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08 Apr 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Anne Thilges

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Hopping over from the Western States home in Auburn, California, Anne Thilges is veteran of >30 Ironman triathlons and mentee of ultra-legend Ann Trason. Marital Status: Married Number of Children: One resident dog and always one or two foster dogs. Does that count? Occupation: Business consultant and part-time endurance coach Years running: 40 years. Oh my! Years running ultras: My first marathon was in 1988 (30 years ago) […]

06 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018
05 Apr 2018

April – Letter from Reid

Adventurers, I hit the big 5-0 this year. I needed a way to celebrate and since debauchery isn’t my style, I decided to go with adventure. I called up my old friend Ross who was also turning 50. We met in 7th grade science class- he was always trying to stay focused on his lab working with weights and measures while I would distract him by setting up the weights like bowling pins and turning it into a game. That’s pretty […]

25 Mar 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Micky Sederburg

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Micky Sederburg will be facing his self-proclaimed “greatest test of endurance” in 33 years of running. Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Active duty Air Force for the last 20 years Years running: 33 Years running ultras: 9 Ultras I have done: Born to Run 50K North Face Challenge, 50K and 50 Miler Palmer Lake 24 hour 51.22 miles Behind the Rocks 50K Rattle Snake 50K […]

22 Mar 2018

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff Who are the key players you’ll find in the desert this year? Reid Delman – Race Director | Reid was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Reid moved to Boulder, CO in 1994. He is the owner of Gemini Events and lives in Boulder with his wife, Michele, and two daughters (the twins in the Gemini name). He has dedicated himself to a number of sports over the years including wrestling, rock climbing, adventure racing, ultrarunning, mountain […]

22 Mar 2018

Training for Desert RATS – with Heather Hart

Training for Desert Rats: How to Succeed at the Kokopelli 150 Stage Race Heather Hart – Find Heather at Relentless Forward Commotion Training for Desert Rats Kokopelli 150 multi day foot race is no small feat.  Mainly because the act of running the Desert Rats is also no small feat:  6 days of extreme heat, dry desert conditions, climbing, and back to back days of running high (even ultra marathon) mileage.  For some, this may sound like a miserable time. […]

18 Mar 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Heather Hart

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? A rescue bunny wrangler, Heather Hart, joins us from the hot & humid training grounds of South Carolina! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: Two boys Occupation: I am a certified exercise physiologist, and I spend my days working as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at a local gym, and also “run” (put totally intended) an endurance coaching business with my husband. Years running: 11 Years […]

14 Mar 2018

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory Last year’s overall winner Brian Passenti shares the pain and glory of persistence in his race report from the 2017 Desert Rats Kokopelli 150 stage race. “My feet are raw, really raw. Specifically my heals. I have hardened callus skin on most of my toes. Basically dried out blisters. I am sure I will lose two of the toe nails. My calf is tight, the right one. My left is much worse. My quads are literally peeling, sunburnt. […]

11 Mar 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Phil Pinti

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Taking a step up in distance, Maryland’s Phil Pinti will be representing his crew of crazy running friends. Marital Status: Widower Number of Children: 2 kiddos; 5 year old and a 3 year old Occupation: Analyst Years running: 14 Years running ultras: 2 Ultras I have done: (2) 50 Milers; (4) 50K Favorite race and why: I have run the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) the last 4 years; […]