Friday, December 08, 2006
Desert Races - Great Challenge to think about!
A desert stage race in our back yard. If you are thinking about running the MDS and want a practice run or you are not able to travel to the MDS, this is the race for you!!!
For the fourth consecutive year, Gemini Adventures will hold Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across the Sand) June 17-23, 2007. The race traverses Kokopelli's trail from western Colorado to Moab, UT (148 miles) over six days. While the format is similar to MDS, it's a great introduction to desert stage racing, as race management transports sleeping gear and its cost and proximity make it quite attainable.
As a primer for this, or any warm weather event you're training for, the Desert R.A.T.S. Spring Desert Ultra Trail Running Festival, April 19-22, is a good option. Choose from races between 5 and 50 miles (all on the Kokopelli's trail network) or stay for the whole festival. For just $100, you can attend three seminar sessions that Lisa Smith-Batchen will be leading, compete in back to back races on Saturday and Sunday, attend the awards ceremony, featuring guest speaker Marshall Ulrich, and, of course, get a great shirt. The seminar content will cover everything you need to know to prepare for desert running and stage races - including what to eat, what to pack and how to train.
For more information, contact Reid Delman at 303-249-1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.geminiadventures.com
Make sure you tell Reid that Lisa sent you :)
I hope to see you all in the desert!!!:):)