#WhoWeAre – Aravaipa Group Trail Run

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Community. That’s the one word that comes above all others when I think about the Aravaipa Group Trail Run and what it means to me. Building a community around the trail running scene is what we set out to do when we formed the weekly one hour trail run in 2011. Back then, the group met up each week in Tempe at Papago Park and a handful of us went for a run followed by a couple of beers at …

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CEO Recap from Jamil

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Wow, it’s already November. The evenings are getting dark early and mornings here in Phoenix have started to become (almost) chilly. That means one thing for us here at Aravaipa:  we are just wrapping up the Javelina Jundred . It’s hard to believe that this was my 9th year as Race Director of this amazing event which has grown into the 2nd largest 100 mile foot race in North America. I agreed to take over the race back in 2007 at the …

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Kendall Mountain Runs: Pre-Race Interview: Emelie Forsberg

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Emelie Forsberg Melia: You are getting ready for the Kendall Mountain Run tomorrow, right? Will this be your first US Sky Running race? Emelie: I have been running the Run the Rut. M: Congratulations on…you won that one right? And then Transvulcania and Mount Marathon. E: Yeah last year. I’m still rehabbing from my ACL injury so this will be interesting because it is a downhill. I have been running uphill races but I’m super excited to try downhill too. …

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2016 Partnership with SweetM Images

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We are continually looking for ways to make our runner experience just that much better. One of our struggles last year was having a consistent photography experience for our participants. Whether from the time it took to edit or not having the proper equipment or simply not the right knowledge, our photos from each race would vary in quality and quantity. Aravaipa is proud to announce that we are partnering with SweetM Images for all our Arizona-based 2016 events! Deron …

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Across the Years Day 5 Update – Jan 1, 2016

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Day 5 update was a bit delayed while I tried to reach 200+ miles while my body still allowed me to keep moving forward. Jan 1st featured the finish of the 24 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hour races, while the Six Day runners got to keep going for 2 more days. Day 4 Photos are at http://photos.aravaiparunning.com/p91863371 Day 5 Photos are at http://photos.aravaiparunning.com/p717918943 Eileen Torres  had the standout performance of the day running 127 miles in 24 hours qualifying …

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Across the Years Day 2 Update – Dec 29-30, 2015

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Day 2 of a multi day tend to eat it’s competitors to the core, and if you make it through Day 2, you’re only going to get stronger. Day 2 has eaten it’s share of athletes, while others had quite a few spectacular performances down at Cambelback Ranch in Arizona. Ice cold nights didn’t stop Ed Ettinghausen from reaching 201 miles in 48 hours, nor Debra Horn from breaking the American 48 hours Road Record in the Women’s 55-59 age …

2015 Across The Years Preview

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Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona will heat up next week as hundreds of runners will converge on the spring training baseball home of the Dodgers and White Sox.  This fixed-time multiday running event celebrates the New Year.  Each racer is free to walk, stop, eat, and sleep whenever they wish, but the clock is always running on these ultra pedestrians. 16 different races begin at 9am on Monday, December 28, 2015 with the 6 day runners starting simultaneously with the first …

Aravaipa Cave Creek Thriller 50K Race Report: ALWAYS Pre-Grease Your Butt Crack, and Other Advice from a Tired and Happy Trail Runner

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This is a long post. Here are the top 6 essential cliff notes for those of you too lazy to read the whole thing (you know who you are): Always run long when training for a 50K: 10 miles is not long Always go into a run with the mindset that you’re going to enjoy yourself Push through feeling crappy: we all feel crappy at some point in time, it’s not a reason to quit Watch for Desert Tortoises, they’re …