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Category : Adventure

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 […]

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

2014 DESERT RATS STAGE RACE DAY 4

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 […]

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 […]

19 Mar 2014

Training – Which Headlamp is Best for Adventure Racing?

Original article from Extreme Lights… The adventure racer is a special breed of outdoor enthusiast, with exceptionally demanding requirements on their gear.  The ideal headlamp should be light weight, very bright, durable and reliable, with run-times that last multiple nights. Sadly these requirements  are mutually exclusive. The good news is that as technologies improve, it is possible to get a light that is better suited for the demanding adventure racer. When an aspiring adventure racer considers a light they would prioritize […]

19 Mar 2014

On The Trail – 24 Hours of Utah Team Profile

On the Trail 24 Hours of Utah Team Profile     photo courtesy of Glen Delman   At the 24 Hours of Utah race this month there will be a 10 member 100k team representing the Western Energy Project. We spoke with team captain Laurel Angell to find out what their mission is. Laurel is the director of the Western Energy Project, a small iniative working to ensure responsible energy development on federal public lands with representatives in Washington DC, Colorado, […]