralose, Splenda. PROS: Calorie free. CONS: Not a good source of energy during or post hard workout; could possibly disrupt digestion. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Quest Bars.

Sugar Alcohols: These carbohydrates stem naturally or are processed from other sugars; however, they are lower in calories than sugar. Sugar alcohols are partially resistant to digestion and act similarly to dietary fiber in the gastrointestinal tract. In high quantities, they can cause gas, bloating and indigestion. Sugar alcohols have a minimal effect on blood sugar and would be a good choice for those wishing for a quick snack or easy, post-run nosh. LOOK FOR: Xylitol, Sorbitol, Erythritol, mannitol and Isomalt. PROS: Low calorie; does not affect blood sugar. CONS: Digestive issues can occur when used in high amounts.

Knowing what kind of bar is best for your needs and workouts is key. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Think Thin Bars, Quest Bars.

OTHER INGREDIENTS

Inulin: Plants produce this dietary fiber which is used as a fat substitute and flour replacer in some foods. Benefits of inulin include promotion of good digestive health, blood-sugar control and fullness. LOOK FOR: Chicory Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Oligofructose, Fructooligosaccharides, Fos, Acacia Fiber, Prebiotic Fiber. PROS: Promotes good digestive health. CONS: Because it is a type of fiber, too much can cause digestive upset. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Garden of Life Organic Sport Plant Based Protein Bars, Hammer Vegan Protein Bar, Kind Protein Bars, Vega Protein+Snack Bars, Zone Perfect Bars.

Natural Flavors: According to

the FDA, natural flavors are made by heating and extracting the flavor from animal or plant products. Their purpose is to enhance flavor, not add nutritive value. LOOK FOR: Natural Flavor. PROS: Calorie free. CONS: No nutritional value. BARS YOU’LL FIND IT IN: Organic Garden of Life Sport Plant Based Protein Bars, Clif Bars, Kind Protein Bars, Health Warrior Protein Bars, Rx Bars, Think Thin Bars. Kylee Van Horn is a licensed Sports Registered Dietitian, 2:49 marathoner and competitive trail runner. FEBRUARY 20 19

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By David Roche

Gain Power Over Self Judgment

HOW DO I KEEP FROM PSYCHING MYSELF OUT ON RACE DAY? 

—Laura, Durham, North Carolina

This is an amazing question to start with— acknowledging performance anxiety is the first step to gaining control over it. To understand how to overcome race-day (and race-week) nerves, it’s key to zoom out and look at performance psychology. A 2017 article in the Journal of Sports Medicine took a deep dive into sport-related anxiety and provides a theoretical basis for understanding race-day nerves. First, realize that it’s normal. That article quotes hockey star Sydney Crosby as saying, “I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.” Breaking stigma in your own brain is an essential goal at the outset.

The next step is grouping it together with mental health more generally. A little bit of nerves could actually improve performance; a lot of anxiety could be debilitating, and not just in sport performance. Just like with other facets of mental health, talking to a mental health professional could be helpful for many athletes. Short of mental-health treatment, after recognizing the issue, the next step is to gain power over it. There are tons of methods in psychology that vary by the person, but one great option is to practice positive psychology. A 2011 article in the World Journal of Sport Sciences even

Beat Father Time HOW CAN YOU TRAIN LIKE AN ELITE ATHLETE, OVER THE AGE OF 65?  

—Michael, Nederland, Colorado

In pediatric medicine, there’s a saying: “children are not just small adults.” Similarly, in training, athletes over 65 are not just 20-somethings with a bit more back pain. At 65, the body responds to training entirely differently. There are two primary things to think about when training over 65. First, injury risk is higher. Muscles, tendons and bones go through a process of weakening over time. Training can reduce the losses, but it can’t reverse them entirely. Second, aerobic capacity and maximum power output trend downward. Studies indicate that process starts as early as 25 or 30 years old, but picks up later on. The only things that are certain in life are death, taxes and a reduction in VO2 max with age. When training over 65, you are 58

fighting a trendline. While reductions are inevitable, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve relative to a past year. There is no set training methodology that works for everyone, but a few things are usually present across training plans of successful 65-plus athletes. First, they don’t just run. Cross training options can include biking, stairmill, elliptical, rowing machine or anything else that reduces weight-bearing load. Additionally, weight lifting can counteract strength losses. Second is a leaky-bucket problem. If a bucket has 100 ounces of water and loses an ounce a year, you could imagine two options: patch the hole, or add more water. With aging, you can’t patch the hole and reverse aging entirely. So add more water! That means some higher-

called for a new field based on positive psychology in sport performance. The end goal of that practice can vary. For athletes I coach, including top professionals, the goal is to reach a point of unconditional self-acceptance and love (often including working with a mental-health professional). An athlete might write down, “I am enough, no matter what,” then follow that up with affirmations or mantras he or she can use in training and racing. On top of that, it can help some athletes to think about what they are actually fearful of. Often, it’s “failure” or “pain” or “humiliation.” Through positive psychology, it’s possible to flip the narrative. Failure can be a friend that adds richness to life, pain a teacher that helps you grow, humiliation a manifestation of a lack of unconditional self-acceptance. The end goal is to gain power over self-judgment, understanding it’s OK to care, but not to define your self-worth based on races ... or anything else. Because, after all, you are perfect the way you are.

intensity training that works on VO2 max and max-power output. Third, their easy days are truly easy. Gray-area training is when you’re not going hard, and not going easy. When you have more gray hairs, gray-area training is more counterproductive because it increases injury risk and fatigue without significant fitness improvements. A template to start from could be this general plan used by some star 65-plus runners I have coached: Monday: Easy hike. Tuesday: Hills, 3 mins or less / weights. Wednesday: Cross train. Thursday: Easy run / short hill strides, 20 to 30 seconds for max power output. Friday: Cross train easy. Saturday: Long trail run / option to include moderate tempo sections. Sunday: Easy run plus short hill strides or cross train / weights. Father Time is undefeated. But with smart training, we can give him a run for his money. TR

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PACIFIC/DESERT USA 01/01 Bosetti 1st Sunrise 10K; Honnolulu, HI; runsignup.com/Race/HI/Honolulu/ Bosetti1stSunrise10K 01/01 Brazen New Year’s Day Trail Runs 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Castro Valley, CA; www.brazenracing. com/newyearrun.html 01/01 Clikapudi Trail Runs 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Redding, CA; www.shastatrailruns.com 01/01 Happy New Year Marathon & Half Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Las Flores, CA; www.charliealewineracing.jimdo.com 01/01 Los Gatos Resolution Run 5M; Las Gratos, CA; www.losgatosresolutionrun.com/ LosGatosResolutionRun/Welcome.html 01/01 Napa Valley Resolution Run 5K, 10K; Yountville , CA; www.naparesolutionrun. com 01/01 Resolve2Run 3.1M, 6.2M; Grass Valley, CA; www.resolve2run.com 01/01 Revolution Run 1M, 5K, 10K; LAS VEGAS, NV; www.tripledareruns.com/events/ revolution-run 01/01 Rio Resolution Run 5K, 6.8M; Carmel, CA; www.riogrillsresolutionrun.com 01/01 Visalia PAL Resolution 1K, 5K; Visalia, CA; www.runsignup.com/Race/CA/Visalia/ VisaliaPALResolution5K 01/05 Hacienda Hills 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Jose, CA; www.tctruns.com 01/05 Hilo to Volcano 50K; Hilo, HI; www. bigislandroadrunners.org 01/05 La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run 10K, 25K, 50K; San Luis Obispo, CA; www.allwedoisrun. com/la-cuesta-run.html 01/05 New Year’s One Day 24H, 12H, 6H; San Francisco, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 01/05 San Tan Scramble 9K, 17K, 26K, 50K; Queen Creek, AZ; www.aravaiparunning. com/san-tan-scramble 01/05 Tamalpa Club Run Series 3.8M; Novato , CA; www.tamalparunners.org 01/05 Wild Winter Round Up 5K, 10K; Carson City, NV; www.ascentruns.com 62

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01/06 Dia De Reyes 13.1M, 10K; Fresno , CA; www.runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/ DiaDeReyes 01/06 Great Aloha Readiness Series 5K, 8K, 10K; Honolulu, HI; www.mprrc.com 01/06 XTERRA White Tanks 8K, 20K; Waddell, AZ; www. aztrailrace.com/event/xterra-white-tanks-2017 01/11 Resolution Run .25M, 2M, 4M, .5M; Fresno, CA; www.runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/ ResolutionRun1 01/12 Bridle Trails Winter Running Festival 5M, 10M, 50K, 50R; Kirkland, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events/bridle-trails-winter-running-festival 01/12 Children’s Dream Racer 5K; Ventura, CA; www. runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/VCAHU5k 01/12 Irvine Trail 5K, 13.1M; Irvine, CA; www.myownrace. com/irvine-trail-half--5k-06152013.html 01/12 Pacifica - January 10K, 30K, 13.1K; Pacifica, CA; www.pctrailruns.com/Pacifica_Wntr.htm 01/12 Pacifica Foothills 10K, 13.1M, 30K; Pacifica, CA; www.insidetrail.com 01/12 San Diego 50 & Trail Marathon 26.2M, 50M; San Diego, CA; www.sandiegotrail50.com 01/12 Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic 6K; Santa Fe, NM; www.santafestriders.org 01/12 Steep Ravine Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 25K, 26.2M, 50K; Stinson Beach, CA; www.coastaltrailruns. com 01/12 Witchell Cove Trail Run 10K, 10M; Friant, CA; www.sanjoaquinrunning.com 01/13 Clarksburg Country Run 1M, 3.1M, 6.2M, 13.1M, 20M; Clarksburg, CA; www.clarksburgcountryrun. com 01/13 Tic-Tac-Toe Rock Set Craft ; San Diego, CA; www.navylifesw.com/sdcr 01/13 Xterra Scramble Boney Mountain 13.1M, 6K; Newbury Park, CA; www.trailrace.com/ boney-mountain-trail-run 01/19 Avalon Benefit 50 50K, 50M; Avalon, CA; www.avalon50.com 01/19 Celtic Winter Classic 24 Hour Run 50K, 50M, 24H, 12R; Bakersfield, CA; www.facebook.com/ groups/CelticWinterClassic24HourRun 01/19 Coldwater Rumble 4M, 20K, 20M, 52K, 52M, 100M; Goodyear, AZ; www.aravaiparunning. com/coldwater-rumble

01/19 DEAD TRUCK 10K, 10M, 35K, 50K; AUBURN, CA; www.facebook.com/ssmountainracing 01/19 HURT 100 100M; Honolulu, HI; www. hurt100trailrace.com 01/20 Crystal Springs Trail Run #1 5M, 13.1M, 22M, 26.2M, 50K; Woodside, CA; www.coastaltrailruns. com 01/20 White River Snowshoe Race 4K, 8K; Mt Hood, OR; www.xdogevent.com 01/26 AZT Oracle Rumble 12K, 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Oracle, AZ; www.runazt.org/oracle-rumble 01/26 China Camp Challenge 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Rafael, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing.com 01/26 Orcas Island 25K 25K; Orcas Island, WA; www. rainshadowrunning.com 02/02 ELDRITH 14K, 24K, 36K, 50K; MILL VALLEY, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61970 02/02 Elephant Mountain 12K, 22K, 35K, 50K; Cave Creek, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/ elephant-mountain 02/02 Fort Ord Trail Run & Ordnance 100K 10K, 25K, 50K, 100K; Salinas, CA; www.insidetrail.com 02/02 Interlaken Icicle Dash 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events/interlaken-icicle-dash 02/02 JED SMITH 13.1M, 30K, 50K, 50M; SACRAMENTO, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62489 02/02 Orcas Island 50K 50K; Eastsound, WA; www. rainshadowrunning.com 02/02 Sean O’Brien Trail Races 50K, 50M, 100K; Malibu, CA; www.raymiller5050.com 02/02 Sedona Marathon Event 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Sedona, AZ; www.sedonamarathon.com 02/02 South Hills Single Track Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 5K, 1M; Mokelumne Hill, CA; www.tctruns.com 02/03 Calico Trail Run 30K, 50K; Yermo, CA; www. CalicoTrailRun.org 02/03 Hensley Off Road Races 10K; Raymond, CA; www.sanjoaquinrunning.com 02/03 West Seattle Beach Run 50K, 13.1K, 25K; West Seattle, WA; www.grandcanyontreks. org/WSFA/WSFA.html 02/03 XTERRA McDowell Mountain Trail Run 7K, 23K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www.aztrailrace.com 02/03 XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run 5K, 15K; San Diego, CA; www.trailrace.com 02/08 Orcas Island 100 100M; Eastsound, WA; www. rainshadowrunning.com 02/09 Bay Breeze 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Leandro, CA; www.brazenracing.com 02/09 Golden Gate (Winter) 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Rodeo Beach, CA; www.coastaltrailruns. com 02/09 Pemberton Trail 50k 25K, 50K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www.bquickrunning.com 02/09 Sage to Summit / Inyo SAR 5K Race Series #2 10K; Bishop, CA; www.sagetosummit.com 02/09 Single Track Mind 26.2M, 4H, 3H, 2H, 1H; Henderson, NV; www.tripledareruns.com/ events 02/09 Sun Country Snowshoe Run 5K, 10K; Cle Elum, WA; www.krankevents.com 02/10 Love Can Be Cold 5K, 10K; Carson City, NV; www.ascentruns.com 02/10 The Zombie Escape 1M, 5K; San Diego , CA; www.raceroster.com/events/2019/20147/ zombie-escape-5k-and-fun-run 02/15 Jackpot Ultra Running Festival 6H, 12H, 24H, 48H, 100M; Las Vegas, NV; www. beyondlimitsrunning.com 02/16 Black Canyon Ultra 60K, 100K; Black Canyon, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/black-canyon

02/16 FOURmidable Trail Runs 13K, 13.1M, 35.5K, 50K; Auburn, CA; www.singletrackrunning. com 02/16 Grit OCR 5M; Santa Clarita, CA; www.gritocr. com 02/16 HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 50M; SAN DIEGO, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=62086 02/16 Orange Curtain Trail Run 10K, 30K, 50K, 100K; Cerritos, CA; www.orangecurtainrun.com 02/16 SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Challenge 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Castro Valley, CA; www. coastaltrailruns.com 02/16 Susitna 100 & Little Su 50K 50K, 100M; Big Lake, AK; www.susitna100.com 02/17 Hagg Lake Trail Runs 25K, 50K; Forest Grove, OR; www.orrc.net 02/17 Montara Mountain 10K, 13.1M, 20M, 26.2M, 50K; Pacifica, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com/ mm_montara_mountain.html 02/17 TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson 4M; Tucson, AZ; www.azroadrunners.org 02/23 Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 20M, 26.2M, 5K; Coupeville, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events 02/23 Fragrance Lake Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 10K; Bellingham, WA; www.bellinghamtrail.com 02/23 Frosty Moss Relay 80M; Port Angeles, WA; www.frostymossrelay.com 02/23 Salmon Falls 50k 50K; Coloma, CA; www. salmonfalls50k.com 02/23 Stoneman 14k 14K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www. bquickrunning.com 02/23 Sycamore Canyon 50K, 100K, 3.5M; Poway, CA; www.dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore 02/24 Lake Tahoe “Fresh Tracks” Snowshoe 5K; South Lake Tahoe, CA; www.tahoemtnmilers. org 02/24 The Rattlesnake Ramble 10K, 13.1M, 5K; San Raefel , CA; www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rattlesnakeramble-5k10khalf-tickets-38417686334 03/01 San Diego Pirate’s Cove 12 & 24 Hour Trail Run 6H, 12H, 24H; Cuyamaca Lake, CA; www. sdpiratescove12-24.com 03/02 Griffith Park Trail Marathon 26.2M, 50K, 13.1K; Los Angeles, CA; www.griffithparktrailmarathon. com 03/02 Hillbilly Half Marathon & Mountain Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Olympia, WA; www.guerillarunning. com 03/02 Lake Sammamish Half Marathon 13.1M; Issaquah, WA; www.evergreentrailruns.com 03/02 March Mudness 5K, 10K; Washoe Valley, NV; www.ascentruns.com 03/02 NorCal John Frank Memorial 1M, 5K, 10M; REDDING, CA; www.trailrunner.com/event/ norcal-john-frank-memorial 03/02 Old Pueblo Endurance Run 50M, 75M, 25M; Sonoita, AZ; www.oldpueblo50.com 03/02 San Joaquin River Trail 1/2 Marathon 13.1M; Auberry, CA; www.SanJoaquinRunning.com 03/02 Sanborn Park Trail Challenge 4.2M, 9M, 13.1M; SARATOGA, CA; www.trailrunner.com/event/ sanborn-park-trail-challenge 03/02 Way Too Cool 50K 50K; Cool, CA; www.wtc50k. com 03/03 Mastondon 10ISH MILER 10.109M; Tumalo, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 03/03 Sierra Vista Trail Runs 10K, 100K, 50K, 5K, 13.1M; Las Cruces, NM; www.sierravistatrailrun. wordpress.com T R AILRUNNERMAG.COM


