Category : News

10 Feb 2019

Phil Pinti – Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Racer 2019

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Phil “Macho Man” Pinti, hailing from Columbia, MD, is back for his second crack at the Kokopelli! Marital Status: Widower Number of Children: 2 Occupation: 1.) Dad, 2.) Analyst Years running: 15 Years running ultras: 3 Ultras I have done: Labor Pain 12 Hour Endurance Race (50 mile x2; 2017, 2018) (Pretzel City Sports), Mid-Maryland 50K (x3 2017, 2018, 2019) (Bullseye Running), Stone Mill 50 Miler, Schuylkill River […]

18 Jan 2019

Annual Planning

Annual Planning By Brian Passenti – Altitude Endurance Coaching Desert RATS Champion, Leadman, Family man, Coach, Endurance Sports Enthusiast & Pizza Connoisseur So, this is our year. This is the year we achieve those goals. This is the year where we make our mark. Many of us have created some sort of plan- maybe a New Years Resolution, some sort of racing and training goals for the coming year. These athletic goals focus around races and events we have scheduled […]

15 Dec 2018

Lockhart Basin Mountain Bike Trip Report

By Reid Delman Lockhart Basin is an incredible mtb ride across the Colorado River from the famous White Rim Trail. Location: Canyonlands National Park to Moab UTDistance: 60+ milesPermit: Not required Level: IntermediateScenery: Stunning! Gemini Adventures Race Director, Reid, rode this epic mtb ride in one day in 2017. Here’s his report: The ride starts with a 2.5 hour drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park and we had a shuttle pick us up at 3:30am. If there is a […]

15 Dec 2018

Adventure Run Series from Trail Sisters

By Erica Rackley with permission from Trailsisters.net Part One: Planning What grand adventure idea inspires you? Maybe you’ve seen a photo of an iconic trail and resolved to run there. Maybe a mountain range you’ve glimpsed on a road trip calls to you. Maybe you can’t get someone’s fastest known time on your favorite trail out of your head. My adventure ideas simmer in my head constantly. There are projects and routes that return to conscious thought when I’m waiting at […]

15 Dec 2018

2019 Desert RATS Racer Ann Trason

The 2019 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 stage race is so excited to welcome the legendary Ann Trason to the field this year! Ann is a truly inspiring runner and we can’t wait to enjoy the incredible trip across the Kokopelli Trail with her. Not only is she an amazing athlete but Ann is also passionate about helping other runners achieve their goals through her coaching services. From her website, Ann Trason Coaching: If there’s one thing you can say about […]

15 Oct 2018

2018 Race Season – Favorite Feedback

We love our racers & volunteers, and greatly appreciate all the feedback you share with us. It helps us constantly improve our races and your experience. We’d like to share some of our favorite feedback from this year’s adventurers: “This was my first half marathon and first trail race. I lost over 45 lbs this year, and this was a huge event for me and my only race. Everyone who worked it was amazing and everyone competing was amazing. I […]

11 Oct 2018

2018 Wrap-Up

What a fantastic season! With 12 races spread over 5 events, we got to see and celebrate so many different amazing runners and bikers. It was a pleasure to share the trails with you, and see the tremendous effort each individual exhibited. Some highlights & fun facts: Over 30% of our racers set personal bests for distance, stepping up to a new longest race Nearly 100 volunteers joined us this season, adding amazing energy to our events (and each earning […]

08 Oct 2018

October – Letter from Reid

Adventurers, Often we refer to the Autumn as the end of an era (i.e. the autumn of your life). In the race world it’s actually the opposite. Yes, we’re closing up the races for the year. And yes, we had our last event in Eagle, CO earlier last month. This is a great time to reflect on the year and begin planning for next year. Racer surveys are reviewed, budgets are planned and the creative juices begin to flow. Not […]

27 May 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Paul Schuering

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Paul Scheuring, a Marathon de Sables vet, is trying out his deserts back home this year. Will he keep his toenails? Tune in later to find out! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Writer Years running: 10 Years running ultras: 4 Ultras I have done: Marathon des Sables, Quad-Dipsea, Canyon Meadow 50k Favorite race and why: MdS…loved being out there all that time, having all my […]

25 May 2018

Desert RATS 2018 – Racer Updates

Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Race – Updates   Live Tracking Live Tracking – this is our first year offering live tracking, and please regard it as a trial. We’re working with Adventure Enablers. The goal is near-real time tracking for every stage but we can’t guarantee it until we try it. Please don’t be concerned if there are lags or drops in coverage. Pre-Race Stage 3 – Sprint – 9.3mi, 761′ Gain Kyla – Sprint Stage is fast! Everyone […]