Twinning at Coldwater Rumble

Hayley Pollack Community, Race Report

Written by Jen Laughlin 2018: We were both racing the 52K at Coldwater Rumble. The 52K consists of two loops: a clockwise 20 mile loop, followed by a counter clockwise 12.5 mile loop. The course is gorgeous, runnable, and very social. It’s the perfect set up for anyone wanting to finish their first 100 miler, first ultramarathon distance, or first trail race. This very course was my first trail race back in 2014, then again the following year when I …

Final Insomniac Series Standings 2018

Noah Dougherty Community

Final Insomniac Standings Our Insomniac series pass and corresponding series standings concluded at the end of September with the always fun, Javelina Jangover out at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. 2018 was the first year we offered a standings system for this series and we’re excited to be able to crown some of you speedy runners and reward you for returning for multiple Insomniac races. Also new in 2018, we filled in some of the distance gaps that these races …

Aravaipa Trail Talk Is Back!

Jamil Coury Aravaipa Trail Talk

After a long hiatus, we are reviving our weekly YouTube show aptly named “Aravaipa Trail Talk”. This show has evolved a couple of times starting out as a chat with Aravaipa founder Jamil Coury and evolving to feature athletes and trail running business owners in the community and recently with our new co-host Jubilee Paige a Q&A show. So where are we headed now? The show will return with weekly episodes ranging from 30 to 60 minutes in length featuring …

#WhoWeAre – Jen Laughlin – Birthday “Fun”

Hayley Pollack Community, Race Report

Jen is our wordsmith; she seamlessly manages all of our social media pages (over 20 of them) for Aravaipa and Run Steep Get High + she’s also the voice behind Squirrel’s Nut Butter. It is not uncommon to hear someone in the office say “just send the idea to Jen, she’ll make it sound 10x better.” Read on to hear about Jen’s experience at the 2015 Hypnosis Night Runs. This is also a race I will never forget…  It was …

#WhoWeAre – Peter Coury – My Bionic Recovery

Hayley Pollack Community

Peter is truly Aravaipa’s handyman extraordinaire. Need to rig some new contraption? Peter has you covered! Sometimes I think he wishes he wasn’t at our staff meetings because inevitably someone will have a great new idea and I just turn a quizzical eye to Peter and he simply shrugs and takes on a new project. Beyond that he’s also an incredibly talented businessman and a mentor to our team. We’ve been so excited to witness his ‘comeback’ first hand.  My Bionic …

#WhoWeAre – Pati Coury – Steep Camp

Hayley Pollack Community, Race Report

If you’ve been to any Aravaipa race over the last 9 years, I can almost guarantee you’ve been taken care of in some fashion by Pati Coury. She is our aid station mastermind with a heart big enough to truly care about each and every runner that comes through her ‘kitchen.’ She’s methodical and her attention to detail really can not be matched. She might the the literal mom to a few on our team, but she embraces that role for anyone …

#WhoWeAre and #WhatWeDo – Erin McKnight – San Diego 100

Hayley Pollack Community

It’s not all fun at games at Aravaipa… wait, who am I kidding?! That’s our lifestyle, our motto, and our end goal. We’re committed to ensuring runners get the most out of our events and in order to do so we have a huge team of people who work tirelessly behind the scenes but who are ALSO adventurers themselves. Office Manager, Erin McKnight brings law and order to our office and the piles of paperwork she handles while never losing her …

A Record Year at Whiskey Basin Trail Runs

Jamil Coury Race Report

When I saw him come into the mile 45 aid station at Badger Mountain he was ahead of schedule just as he had been all day. There was some dried blood on his hand and some fresh stuff still running down his right knee but he had a pleasant demeanor as he calmly stepped off the trail up towards us. When approached by the cheerful Squirrel’s Nut Butter team at the Badger Mountain Aid perched atop a juniper covered hillside …

Desert Runner Trail Series Final Standings!

Noah Dougherty Community, Race Preview

I mentioned it in our thank you email to the runners who came out to our Mesquite Canyon Trail runs this past weekend but it’s hard to believe we’ve already closed the books on another season of the Desert Runner Trail Series. A lot can happen over the course of the series beginning in October and this series always seems to find a way to bring these changes to the forefront. We had a couple runners finish in first place …

Desert Runner Trail Series Points Standings

Noah Dougherty Community, Race Preview

The 2017-2018 Desert Runner Trail Series is once again coming to a close just in time for the weather to really heat up here in Phoenix. The 7th and final race in the series is the Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs on March 17 at White Tank Mountain Regional Park. We thought it would be fun and beneficial to update everyone on the current point standings. Since the final race in the series is worth more points (1250 instead of 1000) this one can …