2019 race directory 03/03 The Mardi Gras 10K and 5K 5K, 10K; SAN DIEGO, CA; www. trailrunner.com/event/the-mardi-gras-10k-and-5k 03/09 Catalina Island Marathon 5K, 10K, 26.2M; Avalon, CA; www. runcatalina.com 03/09 Coast to Crest 10K and 5K 5K, 10K; DEL MAR, CA; www.trailrunner. com/event/coast-to-crest-5k-and-5-miler 03/09 Family Jewels 5K Trail Race 2.5K, 5K; KENMORE, WA; www. trailrunner.com/event/family-jewels-5k-trail-race 03/09 Marin Ultra Challenge 25K, 50K, 50M; Sausalito, CA; www. insidetrail.com 03/09 Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs 8K, 13.1M, 30K, 50K, 50M; Waddell, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com 03/09 Old West Trail Runs 26.2M, 50K, 13.1M; Julian, CA; www. oldwesttrailruns.com 03/09 RUN FOR AMMA 10K, 30K, 50K; PORTOLA VALLEY, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56496 03/09 Singletrack Stampede - Trail of the Ancients 10K, 22K, 42K; Calabasas, CA; www.socalultrarunning.com/singletrack-stampede-trail-races. html 03/09 THE CHUMASH ULTRA 96H; MOORPARK, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=62169 03/09 Trail Trashed Ultra 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; HENDERSON, NV; www.trailrunner.com/event/trail-trashed-ultra 03/10 Snakebite 10k 30k 10K, 30K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www.bquickrunning. com 03/10 XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run 6K, 10K, 13.1M; Black Canyon City, AZ; www.aztrailrace.com 03/16 Folsom South Side Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 5K, 38M, 21M; Folsom, CA; www.tctruns.com 03/16 Homer Epic 50K, 100K; Homer, AK; www.homercyclingclub.org/ homer-epic 03/16 Napa Valley Trail Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Calistoga, CA; www.envirosports.com 03/16 Ramblas Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Juan Capistrano, CA; www. ramblasrun.com 03/16 Sage to Summit / Inyo SAR 5K Race Series #3 5K; Bishop, CA; www.sagetosummit.com 03/17 Chuckanut 50k 50K; Bellingham, WA; www.chuckanut50krace. com 03/17 ZOOM ST PATRICK DAY 5K, 10K, 13.1M; FREMONT, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60154 03/23 Alsea Falls Spring Fling Half & 10k 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Monroe, OR; www.oregontrailruns.com 03/23 Badger Mountain Challenge 15K, 50K, 50M, 100M; Richland, WA; www.badgermountainchallenge.com 03/23 Knickerbocker Canyon 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 35K; Auburn, CA; www. insidetrail.com 03/23 Nine Trails Endurance Run 35M; Santa Barbara, CA; www. allwedoisrun.com 03/23 Stintson Beach Rabbit Chase 10K, 13.1M, 30K; Mill Valley, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing.com/rabbit-chase.html 03/23 White Mountains 100 100M; Fairbanks, AK; www.wm100. endurancenorth.org 03/24 Dam Good Run 2M, 4M, 13K, 26K, 40K; Morristown, AZ; www. aravaiparunning.com/races/dam-good-run 03/25 Powerman-Hawaii H; Kailua Kona, HI; www.3disciplines.com/ events 03/30 Blood, Sweat & Beers Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M; Boulder City, NV; www.bloodsweatandbeersrace.com 03/30 Crown King Scramble 50K; Phoenix, AZ; www.aravaiparunning. com/network/crownkingscramble 03/30 Golden Gate Headlands Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Sausalito, CA; www.envirosports.com 03/30 Spring Run for Fun at Redmond Watershed 5M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Redmond, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 03/30 Valencia Trail Race 10K, 13.1M, 50K; Valencia, CA; www. valenciatrailrace.com 04/06 American River 50 50M; Folsom, CA; www.ar50mile.com 04/06 Carson Canyons Half Marathon 6.7M, 13.1M; Carson City, NV; www.ascentruns.com


2019 race directory 04/06 Chesebro Half Marathon 13.1M; Agoura Hills, CA; www.ChesebroHalf. com 04/06 Coyote Cohorts Backbone Trail Ultra 68M, 100M; Santa Monica, CA; www.coyotebackbonetrail.com 04/06 Leona Divide 30K, 50K, 50M; Lake Hughes, CA; www.leonadivide5050. com 04/06 Oriflamme 50k 50K; Julian, CA; www.oriflamme50k.com 04/06 VALLEY THAW OUT RACES 5K, 10K, 13.1M; WASILLA, AK; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61998 04/07 Beyond Limits Ultra 50K, 50M, 100M, 24H, 48H, 72H; Mountain Center, CA; www.beyondlimitsrunning.com 04/07 Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover 10K, 13.1M, 35K, 50K; REDWOOD CITY, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61288 04/13 Ahmanson 12K Trails 12K, 6K; West Hills, CA; www.trailrunevents. com 04/13 Deception Pass 50K 13.1M, 26.2M; Oak Harbor, WA; www. rainshadowrunning.com 04/13 Lake Sonoma 50 50M; Healdsburg, CA; www.lakesonoma50. com 04/13 OC Dirty Trail Fest 15K; Trabuco Canyon, CA; www.dirtyfeet.us/ trailraces/duathlon 04/13 Spring Eagle Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Sammamish, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 04/13 Whiskey Basin Trail Runs 10K, 13.1K, 33K, 60K, 88K; Prescott, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/whiskey-basin 04/14 AZT Vail Scramble 10K, 13.1M; Vail, AZ; www.aztrail.org/vailtrailrun 04/14 Grizzly Peak 10K, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Berkeley, CA; www. coastaltrailruns.com 04/14 Peterson Ridge Rumble 20M, 40M; Sisters, OR; www. petersonridgerumble.com 04/14 Spartan Trail: Seattle 10K; Seattle, OR; www.spartan.com/trail 04/20 CASTLE CRAGS 10K, 35K, 50K; CASTELLA, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=60888 04/20 Lost in the Sauce 50k 10K, 30K, 50K; SALEM, OR; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=62614 04/20 MENDOCINO COAST 50K 50K; MENDOCINO, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61415 04/20 Mokelumne River Trail Runs 50M, 26.2M, 50K; Valley Springs, CA; www.sntrailruns.com 04/20 Napa Valley 50k 20M, 50K, 20K; Calistoga, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=43167 04/20 OAT Run 12K, 13.1M; Port Angeles, WA; www.oatrun.org 04/20 Silver Moon Trail Races 100M, 12H, 24H, R; Reedley, CA; www. silvermoonrace.com 04/20 Yakima Skyline 50K 50K; Ellensburg, WA; www.rainshadowrunning. com 04/21 Yakima Skyline 25K 25K; Ellensburg, WA; www.rainshadowrunning. com 04/27 Capitol Peak Ultramarathons 25K, 50M; Olympia, WA; www. capitolpeakultras.com 04/27 Rodeo Beach Rumble 8K, 13.1M, 30K; Sausalito, CA; www. urbancoyoteracing.com/rodeo-beach-rumble.html 04/27 Zane Grey 50M; Payson, AZ; www.zanegrey50.com 05/03 Wild Wild West Marathon And Ultra 10M, 26M, 50K, 50M; Lone Pine, CA; www.lonepinechamber.org/wild-west-marathon 05/04 Flight of Fire Half Marathon 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Las Vegas, NV; www. tripledareruns.com/events/flight-of-fire 05/04 HORSESHOE LAKE TRAIL RUN 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; LOS GATOS, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60194 05/04 LOST CREEK TRAIL RUN 5K, 30K, 50K; TRAIL, OR; www.justin@ justinrosas.com 05/04 Miwok 100K 100K; Stinson Beach, CA; www.miwok100k.com/ site 05/04 Night of Fire 5K, 10K, 13.1K; Las Vegas, NV; www.tripledareruns. com/events/night-of-fire 05/04 PQ & GZ Trail Marathon 26.2M; SAN DIEGO, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=62088 05/04 Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon 2M, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Prescott, AZ; www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com

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05/07 Woodland Park Zoom 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events 05/11 Cinderella Trail Run #1 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Oakland, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com/cin_smmr_cinderella.html 05/11 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #1 5.1M, 10.8M; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 05/11 Orcas Island 50 Miler, Marathon and Trail Festival 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; ORCAS ISLAND, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=60992 05/11 Paiute Meadows 4.5M, 13.1M, 50K; Susanville, CA; www. paiutemeadowstrailrun.com 05/11 PCT 50 Mile Run 50M; San Diego, CA; www.pct50.com/eventInfo. asp 05/11 Phantom Trail Races 10M, 15M, 20M; Aguora Hills, CA; www. socalultrarunning.com/phantom-trail-races.html 05/11 Quicksilver 50K, 100K; San Jose, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/ register.aspx?did=61504 05/11 Tough as Nails - Roxy Ann Trail Race 5K, 10K; MEDFORD, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62685 05/11 Whoos in El Moro 10K, 25K, 50K; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62351 05/18 Adrenaline Night Trail Runs 10K, 25K, 50K, 6K, 15K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/network/insomniac/ adrenaline/#adrenaline 05/18 Ancient Redwood Running Festival 5M, 10M, 6H, 12H; Philo, CA; www.ancientredwoodrunfest.com 05/18 Baldy Marathons 20M, 40M, 100K, 100M, 50K; Mount Baldy Ski Lodge, CA; www.baldymarathons.myfreesites.net 05/18 Born To Run Ultra Marathons 10M, 30M, 60M, 100M, 200M; Los Olivos, CA; www.allwedoisrun.com 05/18 San Francisco 50/50 50K, 50M; Rodeo Beach, CA; www. coastaltrailruns.com/sf100.html 05/18 Sasquatch 50k 50K, 50M; GALICE, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/ register.aspx?did=62688 05/18 Sharlie Shuffle 6H, 12H; Seattle, WA; www.endlesstrails.us/ sharlie-shuffle.html 05/18 Silver State 50K/50M Endurance Runs 13.2M, 50K, 50M; Reno, NV; www.silverstatestriders.com 05/18 Smith Rock Ascent 4M, 15M, 50K; Terrebonne, OR; www. gobeyondracing.com/races/smith-rock-ascent 05/18 Spence Mountain Run 30K, 50K; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62125 05/18 Sri Chinmoy 7 & 13 Hour Solo & Relay Race 7H, 13H; Seattle, WA; www.us.srichinmoyraces.org/Seattle7and13 05/18 SUN MOUNTAIN 50K 50K; WINTHROP, WA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=60385 05/18 The 4MPH Challenge 12M, 36M, 100M; MCCLOUD, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60896 05/18 Tiger Mountain Trail Run 5K, 12K, 13.1M, 50K; Issaquah, WA; www.evergreentrailruns.com/tiger-upcoming 05/19 Ohlone Wilderness 50K Trail Run 50K; Fremont, CA; www. ohlone50k.com 05/19 Spartan Trail: So Cal, Big Bear 10K; Big Bear Lake, CA; www. spartan.com/trail 05/19 Sun Mountain 25K and 1K 1K, 25K; WINTHROP, WA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60386 05/23 Pigtails Challenge 100K, 100M, 200M, 50K, 150M; Renton, WA; www.sites.google.com/pigtailschallenge 05/25 Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 15M, 50K, 50M; Los Alamos, NM; www.highaltitudeathletics.org 05/25 Stumptown Trail Runs Half Marathon AND 1/2 50K, 13.1M; Portland, OR; www.gobeyondracing.com/races/stumptown-trail-runs 06/01 Berry Creek Falls Trail Run 10K, 15K, 25K; Boulder Creek, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 06/01 Bishop High Sierra Ultra-Marathons 20M, 50K, 50M, 100K; Bishop, CA; www.insidetrail.com 06/01 Bishop High Sierra Ultras 20M, 50K, 50M, 100K; Bishop, CA; www.bishopultras.com 06/01 Genoa Peak Completely Mad-a-thon 8M, 24M; Lake Tahoe, NV; www.ascentruns.com

06/01 Loco Party Animal 5K, 28K; BUTTE MEADOWS, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61961 06/01 MILLERSYLVANIA TRAIL RACES 10K, 30K, 50K; OLYMPIA, WA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62184 06/01 Red Devil 25k/10k Trail Challenge 10K, 25K; Cashmere, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 06/01 The Loco Go Big or Go Home Challenge 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 100K, 100M; FOREST RANCH, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=58362 06/01 Vashon Island Ultramarathon and Trail Run 10M, 50K; Vashon Island, WA; www.vashonultra.com 06/02 Big Basin Redwoods 26.2M, 50K; Los Gatos, CA; www.coastaltrailruns. com/bigbasin50.html 06/02 Spartan Trail: Monterey 10K; Salinas, CA; www.spartan.com/ trail 06/02 Teanaway Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Teanaway, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 06/02 Truckee Trail Running Festival 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Truckee, CA; www. tahoetrailrunning.com/truckee-running-festival 06/07 Desolation Duo 26.2M, 40M; North Cascades National Park, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61238 06/08 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #2 5K, 8.2M, 14.5M; New Castle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 06/08 Devil’s Slide Trail Run 4K, 11K, 13.1M, 30K; Pacifica, CA; www. devilssliderun.org 06/08 Kaniksu 50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race 1M, 29K, 50M; FRATER LAKE, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=58322 06/08 Shadow of the Giants 20K, 50K; Fish Camp, CA; www. sanjoaquinrunning.com 06/08 WILD OUTBACK 50K; PAISLEY, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=61479 06/09 Run For The HIlls 2M, 8K, 30K; Corvallis, OR; www.gltrunforthehills. com 06/09 Valley Crest Half Marathon 13.1M, 10K; Los Angeles -Tarzana, CA; www.trailrunevents.com/valley-crest-half-marathon.html 06/11 Ravenna Run the Ravine 4K, 8K, 12M; Seattle, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 06/14 ROSS LAKE RALLY 25K, 50K; North Cascades National ParK, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61235 06/15 Bootleg Beatdown 5K, 5M, 10M; Boulder City, NV; www. bootlegbeatdown.com 06/15 Canyon Meadow #2 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Oakland, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 06/15 Holcomb Valley Trail Runs 7M, 15M, 33M; Big Bear Lake, CA; www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com 06/15 Hypnosis Night Trail Runs 8K, 23K, 54K, 5K, 15K; Avondale, AZ; www. aravaiparunning.com/network/insomniac/hypnosis/#hypnosis 06/21 Broken Arrow Skyrace 11K, 26K, 52K, 1K; lake tahoe, CA; www. brokenarrowskyrace.com 06/22 Angel Island 5 Miler and Half Marathon 5K, 13.1M; Tiburon, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing.com/angel-island.html 06/22 Elijah Bristow 24 Hour Run 12H, 24H; DEXTER, OR; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61036 06/22 Gateway Trails 50m/50k/30k/10k 10K, 30K, 50K, 50M; MT SHASTA, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61313 06/22 Mary’s Peak Trail Run 25K, 50K, 50M; Blodgett, OR; www. maryspeaktrailrun.com 06/22 San Lorenzo River Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Santa Cruz, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 06/22 Tough Topanga 10K, 10M; Topanga, CA; www.blindhundathletics. com 06/22 Wild Woman Trail Marathon and Relay 26.2M, 50K; Trout Lake, WA; www.wildwomanmarathon.com 06/23 Burton Creek Trail Run 6K, 12K, 13.1M; Tahoe City, CA; www. tahoetrailrunning.com/trail-runs/burton-creek-trail-run 06/25 Sunshine Salutation 5M, 10M; Redmond, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events 06/29 Black Mountain 50K 50K; San Diego, CA; www.blackmtn50k. com T R AILRUNNERMAG.COM


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06/29 Cirque du Griffith Park 6h & 12h Runs 6H, 12H, 24H; Los Angeles, CA; www.trailrunevents.com/cirque-du-griffith-park-612-hour. html 06/29 Creek2Peak 21M; Lake Tahoe, NV; www.ascentruns.com 06/29 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run 100M; Squaw Valley, CA; www.ws100.com 06/29 Zoom Firecracker Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Fremont, CA; www. CoastalTrailRuns.com 07/04 Mount Marathon Race 5K; Seward, AK; www.mmr.seward.com 07/04 Run to the Beach 5K, 10K; Tahoe Vista, CA; www.tahoetrailrunning. com/trail-runs/run-to-the-beach 07/05 Three Degrees of Hell 7K, 7M; Las Vegas, NV; www.tripledareruns. com/events/three-degrees-of-hell 07/06 Golden Gate Trail Run #2 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Rodeo Beach, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com/gg_smmr_golden_gate.html 07/06 Hatcher Pass Marathon 26.2M, 26.2R; WILLOW, AK; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61499 07/06 Mt. A 5K 5K, 10K; ASHLAND, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=62663 07/06 Ochoco Trail Runs 10.5M, 50K, 50M; PRINEVILLE, OR; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59331 07/06 She Rocks the Trail 10K, 25K; Auburn, CA; www.sherocksthetrails. com 07/09 Carkeek Warmer 5M, 10M; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events 07/13 Angel Creek 50 Miler 50M; Fairbanks, AK; www.angelcreek50. org 07/13 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #3 5K, 10.8M, 19.5M; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 07/13 Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon 26.2M; Carlton, NM; www. voyageur50.com/eugene-curnow-trail-marathon 07/13 Grey Rock Trail Run 12K, 25K, 50K; Yakima, WA; www.facebook. com/GreyRockTrailRuns

07/13 Kill Bill’s Oyster Dome Challenge 25k/ 50k 25K, 50K; ALGER, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61069 07/13 Mt Hood 50 50K, 50M; Mt Hood, OR; www.gobeyondracing.com 07/13 Siskiyou Out Back Trail Run 15K, 50K, 50M, 100K; Ashland, OR; www.siskiyououtback.com 07/13 SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Run - SUMMER 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; CASTO VALLEY, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60790 07/13 The Peak 13.1M, 26.2M; Julian, CA; www.runthepeak.com 07/20 Crazy Person Trail Half Marathon, 10k and 5K 5K, 10K, 13.1M; DUPONT, WA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62429 07/20 Crow Pass Crossing 22.6M; GIRDWOOD, AK; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61527 07/20 Lord Hill Pie High Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Snohomish, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 07/20 Oakland Redwoods RunUSa 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Oakland, CA; www. urbancoyoteracing.com/oakland-redwoods.html 07/20 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 55K, 50M, 100M; Carson City, NV; www.tahoemtnmilers.org/trter-endurance-runs.html 07/23 Seward Sizzler 4.2M, 10K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events 07/27 Angry Owl Ultramarathons 6H, 12H, 24H; SALEM, OR; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59550 07/27 Elkhorn Crest 50 50M; Sumpter, OR; www.elkhorncrest.com 07/27 Tushar Mountain Runs 100K, 70K, 26.2M, 13.1M; Beaver, UT; www. aravaiparunning.com/tushars 07/27 White River 50 Mile Endurance Run 50M; CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, WA; www.whiteriver50.com 08/03 Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run 100M; Wrightwood, CA; www.ac100.com 08/03 Beacon Rock 25K, 50K, 1K; North Bonneville, WA; www. rainshadowrunning.com 08/03 Capital Climb 23M; Lake Tahoe, NV; www.ascentruns.com

2019 race directory 08/03 Machine Solutions Run For Children’s Health Center 10K, 5K, 2K; Flagstaff, AZ; www.Machinesolutionsrun.com 08/03 Santa Cruz Trail Run 10K, 13.1M, 30K; Felton, CA; www.insidetrail. com/ai1ec_event/santa-cruz-trail-run 08/03 Taos Ski Valley Up & Over Trail Run 10K; Taos Ski Valley, NM; www.taosskivalley.com/trailrun 08/03 Twilight Trail Adventure 5K, 10K; AUBURN, CA; www. twilighttrailadventure.com 08/03 Volcanic 50 50K; Cougar, WA; www.gobeyondracing.com/races/ volcanic-50 08/04 Skyline 50K 50K; CASTRO VALLEY, CA; www.skyline50k.us 08/06 Summer Eddy 4M, 8M; Kenmore, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events 08/09 Bigfoot 200 200M; Mount St Helens, WA; www.destinationtrailrun. com 08/09 Elkhorn Relay 101R, 206R; LA GRANDA, OR; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=60040 08/10 Cinderella Trail Run #2 summer 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Oakland, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com/cin_spr_cinderella.html 08/10 Cool Moon 100-Mile Endurance Run 100M; COOL, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59833 08/10 Cool Moon Trail Races 13.5M, 25M, 50M, 100K, 5K, 11.5M; Cool, CA; www.elementalrunning.com/races 08/10 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #4 5K, 14.5M, 26.2M; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 08/10 Haulin’ Aspen Trail Runs 6.5M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Bend, OR; www. haulinaspen.com 08/10 The Nifty Fifty 10K, 25K, 50K; JUNEAU, AK; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61523 08/11 Marlette 50K and 10 Miler 10M, 50K; Incline Village, NV; www. tahoetrailrunning.com/trail-runs/marlette-50k 08/16 Desert Dash Moonlight Madness 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Boulder City, NV; www.desertdashlv.com


