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Drug Testing at Trail Races —Maybe for Some
Editors' Choice: January Blog Symposium
By Jake Wyatt

In any sport, whenever money or fame is at stake, there will be a temptation to cheat. Even in trail running we’re faced with the possibility that a few participants are going to resort to performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to boost their chance of getting that money or fame.

Make no mistake about it; PEDs can significantly impact the nature of a trail race for those running near the front who have a shot at the win. Read on ...



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Pacific/Desert   
03/01 Blood, Sweat & Beers 5.9M, 10.5M; Auburn, CA
03/01 Blood, Sweat & Beers Trail Race 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M; Boulder City, NV
03/01 Hellyer Trail Runs 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Jose, CA
03/01 King of the Hill Trail Running Series - El Cap Mountain 6M, 12M; San Diego, CA
03/01 Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run 50M; Sonoita, AZ
03/01 San Juan Trail 50 50K; Cleveland National Forest, CA
03/01 Woodside King's Mountain Half Marathon & 5 Mile 5M, 13.1M; Woodside, CA
03/02 Coaster Run 5K, 10K; Buena Park, CA
03/02 Padden Mudfest 6M; Bellingham, WA
03/02 Spring Run for Fun @ Redmond Watershed 5M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Redmond, WA
03/08 C-Hill, Run Hill, Ice 5K, 8M; Carson City, NV
03/08 Chena River to Ridge 25M, 45M; Fairbanks, AK
03/08 Chino Hills Trail Run Series 10M, 15M; Brea, CA
03/08 Lake Sammamish 13.1M; Redmond, WA
03/08 Mountain Marathon & Hillbilly Half 13.1M, 26.2M; Olympia, WA
03/08 Romancing The Island 12K, 25K; Angel Island State Park, CA
03/08 Stewart Mountain Trail Run 5K, 13.1M; Bellingham, WA
03/08 Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run 50K; Cool, CA
03/15 Badger Cove Half Marathon and Trail Races 5K, 10K, 13.1K; Livermore, CA
03/15 Catalina island Conservancy Marathon 5K, 10K, 26.2M; Avalon, CA
03/15 Chuckanut 50K; Fairhaven, WA; www.chuckanut50krace.com

03/15 Coyote Cohorts Backbone Trail Ultra 68M; Santa Monica, CA
03/15 Marin Ultra Challenge 50K, 50M; Golden Gate National Rec Area, CA
03/15 Monument Valley Ultras 50K, 50M; Monument Valley, AZ
03/15 Old West Trail Runs 30K, 50K; Julian, CA
03/15 Zoom Quarry Lakes Run 5K, 10K, 13.1K; Fremont, CA
03/18 Twin Peaks Ultra 50K, 50M; Corona, CA
03/22 4 MPH Challenge Redding, CA
03/22 Calero Reservior Trail Run 9K, 13.1M, 26.2M; San Jose, CA
03/22 Canyon Meadow #1 5M, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Oakland, CA
03/22 Celtic Climb at Rocky Peak 5M, 10M, 26M; Simi Valley, CA
03/22 Great Race of Agoura Hills/Chesebro Half Marathon 13.1M; Agoura Hills, CA
03/22 Into the Wild OC Trail Run 10K, 21K; Orange, CA
03/22 Jaimeson Jones Memorial Run 5K; Kenmore, WA
03/22 Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs 8K, 13.1M, 30K, 50K; Waddell, AZ
03/22 Napa Valley Trail Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Calistoga, CA
03/22 Night Sweats Trail Marathon #1 26.2M; Sausalito, CA
03/22 OC Chili Winter Trail Run Series #3 5M, 7M, 10M; Orange County, CA
03/22 Old Goats 50 50M; Lake Elsinore, CA
03/24 XTERRA Black Canyon 9K, 21K; Black Canyon City, AZ
03/28 Badger Mountain Challenge 15K, 50K, 100M; Richland, WA; www.badgermountainchallenge.com

03/29 Chino Hills Trail Run Series 13.1M, 20M; Brea, CA
03/29 Dash Point 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Federal Way, WA
03/29 Gorge Waterfalls 50K 50K; Cascade Locks, OR
03/29 Griffith Park Trail Marathon 26.2M; Los Angeles, CA
03/29 Lagoon Valley Half Marathon/10k/5k 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Vacaville, CA
03/29 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon & 5K 5K, 13.1M; Laughlin, NV

