Gemini Adventures

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; […]

07 Mar 2018

Eight Tips in Preparing for Desert Endurance Races

Eight Tips in Preparing for Desert Endurance Races Are you a desert Runner? You will be soon! Running in a hot, dry climate comes with its own challenges, as does the sometimes soft, sandy footing.  Think through your training and equipment ahead of time to give yourself the greatest chance for a successful day on the trails!  Susan Nowell shares her top tips for desert running on Ultra Running Limited: 1. Be Adaptable to Weather Changes The first thing most people think […]

04 Mar 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Chris Ward

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? From Like A Bigfoot podcast fame, Chris Ward hops over the Continental Divide to join the fun! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Self-Employed Years running: 10 Years running ultras: 5 Ultras I have done: Monument Valley 50 Miler Mount Masochist 50 Miler Quest for the Crest 50k Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k Table Rock 50k Mountain RATS 50k Grayson Highlands 50k Holiday Lake 50k […]

28 Feb 2018

Gemini News – New Maps, Host Hotels & Volunteers

Things are cracklin’ around Gemini Headquarters as we get prepared for this year’s adventures!   New MAPS!  We now have updated maps to show recent re-routes and updated distances for the Trail Running Festival, Rabbit Valley Half, and Mountain RATS races.  Many thanks to the tireless work of COPMBA members maintaining the trails we enjoy! Host Hotel! Coming down for the Trail Running Festival or Rabbit Valley Half? Looking for a place to stay? Super 8 in Fruita will be our host hotel again. Let them know […]

25 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Bob Stuka

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? A ‘local boy’, Bob Stuka hails from Colorado Springs and is ready for more desert adventures! Marital Status: Married Number of Children: 2 Occupation: Self-Employed Years running: 6+ Years running ultras: 1+ Ultras I have done: 1. Grand Canyon Ultra 2. Mountain Rats 50k 3. Copper Mountains 50k Favorite race and why: My favorite trail is Manitou Springs Incline and I like it because it’s steep and challenging […]

21 Feb 2018

February – Letter from Reid

February Letter from Reid | Adventurers, Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am. I live in a time where a full recovery from a broken leg  is not only possible but expected. Cities are easy to navigate, I have a job where I mostly sit in front of a computer and I can even work out at a gym to keep in shape while my leg heals. I’ve been dabbling in some short hikes/runs but had my first true […]