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Coveted Big Sur Marathon Entries Available through Segmented Drawings Beginning July 15

Coveted Big Sur Marathon Entries Available through Segmented Drawings Beginning July 15

Additional entry opportunities offered through charities, VIP programs, and youth running donations The “bucket list” Big Sur International Marathon won’t be held until next April, but the highly sought-after entries to the 2018 race will be awarded following a series of random drawings held in late July and early August of this year. Beginning July 15, 2017, runner groups of two to 15 members can sign up for the Groups & Couples category. On July 29, individual runners can register for the drawings in one or more categories: Loyalty, Local, or First-timer (“bucket list”). A Last Chance option is also available after all other drawings are completed. Below are details for each category. GROUPS & COUPLES: Registration takes place July 15-24 with results announced on July 26. This category is for groups of two to 15 people who want to participate only if the entire group is chosen. INDIVIDUALS:...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

5th annual event embodies mountain lifestyle in the North Lake Tahoe area June 17-25 Alpenglow Sports has announced the fifth annual summer edition of its Alpenglow Mountain Festival. The nine-day (June 17-25) North Lake Tahoe mountain-lifestyle festival, is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, backpacking, lakeshore yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events. The nine-day festival has over 50 individual events to chose from! Driven by fun, community, health and education, the festival embodies the mountain lifestyle designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore the North Lake Tahoe outdoor playground with friends and family. The festival offers a wonderful range of activities through daily tours, presentations and natural history excursions for outdoor...
Donner Lake Triathlon 2017

Donner Lake Triathlon 2017

Triathlete favorite offers beautiful and challenging experience in Truckee July 22-23 July 22 – 23 brings the 36th Donner Lake Triathlon to Truckee, California. The event offers something for everyone with almost all triathlon distances represented including a Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 Half, Kids event and Aquabike. The swim portion takes place in the pristine clear waters of Donner Lake starting and finishing at West End Beach. The bike portion takes riders up and down and the iconic Donner Pass and the run is a scenic loop around Donner Lake. The event features a single transition area located adjacent to finish area festivities. The Donner Lake Triathlon is truly a must do event for all triathletes looking for a scenic challenge on an iconic course. donnerlaketri.com   Donner Lake Triathlon Sprint 0.25 mile swim • 6 mile bike • 2 mile run Online registration: Closes at 11:00PM Thursday July...
Santa Cruz Firecracker 2017

Santa Cruz Firecracker 2017

Fire up this 4th of July for the 32d annual Santa Cruz Firecracker 10K, 5K, kids 1K race Hosted by the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club, the 32nd annual Santa Cruz Firecracker will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. The Firecracker 10K course is re-certified, and the flat, fast 5K course is newly certified this year. This course is great for runners, walkers of all ages, and also for spectators. As always, the little kids (10 and under) can join in an exciting 1K fun run that starts 30 minutes before the main event, just outside the back of Costco, on Harvey West Boulevard. Pancake Breakfast (included in entry fee) with finish line party and awards ceremony with medals to the top three runners in 5-year age groups. This year’s featured beneficiaries are Teen Kitchen Project and the Red Cross...
Squaw Mountain Run 2017

Squaw Mountain Run 2017

An event with something for everyone, and for a worthy cause Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASCTC) is pleased to host the 37th Squaw Mountain Run at Squaw Valley on Saturday, July 29, 2017. This is an event which has become an anticipated annual pilgrimage for hundreds of runners and hikers over the years. Starting at 6,200 ft., the course climbs the 3.6 mile Mountain Run to High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 ft., where participants savor the completion of a challenging athletic endeavor with awards, live music, a raffle and refreshments amid one of the most breathtaking backdrops nature has to offer. The event also includes a wonderful opportunity for non-competitors with the annual Flower Walk, which takes place in the meadows around High Camp. Flower Walk participants, who get a free tram ride, raffle entry and a souvenir beer mug with registration, board the Cable Car...
New Sponsors, Course Changes for 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

New Sponsors, Course Changes for 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

Sierra Nevada and Haribo among new partnerships Scenic 12K in Point Lobos. Photo: Marianne Mangold  The 32nd presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon brings several changes for the April 28-30 event weekend including a new 12K distance race, a new start area for the 10.6-Miler, new bus drop off plans for the marathon start, and new sponsor activations. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of America’s premier craft breweries, will be sponsoring a new beer garden at the race finish. In addition to the runners receiving a complimentary post-race beer, the public will be able to purchase beer for the first time ever. Famous for its extensive line of beers, Sierra Nevada will be showcasing its signature Pale Ale along with Tropical Torpedo® and SummerFest®. Throughout the event weekend, runners and guests will encounter the Haribo Bear as he dances through the race expo and finish area,...
Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Learn why you need foam rolling in your life By Dara Richman If you ride a bike, run, or participate in most sports, foam rolling should become part of your workout routine. Having worked as a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine, I have been using the foam roll in my clinic for many years now. The foam roll is your friend, your savior, the tool your quads will soon develop a love/ hate relationship with. While I am pleased to see more and more people rolling out in the gym, I am left to wonder if most people really know how to get the most from it, and how to dose it appropriately for their needs? I decided to come up with my foam roll “cheat sheet” for my runners, cyclists, climbers, and all around weekend warriors to solve that problem. WHAT: In a nutshell, by foam rolling...
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with Columbia Montrail

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with Columbia Montrail

Putting Columbia Montrail Spring 2017 Collection to the Test Columbia Montrail put its Spring 2017 collection to the test at one of the most physically and mentally challenging trail running races in the world: the Columbia-sponsored Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). Located on some of the highest peaks in the Alps, UTMB is a continuous 103-mile race, which means no sleeping, just running for over 20 hours. To share the inspiring moments and trials of the race, we developed a special video, entitled Endure, currently featured on Columbia’s social media channels. See the trailer here. Endure features three of the participants from last year’s race: Amy Sproston, a Columbia Montrail-sponsored runner from the United States, and Columbia employees Ruy Ueda and Tomo Araki from Japan. To watch the video and find out how Amy, Ruy and Tomo endured one of the biggest challenges of their lives, click...
Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017 May 21, Santa Cruz & Capitola With its breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen world famous surf spots along the coastline, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. “The Surfer’s Path is a celebration of beach life. We offer a laid back atmosphere, where runners enjoy the ocean air, stunning views, and sand between their toes,” says Race Director Tom Bradley. Now in its sixth year, the Surfer’s Path has established its Santa Cruz surf theme reputation that showcases the beauty of Santa Cruz County. “The courses travels the Surfer’s Path, passing some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. The miles melt away as runners enjoy majestic ocean and beachfront views,” Bradley adds. Runners start at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, continue past...
420 for the Run

420 for the Run

A healthy new image for Cannabis By Jennifer Stein Deuvall Dorsey taking on the Desert Dash Trails of Glory 2016 course at Cottonwood Valley in Las Vegas (Shanti Colangelo-Curran). Although recreational marijuana use recently became legal in California and Nevada, destigmatizing its use in connection with running and other endurance sports is still a challenge. Meet Deuvall Dorsey, aka the Vegas 420 Runner, an ultra-runner and triathlete. As a  cannabis advocate, Dorsey aims to dispel myths and help raise awareness about cannabis benefits in the athletic community. Through his PR firm, Redefine Cannabis, and his Vegas running team, 420 Cross Country, Dorsey is on a mission to promote marijuana’s healthy new image. Why and when did you start running and how did you become the ultra runner you are today? I started running in May 2012 when I was elected student body president of Nevada State College. While taking...
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