Category : Desert R.A.T.S.

04 Sep 2016

2016 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 2016 By Renee Melly Stage 1 Wow! What an amazing experience.  The pendulum swings that I experienced throughout the day were swift and strong.  First the good:  I felt great through the first 6 miles…was even holding down the middle of the pack.  And the scenery was absolutely breathtaking…pictures just can’t do it justice. You quickly realize how small you really are in the grand scheme of things. After the first aid station, I felt a […]

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, […]

19 Feb 2016

Gemini News – 2016 Events and Sponsor Discounts

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 […]

17 Jan 2016

Training – Heart Rate Training Tips

Training – Heart Rate Training Tips Running ability builds when you are always workout-ready-that is, able to fully meet the challenges on the day’s schedule. This obviously means from day-to-day your intensity will change, as a recovery day follows an intense day of speed-work, for example. As we’ve discussed in the past, if you are not running within a specific day’s goal intensity-wise, your gains will be compromised, or worse, you will become injured. One of the most effective ways […]

12 Nov 2015

On the Trail – Desert RATS 2015

On the Trail – Desert RATS 2015 RATS 2015 Unique beauty, amazing wildlife and profound solitude – all the elements of true adventure – rewarded racers willing to brave the strenuous 2015 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 journey. Having completed the 11th annual 6-day stage race, racers experienced why we are the longest running stage race in North America. Vast landscape and ancient obstacles combine to create the rugged and stunning beauty of the Kokopelli Trail. With a small intimate field Desert […]

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 […]