2019 race directory 08/16 Kodiak 100 50M, 50K, 100M; Big Bear Lake, CA; www. kodiakultramarathons@gmail.com 08/16 World Ride & Tie Championship 35M; Orkney Springs, VA; www. rideandtie.org 08/17 MOONLIGHT MADNESS 13.1M; LAS VEGAS, NV; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=59936 08/17 Star City San Bruno Mountain Half Marathon 13.1M; BRISBANE, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62939 08/17 Summer Blast at Redmond Watershed 5M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Redmond, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 08/17 Vertigo Night Trail Relays 10K, 31K, 52K, 6K, 20K; Waddell, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/network/insomniac/vertigo/#vertigo 08/17 Waldo 100K 100K; Oakridge, OR; www.waldo100k.org 08/17 XTERRA Lake Tahoe Trail Run 5K, 10K; Incline Village, NV; www. bigblueadventure.com 08/20 Interlaken Ice Cream Dash 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events 08/22 Ragnar Trail Rainier-WA, Presented by Salomon 120M, R; Crystal Mountain, WA; www.ragnartrail.com 08/24 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run 100M; Easton, WA; www. cascadecrest100.com 08/24 Castle Peak 100KM 100K; Truckee, CA; www.castlepeak100k.com 08/24 THE BULLDOG ULTRA 25K, 50K; MALIBU, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61451 08/25 AZT North Rim Ramble 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; North Kaibab, AZ; www.aztrail.org/northrimtrailrun 08/25 Diablo Trail Run 4M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Clayton, CA; www. coastaltrailruns.com 08/25 Run By the Sea 4K, 12K; Santa Cruz, CA; www.RunByTheSea.org 08/27 Burning Man Ultramarathon 50K; Black Rock City, NV; www. burningman50k.com

08/30 Hardesty Hardcore 5.5M, 14M; Oakridge, OR; www.level32racing. com 08/31 Endurance Santa Fe 1M, 13M, 50K, 50M; Santa Fe, NM; www. endurancesantafe.com 08/31 Three Corner Rock PCT 50K 50K; CARSON, WA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=62486 08/31 Zoom Dynamite Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Richmond, CA; www. coastaltrailruns.com 09/02 Mount Baldy Run-to-the-Top 11.6K; Mt. Baldy, CA; www.run2top. com 09/06 Pin Cushion Hill Climb 1M; Friant, CA; www.sanjoaquinrunning. com/pincushion 09/07 Backcountry Rise Trail 13.1M, 20M, 50K; Toutle, WA; www. daybreakracing.com/backcountry-rise 09/07 GOAT Run 13.1M, 26.2M; Port Angeles, WA; www.greatoatrun. org 09/07 Middle Fork Trail Run 13.1M, 22M, 50K; Snoqualmie, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 09/07 NUT 50K/100K 50K, 100K; ROSEBURG, OR; www.gobeyondracing. com/races/nut-100k 09/07 Teanaway Country 100 100M; CLE ELUM, WA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61157 09/07 ZombieRunner San Francisco Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Francisco, CA; www.zoomrunningevents.com/sf_san_francisco_wntr.html 09/08 Tioga Pass Run 12.4M; Lee Vining, CA; www.tiogapassrun.com 09/13 Flagline 50k 50K; Bend, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 09/13 Marin Moonlight Run 5K, 10K; Novato, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing. com/marin-moonlight-2015.html 09/13 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run 200M; Homewood, CA; www. destinationtrailrun.com 09/14 Folsom Lake Ultra Trail 68.5M; GRANITE BAY, CA; www. singletrackrunning.com/inaugural-folsom-lake-ultra-trail

09/14 Headlands Hundred 26.2M, 50M, 75M, 100M; Marin, CA; www. pctrailruns.com 09/14 Lake Tahoe 100K, 25K; Lake Tahoe, CA; www.pctrailruns.com 09/14 The Little Loco Relay 65R; BUTTE MEADOWS, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=59396 09/15 Emerald Bay Trail Run 10K; Tahoma, CA; www.tahoetrailrunning. com/trail-runs/emerald-bay-trail-run 09/15 Plain 100M/100K Endurance Run 100K, 100M; Leavenworth, WA; www.plain100.com 09/20 Fat Glass 50K; Bellevue, WA; www.fatglass.seattlerunningclub. org 09/21 Coastal Marathon & 50K 26.2K, 50K; Stinson Beach , CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62207 09/21 Mountain Lakes 100 100M; Olallie Lake, OR; www.gobeyondracing. com/races/mountain-lakes-100 09/21 Noble Canyon 50K; PINE VALLEY, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/ register.aspx?did=62476 09/21 Paradise Valley Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Woodinville, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 09/27 Headwaters Ultra 10K, 50K, 30K; Mt Shasta, CA; www. headwatersultra.com 09/27 Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge 20M, 20K, 11M; Oakridge , OR; www.oakridgetriplesummitchallenge.com 09/27 The Badcat Ultra Distance Triathlon 105M, 15M, 30M; Tucker, UT; www.badcatultra.com 09/28 Javelina Jangover 7K, 25K, 50K, 75K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www. aravaiparunning.com/network/insomniac/jangover/#jangover 09/28 McDonald Forest 50K; Corvallis, OR; www.mac50k.org 09/28 Pacifica Summit Run 10K, 13.1M, 30K; Pacifica, CA; www. urbancoyoteracing.com/pacifica-summit-run.html 09/28 Ridge Rambler Half Marathon 13.1M; BRIDGEPORT, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61787


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09/28 Spartan Trail: Lake Tahoe 10K; Lake Tahoe, CA; www.spartan. com/trail 10/05 Condor Trail Run 25K; Corvallis, OR; www.cordor25k.org 10/05 Cuyamaca 100k 100K; JULIAN, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register. aspx?did=62740 10/05 Dam Ruck N Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 6H, 3H; Moapa , NV; www. tripledareruns.com/events/dam-ruck 10/05 Flagstaff Sky Race 3M, 39K, 55K; Flagstaff, AZ; www.aravaiparunning. com/network/flagstaff 10/05 Monrovia Canyon Trail Runs 13M, 30K; MONROVIA, CA; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61297 10/05 Whidbey Woods Trail Run ; Langley, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events/whidbey-woods-trail-run 10/05 Willamette Headwaters Endurance Events (WHEE Run) 11M, 22M, 33M; Oakridge, OR; www.wheerun.com 10/12 Bizz Johnson Trail Runs 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Susanville, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 10/12 Butte Meadows Trailathons 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M; BUTTE MEADOWS, CA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61368 10/12 Canyon de Chelly Ultra 55K; Chinle, AZ; www.canyondechellyultra. com 10/12 Elk-Kings 25K & 50K 25K, 50K, 27M; Tillamook, OR; www. gobeyondracing.com/races/elk-kings-25k-50k 10/12 Elk-Kings Trail Races 25K, 50K, 27.5M; Tillamook, OR; www. gobeyondracing.com/races/elk-kings-25k-50k 10/12 Hell of the Northwest Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Alsea Falls Recreation Area, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61337 10/12 HIGHLANDER 100 100M; MOUNT BALDY, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61465 10/12 Santa Barbara 100 100K, 100M; Santa Barbara, CA; www. santabarbara100.com/?q=home 10/12 Santa Barbara 50 50K, 50M; SANTA BARBARA, CA; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=61261

10/12 SPACEROCK Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Agua Dulce, CA; www. spacerocktrailrace.com 10/18 Black’s Grove River Crossing Trail Race 10K, 13.1M; Orinda, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing.com/tilden.html 10/19 Rocky Peak Ultra Trail Run 30K, 50K, 15K; Los Angeles, CA; www. trailrunevents.com/rocky-peak-3050.html 10/19 Tilden Trail 10K and Half Marathon 10K, 13.1M; Berkeley, CA; www.urbancoyoteracing.com/tilden.html 10/26 Javelina Jundred 100M, 100K; Fountain Hills, AZ; www. aravaiparunning.com/network/javelinajundred 10/27 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #5 7.6M, 19.5M, 50K; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/events 10/27 Spartan Trail: So Cal 10K; CA; www.spartan.com/trail 11/02 Carkeek Cooler 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events 11/09 Lake Chabot Trail Run 5M, 13.1M, 50K, 26.2M, 30K; Castro Valley, CA; www.coastaltrailruns.com 11/09 Trails of Glory 26.2M, 13.1M, 40M; Las Vegas, NV; www.trailsofglory. com 11/16 Ravenna Refresher 4K, 8K, 12K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns. com/events 11/16 Valley of Fire BACKCOUNTRY 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Logandale, NV; www.tripledareruns.com/events/valley-of-fire 12/01 Redmond Reindeer Romp 5M, 13.1M; Redmond, WA; www. nwtrailruns.com/events 12/07 Anza Borrego Cuyamaca (ABC) 50M; San Diego, CA; www. abc50milerun.com 12/14 Dirty December Poker Run 10K, 13.1M; Escondido, CA; www. dirtyfeet.us/trailraces 12/14 Seward Solstice 4.2K, 10K; Seattle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com/ events 12/28 Across the Years 24H, 48H, 72H, 144H; Phoenix, AZ; www. acrosstheyears.com

ROCKIES 01/01 Commitment Day Colorado Springs 5K; Colorado Springs, CO; www.commitmentday.com/colorado-springs/event-info 01/01 Life Time Commitment Day 5K; Westminister , CO; www.runsignup. com/Race/CO/Westminster/LifeTimeCommitmentDay5k 01/01 Rescue Run 5K, 10K; Colorado Springs, CO; www.pprrun.org/ events/RescueRun/main.htm 01/01 Resolute Runner 5K; Arvada, CO; www.resolutionrunner.com/ index.html 01/01 Search and Rescue Run 5K, 10K; Colorado Springs, CO; www. pprrun.org 01/06 Winter Six Pack Series 1M, 5K; Highlands Ranch , CO; www.6packseries. com/index.html 01/11 Chillly Cheeks Winter 2.5M; Greenville, CO; www.racingunderground. com 01/12 Chilly Cheeks 4M; Greenwood Village, CO; www.racingunderground. com 01/12 Six Pack Series Winter 1M, 5K, 2M; Westminister, CO; www.runsignup. com/Race/CO/Westminster/SixPackSeriesBroomfield1mile5k 01/12 Sorry Bout that Half Marathon 13.1M, 13M; Polson, MT; www. polsonrunning.com 01/12 Twin Mountain Trudge 11M, 22M; Laramie, WY; www.ultrasignup. com/register.aspx?did=40818 01/12 Winter Series I 10K, 5K; Colorado Springs , CO; www.pprrun.org 01/19 Wilson Creek Frozen 50K 50K, 10M, 20M; Melba, ID; www. frozen50k.pickledfeetultras.com 01/26 Arches Ultra 9K, 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Moab, UT; www.madmooseevents. com/arches-ultra 01/26 Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival 5K, 10K, 25K, 26.2M, 50K; Midway, UT; www.squawpeak50.com 02/03 Super Bowl 13.1M, 5K; Colorado Springs , CO; www.pprrun.org/ events/SuperHalf

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2019 race directory 02/09 Dinosaur100 Snowshoe Series Steamboat Lake Race 5K, 3K; Clark , CO; www.dinosaur100.com/snowshoe-series 02/09 Running Up for Air - Grandeur Peak Challenge 6H; Salt Lake City, UT ; www.runningupforair.com 02/09 Stories Ultra 30H, 15H, 6H; Colorado Springs, CO; www. humanpotentialrunning.com/stories-ultra 02/09 Winter Series III 20K, 5M; Colorado Springs , CO; www.pprrun. org 02/09 Winter Warrior Snowshoe Race 10K; Durango , CO; www. winterwarrior10k.com 02/16 Moab’s Red Hot 55K/33K 33K, 55K; Moab, UT; www.grassrootsevents. net/node 02/24 Pueblo Marathon & Half 13.1M, 26.2M; Pueblo, CO; www. madmooseevents.com/pueblo-marathon 03/02 Red Mountain 50K 13.1M, 20M, 50K; St George, UT; www. redmountain50K.com 03/09 A Run Through Time 26.2M, 13.1M; Salida, CO; www.SalidaRec. com/CCRC 03/09 Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25K, 50K, 50M, 100M; Syracuse, UT; www.buffalorun.org 03/09 Running Up for Air- Colorado 3H, 6H, 12H; Evergreen, CO; www. runningupforairco.com 03/21 Pulse Endurance Runs 6H, 12H, 24H, 100M, 100R; Eagle, ID; www. pulserunning.com 03/23 Behind the Rocks 30K, 50K, 50M, 10M; Moab, UT; www. madmooseevents.com 03/28 Moab Mindful Running Retreat 6M, 7M, 8M, 10M; Moab, UT; www. runwildretreats.com/moab-mindful-running-retreat 04/07 XTERRA CMSP 5K, 12K, 24K; Colorado Springs, CO; www. marathonmajic.com 04/13 Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Fruita, CO; www.geminiadventures.com 04/13 Rattler Trail Race 10K, 25K, 50K; Colorado Springs, CO; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=39383 04/20 Spitfire Ultra Trail Challenge 5K, 12K, 25K, 50K; Menan, ID; www. buttingeartrailrunning.com 04/27 Rock Hawk Trail Runs 10K, 13.1M; Castle Rock, CO; www. BearChaseRaceSeries.com 04/27 Weiser River Trail 50K Relay & Solo Run 50K; Boise, ID; www. weiserrivertrail.org 05/03 Salt Flats 100 50K, 50M, 100M; Wendover, UT; www.saltflats100. com 05/04 Cheyenne Mountain Ultra 10x5k 50K; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; www.Treelineracingco.com 05/04 Collegiate Peaks Trail Run 25M, 50M; Buena Vista, CO; www. collegiatepeakstrailrun.org 05/04 Greenland Trail Races 4M, 8M, 25K, 50K; Larkspur, CO; www. coloradorunnerevents.com/Greenland 05/04 Hayden Cog Run 8.4M, 10K, 5K; Hayden, CO; www.townof hayden. org 05/10 Ragnar Trail Zion-UT 120M, R; Mt. Carmel, UT; www.customerservice@ ragnarrelay.com 05/11 Desert RATS Rabbit Valley Half 13.1M; Fruita, CO; www. geminiadventures.com 05/11 Quad Rock 50 25M, 50M; Fort Collins, CO; www.gnarrunners. com/quad-rock-50 05/11 Tommyknocker 12 Hour and Mine Shaft Half 12H, 13.1M; Golden, CO; www.humanpotentialrunning.com 05/18 Elk Meadow 5K, 10K; Evergreen, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 05/18 La Sportiva Vail Boneyard Boogie 10K; Eagle, CO; www.vailrec. com 05/18 Spirit Challenge 5K, 10K; Steamboat Springs, CO; www. runningseries.com 05/19 NORAD Trail Race 4M, 8M, 13.1M; Colorado Springs, CO; www. madmooseevents.com 05/25 High Drive Challenge 4M, 10M; Colorado Springs, CO; www. madmooseevents.com 06/01 Golden Gate Dirty 30 12M, 50K; Black Hawk, CO; www.dirty30. org

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06/01 North Fork 50 Mile/50K Trail Race 50M, 50K; Buffalo Creek, CO; www.northfork50.com 06/01 Scout Mountain Ultra Trail 35K, 60K, 100K; Pocatello, ID; www. scoutmountainultras.com 06/01 Thelma and Louise Half Marathon and Relay 10K, 13.1R, 13.1M; MOAB, UT; www.madmoose.com 06/01 Turquoise Lake 20K 20K; Leadville, CO; www.leadvillesportshall. com/events.html 06/02 Crazy Legs 10K+ 10K; Loveland, CO; www.crazylegsraceseries. info 06/02 Fish Hatchery 5K; Leadville, CO; www.leadvillesportshall.com/ events.html 06/07 Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO 120R; Snowmass, CO; www. customerservice@ragnarrelay.com 06/08 Bergen Peak Trail Race 13.1M; Evergreen, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 06/08 Mueller Trail Marathon 25K, 26.2M; Divide, CO; www.madmooseevents. com 06/08 South Park Trail Runs 13.1M, 26.2M; Fairplay, CO; www. humanpotentialrunning.com 06/08 Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run 50M; Provo, UT; www.squawpeak50. com 06/09 Herron Half Trail Races 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Kalispell, MT; www. herronhalf.org 06/15 Howelsen Hill 8 Miler 4M, 8M; Steamboat Springs, CO; www. runningseries.com 06/15 Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half 15.5M, 26.2M; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries.com 06/16 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 143M; Moab, UT; www.geminiadventures. com 06/16 River of No Return Endurance Runs 25K, 50K, 100K; Challis, ID; www.runchallis.com 06/21 Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp 61M; Leadville, CO; www. leadvilleraceseries.com 06/22 Beaver Creek Summer Solstice 5K, 10K; Beaver Creek, CO; www. vailrec.com/sports/trail-running-racing 06/22 Moutain Ridge 10K, 13.1M; Highlands Ranch, CO; www. enduranceraceseries.com/mountain-ridge--highlands-ranch-. html 06/22 Sinks Canyon Rough and Tumble Trail Runs 4M, 11M, 50K; Lander, WY; www.landerrunning.blogspot.com/p/sinks-canyon-roughand-tumble-trail-runs.html 06/30 Mountain Madness Half Marathon 13.1M, 10K; Steamboat Springs, CO; www.runningseries.com 07/04 Freedom Race 10K; Plentywood, MT; www.alancsafety@gmail. com 07/06 Evergeen Mountain 15K; Evergreen, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 07/06 Evergreen Mountain 15K; Evergreen, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 07/06 La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb 7.5M; Vail, CO; www.vailrec.com 07/06 Silver Rush 50 50M; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries.com 07/06 Silverheels Endurance Run 100M; Fairplay, CO; www. humanpotentialrunning.com 07/07 Last Call Endurance Run 50M; Fairplay, CO; www.humanpotentialrunning. com 07/07 Silverton Alpine Runs 26.2M, 50K; Silverton, CO; www. silvertonalpinerunning.com/events/silverton-alpine-marathon-50k 07/07 Steep Camp 12H, 6H, 24H, 48H, 72H, 120H; Silverton, CO; www. runsteep.com/steep-camp 07/13 Beaverhead Endurance Runs 55K, 100K; Salmon, ID; www. beaverheadenduranceruns.com 07/13 Devil’s Backbone 50M, 50R; Bozeman, MT; www.winddrinkers. org 07/13 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run 100M; silverton, co; www.hardrock100. com 07/14 Spartan Trail: Fort Carson 10K, 21K; Colorado Springs, CO; www. spartan.com/trail 07/19 Chase the Moon 12H, R; Highlands Ranch, CO; www. BearChaseRaceSeries.com

