My Mogollon Monster 100 Experience

Noah Dougherty Community, Race Report 3 Comments

The Mogollon Monster 100 is a special race for myself and Jeremy. Saturday, September 16th would be the sixth annual racing of the Mogollon Monster in Pine, Arizona and my nerves were through the roof. This time with the anticipation of toeing the line in my first 100-mile endeavor. The course has acquired a reputation of unparalleled views and incredible single track, but also unrelenting, technical trails that will beat you down everywhere you turn – and climbing – lot’s and …

The New Desert Runner Trail Series!

Noah Dougherty Community 0 Comments

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 …

#WhoWeAre

Hayley Pollack Community, News 6 Comments

More than ever, after an event like this past weekend’s Black Canyon Ultras, I feel it is important to recognize the people who are behind our races. The people who are up before the sun, spending a majority of their weekends with very little sleep, and dedicated to working long hours – many of those hours are overnight or in the hot desert sun. These individuals are dedicated, adventurous, driven, creative and passionate. As a team we are focused and …

Women’s Ultra Training Program – Dead Horse Ultras Recap

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It’s not a “program”- well, it is – but it’s more than that. The Aravaipa Women’s Ultra Training Program is a community of women who for the last year have come together to train, build friendships, and explore more of their potential through ultra-running. The past 5 days have been amazing and I can’t quite get over how both iterations of the training cycles have brought together such amazing people. We spent 5 days together (after 4 months of training) …

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Women’s Training Program – Update

Hayley Pollack Community, News, This Week In Aravaipa Running 1 Comment

It was a new venture; one in which I was unsure of the outcome. Hosting races is Aravaipa’s business model, creating a premier women’s only training program was, previously, not. However, I had the passion and the right companies to help guide me on this journey. Jamil and Aravaipa have given me the platform, Oiselle has given me the guidance and inspiration, and Alicia Shay has given her time, energy and education to help make this a reality. This past weekend …

Our Commitment to the Trails We Love

Hayley Pollack Community, News, Press Release, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Aravaipa Running was born out of a deep respect and love for nature: exploring it, finding and overcoming limits within it, and embracing the pain and euphoria it can cause. One incredibly important aspect to this is understanding that the same nature is home to creatures that allow us to share their habitat. While wilderness areas can be roadblocks to creating the ‘ultimate’ event and certain times of the year are ruled out immediately for conservation purposes, even as race …

A Tribute to Volunteers

Jamil Coury Community, Ultra Thoughts 10 Comments

The whole reason I’m now a race director of trail running events is all because of volunteering. I started helping at events as soon as I started running. I was inspired by the performances and drive of the athletes I was helping. In some small way I felt like I was making a difference for them. As a runner myself, I benefit greatly from the hours of dedication of countless volunteers at every race I attend. Just this last weekend …

Javelina Jangover Night Runs Recap – 2015

Hayley Pollack Community, Race Report, This Week In Aravaipa Running, Ultra Thoughts 1 Comment

I hope to never lose my sense of wonder in dramatic Arizona skies. Our sunsets are unreal, our sunrises too. Monsoon season brings a whole new set of beauty (and, sometimes, destruction) with massive thunderheads and lightning shows to rival 4th of July firework finales. Thankfully, this past weekend at Javelina Jangover, we got the show but not the destruction. All day long, while setting up, the weather was stiflingly hot and oppressive. Not long before runners were due to …

Kendall Mountain Preview

Hayley Pollack Community, News, Press Release, Race Preview, Ultra Thoughts 0 Comments

If you can believe the write-up about Kendall Mountain on summitpost.org then you “[shouldn’t] feel too proud when you reach the summit of this one.” However, we disagree. The basis for their argument is this race, Kendall Mountain Run: because runners run up Kendall Mountain it is brushed aside. Standing in Silverton, looking up at Kendall as it towers over Greene Street you get your first sense of the injustice done in that one sentence. It is not hard to …