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 July 18, 2013
 FRESH DIRT

Summer Gear Guide Is Here! 
A sneak peek at some great new products, from apparel to hydration
PLUS: WIN awesome free gear!
By Yitka Winn and Michael Benge

Are you looking for new gear to use on your summer trail-running adventures? Below is a preview of some of the innovative products featured in the July issue of Trail Runner, available on newsstands now!

PLUS: Comment on the main page of this story by Monday, July 22, to be entered in a random drawing to win an Ultraspire Alpha Pack or Hilleberg Anjan 2 Tent (we are giving away both of these Editors' Choice products!). 

Check out this gear:

Arctery'x Cita Hoody
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tee
CW-X Endurance Generator Tights
Ultraspire Alpha Pack *Editors' Choice
Casio ProTrek PRG260
Mammut Lithium 32 Pack
Hilleberg Anjan 2 *Editors' Choice
Outdoor Research Stamina Gaiters

Read on …


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Pacific/Desert   
08/15 Into The Wild Rockin Summer Run #2 8K; Orange, CA
08/17 Alyeska Mountain Run 2K; Girdwood, AK
08/17 Bear Creek 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Martinez, CA
08/17 Hamster Endurance Runs 12H, 24H; Bellingham, WA
08/17 Ponderosa Hustle 5K, 10K; Flagstaff, AZ
08/17 Waldo 100K 100K; Oakridge, OR
08/17 Zoom Castle Rock 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Walnut Creek, CA
08/18 Cinderella Trail Run #2 10K, 13.1M, 30K, 26.2M, 50K; Oakland, CA
08/18 Run On The Sly 12K, 13.1M, 20M, 50K; Pollock Pines, CA
08/22 Into The Wild Rockin Summer Run #3 5M; Orange, CA
08/24 Bill Flodberg Mount Madonna Challenge 6K, 12K, 18K, 30K; Gilroy, CA; www.svrchome.org/mtmadonnachallenge.htm

08/24 Bulldog Ultra Trail Runs 25K, 50K; Calabasas, CA
08/24 Cutthroat Classic 11.1M; Winthrop, WA
08/24 Dwight Dash 5K, 10K; Spokane, WA
08/24 Headwaters Ultra 10K, 50K; Mt Shasta, CA
08/24 Lagoon Valley Trail Run 2.0 5K, 10K; Vacaville, CA
08/24 Redmond Watershed Preserve Trail Run - August 5M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Redmond, WA
08/25 Crazy Eights 8K; Stockton, CA
08/25 Dirt Inspires Trail Run 4M, 8M, 13.1M; Santa Cruz, CA; www.ditrailruns.com

08/28 Burning Man Ultramarathon 50K; Black Rock City, NV
08/31 Balboa 4 Miler 4M; San Diego, CA
08/31 Skirt 'n' Dirt Trail Run 10K, 25K, 50K; Oakland, CA
08/31 Skirt Chaser 25K; Oakland, CA
09/02 Zoom Vasona Lake 5M, 13.1M; Los Gatos, CA
09/06 Endure the Bear 5K, 15K, 30K, 50K; Big Bear, CA
09/07 Dash Point 2 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Tacoma, WA
09/07 Henderson Trail Classic 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 25K; Henderson, NV
09/07 Trail Hog 13.1M, 10K, 5K; San Jose, CA
09/07 Volcanic 50 50K; Mt St Helens, WA
09/08 Health Heart Home Classic 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Corvallis, OR
09/14 Emerald Bay Trail Run 12K; Tahoe City, CA; www.bigblueadventure.com

09/14 Mathis Memorial Run 7M, 25K, 22M, 50K; Folsom, CA
09/14 Paatuwaqatsi - Water Is Life 50K; Polacca, AZ; www.waterisliferun.org
09/14 Plain 100 Mile Endurance Race 100M; Plain, WA
09/14 Zoom Point Pinole 2 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Palo Alto, CA
09/15 Diablo Trail Run 4M, 10M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Clayton, CA
09/15 Toro Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 30K; Salinas, CA

Rockies
08/17 Don't be a Turkey FUNdraiser Rogaine 3H, 6H; Pagosa Springs, CO
08/17 Leadville Trail 100 Run 100M; Leadville, CO
08/17 Pikes Peak Ascent 13.32M; Manitou Springs, CO
08/17 Shop To The Top Run 5M, 6M; Ketchum, ID
08/17 Skyline Mountain Marathon 14.1M, 26.2M; Liberty, UT
08/18 Pikes Peak Marathon 26.21M; Manitou Springs, CO
08/23 Ghosts of Yellowstone 100M 100M; Pony, MT
08/23 SHATS Trail Series Race #3 3.2M; Helena, MT
08/24 Bergen Peak Trail Race 13.1M; Evergreen, CO
08/24 Continental Divide Trail Run 15M; Steamboat Springs, CO; www.runningseries.com

08/24 Fool's Gold 50M 50M; Pony, MT
08/24 Mountain Chili Cha Cha 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Pagosa Springs, CO; www.joingecko.org/events