Rockies
03/01 Twin Mountain Trudge 11M, 22M; Laramie, WY
03/08 Dirty Hurty 13.1M; Ivins, UT
03/08 Sierra Vista Trail Runs 10K, 30K, 50K; Las Cruces, NM
03/15 Run Through Time 2M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Salida, CO
03/21 Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25K, 50K, 50M, 100M; Syracuse, UT
03/22 24 Hours Of Utah...The Run 6H, 100K, 24H; Moab, UT
03/22 Moab 100 50K, 100M; Moab, UT
03/27 Pickled Feet Runs 6H, 12H, 24H, 48H, 100M; Eagle, ID
03/29 Behind the Rocks 25M, 50M; Moab, UT

Heartland
03/01 AdventureMax Trail Run 13.1M; Innsbrook, MO
03/01 Bound the Mound 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Evansville, IN; www.boundthemound.com

03/01 OhioOutside.com Training Series 5M; Peninsula, OH
03/02 A-OK Trail Race 25K, 50K; Atoka, OK
03/15 DINO Trail Run Series - Mounds 5K, 15K; Anderson, IN
03/15 Mrs. Robinson's Romp 5K, 10K; Kansas City, KS
03/15 Run for the Bridges (Wilderness Park) 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Lincoln, NE
03/15 Seamus Scramble 5K; West Bend, WI
03/22 Down & Dirty 5M; Brecksville, OH
03/22 Fox Valley Winter Trail Series #3 10K; Geneva, IL
03/23 Germantown 10 Miler 10K; Dayton, OH
03/29 Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience (END-SURE) 50K; Macleod, ND
03/29 Prairie Spirit Trail 100 & 50 Mile Ultra 50M, 100M; Ottawa, KS

Northeast
03/01 Explore Your Limits 5K, 10K; Roanoke, VA
03/01 Humdinger Trail Run 7.1M; Danville, PA
03/02 Caumsett State Park 50 Km Run 50K; Lloyd Neck, NY
03/02 Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Race #1 5M, 10M; Clifton, VA
03/05 Shamrock Trail Run 5K; Harrisonburg, VA
03/08 Green Legs and Hamstrings 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Danville, VA
03/08 Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K; Boalsburg, PA
03/08 Seneca Creek Trail Marathon and 50k 26.2M, 50K; Giathersburg, MD; www.senecacreektrailrace.com

03/09 Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Race #2 5M, 10M; Annandale, VA
03/15 Instant Classic Marathon and Trail Half 26.2M, 13.1M; Chesterfield, VA
03/16 TARC Spring Thaw 6H; Andover, MA
03/22 Finally Spring 5K 5K; Manchester, CT; www.manchesterrunningcompany.com

03/22 HAT Run 50K; Havre De Grace, MD
03/22 Haulin' in the Holler 5K, 25K, 50K; Eleanor, WV; www.haulinintheholler.com

03/22 Montvale 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races 5M, 10M; Montvale, VA
03/22 Mount Tammany 10! 40M; Delaware Water Gap, NJ
03/22 New Jersey Ultra Festival 26.2M, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M; Sussex, NJ
03/22 Terrapin Mountain 50K & Half Marathon 13.1M, 50K; Bedford, VA; www.eco-xsports.com

03/23 Chasin For Chalfin 5K, 15K; Coatesville, PA
03/23 Rosaryville Off-Road Half Marathon and 10K 10K, 13.1M; Upper Marlboro, MD
03/29 Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon 13.1M; Mile Run, PA; www.parunners.com

