2013 Idaho Trail Ultra Series Launch Party & 2012 ITUS Awards Gathering
Thursday, January 10th, 6:30 PM at the Pulse Running & Fitness Shop
Don’t miss this event!!! Join us along with ITUS sponsor Scott Sports as we recognize the top performers from Idaho’s inaugural trail ultra racing season. Race Directors from all of the series events will be in attendance to discuss the 2013 race calendar as well. Eats, treats, and drinks along with some sweet raffle prizes from Scott Sports all night.
Everyone is welcome to attend. If you participated in ITUS series events last year or have them on your schedule for this year, join other local trail runners for an evening of celebrating accomplishments and sharing future goals. New to trail running…what a great way to check it out. Contact us with any questions or for any additional information.
The Complete Roundup
Last Sundays Big Mountain Roundup on Bogus Basin was a blast. It was an awesome experience combining a mountain bike race and trail running event on the same card as well as having the mountain open to bikers, runners, hikers, and families to enjoy. The vendors and live music helped make the experience complete.
The Superior Express Cup Challenge
46 runners raced off for the inaugural Superior Express Cup Challenge. In the 11.25 mile Full Cup, Mark Austin (1:25:22) and Courtney Chapman (1:27:04) took the mens and womens top honors respectively (Courtney was 2nd overall as well). Jake Jacobs (45:36) and Elizabeth Kirscher (54:03) took the titles in the Half Cup, which was closer to 6 miles of mountain running. Complete results can be found at imathlete.
Three younger trail runners also took on the Half Cup course, including the chairlift ride and have the trophies to show for their efforts. From left to right, Jadyn Finch (8), Emma Strommen (6), & Tommy Ahrend (7). Be sure to see our Facebook page for all of the race photos.
Saucony Kinvara 3 & Kinvara TR Demos
Pete (Saucony rep) was at Bogus Basin all day Sunday with us as well with Kinvara 3s and Kinvara TRs (trail runners) to test run. After the racers had their fun shredding some singletrack I laced up a pair of the TRs and took my turn…I’m glad I did, having only tried them on the concrete floors at the store. They are definitely a minimally constructed, lightweight, and low profile shoe, but they were fun and opened up great on the run. The traction was solid; scaling gravelly climbs, bounding downhills, and letting loose over soft and deep trail dust. The rock plate was unbelievably effective given how light the shoes are, including full landings on stepping stone sized rocks. I was also pleasantly surprised (accidentally) to see how much stability the KTRs offered, landing on one foot over some jagged exposed roots that sent my body into multiple and random contortions while keeping my foot and leg in total fluid transition. Stop by the store soon to check them out.
Only 2 more days !!!
Here are some last minute details.
All registered entrants will receive an e-mail with these and other important details.
Registration: Online registration will remain open through Saturday night (7/28) at imathlete. Race day registration will start at Pioneer Lodge at Bogus Basin at 8 AM on race day (Sunday 7/29).
Race Number Pick Up: Bib numbers will be available for pick up on race day at Pioneer Lodge (also the start / finish area) starting at 8 AM.
Water will be available at a few locations on the course but we are encouraging all participants to carry some hydration as the temps forecasted for Sunday are hot. Vendors are at the Big Mountain Roundup for some post race grub options and there is plenty of mountain fun scheduled throughout the day.
Saucony: Saucony is on the mountain with us for the Roundup and the Superior Express Cup Challenge. They are bringing some schwag along with them as well as Kinvara 3s and Kinvara TRs (trail runners) for people to test run.
The Big Mountain Roundup is this Sunday, July 29th at Bogus Basin.
For all event details, check out the Bogus Basin website at http://www.bogusbasin.org/
In addition to all of the fun to be had on the mountain, lace up your trail runners and join us for the Superior Express Cup Challenge. With two distances to choose from, the combination of mountain trail running and a cruise up the chairlift promises to be a blast. All of the fine print and registration can be found at http://www.imathlete.com/events/SuperiorExpressCupChallenge?z=1343108061393
Saucony is joining us at Bogus Basin with Kinvara 3s and Kinvara TRs available to demo run. They will also be dishing out some great schwag so be sure to stop by and say hi.
Come out and run with us this weekend on the trails up at Bogus Basin. We will be running on some of the same trails as the Big Mountain Roundup – PULSE Trail Run – on July 29. We will give you course directions when we get up there. We will carpool up to Bogus, and we’ll be leaving the parking lot at 7 am sharp.
- Saturday, June 30
- 7 am (Begin gathering at 630-645 am)
- Moxie Java parking lot on Bogus Basin Rd to carpool up to Bogus Basin
- Distance: ~10-16 miles (or however far you want to go)
See y’all there!!!
Registration is now open for the Superior Express Cup Challenge on Bogus Basin during the Big Mountain Roundup on Sunday July 29th.
Two options are available to race or just enjoy a fun run on the mountain…choose from the Half Cup at 5.25 miles or the Full Cup at 11 miles. Both incorporate a ride up the Superior Express chair lift and an optional beer chug on top of the mountain before traversing some sweet mountain singletrack trail running. Click here for more details and to register http://www.imathlete.com/events/SuperiorExpressCupChallenge/Register
This Saturday, June 2nd is National Trails Day. Check out all of the ways we are celebrating this one…
- Run Stack Rock – On Saturday we are running from Bogus Basin, on the Eastside Trail #120 to Stack Rock and back. We will meet at the Moxie Java parking lot on Bogus Basin Road at 7:15 am to carpool up the mountain. We will start running at 8 am. We will have maps and group leaders. The entire out-and-back route is 20 miles, but you can run as much as you want. Just come out and run 2 or 20 miles with us – we will have all speeds, all levels, all distances, all ages, all trails.
- Buy a Ridge to Rivers sticker – Support our TERRIFIC Trail System by purchasing a Ridge to Rivers sticker for only $4. All proceeds go directly to Ridge to Rivers to help maintain our trails that we run on everyday. For every sticker bought between now and Saturday, The PULSE will match all purchase donations!
- Test wear a pair of Scott Sports eRide Grip 2 Trail Shoes – Jonathan from Scott Sports will be in town this weekend to run with us to Stack Rock, AND he has shoes for us to test drive. We will have these trail runners in stock starting Friday, and you can be one of the first to try them out on our run this Saturday… if you enjoy the test run, they will be on sale at the shop all day Saturday for 10% off.
Coming to a trailhead near you…. Join us every Saturday morning for our group runs. Check the Group page weekly to see where the run is scheduled. All runners and walkers are always welcome and all distances are always encouraged, whether its a few miles or several hours. Hope to see everyone out there soon!!!
New Ridge to Rivers bumper stickers are available at the Pulse Running & Fitness Shop. Please join us in supporting our local trail network. The stickers are $4.00 and all proceeds go to Ridge to Rivers, which will benefit the management and construction of new trails in the 136-mile Ridge to Rivers system.