Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape.
The Orcas Island 50k (and its sister race, the Orcas Island 25k) is quite unique in the trail running world. The course alone makes this race special – old-growth forests, tough climbs, and spectacular views of surrounding islands, mountains, and Puget Sound – but what truly sets it apart is the sense of community. With live music, great post-race food and beer, and a chance to hang out all weekend on a gorgeous island with your trail runner friends, these are the oldest and some of the most beloved of all the Rainshadow running races – Races that will leave you wondering: Why run anywhere else? Thusfar goes the introduction on the organizers website on the Orcas Islang 50k race that makes many trailrunners heatbeat go faster. The race is growing in popularity which lead to this years edition being a lottery and this will be no different for 2016. The following film made by the Ginger Runner gives more than a stunning impression of this years 10th annual running of the event. Enjoy!
An idea… is where things start. A thought… a flash of brilliance. Or simply a hint from nature. For the insignificant has been known to have triggered the greatest achievements of our times. Be inspired by Trailrunning. Be inspired by German ultra runner Anne-Marie Flammersfeld, who in 2012 emerged as the first woman to ever win all four events in the 4 Deserts series. And not only that, she did it all in one year.
The adidas adistar Raven 3 is dubbed by some as the king of the trail or the Land Rover amongst running shoes capable of taking on any terrain. The fact remains that the model has a rugged ADIWEAR™ outsole with ADAPTIVE TRAXION that grips where you need it to, and features a sock-like techfit™ upper and ADIPRENE®+ in the forefoot that helps push you forward. Not just a killer shoe in daylight but thanks to the fully reflective 3M upper you will lit up trails in nighttime. Available at end clothing.
Conquer trails in these vibrant Nike Zoom Terra Kiger trailrunning shoes. The relatively minimal upper and forefoot cushioning not only provide you with a great fit but also comfort on your offroad runs. The Terra Kiger 2 answers athletes feedback with a more stable heel to reduce the risk of slipping. A slightly firmer underfoot foam and rubber ensure improved durability and protection on and from the trail. Also the Burrito tongue creates a slipper-like fit. All in all, this is one rugged update of a rugged trailer.
The Adistar Raven 3 M by adidas will have eyeballs staring at you out on the trails. The Raven features a Techfit Upper for seamless support that will provide a comfortable journey across all kinds of terrain. The rubber sole by Contintental will give you enough grip to make fast and sturdy movements in any direction no matter what surface you are running on. The Adistar Raven includes the Apative Traxion system which secures and optimises the position of the sole. All in all this trail running shoe will have you go all out on any terrain. Via sivasdescalzo.com
In the #SufferBetter movie trail runner and Patagonia ambassador Jenn Shelton gives a brief tour through the range of physical and emotional states she experiences during a trail ultramarathon and insight into what moves her past “never again”. Featuring Patagonia ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Jenn Shelton, Jeff Browning, and Luke Nelson. #sufferbetter is Patagonia’s new marketing campaign that focuses on ultra and trail running.
Travailen follows Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel on their attempt of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse (DGT). The DGT is an unmarked trail which crosses the Drakenberg mountain range in South Africa. Unmarked, which means there is no real course. The total run covers around 220k of difficult and heavy terrain. Enjoy and be inspired.
In July the adidas Duramo Cross x GTX will be released and come available to all trail loving runners. The Duramo Cross X GTX features a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane to protect your feet from any rough condition you might encounter. The Duramo also features a full adiprene midsole for comfort, no sockliner for greater stability and flexibility while being closer to the ground. L-shaped lugs provide greater ground penetration and traction. With the Duramo Cross X GTX, adidas brings its running technology to the trails.
The Rut 50K is an extremely challenging mountain run held on Big Sky Resort property. Race participants will find themselves covering ALL types of terrain including jeep roads, forested single track trails, alpine ridge lines and even to the iconic summit of Lone Peak!
For Fall 2014 Salomon will release the S Lab Hybrid jacket. This running jacket includes a headband tucked away in its hood. The soft fabric band holds tight on the head and makes the waterproof hood comfortable while you are on the move.