Category : Desert R.A.T.S.

04 Jun 2014

2014 Desert RATS Stage Race Day 2

Stage 2! Stage 2 can be the hardest stage of the race for many athletes. It’s 32 miles of  trail and the distance combined with the heat are often overwhelming. This year the racers had to deal with high winds also, but they pulled it off and every RAT made it through the finish line with time to spare.   Stage 11 Racer Posts, 2014 Desert RATS Name: Ryan W Guldan; What a tough stage! Regardless of the lower than average […]

04 Jun 2014

2014 Desert RATS Stage Race Day 3

Stage 3 Racer Posts! Day 3 was a fast race and a day of fun. The racers completed 11 miles this morning and the trails couldn’t have been more perfect. The weather was calm and cool, and the views were stunning. The rest of the day was spent with a picnic feast and swimming in the Colorado River at the campsite. Everyone had a little time to rest up and get ready for the 52 mile Expedition Stage starting tomorrow […]

04 Jun 2014


Stage 4 Racer Posts! We are through the 52 mile Expedition Stage! The race started at 7am and the last racers reached basecamp at 2am the next day. There are so many things to say about this section of the the Desert Stage IV Desert RATS Racer Posts 2014 Name: Wendy Drake. A mixed day. Started emotional missing Marcy all the way into Onion Creek Aid where the Boulder Bandito mascots greeted me courtesy Sherry Remick. I left Onion Creek after […]

04 Jun 2014

2014 Desert RATS Stage Race Day 5

Coming soon! Check here June 15-21 for the daily racer blog posts for the 2014 Desert RATS Stage Race.

16 Apr 2014

Gemini News – 2014 Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival Dedicated to Marcy Servita

Marcy working with Global Dental Relief The Boulder, Colorado running community lost a beloved member this March. Marcy Servita was a well respected ultrarunner with many friends across the country. She battled her pancreatic cancer with the help of these friends and now the Gemini community would like to honor her memory and ultra spirit by dedicating our 2014 Trailrunning Festival to her. Marcy’s friends are also supporting Global Dental Relief in her honor. Her good friend Wendy shares Marcy’s […]

16 Apr 2014

Training – Training in the Heat

  If you’re like me your racing calendar is just getting ramped up. And many of your “A” races are going to be hot and humid. Racing in dog days of summer can be fun and exciting but if you’re not prepared properly it can become life threatening. Running in the heat is not a new experience for many of us. Our bodies are well equipped to deal with the dissipation of heat generated by exercise. But what happens when all […]

16 Apr 2014

On The Trail – New Non-Profit Partner for Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival

Empowering Girls and Women to Shape the Kind of Future We Want to See   Women’s Wilderness Institute is thrilled to be Gemini Adventures’ non-profit partner for the 2014 Desert  RATS Trailrunning Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing our crew of staff and volunteers to support all the athletes, offer high fives, and hydration! Come check us out at our aid station on event day or learn more about all our adventures (and ways to get involved!) at: www.womenswilderness.org.  Building the confidence […]

19 Mar 2014

Gemini News – Meet the Staff!

Reid Delman – Race Director Born and raised in Cleveland, Reid moved to Boulder, CO in 1994.  He is the owner of Gemini Events and lives in Boulder with his wife, Michele, and their two daughters. When he and Michele learned they would be having twins, they decided it was a perfect time to leave his job as high school teacher and wrestling coach to be at home with the babies and start the business they’d always wanted. The result […]

01 Jan 2014

On the Trail – Q&A with Darcy Africa

On the Trail Q & A with Darcy Africa   photo credit by Run Wild Retreats Can you share your experience winning the Desert RATS TrailRunning Festival? My best race at the Spring Desert Ultra 50 was actually in 2006 when I ran 8:04. It was one of those days where everything felt great and my legs were speedier than they have been in a very long time. Describe an embarrassing athletic moment. There are probably a lot of those…..That’s the beauty […]

01 Jan 2014

Training – What gets measured gets managed!

Training What gets measured gets managed! photo credit by glendelman.com   Now that we are closing the door to our 2013 racing and training season and as our 2014 season approaches, it is time to sit down and reflect what we did right in 2013 and what we what to add or include into our 2014 training. Here is my evaluation list of 7 training element.   #1: Weight: Are you at your optimal race weight? If not and you are […]