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Category : Desert R.A.T.S.

15 Jun 2015

Stage 4 Racer Posts

STAGE 4 Jim– The terrain today had me expecting to see Wile E. Coyote disapearing off a cliff in a puff of smoke, after failing yet again to catch the road runner. This place is beautiful in a badass kind of way. And since I’m running everyday as an unofficail racer, I’ve become a total tourist. Lots of pictures coming soon. #SelfiePractise #ILoveRunning Rebecca – Went into this run with dread and self-doubt. The terrain was much more difficult to […]

15 Jun 2015

Stage 3 Racer Posts

STAGE 3 Cindy Kosmicki– Today was a good day. Running and knowing you will be done in 2 1/2hrs. is a nice reprieve from knowing you arent even close to half way at 2 1/2hrs. The three amigos…Cheri, Tricia, and I stuck together again and it was a good time. Ran along the Colorado river for a couple miles and again had one big long climb but, all in all a great day! We also each got a 30 min. […]

24 Jan 2015

Gemini News – Desert RATS 2015

Desert RATS 2015 Desert RATS is the longest running stage race in North America and 2015 will be the best year yet. Many things about this year’s race will be unique. It’s a reunion year with amazing deals for previous year’s RATS and their friends (click here for details), and we’re also really excited about new improvements. This run caps the Gemini Adventures season in June with a 148 mile crossing of the iconic Kokopelli Trail. Starting in Grand Junction CO […]

21 Nov 2014

Update for 2015 Desert RATS Stage Race

Racers, Welcome to the 2015 Desert RATS race! Whether you’re already part of the RATS family or this is your first time joining us in the desert, you’re going to love this year’s event. Every year, we ask racers to take a post-race survey so that we can continue improving your personal experience. We continue to make improvements based on these recommendations and this year is no different. This year’s changes have been posted on our site and we’re excited […]

10 Sep 2014

Gemini News – 2014 Spring Season Recap

Overall Female Winner of Desert RATS 2014, Becky Kirschenmann The 2014 Gemini Adventures spring season was one of the best we’ve ever had the good fortune to experience. The season kicked off in March with perfect weather and strong finishers at the 24hrs of Utah, everyone is always so happy to get back to the desert! After a year’s lay off, the 10 person team of Monkey Love was back in full force and had a strong showing. Deaf Kid (Ryan […]

19 Aug 2014

2013 Desert RATS Results

Place Bib Name Age Gender Location Div Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Penalties Overall 1 4 Ryan Guldan M Denver CO 3:08 7:09 1:15 13:53 3:59 29:24 2 41 Brian Zehnder M SLC UT 4:09 8:02 1:30 11:50 5:11 30:42 3 21 Leon Vandenhoven M Oshawa CAN 3:55 8:11 1:24 12:48 5:02 31:20 4 3 Ashley Arnold F 5:11 7:09 1:15 13:53 4:05 31:33 5 32 Rosie Warfield F Honolulu HI 4:05 9:11 1:34 12:49 […]

13 Aug 2014

Training – Ultrarunner and Coach Lisa Smith Batchen Breaks Record!

Death Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Renowned ultra-distance runner Lisa Smith-Batchen finished a 584 mile run in California’s Death Valley last week, becoming the first female ultramarathoner in the world to cross the famed Badwater-to-Mt. Whitney course four times back-to-back in an effort to fundraise for cleaner, healthier water across the world. The run lasted a total of 14 days, with temperatures reaching as high as 127 degrees Fahrenheit. Smith-Batchen was forced to deal with prolonged bouts of wind and sand […]

02 Jul 2014

50% Off for Old Friends, New Friends – Desert RATS 2015!

This year we’re offering returning registered racers and their friends 50% off the registration price for RATS 2015! One of the best things about the Desert RATS Stage Race is watching complete strangers transform into a part of the RATS family as they cross the Kokopelli Trail. These friendships form deep bonds that will last forever and we’re always looking to expand this family. Register now at Active.com! Discount Details:

17 Jun 2014

2014 Results

Bib Name Location Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Penalties Overall 1 Ryan Guldan denver 2:51 5:38 1:20 9:13 3:44 22:46 14 Jorge Rufat-latre boulder 4:38 6:16 1:31 9:36 4:00 26:01 9 Becky Kirschenmann Klamath Falls 4:38 6:16 1:41 10:11 4:08 26:54 12 Mathew Crownover sunnyvale 5:19 7:43 1:46 13:35 4:08 32:31 13 Wendy Drake boulder 4:14 8:50 2:08 12:36 5:32 33:20 4 Jeff Cooper Richmond Hill 4:38 8:32 2:04 14:38 5:52 35:44 11 John Versteeg […]

04 Jun 2014

2014 Desert RATS Stage Race Day 1

Stage 1 Racer Posts are here!  The Salt Creek Stage is 19 miles long and runs from Loma CO to Rabbit Valley right at the Utah border. The racers were graced with cooler temperatures than usual and every racer made it to the finish before the cut-off. Great start to Desert RATS 2014! Here are their thoughts on the first day:   Name: Jim Morrison Made it! Had a good day running with Jeff and John, 4:39 for the toughest […]