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Sisters share milestone event with huge run

To say that my sister Dot Helling is not your typical 65-year-old would be a huge understatement. Her idea for celebrating her 65th birthday was to run the Catalina Island Marathon, which...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | COLUMN: On the Run

Extending sales tax right thing for recreation

In April 1999, Durango voters approved a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction, maintenance and operation of the Durango Community Recreation Center and make improvements and connectivity to...

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

Healthy lifestyle is a choice and a commitment

It is that time of year when many people resolve to lead healthier lifestyles through changes in diet and exercise. These changes require commitment and perseverance that extends well beyond the...

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

Durango runners grateful for the trails

The holiday season is that time of year when we tune into the things in life that we are especially grateful for. Most of us are fortunate to have family and friends whom we cherish, as well as all...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Ironman ‘finish line catcher’ job was rewarding

The opportunity to house sit for a friend on Hawaii’s Big Island just happened to coincide with the week of the Ironman World Championships. This event brings more than 2,000 of the world’s best...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Middle schoolers: Now it’s 10 years on the run

Back in 2004, there were no organized running opportunities available for kids younger than high school age in Durango. Mark Dutro, former Durango High School cross country coach, approached the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Pagosa Springs races work to get kids outdoors

The Devil Mountain Ultra 50-mile, 50K and half-marathon races took place Aug. 23 with the addition this year of 10K and 5K distances. This event is one of a group of races that supports GECKO, or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Racing for cause benefits runners, community

Fundraising and donating to local charities and causes has always been one of the qualities that makes Durango such a special community to be a part of. During my 10 years on the board of the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Silverton races are a tradition on Fourth of July

Independence Day in the Four Corners offers a smorgasbord of racing events to choose from. This year, I decided to participate in one of the oldest races held on this holiday, the Silverton Blue...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Durango welcomes new half-marathon

Half-marathon lovers take note: Durango has a new event to satisfy the demand of all those runners who for years have been wait-listed for the Steamworks Half. The Ultrasteam Thirsty 13 Half...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

Narrow Gauge Runs heading in new direction

As the Narrow Gauge Runs enter their 37th year in Durango, runners will experience some positive changes to this popular Memorial Day weekend event. Brendan Trimboli has enthusiastically taken on...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

New Mexico race honors those who served

The Bataan Death March race was started in 1989 to honor servicemembers who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II who, after surrendering to Japanese forces, were forced to march for...

DATE: April 10, 2014 | COLUMN: On the Run

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