Trailrunning Stories

Dan Patitucci
Run to the Source
Run to the Source
Run to the Source

Martin Johnson begibt sich auf seinen bislang schwersten Lauf und erforscht dabei die Verbindung zwischen der Geschichte der Schwarzen Brit:innen und der Themse.

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Dark River Runs Deep
Dark River Runs Deep
Dark River Runs Deep
Martin Johnson & Michael Fordham

An attempt to set the fastest known time on the 184-mile path to the source of the River Thames.

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Club Run
Club Run
Club Run
Anna Callaghan

The friends that make you want to run 100 miles.

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Home Is an Open Place
Home Is an Open Place
Home Is an Open Place
Rio Lakeshore

How the trails beneath our feet help us belong.

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Run to Be Visible
Run to Be Visible
Run to Be Visible

Lydia Jennings würdigt indigene Wissenschaftler:innen der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft.

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For the Land We Inhabit
For the Land We Inhabit
For the Land We Inhabit
Felipe Cancino

The communities of Cajón del Maipo, in Chile, are seeing their environment be threatened by an unnecessary hydroelectric project.

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Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)
Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)
Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)

Der Trailrunner und Aktivist Felipe Cancino nimmt uns mit auf einen 120 km langen Lauf durch das Maipo-Fluss-Tal und zeigt dabei die Auswirkungen des Alto-Maipo-Wasserkraftprojekts auf das lokale Ökosystem, die dort lebenden Menschen und Traditionen sowie die Bedrohung für die Wasserversorgung der 7,1 Millionen Einwohner Santiagos.

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A Clean Run in the City
A Clean Run in the City
A Clean Run in the City
Daisy Maddinson

Campaigning for clean air might be a marathon, but progress is finally being made for communities in UK city centers.

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Running the Isle
Running the Isle
Running the Isle
Monica Prelle

Exploring one of the least visited but most revisited national parks, on foot.

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Did You Ever Think?
Did You Ever Think?
Did You Ever Think?
Kim Strom

After a difficult year, a runner finds life anew in the Sierra.

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Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Felipe Cancino

A dead-end dirt road is the start to a new challenge—and a fight to protect South America’s Yosemite.

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Soulcraft
Soulcraft
Soulcraft
Meaghen Brown

Words and wisdom from two Montana runners.

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Unfenced
Unfenced
Unfenced

Die Rote Wüste im Südwesten Wyomings ist das größte nicht eingezäunte Gebiet auf dem amerikanischen Festland. Um das Bewusstsein für dieses bedrohte Ökosystem zu schärfen, haben sich mehrere Naturschutzgruppen aus Wyoming zusammengetan und einen Trail-Race organisiert, der Läufer:innen, lokale Interessenvertreter:innen und besorgte Bürger:innen zusammenbringt, um diesen Ort zu erleben und zu sehen was auf dem Spiel steht.

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Some Boundaries Are Worth Preserving
Some Boundaries Are Worth Preserving
Some Boundaries Are Worth Preserving
Alex Falconer

Running through the most-visited wilderness in the continental United States, rallying to its defense.

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Run the Red
Run the Red
Run the Red
Katie Klingsporn

A trail running race in southwest Wyoming brings attention to the importance of protecting the largest unfenced area in the contiguous United States.

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Running to the Bottom of the World
Running to the Bottom of the World
Running to the Bottom of the World
Felipe Cancino

Exploring South America’s public lands on foot.

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The Most Obvious Line
The Most Obvious Line
The Most Obvious Line
Luke Nelson

Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.

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Where Life Begins: Patagonia Ambassadors Explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Where Life Begins: Patagonia Ambassadors Explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Where Life Begins: Patagonia Ambassadors Explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Clare Gallagher

 

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FFFKT (Fastest Fish Fourteener Known Time)
FFFKT (Fastest Fish Fourteener Known Time)
FFFKT (Fastest Fish Fourteener Known Time)
Jenn Shelton

Jenn Shelton traverses the Sierra High Route.

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If You Love It, Run for It: Dispatch from the Inaugural Takayna Ultramarathon
If You Love It, Run for It: Dispatch from the Inaugural Takayna Ultramarathon
If You Love It, Run for It: Dispatch from the Inaugural Takayna Ultramarathon
Krissy Moehl

Krissy Moehl reports from the 2019 inaugural takayna ultramarathon “There are no footprints.” Fellow Patagonia ambassador and New Zealand native Grant Guise voiced what I was thinking. Our headlamps and phone lights dimly illuminated the overgrown double-track from Rebecca Road. “If 100 people are starting a race in five minutes, we would see footprints,” he…

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Nose to the Wind
Nose to the Wind
Nose to the Wind
Steve House

Steve House joins forces with coach Scott Johnston and athlete Kílian Jornet to develop a comprehensive approach to finding the joy and the payoff of intense training. Even lunges. The wind had made its presence known all night, the tiny tent shaking off its layer of breath-turned-frost with each gust. The icy flakes settled, then…

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Generations of a Diné Family Reflect on Running
Generations of a Diné Family Reflect on Running
Generations of a Diné Family Reflect on Running
Meaghen Brown

Some time in the northern corner of the Diné reservation helps clarify why this question is so hard to answer. A girl wakes and runs toward the light, her dark hair streaming behind her as she races in the direction of the rising sun. She hears the prayers of her family and friends as her…

