The New Desert Runner Trail Series!

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As we continue to evolve as a running company and do our best to bring you the greatest events around, we have created all new logos for our Desert Runner Trail Series (DRT) that will begin on October 14th at the Cave Creek Regional Park and concludes in April with our Dam Good Run at Lake Pleasant. Keep an eye out as we unveil individual logos for all eight races in the coming weeks! The series passes have a whole …

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Aravaipa Trail Talk – Episode 014- Squirrel’s Nut Butter

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Making Anti-Chafing Cool: Squirrel’s Nut Butter The Aravaipa Running truck turned onto a peaceful street pulling to a stop in front of a charming home. Soon a bubbly black dog bounced into the front yard beckoning us to join him. This greeting from their dog Happie perfectly embodied the animal’s namesake. We traveled to their backyard, through the back gate onto a trail and wandered over to a fallen tree. The wind blowing through the pine trees accompanied by birds …

Flagstaff Trail Running – A Guide To Sucking Wind

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It is an annual summer pilgrimage for us “desert rat ultra runners” living in Phoenix. A chance to escape the sweltering heat and enjoy a sweet respite of cooler weather . Some locals may call us the weekend warriors of altitude, but nonetheless we are happy to migrate north for some of the best trail running our state has to offer in the summertime. No, Arizona is not just desert. I was first initiated into the beauty and benefits of …

Ultrarunning Style – The Board Short Dude

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I got to thinking about ultrarunning style after reading a post from ultrarunner and race director Candice Burt about “The Style of the Elite Runner Girl”. She was contemplating how to differentiate herself as a female ultrarunner and create her own unique style. Her post explored her frustration in finding that for every good idea she came up with, that look was already taken by some other girl. I”m not someone that has consciously been concerned about my style (or lack …

HOM100 – A run to kick some ALS-ass

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I first heard about the HOM100 when I stumbled upon Trevor Davenport‘s Facebook page. I didn’t really know what HOM stood for at first or why he would be running 100 miles around a 2 mile loop around his neighborhood, but it sounded interesting and like something I would do myself. Trevor has run many of the Aravaipa Running DRT Series ultra events over the past couple of years including this year’s Mesquite Canyon 50 Mile and is active in …