03/29 Wolfes Run 5K, 10K; Staten Island, NY

South
03/01 Forge Trail Series - Head Hunter 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Baton Rouge, LA
03/01 Mississippi Trail 50 20K, 50K, 50M; Laurel, MS
03/01 Nueces USA 50 Mile Trail Championship 10K, 25K, 50K, 50M; Rock Springs, TX
03/01 PALM 100 Ultras 100M, 100K, 50K; Deerfield Beach, FL
03/01 Performance Jetty-2-Jetty Ultramarathon and Team Relay 35M; Atlantic Beach, FL
03/01 Rock-Y Trail Run 5K; Hunt, TX
03/01 Umstead Trail Marathon 26.2M; Raleigh, NC
03/02 Long Play Race 5K, 13.1M, 33.3M; Brooksville, FL
03/08 Assault on Garland Mountain 5K, 9M; Cartersville, GA
03/08 Dances With Dirt Green Swamp 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 50M, R; Dade City, FL
03/08 Land Between The Lakes 10K, 23K, 26.2M, 60K, 50M; Grand Rivers, KY; www.wkrc.org

03/08 Prickly Pear 10 Mile and 50K Trail Runs 10M, 50K; San Antonio, TX
03/08 Q50 Ultras 13M, 25M, 50M; Franklinton, LA
03/08 Roanoke Canal Half Marathon & 8k 8K, 13.1M; Roanoke Rapids, NC
03/09 Dirty Double Trail Marathon 26.2M; Knoxville, TN
03/09 Dirty South Trail Half 13.1M; Knoxville, TN
03/09 Eco Lonestar XTERRA Trail Run 5K, 15K; Sam Houston National Forest, TX
03/15 Dirty Spokes North Georgia College Trail Running Race 2.5M, 5.3M; Gainesville, GA
03/15 Top of the Mountain to Ya 4M, 11K; Danbury, NC
03/15 Tour de Village 2014 – 5K run across Carrollwood 5K; Tampa, FL
03/16 Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate 26.2M; Asheville, NC
03/16 Fall Creek Falls 50K & Half Marathon 13.1M, 50K; Pikeville, TN
03/22 Crazy Desert Trail Race 131.1M, 26.2M, 50K; San Angelo, TX
03/22 Double Top 100 Mile 100K, 100M; Chatsworth, GA
03/22 Grasslands Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M; Decatur, TX
03/22 Race for RARE 5K, 10M; Gastonia, NC
03/22 Rock/Creek River Gorge 6.5M, 10.2M; Chattanooga, TN
03/22 Six Hour Snake Run 6H; Tulsa, OK
03/22 Spring Equinox Ultra 10M, 50K, 50M; Meadville, MS
03/22 Xterra Camp Eagle Trail Run 6K, 10K, 21K; Rocksprings, TX
03/23 XTERRA Trout Creek Trail Runs 5K, 15K; Tampa, FL
03/29 Bear Blaster 50K; Augusta, GA
03/29 Croom Fools Run 16M, 50K, 50M; Tampa, FL
03/29 Lake Martin Trail Runs 27M, 50M, 100M; Alexander City, AL
03/29 Phipps Bend River Run 11M; Surgoinsville, TN; www.RunTriCities.org

03/29 Sticks & Bones Trail Race 5K, 10K; Charlotte, NC
03/29 Yeti NIGHTmare Run 5M, 10M; Douglasville, GA

International
03/01 Annapurna 100 50K, 100K; Pokhara, Nepal
03/01 MSIG HK50 - Sai Kung 13K, 26K; HOng Kong, Hong Kong
03/02 Ultramarathon Caballo Blanco 50M; Urique, Mexico
03/08 Dirty Duo Trail and Mountain Bike Race 15K, 25K, 46K; North Vancouver, BC
03/08 Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon 47K; Queenstown, New Zealand
03/08 Motatapu Off Road Marathon 15K, 42.4K, 49K; Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
03/09 XTERRA Puerto Rico Series @ Hacienda Madrigal 7K, 14K; Cidra, Puerto Rico
03/14 Run of Kutch 25K, 50K, 50M, 100M, 135M; Koteswar Bhuj Gujarat, India
03/14 TransLantau 100K; Hong Kong, Hong Kong
03/16 Cap Crusher 8K; North Vancouver, BC
03/16 Ultra Marathon de Ouarzazate 10K, 30K; Ouarzazate, Morocco
03/23 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #1 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Kamloops, BC
03/27 Eco Trail de Ouarzazate 111K; Ouarzazate, Morocco
03/29 Eco-Trail de Paris® 18K, 30K, 50K, 80K; Paris, France
03/29 Roller Coaster Run 21.5K, 43K; Mt. Dandenong, Australia

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