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Remembering Whiskeytown- Above The Ashes Coffee Table Book

Remembering Whiskeytown- Above The Ashes Coffee Table Book

Experiences. While some are meant for you and you alone- this is not that time. Pre Carr Fire I was in the middle of creating Shasta Trail Runs Trail Guide. Given what has happened- while the trail guide will still be completed it is taking a bit of a shift for the...

Carr Fire- ABOVE THE ASHES

Carr Fire- ABOVE THE ASHES

Whiskeytown and Swasey. They breed life, adventure, opportunity, community and beautiful trails that allow you to explore all that the outdoors have to offer and push you beyond what you thought possible. They provide an epic playing field for Shasta Trail Runs to put...

Who’s On The Trail

Who’s On The Trail

Ryan Spitz- Owner Shasta Trail Runs What got you into trail running? My endurance bug was planted after graduating college.  I have always been into health and fitness and challenging my body both physically and mentally.  Back in 2006 when my mom was diagnosed with...

Choosing Trail Running Shoes

Choosing Trail Running Shoes

If you want to experience hiking trails in a new way or you’re an urban runner who wants to vary the routine, the siren call of trail running is hard to ignore. Before you head for the hills, though, you need shoes that are specifically built to venture beyond the...

Stretching for Trail Runners

Stretching for Trail Runners

Many of us were taught the basics of stretching as kids in gym class: You reach and hold a position to warm up and loosen muscles. Since then, there’s been quite a bit of research done on the effectiveness of stretching and how to best treat your body before and after...

Tips for Winter Trail Running From Hal Koerner

Tips for Winter Trail Running From Hal Koerner

Few ultras are held in urban environments; the vast majority of routes run through natural settings where the scenery helps inspire you across the distance. Although many runners have a deep affection for wilderness, they are not necessarily versed in what it’s like...

How to Plan Your 2018 Racing Season

How to Plan Your 2018 Racing Season

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for the summer trail-running season pretty much since the first snow fell last November. All winter, you’ve been planning out your season, choosing goal races, entering lotteries. But how many races is too many? And how...

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