07/19 Palisades Ultra Trail Series 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M, 100M, 1M; Irwin, ID; www.palisadesultra.com 07/20 La Sportiva Camp Hale Half Marathon, 5K and 10K 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Camp Hale, CO; www.vailrec.com 07/20 Skunk Hollow Sneaker Chase 8M, 16M; Casper, WY; www.307Running. weebly.com 07/20 Speedgoat 50K 10K, 50K; Snowbird, UT; www.karlmeltzer.com/ speedgoat-50k 07/20 Thunderbolt Creek 30K; Basin, MT; www.bquickrunning.com 07/22 Black Hawk Half Marathon and 10K 13.1M; Golden, CO; www. enduranceraceseries.com/black-hawk.html 07/26 High Lonesome 100 100M; Salida, CO; www.highlonesome100. com 07/26 Ouray 100 and 50 Mile Endurance Run 50M, 100M; ouray, CO; www.ouray100.com 07/27 Dig Your Grave 100K; Hope, ID; www.Run7b.com 07/27 Grand Mesa Ultras 30K, 55K, 50M, 100M; Grand Mesa, CO; www. grandmesaultras.com 07/27 Never Summer 100K 100K; Gould, CO; www.gnarrunners.com/ never-summer-100k 07/27 Pikes Peak Ultra Trail Run 10M, 60K; Colorado Springs, CO; www. Bigmountainar.com 07/27 Spring Creek Memorial 9 Miler 5K, 9M; Steamboat Springs, CO; www.runningseries.com 07/27 Standhope Ultra Challenge 30K, 60K; Ketchum, ID; www. standhopeultrachallenge.com 07/27 Tushars 13.1M, 26.2M, 100K, 70K; BEAVER, UT; www.grandcircletrails. com 08/03 El Vaquero Loco 25K, 50K; Afton, WY; www.elvaqueroloco. blogspot.com 08/03 HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs 15M, 52K, 53M; Helena, MT; www. hurlelkhorn.com 08/03 Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Run 100K; Springville, UT; www. squawpeak50.com 08/03 La Sportiva Vail Berry Picker Trail Runs 5K; Vail, CO; www.vailrec. com 08/03 Sheep Mountain Endurance Run 50M, 50K; Fairplay, CO; www. humanpotentialrunning.com 08/03 Silverton Ultra Marathon 55K, 100K; Silverton, CO; www.dirty30. org 08/03 Staunton State Park 20k 20K; Pine, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 08/03 Winter Park Half Marathon & 5k 5K, 13.1M; Winter Park, CO; www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/winter-park-half-marathon 08/09 UTE 100 Mile 100M; La Sal, UT; www.runbumtours.com 08/10 Aspen Backcountry Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Aspen, CO; www. aspenbackcountrymarathon.com 08/11 Leadville Trail 10K 10K; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries. com 08/11 Steamboat Stinger 13.1M, 26.2M; Steamboat Springs, CO; www. honeystinger.com/steamboatstinger.html 08/13 Transrockies 120M; Buena Vista, CO; www.transrockies.com 08/16 Harriman Trail 10 Mile 25K, 50K; Ketchum, ID; www.sunvalleyrunning. com 08/16 Resort to Rock 32K, 60K; Boise, ID; www.pulserunning.com/ resort-to-rock-ultras 08/17 Just Peachy Run Races 1K, 5K, 10K; Palisade, CO; www.justpeachyrun. com 08/17 SHATS Trail Series Race #1 15K; Helena, MT; www.bquickrunning. com 08/18 Leadville Trail 100 Run 100M; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries. com 08/23 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon 13.32M, 26.2M; Colorado Springs, CO; www.pikespeakmarathon.org 08/24 Continental Divide Trail Run 15.5M, 50K; Steamboat Springs, CO; www.runningseries.com 08/24 La Sportiva Vail 5k & 10K @10,000 Feet 5K, 10K; Vail, CO; www. vailrec.com 08/24 Pikes Peak Marathon 26.2M; Colorado Springs, CO; www. pikespeakmarathon.org T R AILRUNNERMAG.COM


2019 race directory 08/24 Telluride Mountain Run 14M, 22M, 38M; Telluride, CO; www. runtelluride.com 08/31 Grand Traverse Mountain Run 40.5M; Crested Butte - Aspen, CO; www.thegrandtraverse.org 09/06 3 Bears Trail Races 50K, 50M, 100M; PRESTON, ID; www. threebearsultra.com 09/06 Imogene Pass Run 17.1M; Ouray, CO; www.imogenerun.com 09/06 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run 100M; KAYSVILLE, UT; www.wasatch100.com 09/07 Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; BELLVIEW, CO; www. gnarrunners.com/black-squirrel-half 09/07 Devil on the Divide Trail Run 22K, 50K; Empire, CO; www. devilonthedivideultra.com 09/07 Mountain RATS Trail Races 14.4M, 26M, 50K, 5K; Eagle, CO; www. geminiadventures.com/running-events-2/mountainrats 09/08 Cloud City Multi-Stage 173M; Leadville, CO; www.legendaryraces. com/cloud-city-2019 09/12 Telluride Trail Running + Wellness Retreat 3M, 5M, 6M, 8M; TELLURIDE, CO; www.runwildretreats.com/telluride-trail-runningwellness-retreat 09/13 Run, Rabbit, Run 50M, 100M; Steamboat Springs, CO; www. runningseries.com 09/13 SHATS Trail Series Race #2 3.2M; Helena, MT; www.bquickrunning. com 09/14 Idaho Mountain Festival 10K, 13.1M, 100M; McCall, ID; www. imtuf100.com 09/14 La Sportiva Vail EverGold 5K, 10K; Vail, CO; www.vailrec.com 09/15 Lead King Loop Charity Races 2.5K, 12.5K, 25K; Marble, CO; www. leadkingloop25k.com 09/21 Camp 4 Coffee Cart To Cart Trail Race 13.1M, 19M; Crested Butte, CO; www.cbmountainrunners.org 09/21 Emerald Mountain 12K; Steamboat Springs, CO; www.runningseries. com 09/21 Jelm Mountain Run 10M; Laramie, WY; www.highplainsharriers. org 09/21 Mount Helena Run 9K; Helena, MT; www.vigilanterunning.org/ our-events/mount-helena-run 09/26 Bear 100 100M; Preston, ID; www.bear100.com 09/28 Bear Chase Trail Races 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 50M, 100K; Lakewood, CO; www.BearChaseRaceSeries.com 09/28 Crested Butte Ultra 55K, 100K; Crested Butte, CO; www. madmooseevents.com/pueblo-marathon 09/28 Crimson Canyons Ultra 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Richfield, UT; www. crimsoncanyons.com 09/28 Fall Evergold Trail Race 10M; Morrison, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 10/12 Family Glow Run 10M; Evergreen, CO; www.evergreenrecreation. com 10/12 Indian Creek Fifties 15M, 50M, 50K; Sedalia, CO; www. humanpotentialrunning.com 10/12 SHATS Trail Series Race #3 6.6M; Helena, MT; www.bquickrunning. com 10/19 Blue Sky Trail Marathon 26.2M; Fort Collins, CO; www. blueskymarathon.com 10/20 SHATS Trail Series Race #4 4M; Helena, MT; www.bquickrunning. com 10/24 Moab Mindful Running Retreat October 4M, 6M, 9M, 5M; MOAB, UT; www.runwildretreats.com/moab-mindful-running-retreat 10/26 Sage Burner Trail Race 5K, 13K, 28K, 50K; Gunnison, CO; www. madmooseevents.com 11/01 Nielson Challenge 2M; Colorado Springs, CO; www.pprrun.org 11/02 Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Moab, UT; www.moabtrailmarathon.com 11/16 Dead Horse Ultra 30K, 50K, 50M; Moab, UT; www.madmooseevents. com

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2019 race directory 01/05 Winterrock 12K & 25K 12K, 25K; Independence, KS; www. FlatRock101.com 01/05 Yankee Springs Winter Challenge 10K, 25K, 50K, 50M; Middleville, MI; www.switchbackendurance.com/yankee-springs-winter-challenge 01/06 Rocks and Roots Trail Series 1 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K; Delaware, OH; www.rocksandrootstrailseries.com 01/11 50K Mashup Slam 50K; St. Louis, MO; www.50kmashup.weebly. com 01/12 Frozen Gnome Trail Run 10K, 50K; Crystal Lake, IL; www. runfrozengnome.com 01/12 Iowa Winter Games State Snowshoe Championships 5K, 10K; Cedar Falls, IA; www.therunnersflat.com 01/19 Im Schnee Festsitzen 3M, 5.5M, 8M, 10.5M; BRISTOL, WI; www. xcthrillogy.com/im-schnee-festsitzen-trail-run.html 01/19 Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition 3H; Rockford/Grand Rapids, MI; www.miadventurerace.com 01/19 Ouachita Switchbacks 25K, 50K; Big Cedar, OK; www. ouachitaswitchbacks.blogspot.com 01/26 Mosquito Hill Snowshoe Race 1M, 3M, 5M; New London, WI; www.outagamie.org 01/26 Phillips Flurry Snowshoe Race 5K, 10K; Phillips, WI; www. phillipsflurry.com 01/26 Rock-On! Lake Perry 13.1M, 50K; Meriden, KS; www.psychowyco. com/lakeperrytrailruns/id3.html 01/26 State Games of Oklahoma Trail Run 4M, 8M, 12M; Oklahoma City, OK; www.stategamesofoklahoma.org/trailrun 01/28 Arrowhead 135 135M; International Falls, MN; www.arrowheadultra. com 02/02 Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race 5K, 10K; Iola, WI; www. greatlakesendurance.com 02/10 Rocks and Roots Trail Series 2 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K, 50M; Delaware, OH; www.rocksandrootstrailseries.com 02/16 Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon 5K, 7.5K; Boulder Junction, WI; www.boulderjct.org/forest-frenzy 02/16 Frozen Frenzy Winter Triathlon 5K, 7.5K; Boulder Junction, WI; www.boulderjct.org/forest-frenzy 02/17 CaniCross - Boreas Trail Adventure 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M; Bristol, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/canicross.html 02/19 Tahquamenon Falls Snowshoe Race 5K, 10K; Paradise, MI; www. greatlakesendurance.com 02/23 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 10M, 20M, 50K; Kansas City, KS; www.psychowyco.com/id7.html 02/24 Yeti Trail Half 13.1M; Westville, IN; www.crazylegsraceseries.info 03/02 Timm’s Hill Trudge 3M, 5M; Ogema, WI; www.highpointvillage. com/trudge.html 03/03 Forrest Gump Hump 5k 5K; Griffith, IN; www.crazylegsraceseries. info 03/08 US National Snowshoe Champioinships 5K, 10K, 26.2M; Cable, WI; www.snowshoeracing.com 03/09 Cactus Classic 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Manito, IL; www.CITRA.IVS.org 03/16 Hills Are Alive 3.5M, 5.5M; Burlington, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/ canicross.html 03/23 Clinton Lake 30M; Dewitt, IL; www.secondwindrunningclub.org 03/23 OPSF 50/50 14M, 50K, 50M; Poland, IN; www.opsf5050.com 03/30 Prairie Spirit Trail 50K, 50M, 100M; Ottawa, KS; www.PrairieSpirit100. com 04/04 Potawatomi Trail Run 30M, 50M, 100M, 150M; Pekin, IL; www. potawatomitrailruns.com 04/06 Daffodil Dash Trail Run 5K; Gray Summit, MO; www.shawnature. org 04/06 Forget The PR, Mohican 25K and 50K 25K, 50K; Loudonville, OH; www.mohican50k.com 04/06 Iron Furnace Trail Run 4.5M, 13.1M; McArthur, OH; www. ironfurnacetrailrun.com 04/06 Ozark Foothills Trail Run 25K, 50K; Wildwood, MO; www. ozarkfoothills.weebly.com 04/06 Rockin’ K Trail Runs 26.2M, 50M; Kanopolis State Park, KS; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34953 04/07 Meraki Trail Adventure ; Burlington, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/ canicross.html

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04/12 Zumbro Endurance Run 17M, 50M, 100M; Theilman, MN; www. zumbro100.com 04/13 Flint Hills Trail Race 50M, 26.2M; Manhattan, KS; www. manhattanrunningco.com 04/14 Iola Trail Mix 5K, 10K; Lola, WI; www.greatlakesendurance.com 04/14 Iola Trail Run 5K, 15K; Iola, WI; www.greatlakesendurance.com 04/20 Double Chubb 25K, 50K; St Louis, MO; www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup. net 04/20 Earth Day Trail Run 5M, 15M, 50K; Crystal Lake, IL; www. Earthdaytrailrace.com 04/27 Free State Trail Runs 13.1M, 26.2M, 40M, 100K; Kansas City, KS; www.psychowyco.com/id1.html 04/27 Hurt the Dirt 6.55M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Rockford/Grand Rapids, MI; www.HurtTheDirt.com 05/04 O24-Outrun 24 Hour Trail Run 24H; Kirtland, OH; www.outrun24. blogspot.com 05/11 Thunderbunny 12K, 25K, 50K; Athens, OH; www.thunderbunny50k. com 05/12 Ice Age Trail 13.1M, 50K, 50M; La Grange, WI; www.iceagetrail50. com 05/18 Berryman Trail Race 26.2M, 50M; Potosi, MO; www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup.com/berryman 05/18 Highland Loops Trail Run 7M, 16M; Highland, MI; www. highlandloops.com 05/18 Playin’ Possum 50K Trail Run 50K; Delaware, OH; www. possumraceseries.com 05/18 Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races 5K, 10K; Davenport, IA; www. facebook.com/sunderbruchBB 05/18 Superior “Spring” Trail Races 25K, 50K; Lutsen, MN; www. superiortrailrace.com 05/18 White Deer Triathlon 3K, 22K, 6K; Boulder Junction, WI; www. boulderjct.org 05/25 Growing Green Challenge 3H, 6H, 12H; Rush City, MN; www. treasuredhavenfarm.com 06/01 Driftless Discovery Trail Run 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K, 1M; Decorah, IA; www.facebook.com/DriftlessDiscoveryTrailRun 06/01 Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Runs 38M, 50K, 100K, 100M; La Grange, WI; www.KettleMoraine100.com 06/01 Lighthouse 100 50M, 100M; Petoskey, MI; www.lighthouse100ultra. com 06/01 Michigan Adventure Race: Silver Lake Edition 7H, 4H; SILVER LAKE, MI; www.miadventurerace.com 06/02 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon and Half 13.1M, 26.2M; Deadwood, SD; www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com 06/08 Coureurs de Bois Trail Run & Relay 8M, 12M, 16M, 4M; Kenosha, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/coureurs-de-bois-trail-run---relay. html 06/15 Schuetzen NEIN! Hour Endurance Run 9H, 9R; Davenport, IA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=30207 06/22 Two Hearted Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Paradise, MI; www. greatlakesendurance.com 06/28 Black Hills 100 30K, 50M, 100M; Sturgis, SD; www.blackhills100. com 06/30 Dark 2 Dawn Night Race 10K, 6H; FORESTILL, MO; www.dark-2-dawn. weebly.com 07/06 afton trail run 25K, 50K; Hastings, MN; www.aftontrailrun.com 07/13 Waugoshance Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 26.2R; Cross Village, MI; www.greatlakesendurance.com 07/20 Luna-Tics Trail Series/Junkyard Dog 50K 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Kewaskum, WI; www.traildogrunning.com/2014_races/ race_information_luna-tic_race_series 07/20 Lunatics Trail Series 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 13K, 40M; Kewaskum, WI; www.traildogrunning.com 07/27 Grand Island Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Munising, MI; www. greatlakesendurance.com 07/27 Hilloopy 100+ Relay 100M, 100K; Kenosha, WI; www.xcthrillogy. com/hilloopy-100--relay---7-28.html 07/27 Hot Hilly Hairy Trail Run 18H, 30K, 20K, 100K, 50K, 65K, 85K; Kenosha, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/hot-hilly-hairy---7-28.html

07/27 Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra 50M; Carlton, MN; www. voyageur50.com 07/27 Psych Night Trail Run 5K, 10K; Kansas City, KS; www.psychowyco. com/id50.html 08/02 Arbor Ridge ; Janesville, WI; www.arborrockrunning.com 08/10 Night Crawlers Trail Adventure 2.5M, 5M, 7.5M, 10M; Silver Lake, WI; www.xcthrillogy.com/night-crawlers-trail-adventure.html 08/10 Tahqua Trail Run 10K, 25K; Paradise, MI; www.greatlakesendurance. com 08/10 Viking Dash-Hell H; Hell, MI; www.3discipline.com 08/11 Musky Fun Run 5K, 10K; Boulder Junction, WI; www.boulderjct. org/event/60th-annual-musky-jamboree 08/16 DINO Trail Run Series- Southwestway 5K, 15K; Indianapolis, IN; www.dinoseries.com/trail-running 08/16 Lean Horse Ultra 20M, 30M, 50M, 100M, 100R; Custer, SD; www. Leanhorse100.com 08/17 Marquette Trail Runs 50K, 50M, 5K; Marquette, MI; www. marquettetrail50.com 08/17 Mendota Bottoms Trail Run 5K, 10M; St Paul, MN; www. mendotabottomstrailrun.com 08/24 Big Sioux Rec Trail Races ; Brandon, SD; www.runsiouxfalls.org/ big-sioux-rec-trail-race 08/24 Lake Elaine Trail Run 5K, 13.1K; Land o Lakes, WI; www. greatlakesendurance.com 08/24 Shawnee Hills 100 50K, 100K, 100M; Ozark, IL; www.shawneehills100. weebly.com 09/06 Superior “Fall” Trail Races 26.2M, 50M, 100M; LUTSEN, MN; www. fall.superiortrailrace.com 09/07 Hawk Hundred 26.2M, 50M, 100M; Lawrence, KS; www.hawkhundred. com 09/07 Run for the Fallen 1M, 5K, 10K; Kronenwetter, WI; www. runforthefallenwi.com 09/13 Rock Cut HOBO Coyote Howl 10K 10K; Rockford, IL; www. rockfordroadrunners.org/hobo-runs.html 09/14 Pleasant Creek Trail Run 15K, 30K, 45K; Palo, IA; www. pleasantcreektr.com 09/14 Rock Cut HOBO Trail Race 25K 25K, 50K; Rockford, IL; www. rockfordroadrunners.org/hobo-runs.html 09/14 Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon 13.1M, 26.2R, 26.2M; Shenandoah, IA; www.shenandoahiowa.net 09/15 Rock Cut HOBO Trail Race 50K 50K; Rockford, IL; www. rockfordroadrunners.org/hobo-runs.html 09/21 In Yan Teopa Trail Run 10M; Lake City, MN; www.inyanteopa. wordpress.com 09/23 Fall Fell Trail Trail Race 10M; Kansas City, KS; www.psychowyco. com/id64.html 09/28 FlatRock 25K & 50K 25K, 50K; Independence, KS; www.flatrock50. com 09/28 Hungerford Games Trail Races 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; Big Rapids, MI; www.hungerfordgames.com 09/29 CaniCross - Pike River Trail Run/Walk 3.5M; Kenosha, WI; www. xcthrillogy.com/canicross.html 09/29 Driftless Trail Marathon & Half Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 5K; Hillsboro, WI; www.cheyennecreekcamp.net 10/05 Foothills at Boyne Mountain 5K, 10K, 25K; Boyne Falls, MI; www.50ktrailseries.com 10/05 Rock Bridge Revenge 7M, 25K, 50K; Columbia, MO; www. columbiatrackclub.com/results/rockbridge/index.html 10/05 The Hennepin Hundred 100M; Sterling, IL; www.HennepinHundred. com 10/06 Run Crazy Horse Marathon and Half 13.1M, 26.2M; Crazy Horse, SD; www.RunCrazyHorse.com 10/12 FLATS Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; Kirksville, MO; www.facebook. com/flatstrailhalfmarathon 10/12 Newton Hills Trail Races 6M; Canton, SD; www.runsiouxfalls. org/newton-hills-trail-race 10/12 Three Eagle Trail Run 5K, 13.1M; Three Lakes, WI; www.3eaglehalf. com 10/12 Tulakogee Days 5K Trail Run 5K; Wagoner, OK; www.tulakogee. com T R AILRUNNERMAG.COM


