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New Durango Fourth of July Half Marathon

The signs of spring are slowly popping up all over town in the form of crazy blustery weather, fragrant flowering trees, budding perennials, spandex-clad cyclists and colorful runners pounding the...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Vacation races: best of both worlds for runners

“Run Where you Play”, a fun and fitting mantra for Vacation Races which was founded in 2012 with the original Zion Half Marathon. Since its’ inception, seven more destination races have been...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

‘Double Dirty Thirty’ benefit race comes to Durango

When Megan Finnesy moved to Durango in 2010, she began to formulate the idea of putting on a race that would showcase the local trails and draw people from all over. “I kept looking for what I...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Snow packed trails delight local runners

Winter sports enthusiasts probably wonder why we runners don’t just hang up our running shoes in the winter and embrace the many snow friendly sports that are available. Although many runners,...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Pub runs keep winter fun

Running through the cold dark days of winter can be challenging for even the most dedicated of runners. Finding like-minded souls to endure with you makes it much more motivating and fun. Last...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Irwin shares a lifetime of running wisdom

Staying healthy and active while continuing to run into our golden years requires balance and perspective and albeit a certain amount of luck. At 69 years old, Durangoan Emily Irwin epitomizes all...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

Mountain Chile Cha Cha turns 10

The oldest race in the Pagosa Springs GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) Racing Series celebrated its 10th birthday this year on a beautiful, blue sky September morning. Race...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

Gosney Succeeds at Nolan’s 14

“Nolan’s 14” is an extreme ultra running event that summits 14 of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks in the Sawatch Mountain Range within a 60-hour time frame. Begun as an unofficial event in 1999, it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

A high running high school experience

Running 74 miles over four days above 10,000 feet is not something your average high school runner would enjoy doing during their summer vacation, but seniors Benjamin Lachelt and Allee McKown and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

Running together is a winning combo

The old saying “opposites attract” might be true for many couples, but, for Cate and Steve Fenster, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact Steve lights up when he tells the story of how...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

New running store to be hub for the sport

Twenty years ago, while working as a buyer for Christy Sports in the Vail Valley, Brett Sublett began thinking about how he could someday incorporate his passion for running into a business. Fast...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

This 10K at FLC all about Books and Things

Spring into this year’s racing season with the “Three Springs 10K for Books and Things,” sponsored by the Fort Lewis College Exercise Science Department. In its third year, this event combines a...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

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