Later this week I’ll write up my Dances with Dirt Hell ‘Extreme’ 50 mile race report but meanwhile I was able to quickly put together some footage I captured from my GoPro while on the run. Enjoy.  

One year later and we’re back in Hell, Michigan to embark on another 100 mile adventure around the Pinckney State Park trails.  Leading into the event this year I added four 50+ mile runs (three DWD races + Haven-Kal-Haven run) into my training plan hoping that these along with what I’ve learned from last year would, Read More

Third stop of the 2014 Running Fit Dances with Dirt (DWD) series was held this past weekend (07/12/14) on the beautiful rolling Baraboo hills in Merrimac, Wisconsin.  If you have never been to this area of Wisconsin you SHOULD find the time to get there.  The course is nestled in the foot hills of the Parfrey’s Glen, Read More

This past weekend was the fourth annual Yankee Springs Trail Run hosted by Switchback Endurance (@MITrailRaces).  Nested in the woods of the Yankee Springs State Park in Middleville, MI, the event offers multiple races throughout the weekend.  Starting with a 10K on Friday night, your choice of a marathon or a double marathon on Saturday and, Read More

The second stop in the 2014 Running Fit Dances with Dirt (DWD) series was held in Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana on May 10th. One would think that a trail event in Indiana would be an easy run on flat trails. Wrong! Once again Randy Step (race director) and his Running Fit crew, Read More

With less than a couple of days away from the second stop of the Dances with Dirt 50 mile series I’ve looked back to the past couple weeks and wow, what a great running community we have here in Southwest Michigan! Just two weeks ago today myself and other local volunteer leaders were busy finalizing the, Read More

I had a great idea a few months ago: wouldn’t it be great to turn a 34 mile point to point race into a 68 mile out and back adventure?  Every year in Kalamazoo, MI the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) hold a point to point race on the Kal-Haven Trail (KHT).  Events include solo or, Read More

For a ‘Michigander’ the idea of leaving a brutal winter for 60+ degree weather plus sun sounded like a GREAT idea for an early spring break adventure with the family.  Oh yes and also the idea of running 50 miles while on vacation even sweetened the plan (the Dances with Dirt Green Swamp trail race)., Read More