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10/18 Mines of Spain 100 100K, 100M; Dubuque, IA; www.minesofspain100. com 10/20 Trails are Alive Night Run ; Burlington, WI; www.xcthrillogy. com/canicross.html 10/25 Tecumseh Trail Marathon 26.2M; Bloomington, IN; www.dinoseries. com/tecumseh-trail-marathon 10/26 Kansas Rails to Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza 50K, 50M, 100M; Ottawa, KS; www.Ultraextravaganza.com 10/26 Kansas Rails-to-Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza 50K, 42.195K, 50M, 100M, 100K, 21.09K; Ottawa, KS; www.ultraextravaganza. com 10/26 Trail of Tears Tso’i Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 22.4M; Jackson, MO; www.facebook.com/TOTTsoi/?fref=nf 11/02 Conquer the Castle 25K, 50K, 100K; Willoughby Hills, OH; www. eddiecarrigg@sbcglobal.net 11/02 Icebox 480 8H; River Falls, WI; www.icebox480.com 11/02 Treetops Trifecta 1K, 5K, 13.1M; Gaylord, MI; www.greatlakesendurance. com 11/09 Fuzzy Fandango Trail Runs 5K, 9M, 25K, 50K; Perrysville, OH; www.nuhop.org/fuzzy 11/09 Sanders’ Saunter 10K, 25K, 50K; Lawrence, KS; www. lawrencetrailhawks.com 11/28 Feast and Feathers Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Omaha, NE; www. feastandfeathers.com 12/09 Santa Hustle Indy 5k & Half Marathon 5K; Indianapolis, IL; www. santahustle.com/indianapolis

NORTHEAST 01/01 1st Day 5K, 3K; Fair Lawn, NJ; www.1stday5k.org 01/01 Annual Stanley’s Dream 5K, 2.5K; West Chester, PA; www. stanleysdream.org 01/01 Be the Light 5K; Gahanna, OH; www.runsignup.com/Race/OH/ Gahanna/BetheLight5KtoSHINE 01/01 New Year’s Day Run/Walk 5M; Big Flats , NY; www.runsignup. com/Race/NY/BigFlats/NewYearsDayRace 01/01 Ocean City First Day 5K; Ocean City, NJ; www.runsignup.com/ Race/NJ/OceanCity/FirstDay5KBoardwalkRun 01/01 Resolution Run/Walk 5K; Hillsborough, NJ; www.resolutionrun. org 01/01 Run with Jack 5K, 1M, 150F; Bryn Mawr, PA; www.runsignup. com/Race/PA/BrynMawr/RunforJackNewYears5K 01/01 Sgt. Preston, Yukon King Run 6M, 3.1M; Muskegon, MI; www. runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/sgtpreston 01/01 Syracuse Track Club Resolution Run 46M; Syracuse, NY; www. runsignup.com/Race/NY/Syracuse/STCResolutionRun 01/01 Tightwad 5K; Davidson, NC; www.runsignup.com/Race/Events/ NC/Davidson/DARTNewYearsDashFree5K 01/01 Williamstown Badgers Hangover 5K; Williamstown , NJ; www. runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Williamstown/2ndAnnualWilliamstow nSBRHangover5K 01/05 CJ’s Resolution Challenge 1.6M; Mifflinburg, PA; www. resolutionchallenge.org 01/05 Frozen Assets Snowshoe Race 5K; Honeoye, NY; www. roadsarepoison.com 01/05 Frozen Sasquatch 25K, 50K; Charleston, WV; www.wvmtr.org 01/05 Ft Steilacoom Resolution Runs 5K, 5M, 10K, 10M, 15K, 20K, 20M; Steilacoom, WA; www.runsignup.com/Race/WA/Steilacoom/ FtSteilacoomResolutionRunSeries 01/05 Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run 4.69M; North Brunswich, NJ; www.njlaws.com/FREEZING_COLD_HASH_RUN.htm 01/05 Watchung Winter Ultra 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Mountainside , NJ; www.njtrailseries.com/watchung 01/06 January Ice Scraper 5K; Allentown , PA; www.lvrr.org/ice-scraper 01/06 Winter Wild Pats Peak Snowshoe Race 3.5M; Henniker, NH; www.winterwild.com 01/12 Fantastic Frigid Series 5K; Delaware, OH; www.runsignup.com/ Race/OH/Delaware/frigid5k 01/12 Frozen Toe 10K 10K; Roanoke, VA; www.mountainjunkies.net 01/13 A Run to the Taproom 1M, 5K; Upper Marlboro, MD; www. gooddayforarun.com ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

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01/13 Annual Cazenovia Jewelry Chilly Chili 5K; Cazenovia, NY; www. runsignup.com/Race/NY/Cazenovia/ChillyChili5KRunWalk 01/13 Icicle 5K; Belpre, OH; www.runsignup.com/Race/OH/Belpre/ ICICLE5K 01/13 Mendon Ponds Winterfest Snowshoe Races 5K, 10K; Mendon, NY; www.roadsarepoison.com 01/19 GREENWOOD FURNACE SNOWFEST 5-MILER 5M; HUNTINGDON, PA; www. 01/19 Phunt Trail Race 25K, 50K; Elkton, MD; www.facebook.com/ PHUNTRACE 01/19 Winter Pickle Run Race Series #1 3.4M; Newtown Square, PA; www. runtheday.com/register/detail/2019-winter-pickle-run-series--no-1 01/20 Chilly Cheeks Trail Run 11K; Reading, PA; www.pretzelcitysports. com 01/20 Cock-A-Doodle Shoe Snowshoe Race .5M, 5K, 10K; Saranac, NY; www.cockadoodleshoe.com 01/20 PCS Chilly Cheeks 7M; Reading , PA; www.pretzelcitysports.com 01/20 Willis River Trail Run 35K, 50K; Cumberland Courthouse, VA; www.rrrc.org 01/26 Angela Ivory Memorial 50K 50K; Felton, DE; www.calendar. ultrarunning.com/event/angela-ivory-memorial-50k 01/26 Frosty Fat Sass 6H, 3.1M, 3H; West Orange, NJ; www.facebook. com/events/223560334955674/?ti=ia 02/02 Cast A Shadow Six Hour Snowshoe Race And Relay 6H; Chili, NY; www.roadsarepoison.com 02/02 ICY-8 Hour Trail Run 8H; Spotsylvania, VA; www.athletic-equation. com 02/02 TARCTIC FROZEN YETI TRAIL RACE 15M, 30H; WESTWOOD, MA; www. 02/02 Uwharrie Mountain Race 20M, 40M, 8M; Troy , NC; www. bullcityrunning.com 02/09 Algonquin 50K 50K; Pocomoke City, MD; www.alq50k.com 02/09 DULUTH WINTER - HARLEY PARK 10K 10K; DULUTH, MN; www. 02/10 Bradbury White Out Snowshoe 12K, 6K; Pownal , ME; www. trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow 02/16 Beast of Burden Winter 100 100M, 50M, 25M; Lockport, NY; www. winter100.com 02/16 Frozen Heart Trail Run 50K, 17K, 34K; Callaway, MD; www. frozenheart50k.com 02/16 Holiday Lake 50K; Appomattox, VA; www.extremeultraruning. com 02/16 Mid-Maryland Ultra 50K, 50R; Elkridge, MD; www.bullseyerunning. com 02/23 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; King George, VA; www. racetimingunlimited.org/R/DTH/Info.aspx 02/23 DUPONT TRAIL MARATHON 26.2M, 10K, 13.1M; DUPONT, WA; www. duponttrailmarathon.org 02/23 Mt. Mitchell Challenge 40M; Fletcher, NC; www.blackmountainmarathon. com 02/24 Ugly Mudder Trail Run 6.5M; Reading, PA; www.pretzelcitysports. com 03/02 Explore Your Limits 5k/10k 5K, 10K; Roanoke, VA; www. mountainjunkies.net 03/02 Humdinger Trail Races 7.1M; Danville, PA; www.active.com/ danville-pa 03/02 Naked Bavarian 20M, 40M; Leesport, PA; www.uberendurancesports. com/nakedbavarian.html 03/02 Seneca Greenway Trail Marathon & 50K 26.2M, 26.2R, 50K; Gaithersburg, MD; www.senecacreekgreenwayrace.com 03/02 XTERRA Seneca Creek 26.2M, 50K; Gaithersburg, MD; www. xterratrailrun.com 03/03 Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds 10K; Gorham, NH; www. greatglentrails.com/ski-shoe-fatbike?page=ski-shoe-fatbike 03/09 Bel Monte Endurance Run 25K, 50K, 50M; Waynesboro, VA; www.belmonteraces.com 03/09 The Sledge 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Danville, VA; www.playdanvilleva. com/226/Green-Legs-Hamstrings 03/16 Montvale 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races 5M, 10M; Montvale, VA; www. mountainjunkies.net 03/23 HAT Run 50K 50K; Havre De Grace, MD; www.hatrun.com FEBRUARY 20 19

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2019 race directory 03/23 Haulin’ in the Holler 5K, 25K, 50K; Eleanor, WV; www. haulinintheholler.net 03/23 Mount Tammany 10 40M; Delaware Water Gap, NJ; www. athletic-equation.com 03/23 TARC To Hale and Back 5K, 6H; Westwood, MA; www.trailanimals. com 03/23 Terrapin Mountain 50K & Half Marathon 13.1M, 50K; Sedalia, VA; www.eco-xsports.com/events/terrapin 03/24 Blarney & Stone 15K Trail Run 15K; Reading, PA; www. pretzelcitysports.com/calendar_event/blarney-stone-15k-trail-run 03/30 Naked Prussian 26.2M, 50M; Leesport, PA; www.uberendurancesports. com/Nakedprussian.html 03/30 Twisted Turkey Trail Tussle 5K, 10K, 15K; Fairfield, PA; www. strawberryhill.org/twistedturkey 04/06 Dirty Kiln Trail Race 5.5M, 13.1M; Hollidaysburg, PA; www. alleghenytrailrunners.com 04/06 Dirty Kiln Trail Races at Canoe Creek State Park 5M, 13.1M; Hollidaysburg, PA; www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/dirty-kiln-trail-race 04/06 Lost Brook Trail Race 5M, 10M; Tenafly, NJ; www.lostbrookrun. com 04/06 Mill Mountain Mayhem Trail Race 10K; Roanoke, VA; www. mountainjunkies.net 04/06 Night Flight 5K, 10K; Mifflinburg, PA; www.midpenntrailblazer. com 04/06 Tyler Arboretum Trail Run 10K; Media, PA; www.TylerTrailRun. com 04/13 Breakneck Point Trail Runs 21K, 42K; Beacon, NY; www. RedNewtRacing.com 04/13 Enchanted Forest Ultra Run 6H; Stratford, CT; www.efultrarun. com 04/13 Hungry Mother Trail Run 25K, 50K; Marion, VA; www.gorunevents. com

04/13 Runamuck 50K 50K; Windsor, VT; www.m.facebook.com/ Runamuck-50k 04/13 Traprock Trail Run 17K, 50K; Bloomfield, CT; www.traprock50. com 04/14 Trap Pond Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 10K; Laurel, DE; www. altisendurance.com/events/trap-pond-50k-marathon-andhalf-marathon 04/20 Babcock Gristmill Grinder 13.1M; Clifftop, WV; www.gristmillgrinder. com 04/20 Bunny Blitz Trail Run 5K; Baileyville, PA; www.bunnyblitz.com 04/20 Hyner View Trail Challenge 25K, 50K; Hyner, PA; www.hikerun. com 04/20 Seven Sisters Trail Race 25K; Amherst, MA; www.7sisterstrailrace. com 04/20 TARC Spring Classic 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Weston, MA; www. trailanimals.com 04/26 Ragnar Trail Richmond-VA 120M, R; Chesterfield, VA; www. runragnar.com 04/27 River Valley Run Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; Manchester, MD; www.runrvr.com 04/27 Virginia Run for Cancer 24H; Hampton, VA; www.va24hourrunforcancer. com 04/28 Ironmaster’s Challenge 50K; Gardners, PA; www.ironmasterschallenge. com 05/04 24-Hour Adventure Run and Chompawamsic 100k 1.5M, 24H, 50K, 100K; Triangle, VA; www.athletic-equation.com 05/04 7 Sisters Trail Race 12M; Amherst, MA; www.7sisterstrailrace.com 05/04 Farm Park Challenge 3H, 6H, 10H, 26.2M; Derwood, MD; www. farmparkchallenge.com 05/04 Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge 13.1M; Huntingdon, PA; www.greenwoodfurnacetrailchallenge.com 05/04 Sparrow Pond 5K Trail Race 5K; Waterford, PA; www.runsignup. com/Race/PA/Waterford/SparrowPond5K

05/04 Trail Nut 10K, 13.1M; Bedford, VA; www.mountainjunkies.net/site 05/11 Dirty German Endurance Fest 25K, 50K, 50M; Philadelphia, PA; www.uberendurancesports.com/dirtygerman.html 05/11 Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 30K, 50K, 50M; Portersville, PA; www. glacierridgetrailultra.com 05/11 Long Island Greenbelt 25K, 50K; Plainview, NY; www.glirc.org 05/11 Riverlands 100 100M; Turner, ME; www.riverlands100.com 05/11 TARC Wapack and Back 42M, 50M, 21.5M; Ashburnham, MA; www.wapacktrailrace.com 05/18 Kettletown State Park 5K, 10K, 20K, 30K, 50K; Southbury, CT; www.trail2trail.com 05/18 Soapstone Mountain Trail Races 6K, 24K; Stafford Springs, CT; www.shenipsitstriders.org 05/19 Chief Wetona Challenges 7M; Troy, PA; www.pisgahrunners.com 05/25 Charlie Horse Half Marathon Trail Race 5K, 21.2M; Birdsboro, PA; www.pagodapacers.com/Races-Results/Races/Charlie-HorseHalf-Marathon.aspx 05/27 Miracle Mountain Ranch 5K; Spring Creek, PA; www.mmrm.org/ retreats-and-events/5krace 06/01 Cayuga Trail 40K, 80K; Ithaca, NY; www.RedNewtRacing.com 06/01 Chesterfield Gorge Ultra 100M, 100K, 50M, 50K, 25K; West Chesterfield, MA; www.runningrusieckis.blogspot.com/p/ chesterfield-gorge-ultra.html 06/01 Old Dominion 100 Mile Cross Country Run 100M; Woodstock, VA; www.olddominionrun.org 06/01 Rothrock Trail Challenge 25K; State College, PA; www. rothrockchallenge.com 06/01 Worlds End Ultramarathon 50K, 100K; Forksville, PA; www. worldsendultra.com 06/02 Conquer the Cove 25K, 26.2M; Roanoke, VA; www.mountainjunkies. net/site

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06/08 Ontario Summit Trail Races 13.1M, 26.2M; Naples, NY; www. roadsarepoison.com 06/08 OSS/CIA 50M Night Run 50M; Triangle, VA; www.athletic-equation. com 06/08 There’s A Black Fly In My Eye 10M, 5K, 15K; Gorham, NH; www. greatglentrails.com/events-list/summer-events/there-is-ablack-fly-in-my-eye-trail-race 06/15 Road, Forest & Creek Run 13.1M, 10K; Wernersville, PA; www.5kand10kfromhell.com/road--forest--creek-run.html 06/15 Smith’s Knob Scramble 8M; Montoursville, PA; www. midpenntrailblazers.com/trail-race-events/Smiths-knob-scramble/ smithknob.html 06/22 Rachel Carson Trail Challenge 8M, 18M, 34M; Harrison Hills Park, PA; www.rachelcarsontrails.org/rct/challenge 06/23 Run For The Ages 10K; Reading, PA; www.pagodapacers.com/ races 06/29 Forbidden Forest 30 hour Ultra Run 100M; Stratford, CT; www. forbiddenforest30hourultrarun.com 07/07 TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail Run 12K; Milton, MA; www.runwmac. com/gt2013/gt13-races.html 07/13 0 SPF Trail 1/2 Marathon 13.1M; VICTOR, NY; www.trailsRoc. org/0spf 07/14 Spartan Trail: Palmerton Trail 10K, 21K; Palmerton, PA; www. spartan.com/trail 07/19 Vermont 100 Endurance Race 100K, 100M; West Windsor, VT; www.vermont100.com 07/20 Goshen Gallop 10K; Goshen, VT; www.goshengallop.com 07/20 Prowl the Sproul 10K 10K; Hyner, PA; www.hikerun.com 07/27 Lucifer’s Crossing 6.66M; Ithaca, NY; www.rednewtracing.com/ LucifersCrossing 07/28 Escarpment Trail Run 30K; Windham, NY; www.escarpmenttrail. com