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Seven Recommendations for Trail Racing and Training
Seven Recommendations for Trail Racing and Training
Seven Recommendations for Trail Racing and Training
Kílian Jornet

Patagonia is thrilled to publish Steve House and Scott Johnston’s second training book, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for which they teamed up with world-class endurance athlete Kílian Jornet. This is an excerpt from the book, now available in Patagonia stores, on Patagonia.com, and at your favorite bookstore or online distributor. I race a lot:…

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A Very Large, Long Group Run Through the Bob Marshall Wilderness
A Very Large, Long Group Run Through the Bob Marshall Wilderness
A Very Large, Long Group Run Through the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Meaghen Brown

For the slo-mo, bug-bitten, exhausted joy of really long runs. Time expands and compresses on long runs. Moments of navigation or extended discomfort can seem endless, while the landscape sifts by like a slow-moving picture. And then suddenly it’s been hours that slipped by without you noticing, except for the subtle changes in light and…

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Eli
Eli
Eli

Warum wir laufen.

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Home Run: How the Braford Family Connects by Foot
Home Run: How the Braford Family Connects by Foot
Home Run: How the Braford Family Connects by Foot
Meaghen Brown

Some families share religion, camping, lavish vacations, opera. Other families go running.

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Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Wolfpack

Hoch oben in den San Juan Mountains über Silverton, Colorado, durchstreift ein Läuferrudel die Gegend.

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Krissy Moehl and Jeremy Wolf Run from Bellingham to Mt. Baker
Krissy Moehl and Jeremy Wolf Run from Bellingham to Mt. Baker
Krissy Moehl and Jeremy Wolf Run from Bellingham to Mt. Baker
Krissy Moehl

On clear days in the Pacific Northwest, views of Mount Baker depend on the marine layer and the storms. The 10,781-foot snowcapped dome is often obscured by the shifting weather, and though I’d grown up looking at the mountain, I didn’t see it much this year. But when Jeremy Wolf emailed me about running to…

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Takayna
Takayna
Takayna

Was, wenn man durch laufen den Regenwald retten könnte?

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Tackling All of California’s 14ers by Bike, and Only Getting a Little Lost
Tackling All of California’s 14ers by Bike, and Only Getting a Little Lost
Tackling All of California’s 14ers by Bike, and Only Getting a Little Lost
Erik Schulte

Groggily I stirred in the sweaty musk of my sleeping bag. I’d spent the night on the hard concrete slab directly outside the Independence campground’s pit toilets, with the wafting stench of shit enveloping my fitful slumber. I shut my eyes, trying to forget where I was. My hips were sore, my kidneys ached and…

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The Way There: Why We Create and Seek Out Trails
Professional orienteer and wilderness advocate Hanny Allston runs near one of the entry points to the takayna / Tarkine region. Photo: Mikey Schaefer
The Way There: Why We Create and Seek Out Trails
Meaghen Brown

It starts with the focal beam of a headlamp. Sunrise is more than an hour away and it’s pouring rain. Hands tucked into the sleeves of a jacket, and the pace already quick through the sharp Tasmanian buttongrass—trying to stay warm. There is an urgency to understand this threatened place, to know takayna / Tarkine as…

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Three Hours, Max: Underestimating a Run
Three Hours, Max: Underestimating a Run
Three Hours, Max: Underestimating a Run
Will Leith

The map showed an unbroken line contoured to the ridge. We started running along that line and ran past its end, into a space between two worlds. A few orange ribbons hung on branches in natural openings, marking what might eventually be the beginning of a trail. We followed it. When a gravel slope appeared…

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Messengers: A 250-Mile Relay Across Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante
Messengers: A 250-Mile Relay Across Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante
Messengers: A 250-Mile Relay Across Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante
Johnie Gall & Johnie Gall & Andy Cochrane

As we sat on the tailgate of the truck, our frozen breath swirling under the light of a headlamp, we heard the first distant thud of rubber on dirt. The approaching runner was still a mile away, but you can hear just about anything that happens in the dense stillness of 2 a.m. in the…

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Lessons in Gratitude
Photo: Jared Campbell
Lessons in Gratitude
Luke Nelson

It started on a hot afternoon in May, deep in Bears Ears National Monument. Four of us had been going hard for a couple of days and the fatigue from difficult miles was stacking up. One of us was struggling. It might have been lack of training, or perhaps improper fueling for back-to-back 12-hour days…

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The Disaster Training Plan: Running the Tour du Mont Blanc with Jenn Shelton
Photo: Andrew Burr
The Disaster Training Plan: Running the Tour du Mont Blanc with Jenn Shelton
Morgan Sjogren

“We just have to run 20, 30 or 50 miles a day over some mountains. What could go wrong?” When I received my itinerary from Jenn Shelton to run the Tour du Mont Blanc, I took a hard swallow of quickly drying saliva, knowing that my background as a middle-distance track racer (specializing in the 5K)…

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Defending the Idea of Wilderness
Photo: Paul Hendricks
Defending the Idea of Wilderness
Paul Hendricks

The Secretary of the Interior arrived in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument midday on May 10, 2017. He came to perform an “assessment” of the monument—to see whether the current boundaries overstepped their task of protecting natural and cultural resources and spurring economic growth. It was raining, windy and cold, but hundreds of locals gathered at…

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