Moab Spring Trail Run

Moab, Utah

Make tracks where the Dinosaurs made tracks 150 million years ago!

Takes place on the SUPERB Klondike Bluffs Trails, north of Moab, UT. It is a super fun course featuring Classic Moab Singletrack including Slickrock, Red- Dirt Trails, and scenic views of Arches National Park.

 

Event details and registration here

Weekend Preview

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 11th

 

BAM Open Water Swim

Boulder


Sunday August 12th

 

Steamboat Triathlon – SOLD OUT

Steamboat Springs


Leadville 10k

Leadville



Cycling Events

Thursday August 9th

 

BVV Thursday Night Track

Erie


Breck Epic MTB Stage Race – Day 5

Breckenridge


Friday August 9th

 

Breck Epic MTB Stage Race – Day 6

Breckenridge


Saturday August 10th

 

Pikes Peak HC & Gran Fondo

Colorado Springs


Stonewall Century Ride

Le Veta


The Mountains Revenge

Montezuma


Leadville 100 MTB Race

Leadville


Steamboat Stinger MTB Race

Steamboat Springs


Bike MS: Bighorn Country Classic

Sheridan, WY


8th Annual B Strong Ride

Boulder


Scott Enduro Cup Series: Durango

Durango


Trek Travel at Campus Cycles

Denver


Breck Epic MTB Stage Race – Day 7

Breckenridge


Powderhorn 100k – Cancelled

Mesa


Sunday August 12th

 

Darkblade systems Thunderbird Road Race

Colorado Springs


Bike MS: Bighorn Country Classic

Sheridan, WY


Scott Enduro Cup Series: Durango

Durango

Broomfield to host Trail Marathon in November

By Jennifer RiosStaff Writer Broomfield News

 

Broomfield’s first-ever marathon will highlight wildlife, local trail systems and stunning Rocky Mountain views.

Broomfield Rotary Club and A Precious Child will be hosting the city’s inaugural Broomfield Trails Marathon along with a half marathon, 10K and 5K race. The four races will take place Nov. 4.

“Runners start planning out their year and races early on,” Sara Farris, spokeswoman with North Metro Fire Rescue District, said, “so we want to give people ample time to set their schedules and be able to register early, get a spot and set their training schedule.”

Farris, who is helping with marketing for the race, said organizers thought this race would provide another opportunity for long-distance runners. The race begins and ends in Broomfield and travels through portions of Westminster and Boulder County.

“Another unique aspect to the race that really drove the inspiration for this is really highlighting the trail system in Broomfield and the surrounding area,” Farris said. “It sets Broomfield apart and focuses on open and green space. We want to show off those great features and bring people to the area and show what it has to offer.”

 

Complete article HERE

Moab Spring Trail Run

Moab, Utah

Make tracks where the Dinosaurs made tracks 150 million years ago!

Takes place on the SUPERB Klondike Bluffs Trails, north of Moab, UT. It is a super fun course featuring Classic Moab Singletrack including Slickrock, Red- Dirt Trails, and scenic views of Arches National Park.

 

Event details and registration here

Erie ultrarunner breaks record for fastest known time on Colorado Trail

From the Times-Call

Bryan Williams runs ahead of Eric Truhe at Hotel Draw, 42 miles into the Colorado Trail. Truhe ran with Williams for about 200 miles until reaching the first aid station of the day at Sargents Mesa on the fourth day of Williams’ eight-day journey. ( Courtesy photo )

It isn’t typical of Bryan Williams to devour Snickers candy bars or jog in his skivvies. But it also isn’t typical to hear of someone running the 490-mile Colorado Trail in record time, like he did.

The 42-year-old Erie endurance runner crushed the supported record for the fastest known time, or FKT, running the Colorado Trail on his own in eight days and 30 minutes. He started at 5 a.m. Aug. 26 in Durango and finished at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in Denver.

“To jump to a 500-mile project was pretty huge,” Williams said Monday after returning to work as the general manager of AOV Inc. in Boulder. “A lot of people have asked, ‘Well, how did you prepare training for that?’ and I can answer that quickly, but it’s like, man, I don’t know. I think we just got lucky.”

Williams and his crew shaved off seven hours from the last supported record held by Scott Jaime, of Highlands Ranch — a professional runner Williams said he admires — who set it in 2013 at eight days, seven hours, 40 minutes, according to records.

The trail traverses the Continental Divide in Colorado, with backcountry lakes and creeks, six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges topping out at 13,271 feet, according to the trail’s website. Travelers include hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and long-distance runners.

“It’s amazing all the things people are doing out there,” Williams said. “This is just one little piece, one state.”

Seven years ago, Williams committed to his first full marathon — 26.2 miles. He said he was seeking change — going through a divorce and becoming a single dad, struggling with weight, living with his parents and facing debt — and rather than buying a ski pass, he decided to save money by running instead.

“In the early stages of running, it was the only thing I felt like I had control over,” he said. ” … Running can be very meditative. It’s something I’ve developed a passion for, something I always look forward to. It’s my daily dose of adventure.”

Among those adventures, he said he has run nine 100-mile races and 21 other ultra races, not to mention the hours and mileage as part of training for each.

How it started…

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