08/03 Allegheny Front Trail Run 14M, 50K; Philipsburg, PA; www. tusseymountainback.com 08/03 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail Run 50K, 13.1M; King George, VA; www.racetimingunlimited.org/R/DHRT/Info.aspx 08/03 Farm Fresh 5K; York, PA; www.runsignup.com/Race/PA/York/ MPFFarmFresh5K 08/08 Ragnar Big Bear ; Bruceton Mills, WV; www.bigbearwv.com/ pageload.cfm?pageid=19 08/08 Ragnar Trail Appalachians-WV, Presented by Salomon 120M, R; Bruceton Mills, WV; www.runragnar.com 08/09 Wildcat Ridge Romp 10M, 50K, 50M, 100K; Rockaway, NJ; www. njtrailseries.com 08/10 Beast of Burden Ultramarathon - summer 50M, 100M, 25M; Lockport, NY; www.beastofburden100.com 08/10 Cook Forest 25k Trail Challenge 16.5M; Cooksburg, PA; www. cookforesttrailracing.com 08/10 Eastern States 100 100M; Waterville, PA; www.easternstates100. com 08/10 TARC Summer Classic 50K, 40M; Medfield, MA; www.trailanimals. com 08/13 Dam Good Trail Run 14M; Mt Morris, NY; www.damgoodtrailrace. com 08/16 Twisted Branch 100K; Naples, NY; www.twistedbranchtrail.com 08/17 MD HEAT Race 25K, 50K; Elkridge, MD; www.mdheatrace.com 08/17 River Valley Run Trail Festival 1M, 5K, 10K, 15K; Manchester, MD; www.runrvr.com 08/24 Baker Trail Ultra Challenge 50M; Brookville, PA; www. rachelcarsontrails.org/bt/ultrachallenge 08/24 Hyner Half Trail Race 14M; NORTH BEND, PA; www.hikerun.com 08/24 Rail Trail 10 Miler 10M; York , PA; www.thearcofyorkcounty.org/ rail-trail-10-miler

2019 race directory 08/25 Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont 4.3M; Stowe, VT; www.rtttovt.com 08/31 Dandelion Trail Run 5K, 10K; Mifflinburg, PA; www.midpenntrailblazers. com/trail-race-events/dandelion-run/dandelion-run.html 09/08 FAAP Fall Classic 5K 5K, 10K, 20K; Pittsburgh, PA; www.faap5krace. yolasite.com 09/14 Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Races at Blue Knob 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Claysburg, PA; www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-theknob-trail-challenge 09/14 Rock ‘N The Knob: PA’s Highest Trail Race 10K, 26.2M, 13.1M; Claysburg, PA; www.alleghenytrailrunners.com 09/21 Boulder Beast 25.5M; Lock Haven, PA; www.boulderbeast.com 09/21 Forgotten Forest 9 Hour Ultra Run 9H; Stratford, CT; www. ffultrarun.com 09/21 Trails 4 Tails 40M; Hanover, PA; www.trails4tails.com 09/27 Bretton Woods Fell Race 4M, 9M; Bretton Woods, NH; www. acidoticRACING.com 09/27 Chasm Trail Run 5k 5K; Keeseville, NY; www.kineticrunning.net 09/28 Water Gap 50K 50K, 25K; Milford, PA; www.RedNewtRacing.com 09/28 Worlds End Fall Classic 13.2M; Forksville, PA; www.worldsendfallclassic. com 09/29 Rock the Creek Relay 30M; Derwood, MD; www.rockthecreekrelay. com 09/29 Vermont 50 50K, 50M; Brownsville, VT; www.vermont50.com 10/05 Camp Hebron Trail Run 5K; Halifax, PA; www.camphebron.org/ events/homecoming/#5k 10/05 NipMuck Trail Marathon 26.4M; Ashford, CT; www.shenipsitstriders. org 10/05 Run Like a Girl - Virginia Beach 10K, 13.1M; Virginia Beach, VA; www.runlikeagirl8k.com 10/06 Black Forest Ultra 100K; North Bend, PA; www.blackforestultra. com


2019 race directory 10/11 Vulcan’s Fury Trail Race 13.1M; Nottingham, NH; www.acidoticracing. com 10/12 Babcock Sticks and Stones 15K; Clifftop, WV; www.sticksandstonesrun. com 10/12 New River Trail Races 25K, 50K; Fries, VA; www.mountaingoatracing. com 10/13 Green Monster Trail Challenge 15K, 25K, 50K; Wellsboro, PA; www.gm25k.com 10/19 Trapp Lodge Mountain Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Stowe, VT; www. trappmountainmarathon.com 10/26 Run the River 5K; New York City, NY; www.rtr19.eventbrite.com 10/26 Run the River 5K; New York City, NY; www.randallsisland.org/ events/run-river-5k 10/27 Spartan Trail: Virginia 10K, 21K; VA, VA; www.spartan.com/trail 10/27 Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 50M; Boalsburg, PA; www. tusseymountainback.com 11/03 Spartan Trail: Tri-state New Jersey 10K, 21K; Vernon, NJ; www. spartan.com/trail 11/23 ECTA’s Thanks for the Trails 5K 5K; Hamilton, MA; www.ecta27. wildapricot.org/event-2909326 12/02 Deerslayer Trail Run 4M, 8M; South Park, PA; www.gprrc.com/ schedule.php

SOUTH 01/01 1st Day 5K; Greensboro, NC; www.triviumracing.com/ event/1st-day-5k-3 01/01 Big Dave’s Polar Plunge 150F; Naples, FL; www.runsignup.com/ Race/FL/Naples/BigDavesPolarPlunge 01/01 Calhoun’s New Year’s Day 5K; Knoxville, TN; www.runsignup. com/Race/TN/Knoxville/CalhounsNewYearsDay5KRunWalk 01/01 Flamingo Beach Run 5K; New Smyrna Beach, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/NewSmyrnaBeach/Flamingo5K

01/01 Frozen Rails 6.2M, 3.1M, 1M, 1K; Midway, KY; www.runsignup. com/Race/KY/Midway/NewYearsDay5KInMidwayv 01/01 La Cruda 5K; Helotes, TX; www.solerssports.com/la-cruda-5k 01/01 New Year’s Dash 5K, 3.1M; Elizabethtown, KY; www.runsignup. com/Race/KY/Elizabethtown/NewYearsDash5K 01/01 Run Houston! Sam houston Race Park 5K, 10K, .6M; Houston, TX; www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/RunHoustonSHRP 01/01 Steam Whistle 12K, 6K; Hattiesburg, MS; www.pinebeltpacers. org 01/01 Team Doogie’s Run in the New Year 5K; Rotonda West , FL; www. runsignup.com/Race/FL/RotondaWest/TeamDoogieNewYearsEvent 01/01 Triple Dare Revolution Run 1M, 5K, 10K; Las Vegas , NV; www. revolutionrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7992 01/01 Urban Bourbonite 13.1M; Louisville, KY; www.urbanbourbonhalf. com 01/01 Winchester Beer Mile 1M; Winchester, VA; www.runsignup.com/ Race/VA/Winchester/WinchesterBeerMile 01/02 Greater Atlanta Run Series 4M, 12K, 10K, 6M, 5K; Atlanta, GA; www.runsignup.com/Race/GA/Atlanta/ GreaterAtlantaRunSeriesFullSeriesEarlyRegistration5Events 01/05 #OpioidOptOut Run to Combat Opioid Addiction 3.1M; Columbia, SC; www.runsignup.com/Race/SC/Columbia/HealthSourceEvent5 01/05 Annual Bridge-Buster Run 5K; Fort Pierce, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/FortPierce/BridgeBuster5KRun 01/05 Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon 17M, 26.2M; Big Fork, AR; www. athensbigforkmarathon.com 01/05 Bodies DFW Holiday Series 3.1M, 6.2M; Grand Prairie, TX; www. gorundfw.com 01/05 Croom Zoom 25K, 50K, 100K, 100M; Brooksville, FL; www. TampaRaces.com 01/05 Croom Zoom Trail Runs 100K, 25K, 50K; Tampa, FL; www. croomzoom.com/croomZoomReg.html

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01/05 Dirty Spokes Mayhem on the Mountain 3M, 5.15M; Cumming, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 01/05 Freeze Your Half Off 13.1M, 26.2M, 5K, 10K, 1M; Chattanooga, TN; www.runawesomesauce.com/a/races/freeze-your-half-off 01/05 Game On! Run for Responders 5K; Cocoa, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/Cocoa/GameOnRunforResponders5K 01/05 Halo’s Chase Your Trail 5K; Sebatian, FL; www.runsignup.com/ Race/FL/Sebastian/HALOsChaseYourTail5KRunWalk 01/05 Harbison 50K 50K; Columbia, SC; www.csraultras.com 01/05 Harbison Forest 50K; Columbia, SC; www.csraultras.org 01/05 Harbison Trail Run 50K; Columbia, SC; www.csraultras.org 01/05 Moonlight Beach Run 3.1M, 6.2M, 9.3M, 13.1M; Daytona Beach , FL; www.moonlightbeachrun.com 01/05 Naples Players New year’s Poppin Off Masquerade 5K; Naples, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/NAPLES/NewYearsPoppinOff5K 01/05 Red Nose 13.1M; Columbus , GA; www.runsignup.com/Race/GA/ Columbus/RedNoseHalfMarathon 01/05 Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty 50K, 25K, 50R; Winston Salem, NC; www.runsignup.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/ SalemLakeshoreFrostyFifty50k25kand50kRelay 01/05 Shelby Winter Wanderland 100K, 100M, 40M; Shelby, TX; www. runsignup.com/Race/TX/Shelby/ShelbyWinterWandeland 01/05 Strip it 2 Give it 1M, 5K, 8K; Charlotte, NC; www.stripit2giveit. com 01/05 The Back Porch Jetty Run 5.88M; Destin, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/Destin/TheBackPorchJettyRun 01/05 Tidewater Striders Distance Series 6M, 10M, 15M, 12M, 20M; Chesapeake & Hampton, VA; www.tidewaterstriders.com 01/05 Ugly Pajama Run 5K; Alpharetta, GA; www.fivestarntp.com 01/05 Wild Azalea Trail Challenge 13M, 27M, 50M; Alexandria, LA; www. wildazaleatrail.com

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01/05 Y Hot Chocolate 5M; Abemarle, NC; www.runsignup.com/Race/ NC/Albemarle/YHotChocolate8K 01/06 Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 1M, 5K; Sarasota, FL; www.andrewmonroe.com 01/06 Beachside Half Marathhon 13.1M, 3.1M; Vero Beach, FL; www. beachsidehalfmarathon.org 01/06 Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half 13.1M, 26.2M; Collierville, TN; www.altisendurance.com 01/06 Hooters River, Roots & Ruts Trail Run 10M; Alva, FL; www. ftmyerstrackclub.com/race-calendar 01/06 LOUD Runner’s Big Guava 1M; Tampa , FL; www.runsignup.com/ Race/FL/Tampa/BigGuavaMile 01/06 REBOOT Technology 3.5M; Mobile, AL; www.runsignup.com/ Race/AL/Mobile/REBOOT5KWALKRUN 01/06 Spring Hill Marathon 3.1M, 6.2M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Spring Hill, FL; www.marathonmania.net 01/06 Vista View 360 6H; Davie, FL; www.facebook.com/vistaview360ultra 01/11 Treadin Trodden Trails Eight for 88 Race Series 68M; Maryville, TN; www.ktc.org/TrailRacing.html#Multirace 01/12 Annual Purgatory Trail Run 5K, 10K; San Marcos , TX; www. athleteguild.com/running/san-marcos-tx/2019-7th-annualpurgatory-trail-run 01/12 Annual Scrub Jay 5K, 10K; Osprey, FL; www.runsignup.com/ Race/FL/Osprey/19thAnnualScrubJay5K10 01/12 Arches Resolution Presented by Premier ER & Urgent Care 3.1M, 6.2M; Temple, TX; www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Temple/ ArchesResolution5K 01/12 Are You Able 5K; Homewood, AL; www.areyouable5k.wixsite. com/areyouable5kbhm 01/12 AVDA’s Annual Race for Hope 5K, 10K, 100; Lake Worth , Fl; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/LakeWorth/AVDAsRaceforHope 01/12 BCS Thin Mint Sprint 5K, 1M; Bryan, TX; www.runsignup.com/ Race/TX/Bryan/BCSThinMintSprint

01/12 Best Damn Race Jacksonville 13.1M, 10K, 5K; Jacksonville, FL; www.jacksonville.bestdamnrace.com 01/12 CLA Warrior Run 5K; Cape Coral, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/ FL/CapeCoral/CLA5KWarriorRun 01/12 Community Band Resolution Run 1M, 5K; Eagleville, TN; www.runsignup. com/Race/TN/Eagleville/CommunityBand5k1mileResolutionRun 01/12 Fight Child Hunger Run/Walk 5K; Melbourne, FL; www. fightchildhunger5k.org 01/12 Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15K/4Mi Trail Running Race 4M, 15K; Huntsville, AL; www.dirtyspokes.com 01/12 Freakin Freezin 5K; Atlanta, GA; www.fivestarntp.com 01/12 Frostbite Run/Walk 5K; Louisville, KY; www.rivercityraces.com 01/12 Hays Highstepper Hot Chocolate .5K, 5K; Buda, TX; www. athleteguild.com/running/buda-tx/2019-hays-highstepperhot-chocolate-5k-and-5k 01/12 Hogpen Hill Climb 18K, 5K; Helen , GA; www.runthehogpen.org 01/12 JROTC Annual Resolution Runz 5K, 10K; Richmond, GA; www. runsignup.com/Race/GA/RichmondHill/Resolutionrunz 01/12 La Fur and Wildlife Festival 3.1M, 1M; Cameron, LA; www.runsignup. com/Race/LA/Cameron/LAFurandWildlifeFestival5K1Mile 01/12 Lakeside Trail Race 8M, 15M; Browns Summit, NC; www. Lakesidetrailrace.com 01/12 Megsmiles for the Journey 5K; Mechanicsville, VA; www.run4meg. com 01/12 Milltown Java Jog 5K; Princeton , NC; www.javajog5k@gmail. com 01/12 Mutts & Marshmallows 5K, 8K, 1M; Cary, NC; www.sportoften. com/event/13693/mutts---marshmallows 01/12 Pet Rescue by Judy Doggie Run/Walk 3.1M, 1M; Lake Mary, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/LakeMary/ PetRescuebyJudy5K1mileDoggieRunWalk 01/12 Pirate Fest 5K; Valrico, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/Valrico/ PirateFest5k

01/12 Quail Valley Charity Cup 5K, 1M; Vero Beach, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/VeroBeach/QuailValleyCharityCup5Kand1MileFunRun 01/12 Resolution Run 5K, 13.1M; McKinney, TX; www.terrafirmaracing. com 01/12 Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series 6.2M, 26.46M, 5.2M, 10M, 6.35M, 13.3M, 15.86M; Salem , VA; www.runsignup.com/Race/VA/Salem/ RoanokeNonUltraTrailSeries 01/12 Running the Squares Lake Sumter Landing 5K; The Villages, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/TheVillages/ RunningtheSquaresLakeSumterLanding 01/12 Some Like It Cold 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Knoxville, TN; www. runawesomesauce.com/a/races/somelikeithot 01/12 South Mountains Marathons 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Connelly Springs, NC; www.tanawhaadventures.com/south-mountains-marathons-1 01/12 Springs Run 7.2K; Gainsville , FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/ GAINESVILLE/FirstMagnitudeSpringRun 01/12 St. Augustine Beach K9’s United Fun Run 3.1M, 1M, 5K, 9K; St. Augustine, FL; www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/StAugustine/ StAugustineBeachK9sUnited5K9K1MileFunRun 01/12 Talbot House Resolution Run 5K; Lakeland, FL; www.runsignup. com/Race/FL/Lakeland/TalbotHouseResolutionRun5k 01/12 XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K, 5K; Huntsville, AL; www.dirtyspokes.com 01/12 Yates Astro Resolution Race 5K; Savannah, GA; www.runsignup. com/Race/GA/Savannah/Resolution 01/13 Bodies North Dallas Holiday Series 6.2M, 3.1M; McKinney, TX; www.runnorthdallas.com 01/13 Ironhead Brothers 10K, 30K, 50K; Venice, FL; www.run941.com/ ironhead-brothers-relay.html 01/13 Mobile Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Mobile, AL; www.mobilemarathon. org 01/13 Treadin Trodden Trails Kids Eight for 28 Race Series 68M; Maryville, TN; www.ktc.org/TrailRacing.html#Multirace

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2019 race directory 01/13 Wanderers’ Trail Race 1M, 5K; Maryville, TN; www.ktc.org/ TrailRacing.html#Wanderers 01/18 David’s Trail Endurance 7K, 25K, 50K, 11K; Mountain Home, AR; www.davidstrailendurancerun.com 01/19 Bear Bait Ultra 50K, 50M, 100K; Milton, FL; www.facebook.com/ bearbait.ultramarathon 01/19 Black Toe Run 12R, 12H; Watertown, TN; www.hardwinadventures. com 01/19 Charlotte Running Company Trail Race 1M, 4M, 9M, 13M; Charlotte, NC; www.crctrailrace.com 01/19 Daufuskie Island Ultra Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 39.3M; Daufuskie Island, SC; www.roughrunnersr4r.com/daufuskie-island-ultra-marathon 01/19 Long Haul 100 12.5M, 100K, 100M; Land O’Lakes, FL; www. longhaul100.com 01/19 Off-Road Duathlon ; Mount Pleasant, SC; www.ccprc.com/3263/ Off-Road-Duathlon 01/19 Tsali Frosty Foot Fest 8K, 30K, 50K; Almond, NC; www. mrrunningpains.com/tsali-frosty-foot-jan-20-2018 01/20 Big Bend Ultra 10K, 30K, 50M; Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX; www.overlandracing.com 01/20 Swamp Stomper 25K, 50K; Meeman-Shelby Forest, TN; www. ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34228 01/24 Skydive Ultra Run 200M, 150M, 100M, 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M; Chewiston, FL; www.skydiveultra.com/florida/index.htm 01/26 Chehaw Challenge 50K, 50M, 10M; Albany, GA; www.chehawchallenge. wordpress.com 01/26 Mountain Mist Trail Run 50K; Huntsville, AL; www.huntsvilletrackclub. org 01/26 Running the Rose 54K, 108K; Tyler, TX; www.trailracingovertexas. com/running-the-rose 01/26 Skydive Ultra 10K, 50K, 50M, 100M, 150M, 200M; Clewiston, FL; www.skydiveultra.com 01/26 The Itch 50K; Ocala, FL; www.oldschoolultras.com/race-2-1

