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Gemini News – 2016 Events and Sponsor Discounts



Only 2 months until our first event and we can’t wait to get out on the trails! This season in addition to our current Desert RATS race series and small group tours we’ll also be hosting a new half marathon in Fruita in May and new multi-sport tours where small groups can run, hike, bike, and canyoneer all in one epic trip. We also have great discounts on nutrition and gear from our 2016 sponsors for Gemini athletes.

2016 Events

Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival – 5mile, half-marathon, marathon, 50K, Double Marathon

Desert RATS mtb Classic – 50K, 100K, and a new 100K relay!

Desert RATS Rabbit Valley Half Marathon – New event!

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Race – Run the entire Kokopelli Trail fully supported.

Gemini Adventures Small Group Running and Mountain Bike Tours – New Multi-Sport Option!

2016 Sponsor Discounts

Summit Canyon Mountaineering – Awesome adventure gear store in Grand Junction. Bring this coupon into the store and get your new shoes for the Festival! Check them out online at Summit Canyon Mountaineering


WAA Ultra Equipment – Founded in 2013 in Paris, France WAA Ultra Equipment has pursued their mission to make gear that helps runners run better, longer, and happier. New to North America WAA Ultra Equipment now brings innovative new products to runners all over the world. From your weekend 5k to the toughest races in the world, WAA creates gear to support any adventure. Come see all of their gear being offered in North America.

15% off all WAA gear at Rocky Mountain Ultra with the code GEMTRAIL15%


Fuel 100 – Calorie and electrolyte replacement for distance athletes. Electro-Bites are designed specifically for endurance athletes to help extend training and improve race performance. Designed as an alternative to the sweet and sticky products currently on the market each 100 calorie pack contains bite sized snacks that are slightly salty in taste.  Electro-Bites contain only the best all-natural ingredients including coconut oil and agave syrup.

Reid loves this fuel! Use discount code “Gemini” for 25% off online orders and

Tailwind Nutrition – Tailwind is designed as a “complete fuel” containing a full complement of electrolytes and calories. The easiest way to wrap your head around Tailwind is to think of the 3 components of your fueling strategy: calories + electrolytes + water. You are expending 500+ calories/hr, but in general you can physiologically process only between 200-300 calories/hr. The goal is to stave off the depletion of your glycogen stores through a combination of what you are consuming, your fat stores, and anything else it can convert to glucose.

Your body has about 1.5 hours worth of calories within its glycogen stores, and the key to running with Tailwind as part of your fueling strategy is figuring out what your caloric intake/hour should be. For Gemini Adventures, Tailwind will be provided at a 200 calories/24oz of water solution. What this means is that if you fill up a 24oz water bottle with Tailwind, you’ll get 200 calories in that bottle. In addition, you will also have the following amounts of electrolytes:
606mg sodium
176mg potassium
52mg calcium
28mg magnesium
Please be aware that Tailwind does contain much more sodium than your typical 15% that most sports drinks provide. For comparison, each S-Cap provides 341mg of sodium and 21mg of potassium.
Tailwind is happy to answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to email us at

Check back soon for more awesome 2016 sponsor gear and fuel deals!




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