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2016 Athens Big Fork Marathon: Moments From the Trail

Hugs, High-5s, and Whiskey shots highlight the vibe of the Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon in west-central Arkansas and takes place the first Saturday of January since it’s inaugural adventure back in 1999 that had four runners and three volunteers. This year 107 runners laced them up to play in the marathon or 17 mile Fun […]

2015 Arkansas Traveller 100: Moments From the Trail

Glow sticks. Miles and miles of spider eyes sparkling along the trail. Ramen noodles, Hershey’s kisses, and the enjoyment of various refreshments at 3:00AM. Sounds like the making of a heck of a Halloween party but this bash took place within the Ouachita National forest at the 25th annual Arkansas Traveller 100. This trail lovin’ party […]

2015 Badwater 135: Race Moments from the Road

Among the nearly 100 runners representing 24 countries at this year’s Badwater 135, seven were TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) athletes. Texas and Oklahoma represented. A 135 mile point-to-point blacktop scamper with big heat (temperatures reached into the 120s) and hearty climbs. As much of a team race as individual due to the required crew […]

2015 Hardrock 100: Race Moments From the Trail

It was gold that brought folks to the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado starting back in 1860. Today, ultrarunners arrive each July to dig deep within themselves, collect mental snapshots through the San Juan mountains, and kiss a big rock in town. This investment has generated significant returns since 1992. We are talking about the Hardrock 100. 11 TALON […]

2015 Western States 100: Moments that Build a Life

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin 15 TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) athletes made the trip West for a trail running adventure of traveling 100.2 miles by foot along the mountain trails at the historic Western […]

2015 Western States 100: 16 TALON Athletes Ready to Run That Extra .2 Miles

100.2 mile point-to-point scamper by foot from Squaw Valley, California to the track in Auburn. Nearly 400 runners with ages between 19 and 71. 1500 volunteers. A race where many of the top ultrarunners in the United States and world meet up for a sub-30 hour adventure. Include a big group of lucky runners that […]

2015 Rocky Raccoon 100: Men’s Fast Tread Preview

[If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our main 2015 Rocky Raccoon 100 Preview Article which contains many more pine needle textured musings and additional useful and insightful goodies. Plus info on live streaming race coverage throughout the day!] 2015 marks the second consecutive year that Rocky Raccoon 100 has hosted the USATF 100 Mile […]