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Event Planning During COVID-19

Posted on April 6th, 2020
Tags: coronavirus, covid-19, event planning, event organization,

While races are cancelling en masse for public safety, many race directors have suspended their planning of future events. While an abundance of caution during this pandemic is healthy, race directors should remember that races and gatherings will be permitted again eventually—and once they are, be assured that runners will sign up in droves. As a race director, you’ll want to be prepared when that day comes. Nobody wants to retroactively discover that they could have hosted their event after all.

Right now is a great time to start laying out your plans for events later in the…

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The Essential Guide to Self-Directed Ultras

Posted on February 24th, 2020
Tags: ultra, running, self-directed, trail, trail run, run, ultra run, 50k, 100k,

How cool would it be to be sitting with your friends at the bar, telling a story about how you just ran from Stampede Pass to Chinook Pass—flaunting your recent accomplishments… like an ultra directed by none other than yourself!

Since the 1970s I have raced more than 700 times. I ran for my high school, my college, the National Sacony Team, and the Fleet Feet Racing Team. My favorite type of running nowadays, however, is the self-directed ultra trail run. Such a long-distance run earns you bragging rights and the confidence to say that you endured a…

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