01/26 The Urban Ultra Dallas 5K, 10K, 50K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Dallas, TX; www.ultraexpeditions.com/theurbanultradallas 01/26 Urban Ultra Dallas 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; Dallas, TX; www. ultraexpeditions.com/theurbanultradallas 01/26 Village Creek Trail Run 10K, 25K; Wynne, AR; www.racesonline. com/events/village-creek-10k-25k-trail-run 02/02 Dirty Spokes - Heritage Park 2.8M, 7.5M; Watkinsville, GA; www. dirtyspokes.com 02/02 DuPont Yeti or Not 25K; Hendersonville, NC; www.mrrunningpains. com/dupont-yeti-or-not-date-tba 02/02 Hallucination 24 Hour Trail Run 6H, 12H, 24H; Charleston, SC; www.eagle-endurance.com 02/02 Happy Trails Trail Race 5K, 10K; DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX; www. happytreading.com/happy-trails 02/02 Red Dirt Ultra 50K, 100K, 100M; Provencal, LA; www.paixrunning. com 02/02 Rut Rogue 40’s 40K, 40M, 40R; Edgefield, SC; www.facebook. com/rutrogue40 02/02 YETI or Not 25K 25K; Cedar Mountain, NC; www.footrxasheville. com 02/03 Red Top Rumble 11.5M, 1M; Cartersville, GA; www.getguts.com 02/03 Seminole State Forest Run For The Woods 2019 13.1M, 11M, 7.45M; Sorrento, FL; www.runforthewoods.org 02/09 Cloudland Canyon 13.1M, 50M; Rising Fawn, GA; www.runbumtours. com 02/09 Frisco Trail Race 15K, 10K, 5K; FRISCO, TX; www.friscotrailrace. com 02/09 Iron Horse Endurance Runs 100M, 100K, 50M; Florahome, FL; www.ironhorse100kmclub.com 02/09 Lone Star 100 100K, 100M, 100R; El Paso, TX; www.trailracingovertexas. com/lone-star-100 02/09 Louisville’s Lovin’ The Hills 6M, 15M, 50K; Fairdale, KY; www. headfirstperformance.com

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02/09 Mill Stone 50K 50K; Fort Mill, SC; www.rockhillstriders.org 02/09 MTC Ultra 50K 50K, 25K; Sarasota, FL; www.manasotatrackclub. org/events 02/09 Pemberton Trail Race 50K; Fountain Hills , AZ; www. pembertontrail50k.blogspot.com 02/09 Rocky Raccoon 100M; Huntsville, TX; www.TejasTrails.com 02/09 Sweet H2O Sweetheart Half Marathon 13.1M; Lithia Springs, GA; www.dcroguerunners.com 02/10 Sasquatch run 941 5K, 10K, 6M, 15K; Venice, FL; www.run941. com 02/10 XTERRA Trout Creek Trail Runs 5K, 15K; Thonotosassa, FL; www. tamparaces.com 02/16 Black Warrior Trail Runs 5M, 25K, 50K, 50R; Moulton, AL; www. blackwarrior50k.com 02/16 BNP Trail Jam 3.5M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Town Creek, NC; www.its-go-time. com/bnp-trail-jam 02/16 CROSS TIMBERS 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; Gordonville, TX; www. crosstimberstrailruns.com 02/16 Eagle Ridge 50K, 13.1K, 5K; GUntersville, AL; www.runninglane. com/runs/eagleridge 02/16 Pilot Mountain Marathon & 20k 20K, 26M; Pinnacle, NC; www. pilotmountainpayback.com 02/16 Terra Trail Half Marathon & Half Half 6.2K, 13.1M, 26.2M; McDonald, TN; www.terrarunning.com/terra-trail-half-marathon 02/16 XTERRA Thrills in the Hills 8K, 21K, 42K, 5M; Winder, GA; www. dirtyspokes.com 02/19 XTERRA Georgia Thrill in the Hills 21K, 42K, 50K; Winder, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 02/21 Jackalope Jam 6H, 12H, 24H, 48H, 72H; Cat Spring, TX; www. trailracingovertexas.com/jackalope-jam 02/22 LOViT Trail Run 100K, 100M; HOT SPRINGS, AR; www.runlovit. com


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02/23 Almost 9-Miler Trail Run 9M; MONCKS CORNER, SC; www. eagle-endurance.com 02/23 Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Runs 50K, 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Lumpkin, GA; www.facebook.com/Flatlanders-Canyon-Crash-Trail-run5k10k131-mile50k 02/23 Mount Cheaha 50K 50K; Anniston , AL; www.ultrasignup.com/ register.aspx?did=24227 02/23 Mount Mitchell Challenge & Black Mountain Marathon 26.2M, 40M; Black Mountain, NC; www.blackmountainmarathon.com 02/23 Mt Cheaha 50K 50K; Delta, AL; www.pinhoti100.com/mountcheaha50k 02/23 Q50 Races Trail Extravaganza 39M, 52M, 5M, 10M, 13M, 26M; Franklinton, LA; www.q50ultras.com 02/23 Swamp Trail Race 10K, 50K, 100K, 30K; Palm Coast, FL; www. swamptrailrace.com 02/24 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trail Half 13.1M; Gibsonville, NC; www. triviumracing.com/event/whiskey-tango-foxtrot-trail-half-marathon 03/02 Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi Trail 50 20K, 50K, 50M; Laurel, MS; www.ms50.com 03/02 Cochran Mill Trail Race 5K, 10K; Palmetto, GA; www.peakracingevents. com/races/cochran-mill-trail-race 03/02 Conquer the Rock 10M, 50K; Pickens, SC; www.upstateultra.com 03/02 Cross Florida Route 40 Romp 116M; Yankeetown, FL; www. furtinc.com/cross-florida-route-40-romp 03/02 Fontandango 10M, 50K, 50M; Fontana Dam, NC; www.footrxasheville. com 03/02 Long Play Race 13.1M, 26.2M, 33.3M; Brooksville, FL; www. tamparaces.com 03/02 Run 4 BIbles 10K, 5K, 1M; Dallas, TX; www.beta.equipdisciples. org/run4bibles/spring 03/02 Run4Bibles Trail Run 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Dallas, TX; www. EquipDisciples.org 03/02 Umstead Trail Marathon 26.2M; Raleigh, NC; www.carolinagodiva. org

03/16 Savage Gulf Marathon 26.2M; Beersheba Springs, TN; www. facebook.com/savagegulfmarathon 03/16 Yeti 7/11 Hour Endurance Challenge 7H, 11H; Lithia Springs, GA; www.yetitrailrunners.com 03/23 Assault on BlackRock 7M; Sylva, NC; www.facebook.com/ Assault-on-BlackRock-189988924357412 03/23 Chicot Challenge 100 Mile Relay 50M; Ville Platte, LA; www. PaixRunning.com 03/23 Lake Martin Trail Runs 27M, 50M, 100M; Alexander City, AL; www. lakemartin100mile.homestead.com 03/23 San Felipe Shootout 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 22.4M; San Felipe, TX; www. trailracingovertexas.com/san-felipe-shootout 03/30 Dirty Spokes Iron Hill 8/4 Mile NIGHT 3.8M, 7.5M; Cartersville, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 03/30 Georgia Death Race 68M; Blairsville, GA; www.runbumtours. com/georgia-death-race 04/06 Angry Tortoise 25K, 50K; Bryceville, FL; www.floridastriders. com/angrytortoise 04/06 Brazos Bend Keep on Truckin’ Trail Races 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Needville, TX; www.pilates-powerhouse.com 04/06 Dirty Spokes Road Atlanta 9.1M, 4.55M; Braselton, GA; www. dirtyspokes.com 04/06 Yamacraw 10K, 20K, 50K; Stearns, KY; www.runyamacraw.com 04/07 North Boundary Traverse 15M, 6M; Oak Ridge, TN; www. runningintheusa.com/redirector/listing/66474 04/12 Hellbender 100 100M; Old Fort, NC; www.hellbender100.com 04/12 Ragnar Trail Atlanta-GA 125M, R; Conyers, GA; www.runragnar. com 04/13 Laurel Run Ascent 11M; Church Hill, TN; www.RunTriCities.org 04/13 Oak Mountain 50k 50K; Pelham, AL; www.oakmtn50k.com 04/13 Tranquility Lake Trail Race 3M, 6M; Pelham, AL; www. southeasterntrailruns.com

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03/03 The MAZE 10K, 30K, R; Austin, TX; www.roguetrailseries.com 03/09 Crazy Desert Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 100K; San Angelo, TX; www.trailracingovertexas.com/crazy-desert-trail-race 03/09 Delano Park 12 Hour Run and 50 mile 12H, 50M; Decatur, AL; www.rivercityrunners.org 03/09 Dirty Spokes Charleston Park Trail Run 4.3M, 6.2M; Cumming, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 03/09 Everglades Ultras 25K, 50K, 50M; Copeland, FL; www.evergladesultras. com 03/09 Land Between The Lakes 23K, 26.2M, 60K, 50M; Grand Rivers, KY; www.durbinracemanagement.com 03/09 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K; Norfork, AR; www. ozarkhighlandsendurancerun.com 03/09 Peyton’s Wild and Wacky Ultra 5K, 50K; Mount Pleasant, SC; www.run4p.com 03/09 Prickly Pear 10 Mile and 50K Trail Runs 10M, 50K; San Antonio, TX; www.pp1050.com 03/09 URE MARATHON 26.2M; MT GILEAD, NC; www.uwharrie100milerun@ gmail.com 03/09 Wicked Root 50K, 10M; GEORGE POSTON PARK, NC; www.facebook. com/wickedrootultra 03/10 Dark Hollow Wallow 5M, 11M; Maynardville, TN; www.runsignup. com/Race/TN/Maynardville/DarkHollowWallow 03/10 Fall Creek Falls 50K & Half Marathon 13.1M, 50K; Spencer, TN; www.endurancesportsmanagement.com 03/10 Northern Trails Marathon & 10 Miler 10M, 26.2M; Greensboro, NC; www.triviumracing.com/event/northerntrails2019 03/16 Color Me Green Trail Run 5K; Charlotte, NC; www.usnwc.org/ play/whitewater-race-series/upcoming/color-me-green 03/16 Music City Trail Ultra 12K, 25K, 50K; Pegram, TN; www. hardwinadventures.com 03/16 Pistol Ultra Run 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M, 1M, 10M; Alcoa, TN; www. pistolultra.com

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04/13 Whiskey Basin Trail Run 91K, 60K, 33K, 10K, 13.1M; Prescott, AZ; www.aravaiparunning.com/ whiskey-basin 04/14 TNT - Toughest N’ Texas 5M, 10M, 20M, 50K; Waco, TX; www.runnerone.com 04/19 Brazos Bend 50 10K, 25K, 50K, 50M, 100K, 5K; Needville, TX; www.trailracingovertexas.com/ brazos-bend-50 04/20 JW Corbett 50M/50K 50K, 50M; Loxahatchee, FL; www.jwcorbett50.com 04/26 Grand Viduta Stage Race 25K; Huntsville, AL; www.runninglane.com/events 04/27 Big Turtle 50 Miler 10M, 50K, 50M; Morehead, KY; www.nextopportunityevents.com/bigturtle50 04/27 Gator Bait Adventure Race 22K, 15M; Huntsville, TX; www.terrafirmaracing.com 04/28 XTERRA Gator Bait Trail Run 5K, 15K, 13.1M; Huntsville, TX; www.terrafirmaracing.com 05/03 Knock on Wood 5K, 50K, 100M; Greenville, SC; www.UpstateUltra.com 05/04 Dirty Spokes Harbins Park Trail Run 3.5M, 7.15M; Dacula, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 05/04 Grayson Highlands Half/Full Marthon 13.1M, 26.2M; Mouth of Wilson, VA; www.RunBumTours. com 05/04 Hachie Trail Runs 50K, 50M; Waxahachie, TX; www.runwrc.com/hachie50 05/04 Nashville Running Company’s Dark Sky 50 50M; Jamestown, TN; www.nashvillerunning. com/dark-sky-50 05/04 Run For Kids Challenge 10K, 50K, 12H; Pelham, AL; www.southeasterntrailruns.com 05/04 TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K; KAISER, MO; www. lakeoftheozarkstrailseries.com 05/04 Trail Trek 5K, 3K; Lewisburg, TN; www. runningintheusa.com/redirector/listing/53964 05/04 Wambaw Swamp Stomp 50K, 50M; Cordesville, SC; www.eagle-endurance.com 05/11 Cradle to Grave 10K, 30K; Pisgah Forest, NC; www.cradletograverace.com 05/11 Wildflower Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 25K, 26.2M, 50K; Bastrop, TX; www.trailracingovertexas. com/wildflower-half 05/17 Cruel Jewel 100 100M; Blairsville, GA; www. dumassevents.com 05/17 Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana 125R; Brandenberg, KY; www.runragnar.com 05/18 Berryman 50-Mile and Marathon Trail Races 26.2M, 50M; Potosi, MO; www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup. com/berryman 05/18 Carter Caves Trail Run 13.1M; Carter Caves, KY; www.ejadventures.org 05/18 Quest for the Crest 10K, 50K; Burnsville, NC; www.ultrasignup.com 05/18 Rock Dallas Triathlon ; Flower Mound , TX; www.terrafirmaracing.com 05/19 Ironman 70.3 ; Chattanooga, TN; www.ironman. com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/ chattanooga 05/19 Rock Dallas Trail Run 5K, 15K, 13.1M; Flower Mound, TX; www.terrafirmaracing.com 05/19 Spartan Trail: Austin 10K, 21K; Austin, TX; www. spartan.com/trail 05/25 BLUE CLAY BREAKOUT 6M, 12M, 1.5M; WILMINGTON, NC; www.its-go-time.com/blue-clay-breakout 05/26 Giddyup and Run Ride and Tie 4M, 7M, 15M, 25M; Crossville, TN; www.RideandTie.org 05/29 Ozone Endurance Challenge 6H, 12H, 24H, 36H, 48H, 72H; Maryville, TN; www.pistolultra.com/ sites/default/files/assets/Ozone/Ozone72.html

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06/01 Hell Hole Hundred 60K, 100K, 100M, 140.6M, 16.3M, 211.9M, 100R; Bethera, SC; www. eagle-endurance.com 06/01 NC Trail Days 5K Hill Climb Trail Race 5K; ROARING GAP, NC; www.nctraildays@gmail. com 06/08 Black Mountain Monster 6H, 12H, 24H; Black Mountain, NC; www.blackmountainmonster. com 06/08 War Hammer 100 100M; SLADE, KY; www. warhammer100.com 06/09 Rabun Half Marathon 13.1M, 50K; Sky Valley, GA; www.runbumtours.com 06/15 Dirty Spokes - Haw Creek 4.1M, 6.1M; Cumming, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 06/23 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon 5K, 10K; Chattanooga, TN; www.team-magic.com/ events/151 07/05 Merrill’s Mile 6H, 12H, 24H, 48H; Dahlonega, GA; www.dumassevents.com 07/13 Dirty Spokes Sawnee Mountain 4M, 3.1M; Cumming, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 07/13 Hotter ‘N Hell Trail Race 9M, 18M; Birmingham, AL; www.southeasterntrailruns.com/ New-HNHTrailRace.html 07/13 Hotter than Hell, Dusk to Dawn 10H; MANDEVILLE, LA; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=40433 07/16 Wolf Run 7M; Kingsport, TN; www.RunTriCities. org 07/20 Scenic City Scorcher 2M; Chattanooga, TN; www.runctc.org 07/22 Jurassic Trail Run 5K, 15K, 13.1M; Glen Rose, TX; www.terrafirmaracing.com 07/26 La Nuit 10K, 9H, 6H, 5K, 3H, 1M; Dallas, TX; www. beta.equipdisciples.org/run4bibles/night 07/27 Georgia State Parks Red Top Roaster Trail Run 3.1M, 9.9M; Cartersville, GA; www.dirtyspokes. com 07/28 Spartan Trail: Asheville 10K; Asheville, NC; www.spartan.com/trail 08/09 Comus Trail Run 5K; Comus, MD; www.mcrrc. org 08/10 XTERRA Georgia Allatoona Creek Park 3.4M, 8.75M; Acworth, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 08/17 Habanero Hundred 50K, 100K, 100M, 100R, 10K, 20K, 30K; Bastrop, TX; www.trailracingovertexas. com/habanero-hundred 08/24 Ridge to Blazing Ridge 10M, 21M; Pelham, AL; www.southeasterntrailruns.com/New-Ridge2Ridge. html 10/27 Spartan Trail: South Atlantic 10K, 21K; www. spartan.com/trail 08/31 Wildcat 100 50K, 100K, 100M, 15M; Pensacola, FL; www.aaronthompson21.wixsite.com/wildcat100 09/06 Big South Fork Ride & Tie 10M, 20M, 30M, 55M; Onieda-Jamestown, TN; www.rideandtie.org 09/07 The Dirt Dash 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; JOHNS ISLAND, SC; www.eagle-endurance.com 09/14 Bays Mountain Trail Race 15M; Kingsport, TN; www.RunTriCities.org 09/14 Stanky Creek Trail Runs 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Bartlett, TN; www.altisendurance.com/events/ stanky-creek-marathon-and-half-marathon 09/21 Barkley Fall Classic 50K; Wartburg, TN; www. durbinracemanagement.com 09/21 Georgia Jewel Ultra Trail Race 18M, 35M, 50M, 100M; Dalton, GA; www.georgiajewel.com 09/21 Linganore Winecellars Cross Coutnry Classic 10K, 5M, 13.1M; Mt. Airy , MD; www.altisendurance.com/ events/linganore-winecellars-cross-country-classic T R AILRUNNERMAG.COM


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09/21 XTERRA Georgia Harbins Park 5K, 10K; Dacula, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 09/28 Raccoon Mountain Road Race 5K, 10K; Chattanooga, TN; www.runctc.org 10/10 I.C. King of Trails Race 7M; Knoxville, TN; www. ktc.org 10/12 Moccasin Bend Fall Classic 5K, 10K; Chattanooga , TN; www.runctc.org 10/12 No Business 100 100M; Stearns, KY; www. nobusiness100.com 10/12 XTERRA Mt. Tabor Trail Run 4M, 8M; Dallas, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 10/19 Jack’s Trail Race 25K, 50K; Flagler Beach, FL; www.jacks50k.com 10/19 Signal Mountain Pie Run 10K; Signal Mountain, TN; www.chattanoogatrackclub.org 10/20 Paris Mountain Ultra 25K, 50K; Greenville, SC; www.upstateultra.com 10/25 Gopher Weedon 5M; St. Petersburg , FL; www. fowi.org/gopherweedontrailrun.html 10/26 Triple Lakes Trail Race 13.1M, 26.2M, 40M; Greensboro, NC; www.triplelakesrace.com 10/26 XTERRA Georgia Battle At Big Creek 5.5M, 10.3M; Roswell, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 11/02 Dirty Spokes Iron Hill 8/4 Mile 4M, 8M; Cartersville, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 11/02 Trans-Pecos Ultra - Seven Day Stage Race 170M; Alpine, TX; www.Trans-PecosUltra.com 11/09 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K; Fort Oglethorpe, GA; www.battlefieldmarathon. com 11/09 Georgia Sky to Summit 13.1M, 50K; Sky Valley, GA; www.runbumtours.com 11/09 XTERRA Little Mulberry Park Trail Run 3M, 5M; Dacula, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 11/16 Dirty Spokes Chateau Elan 5.15M, 3M; Braselton, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 12/06 Dirty Spokes Fort Yargo 2.5M, 5.3M; Oakwood, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com 12/07 Dirty South Trail Half and Dirty Double Trail Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Knoxville, TN; www. ketc.org 12/07 XTERRA Georgia Fort Yargo State Park 3.1M, 8.75M; Winder, GA; www.dirtyspokes.com

