Running

Whether you like to take on one mile at a time or a whole fifty, we’re your perfect source for information, gear, and race guides on running in the Blue Ridge. Pick your next race, learn from our own elite and recreational athletes, or set a new goal no matter your level or distance preferences. Both road and trail running take the stage here, and runners on the street or in the woods can take BRO on the go.

Winter Gear Guide 2009: Running

If there’s one season when you need the right gear for your adventure, it’s winter. Don’t believe us? Try backpacking through Shenandoah National Park in February with a three-season tent and a 40-degree sleeping bag. Or go cross-country skiing wearing all cotton. Hitting the mountains during the winter with the wrong gear is a recipe for misery and potential disaster. But don’t fret. BRO’s 2009 Winter Gear Guide covers the full spectrum of winter goodies, from 0 degree sleeping bags to running tights to snowboards designed for terrain parks....
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My First Ultra

In 1999, tired of the rat race that road running had become for me, I ran my first ultra. I had no idea what I was getting into. I had never read Ultrarunning Magazine and I had only met one ultra runner in my life. But it seemed like a good idea at the time, so I went for it....
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My Longest Mile

My life took an unforeseen turn this past January. In a mixture of “Groundhog Day” and “The Longest Mile,” my wife, an avid runner with a few marathons under her soles, inveigled me into a Faustian deal. ...