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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 […]

16 Apr 2014

On The Trail – New Non-Profit Partner for Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival

Empowering Girls and Women to Shape the Kind of Future We Want to See   Women’s Wilderness Institute is thrilled to be Gemini Adventures’ non-profit partner for the 2014 Desert  RATS Trailrunning Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing our crew of staff and volunteers to support all the athletes, offer high fives, and hydration! Come check us out at our aid station on event day or learn more about all our adventures (and ways to get involved!) at: www.womenswilderness.org.  Building the confidence […]

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, […]

12 Feb 2014

Training – Winter Thrills and Chills

Training Winter Thrills and Chills – Adventures In The Cold   Photo By Michael Bielecki Depending on where you live, and how you approach the season, winter can mean many things to endurance athletes. For some, trails remain open and accessible, for others, deep snow and deeper freezes change everything. This article will explore a few of the techniques and special pieces of equipment that can help make winter adventures safer and more fun. I can’t stand the treadmill. Sorry, I just […]

12 Feb 2014

Gemini News – Zion Curtain Trail and Loop

Gemini News The Zion Curtain Trail and Zion Curtain Loop – Fruita, CO Photo by Glen Delman Photography   The Zion Curtain trail straddles the Colorado/Utah border and is known as a can’t-miss, fun, varied ride topped off with great views. However, it travels the remote backcountry and can be a tough trail to find, especially the loop, if you want to preride it it’s a good idea to check out maps and ask around at the local bike shops to make sure […]

12 Feb 2014

Epic Trail Spotlight – Maah Daah Hey Trail

On the Trail Maah Daah Hey Trail   photo courtesy of Maah Daah Hey Trail Association  Epic Trail Spotlight – Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota   The Maah Daah Hey Trail isn’t as well known as the trails in Colorado and Utah but anyone who has had the good luck to visit it will know that it can only be described as awesome. It’s now rated as one of the best mountain biking trails in the country. The trail covers […]

01 Jan 2014

On the Trail – Q&A with Darcy Africa

On the Trail Q & A with Darcy Africa   photo credit by Run Wild Retreats Can you share your experience winning the Desert RATS TrailRunning Festival? My best race at the Spring Desert Ultra 50 was actually in 2006 when I ran 8:04. It was one of those days where everything felt great and my legs were speedier than they have been in a very long time. Describe an embarrassing athletic moment. There are probably a lot of those…..That’s the beauty […]