INTERNATIONAL 01/13 Two Bays 28K, 56K; Dromana, Australia; www. twobaystrailrun.com 01/13 Two Bays Trail Run 28K, 56K; Dromana, Australia; www.twobaystrailrun.com 01/19 James High Country 100 100K; Hammer Springs, New Zealand; www.stjamesmountainsports. co.nz/the-james-high-country-100 01/19 James Homestead Half 20K; Hanmer Springs, New Zealand; www.stjamesmountainsports. co.nz/the-james-homestead-half 01/19 James Stampede Moutainrun 50K; Hammer Springs, New Zealand; www.stjamesmountainsports. co.nz/the-james-stampede-ultra 01/20 St Croix Scenic 50 50K, 50M; Christiansted, Virgin Islands; www.stcroix50.com 02/01 The 9 Dragons 50/50 50K, 50M; Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.; www.the9dragons.asia 02/03 Yukon Arctic Ultra 26M, 100M, 300M; Whitehorse, Canada; www.arcticultra.de 02/06 Tarawera Ultramarathon 62K, 87K, 102K; Rotorua, New Zealand; www.taraweraultra. co.nz 02/16 Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon 21K, 30K, 42K; Queenstown, New Zealand; www. shotovermoonlight.co.nz ONE DIR T Y M A G A ZINE

03/01 TransLantau 25K, 50K, 100K; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; www.translantau.com/index.html 03/02 Snow Trail 2 Heaven 10K, 20K; Benasque; www. trail2heaven.com 03/03 RacingThePlanet: NEW ZEALAND 250K; the South Island of New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND; www.4deserts.com 03/08 Epic Cami de Cavalls 360 156K, 104K; Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain; www.camidecavalls360. com/epic/en 03/14 Borneo Wildlife Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 50K; Palangka Raya City, Indonesia; www. borneowildlifemarathon.com 03/16 Kathmandu Ultra 55K; Kathmandu, Nepal; www.ultratrailkathmandu.com 03/22 Chianti Trail Ultra 15K, 37K, 73K; Radda in Chianti, Italy; www.chiantultratrail.com 03/30 Chiltern Hills Challenge 36M; Tring Station, United Kingdom; www.runthewild.co.uk 03/31 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #1 5K, 10K, 21K; Kamloops, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 04/01 Ultra Fiord 50K, 70K, 100K, 100M; Puerto Natales, Chile; www.ultrafiord.com 04/06 SciaccheTrail 47K; Monterosso al Mare, Italy; www.sciacchetrail.com 04/12 100 Miles of Istria 41K, 67K, 110K, 170K; Umag, Croatia; www.istria100.com 04/13 Discover Run the Wild 13M; Tring Station, United Kingdom; www.runthewild.co.uk 04/13 Tortola Torture 34M; Road Town, United Kingdom; www.tortolatorture.com 04/14 Mustang Trail Race 200K; Kagbeni, Nepal; www.mustangtrailrace.com 04/21 Nimble Bear 10K, 25K, 50K; Kelowna, Canada; www.pacetrailseries.com 04/21 Run the GREAT WALL 10K, 21K, 42K; Jinshangling; www.rungreatwall.com 04/27 HOKA Highland Fling Ultramarathon 85K; Glasgow, United Kingdom; www.highlandflingrace.org 04/27 Tuscany Crossing 53K, 103K; Castiglione d’Orcia, Italy; www.tuscanycrossing.com 04/28 The Namib Race (Namibia) 250K; Skeleton Coast National Park / Namib Desert, Namibia; www.4deserts.com/namibrace 05/03 Costa Brava Stage Run 125K, 85K; Catalunya, Spain; www.cbsr.run 05/03 Down Under 135 135M; Darley/Melbourne, Australia; www.downunder135.com 05/04 Mediterranean Mindful Running Retreat 4M, 5.2M, 5M, 5.7M, 4.5M; Multiple; www.runwildretreats. com/costa-brava-running-wellness-retreat 05/10 TRANSVULCANIA isla de La Palma 83K; Canary Islands, Spain; www.transvulcania.com 05/17 Atacama Xtreme 100M; San Pedro de Atacama, Chile; www.atacamaxtreme.com 05/17 Old Forest Hanmer 100 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M, 21K; Hanmer Springs, New Zealand; www. stjamesmountainsports.co.nz/old-forest-hanmer-100 05/24 Globallimits Bhutan - The Last Secret 200K; Thimphu, Bhutan; www.global-limits.com/ home.html 05/24 NUTS Karhunkierros 31K, 53K, 80K, 160K; Kuusamo, Finland; www.nutskarhunkierros. fi/en 05/31 hochko enigman 88K, 47K, 30K; Bundesland Salzburg, Austria; www.my4.raceresult. com/100139/registration?lang=de 06/01 Liminality Endurance Races 1M, 8.3M, 16.6M, 50K, 50M; CLARENVILLE, CANADA; www. robertpond@nlesd.ca FEBRUARY 20 19

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06/01 The Original Inca Trail Marathon/30K to Machu Picchu #1 30K, 26.2M; Cusco, Peru; www.andesadventures.com/run2asum.htm 06/01 Wild Horse Traverse 50K; Kelowna, Canada; www.pacetrailseries. com 06/02 Psiloritis Race 21M; Rethymnon, Greece; www.psiloritisrace.com 06/02 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #2 5K, 10K, 21K; Kelowna, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 06/08 Dolomiti Extreme Trail 23K, 53K, 103K; Val di Zoldo - Belluno, Italy; www.dolomitiextremetrail.com 06/08 Swiss Canyon Trail 105K, 75K, 45K, 25K; Couvet, Switzerland; www.swisscanyontrail.com/en 06/09 Conquer the Canuck 8.33K, 25K, 42K, 50K, 92.2K, 12H; Cambridge, Canada; www.conquerthecanuck.ca 06/14 Gaspesia 100 5K, 10K, 20K, 50K, 80K, 100K; Perce, Canada; www. gaspesia100.com 06/14 Introduction to the Alps 12M; Chamonix, France; www.runthewild. co.uk 06/19 Ultra Trilhos dos Abutres 42K; Miranda do Corvo, Portugal; www. trilhos.abutres.net 06/22 Beat the Buzzer - Last Runner Standing Race 6K; Kamloops, CANADA; www.dirtyfeet.ca 06/27 Adidas Infinite Trails World Championships 19K, 25K, 40K, 57K; Gastein, Austria; www.infinitetrails-worldchampionships.com 06/29 Australian Wildlife Marathon 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Torquay, Australia; www.australianwildlifemarathon.com 06/29 Australian Wildlife Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M; Torquay, Australia; www.borneowildlifemarathon.com 06/29 Slay the Dragon 12K, 25K, 50K; Silver Star Mountain, Canada; www.skisilverstar.com/events/slay-dragon-trail-running-race 06/29 Ultra Alpinemarathon 54K; St. Barbara im Mürztal (Veitsch), Austria; www.grenzstaffellauf.com 07/04 Erik’s Adventures Official Inca Trail Marathon 18M, 26.2M; Machu Picchu, Peru; www.eriksadventures.com/inca-trail-marathonrace-to-machu-picchu-peru 07/05 UT4M (Ultra Tour des 4 Massifs) 3K, 40K, 42K, 47K, 169K; Grenoble, France; www.ut4m.fr 07/06 Brixen Dolomiten Marathon 42K; Brixen, Italy; www.bit.ly/ BDMEng 07/06 Sinister 7 Ultra 100M; Crowsnest Pass, Canada; www.sinister7. com 07/07 Italian Dolomites Running + Wellness Retreat 7M, 10M, 6M, 10.65M, 5M, 3M; Multiple, Italy; www.runwildretreats.com/ italian-dolomites-trail-running-retreat 07/12 NUTS Pallas 30K, 55K, 134K; Enontekiö, Finland; www.nutspallas. fi/en 07/13 Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run 30M; West Vancouver, Canada; www.kneeknacker.com 07/13 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 55K; Reykjavík, Iceland; www. laugavegurultra.is 07/13 Summit 700 21K, 10K, 6K; The Blue Mountains, CANADA; www. summit700.com 07/14 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #3 5K, 10K, 21K; Vernon, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 07/19 Andorra UT Vallnord - Celestrail 83K; Ordino, Andorra; www. andorraultratrail.org 07/19 Elephant Trail Race 160K, 100K, 50K, 25K; Port Macquarie, AUSTRALIA; www.elephanttrailrace.com.au 07/20 Broken Goat 12K, 25K, 50K; Rossland, Canada; www.pacesportsfitness. com 07/20 Chiemgauer 100 100K, 100M; Ruhpolding, Germany; www. chiemgauer100.de 07/28 Gobi March (Mongolia) 2019 250K; Karakorum, Mongolia; www.4deserts.com/gobimarch 08/02 Canadian Death Race 125K; Grande Cache, Canada; www. canadiandeathrace.com 08/03 Devil o’ the Highlands Footrace 69K; Tyndrum, United Kingdom; www.devilothehighlandsfootrace.co.uk 08/03 The Original Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu #2 26.2M, 30K; Cusco, Peru; www.andesadventures.com/runadv.htm

08/07 Mongolia Sunrise To Sunset 42K, 100K; Hovsgol National Park, Mongolia; www.ms2s.org 08/08 RCS SOX 3 Day Trail Run 20K, 30K; Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa; www.trisport.co.za 08/09 Fat Dog 120 40M, 50M, 70M, 120M, 120R; Manning Park, Canada; www.mountainmadness.ca/fatdog.php 08/11 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #3.5 5K, 10K, 21K; Revelstoke, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 08/14 Iceland Trail Running + Wellness Retreat for Women 3M, 6M, 8M, 9M; Reykjavik, Iceland; www.runwildretreats.com/ iceland-trail-running-wellness-retreat 08/17 Iron Legs Mountain Races 60K, 50M, 100K; Calgary, Canada; www.ironlegs.ca 08/23 Moose Mountain Trail Races 16K, 29K, 42K; Bragg Creek, Canada; www.moosetrailraces.com 08/24 Black Spur Ultra 54K, 108K; Kimberley, Canada; www.blackspurultra. com 08/24 Wonderland Run (Grampions) 2K, 8K, 20K, 36K, 50K; Halls Gap, Australia; www.wonderlandrun.com.au 08/29 Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc® UTMB® 168K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France; www.ultratrailmb.com 08/30 Andes Race - The Chaski Challenge 13K, 30K, 60K, 100K; Cusco, Peru; www.andesrace.pe 08/30 Ring O’ Fire - 135 Mile Coastal Ultra Marathon 35.7M, 135M; Isle of Anglesey, United Kingdom; www.ringofire.co.uk 08/30 Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc® CCC® 100K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France; www.ultratrailmb.com 08/31 La Chute du Diable 3K, 6K, 10K, 22K, 35K, 50K, 80K; St Mathieu du Parc, Canada; www.lachutedudiable.ca 08/31 Wildrun® Africa: Wildcoast 42.2K, 35.2K, 34K; Kei Mouth, South Africa; www.wildrun.com/experiences/wildcoast 09/01 Pyrenees Stage Run 240K; Barcelona-Pyrenees, Spain; www. psr.run 09/01 Walk In The Park 18-36-54K 14K, 25K, 50K; Kamloops, Canada; www.members.shaw.ca/witp 09/05 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 100K, 170K; Cevinia, Italy; www. ultratourmonterosa.com 09/06 GlobalLimits Albania - The Hidden Treasure 220K; Tirana, Albania; www.global-limits.com/home.html 09/06 Lost Soul Ultra 50K, 100K, 100M, 200K; Lethbridge, Canada; www.lostsoulultra.com 09/07 Trail 2 Heaven 46K; Benasque, Spain; www.trail2heaven.com 09/08 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series Mountain Runs 5K, 10K, 21K; Sun Peaks, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 09/14 Freaky Creeky 50M, 100M; Vernon, BC; www.bushbabestrailrunning. com 09/15 Aqua Terra 19.5K, 46K; Vernon, BC; www.bushbabestrailrunning. com 09/20 Golden Ultra 3-Day 3K, 5K, 10K, 22K, 30K, 45K, 60K; Golden, Canada; www.goldenultra.com 09/22 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #4 5K, 10K, 21K; Kamloops, Canada; www.dirtyfeet.ca 09/28 Mighty Quail Trail 100k 100K; Penticton, Canada; www. mightyquail100.blogspot.ca 09/28 Ultra Trail Torres del Paine 14K, 35K, 50K, 80K; Puerto Natales, Chile; www.ultratrailtorresdelpaine.com 09/29 Atacama Crossing 250K; San Pedro de Atacama, Chile; www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing 10/05 Kenya Wildlife Marathon 26.2K, 13.1M; LuKenya, Kenya; www. kenyawildlifemarathon.com 10/11 Around the Lake Give ‘r Take 30 Km 30K, 16K, 14R; Chilliwack, Canada; www.aroundthelakegivertake30.ca 10/18 Ultra trail del Lago D’Orta 22K, 55K, 80K; Pogno (NO), Italy; www.trail-running.it/trail_lago_dorta2010/traillagodorta.htm 11/10 Manaslu Mountain Trail Race 174K; Kathmandu, Nepal; www. manaslutrailrace.org 11/20 Costa Rica Ultra Trail - La Transtica 200K, 117K; Quepos, Costa Rica; www.latranstica.org/en 11/20 Costa Rica Ultra Trail Run 117K, 200K, Quepos, Costa Rica; www. latranstica.org


2019 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

Photo by Daniel Maiella

March 8th - 10th, 2019 at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, WI Only current USSSA membership is required to be eligible to participate in the National Championship events! Join today!

National Snowshoe Championship Events Include: 5km Boy’s and Girl’s Junior National Snowshoe Champs. 10km Men’s and Women’s Senior National Snowshoe Champs. Half Marathon Men’s and Women’s Natl Snowshoe Champs. Marathon Men’s and Women’s National Snowshoe Champs.

Open Events Available to ALL (USSSA Membership is Not Required): Kid’s Kilo, Citizen’s 5km Run/Walk & 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay Check out all event details at www.snowshoeracing.com, www.lakewoodresorts.com, call or email the USSSA Sports Director at 518-420-6961 or usssasnowshoeguy@gmail.com.


last gasp

By Sarah Lavender Smith

Fear the Worst YOU CAN FIND THE FUN IN UNEXPECTED RACES

The race director greeted me as I walked up to the two orange cones that marked a starting line in Telluride Town Park. His event would begin in 15 minutes, but only a small number of runners were hanging out. I recognized no one, thank goodness. I didn’t want anyone I know to witness my potential blowup. Unsure of whether to race, I had come seeking a low-key, no-pressure event. “So,” I asked, “how long is this route?” “It’s the Bridalveil 20,” Erik Dalton replied, mentioning the waterfall that gives the race its name. “But the website says 25K, so I’m kinda hoping it’s closer to 15 miles.” Dalton, owner of a local running and mountaineering store, chuckled. “I’m honestly not sure,” he said. “Let me know how your watch measures it.” I lifted my gaze to the box canyon crowned by 12,500-foot peaks. Pine and aspen covered the base, and tundra and rock sculpted the summits, making the swath of mountains appear bearded and balding. I had spent the past three months power hiking up, then running across and down, multiple 4,000-foot climbs like this in the thin air of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Whether the race was 15 miles or 20, it should feel pleasantly manageable, given my recent training. But I wasn’t feeling like myself.

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The mountain-running confidence developed from more than a decade of summers spent running and hiking here had evaporated a couple of weeks earlier, when at the nearby Ouray 100-mile race, I had failed at mile 66. Physically trashed and mentally foggy, I had succumbed to an unplanned nap on a pile of drop bags at an aid station, then woke up shivering, crying and barely able to move.

I spent so much of the summer preparing for that 100-miler, that ultimate goal. So much self-worth and happiness became unnecessarily tangled in the outcome. I was still grappling to make sense of what had gone wrong. After my meticulous preparation, how could my ankles swell to where I hobbled as if I had stumps for feet? Why did my lungs burn and constrict, making me breathe as if through a straw? I had heard of this shorter race only two days earlier, when a friend mentioned it, and I signed up impulsively, as a test. “We’ll start in one minute,” Dalton said. I counted only 17 participants, four

of us female. The gathering felt like a group training run more than a race. Suddenly the others took off, bounding like dogs off leash, and I followed. I didn’t know how fast or slowly to go, or how much to push to keep up with others. A voice like an angel’s popped into my head, saying, Don’t worry about it. Just have fun. Hiking up a ski slope, then breaking into a run when the trail traversed the mountainside, I felt comfortably cradled by the peaks. I sped up and breathed deeply, no constriction in my chest, no haze in my head. Ascending an alpine basin, where trees gave way to spongy tundra, I passed two guys who had paused to catch their breath. I played tour guide and mentioned we were following a segment of the famed Hardrock 100 course. “Wild and tough,” I said, broadcasting the Hardrock motto—a phrase I had repeated like a mantra during my recent 100-mile attempt, until I became so discouraged and weak that I mocked myself by switching it to “mild and fluff.” I reached the wind-whipped, taluscovered summit and, glancing over my shoulder, spotted a woman with braids like mine passing those guys and closing the gap between us. “Game on!” I told myself and vowed to run as best I could to the finish, surging on the straights of each switchback. Hikers coming up the trail called out, “Bad-ass!” and, “First woman!” My smile broadened as I gained momentum. I spent so much of the summer preparing for that 100-miler, that ultimate goal. So much self-worth and happiness became unnecessarily tangled in the outcome. I never guessed that an off-the-radar, impromptu short trail race like this could deliver so much joy and triumph in one day, softening the blow of that other race. I reached the end elated and told Dalton that my watch measured 18.25 miles. Five minutes later, the woman behind me finished, and I thanked her for chasing me and my demons. Sarah Lavender Smith is a contributing editor for Trail Runner. She blogs at TheRunnersTrip.com.

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