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30 Aug 2017

Gemini News – Inaugural Mountain RATS Races

Mountain RATS Eagle, CO September 23rd, 2017 Come celebrate fall in the mountains with a trail running challenge! An exciting day of festival fun and adventure on the trails near Eagle, Colorado. With the start/finish line right in the heart of Eagle’s new fall festival, Septemberfest, friends and family can enjoy themselves while you push yourself in the rugged mountain race. After testing yourself on the trails relax with a beer, hot meal, or just sit and listen to live […]

12 Jun 2017

2017 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Racer Posts

2017 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Day2/3 – K-Ray Day 2 is a long story, but im still in the game. I will share more with you when I get home. Day 3 was a short 9 mile run. I finished! The temps are crazy!!! I made it back to basecamp, hopped in the river and got a massage. Im going to toe the line in the morning. I am going to give it my all, take no risks. Fingers crossed […]

06 Apr 2017
10 Jun 2016

2016 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Racer Posts

2016 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Racer Posts – Stage 4 Lauren: Today was a welcome reprieve, with delicious food (per ususal), as well as relaxation and cooling off at the River. Yesterday’s 42 mile Expedition Stage was certainly the most scenic, getting up to 8,500 feet, with the majority of the day climbing. However, with cooler temps in the 80’s, some clouds and breezes, I felt the best I have all week and Chris and I moved consistently all day, […]

04 Aug 2015

How to match the road bike to the terrain

Choosing what style of bike best fits your needs can be a difficult decision to make, even once you’ve realised your preference is for the road over dirt trails, there are a lot of options that can complicate things. If you’re considering purchasing one of the many styles of road bikes (Tesco stock options for every budget) and aren’t exactly sure what is the best style of bike for you, here are few tips to choose a ride that will suit your needs and […]

15 Jun 2015
15 Jun 2015

Stage 2 Racer Posts

STAGE 2 Anita Well I ended up getting lost after taking a potty break. I tried in vain to catch up with Cyndie and Jane and must have taken a wrong turn from the get go. One of the pacers caught up to me and let me know i was going the wrong direction. Of course i was devistated . I didn’t have a phone or the gps app. Next time perhaps. So, long story short i ended up finally […]

15 Jun 2015

Stage 1 Racer Posts

Jane Herzog – Yea. Jane, Cyndie and Anita all finished! Loved the earlier start – heat wasn’t a killer until much later in the day. However, the big hill away from the river still sucks! Cindy Kosmicki– Day 1 is complete! Hot hot hot and some good climbs. Tomorrow I will def need to use more sunscreen through day. Lots of amazing people out here. This is no joke.:) 20 down and 128 miles left to go!:) On to Day […]

26 Sep 2014

Training – Taper Tips

Glen Delman Photography This month running coach Jeff Cooper of2RunForever gives tips to get the max out of your race taper so that you can get the max out of yourself on race day… DO… 1 – Drop your volume progressively over the last 3 weeks pre-marathon, or 2 weeks pre-half marathon (as per your plan). This slowly stores up latent energy so that come race day you’ll have more in reserve than you have for months! 2 – Review the race […]

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: