Forty-three hearty souls toed the line on a beautiful early fall morning at 7800 feet. Equal numbers of men and women runners wound their way through gorgeous Aspen and pine forest and on forest roads for five miles, including 3 climbs up to over 8400 feet. Then they did the same five miles in reverse, finishing with a steep uphill grind to the finish banner. Waiting for them there, along with the Suffer Better crew, were fresh fruit, a delicious kale and noodle salad, cold beer, all the re-hydration drink they might need, and the unmatched camaraderie of their trail running tribe.
Conservation CO came to explain their goals and enlist our runners' support. The list of sign-ups was long! Our sponsors made it all work for us and our runners, and we can't say thank you loud enough or often enough: Real Athlete Diets, SkratchLabs, Berkeley Park Running Company, TikTok Ink, Upslope Brewing, Popsockets and HokaOneOne.
Proceeds from our 2nd Annual Trail Run will go right to Conservation Colorado to support their work to protect and preserve the valuable places we run, ride and hike. Your help means more than you know. Thank you.