08/24 Silverton Alpine Marathon & 50K 26.2M, 50K; Silverton, CO
08/25 La Sportiva Vail 10K at 10,000 Ft 5K, 10K; Vail, CO
08/25 Teton Pass Kicker 13.1M, 26.2M; Wilson, WY
08/31 Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; Fort Collins, CO
08/31 Creede Mountain Run 2M, 12M, 22M; Creede, CO
08/31 Meeteetse Absaroka Challenge 5K, 10K, 15K; Meeteetse, WY; www.meetrec.org

09/01 10K @ 10,000 Feet 5K, 10K; Steamboat Springs, CO
09/01 Breck Crest 10K, 13.1M, 23M; Breckenridge, CO
09/01 Glenwood Springs Half Marathon 10K, 13.1M; Glenwood Springs, CO
09/06 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run 100M; Salt Lake City, UT
09/07 Imogene Pass Run 17.1M; Ouray, CO
09/07 Mt Royal Hillclimb 5K; Frisco, CO
09/08 Denver Trail Half Marathon 10K, 13.1M; Aurora, CO
09/08 Moscow Mountain Madness 5M, 13.1M; Moscow, ID
09/08 Vail Victory Trail Marathon 26.2M; Vail, CO
09/13 Run, Rabbit, Run 50M, 100M; Steamboat Springs, CO
09/14 Moab's Alpine to Slickrock Race & Relay 50M; Moab, UT
09/14 Park City Mini Trail Series 1/2 Marathon 13.1M; Park City, UT; www.R-U-Nevents.com

09/14 Rattlesnake Ramble 4.25M; Eldorado Springs, CO
09/14 The Rut 12K, 50K; Big Sky, MT
09/15 La Sportiva Vail Evergold 7.1M; Vail, CO
09/15 Lead King Loop Charity Races 2.5K, 12.5K, 25K; Marble, CO; www.leadkingloop25k.com

Heartland
08/17 Chippewa Creek Trail Challenge 10M; Brecksville, OH
08/17 Dirty FarmHand Mud Run #2 5K; Rush City, MN
08/17 The River Run 10M; West Lafayette, IN
08/18 Charleston Falls Preserve Run 5K; Tipp City, OH
08/18 Dirty FarmHand Mud Run #4 5K; Rush City, MN
08/18 Hell Creek on Heels 5K/10K 5K, 10K; Wilson State Park, KS
08/24 DINO Trail Run Series- SouthWestway 5K, 15K; Indianapolis, IN; www.DINOseries.com
08/24 Lean Horse Ultra 50K, 50M, 100M; Hot Springs, SD; www.Leanhorse100.com

08/24 St Paul Urban Trail Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; St Paul, MN
08/31 Dirty #12 - Leave No Trace 13.1M; Peninsula, OH
08/31 Mud & Muck 5K Fun Run 5K, 1M; Lee’s Summit, MO
08/31 River Bottoms Run 5K, 10M; Mendota, MN
09/04 Autumn Trail Series #1 5.8K; Bloomington, MN
09/06 Run Woodstock Day 1 100K, 100M; Pinckney, MI
09/06 Superior "Fall" Trail Races 26.2M, 50M, 100M; Lutsen, MN
09/07 Instep Trail Races 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Delafield, WI
09/07 North Shore Trail Run 13.1M, 5K, 10K; Lawrence, KS
09/07 Run Woodstock Day 2 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 50M; Pinckney, MI
09/08 Bigfoot 5k 5K; Westville, IN
09/08 Hartman Creek 10K, 25K; Waupaca, WI; www.greatlakesendurance.com

09/08 Thunder Run 8M; Rapid City, SD
09/13 Rock Cut Coyote Howl 10K Nite Run 10K; Rock Cut State Park, Loves Park, IL
09/14 Flirt with Dirt 10K; Boston Township, OH
09/14 Hawk 100 and Trail Runs 26.2M, 50M, 100M; Lawrence, KS
09/14 Mark Twain 100 50M, 100M; Steelville, MO; www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup.net

09/14 Rock Cut Hobo Trail Run 25K; Rockford, IL
09/14 Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M, 26.2R; Shenandoah, IA
09/15 Evergreen Lake Ultra and Half Ultra 31M, 43M; Hudson, IL
09/15 Hobart Urban Nature Preserve Run 5K; Troy, OH
09/15 Rock Cut Hobo Trail Run 50K; Rockford, IL
09/15 Timber Trail XT 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Harrison, MI

Northeast
08/17 Blue Crab Bolt 10K Trail Running Series - #3 10K; Clarksburg, MD
08/17 Fab 5K 5K; Salem, VA
08/17 River Valley Run 10K Trail Run 10K; Manchester, MD; www.rivervalleyranch.com/rivervalleyrun
08/17 Run For Hunger Trail Challenge 2M, 8K, 13.1M; Freeport, PA; www.runrace.net

08/17 TARC Summer Classic 50K, 1250M; Medfield, MA
08/18 Catharine Valley Half 13.1M; Watkins Glen, NY
08/18 Hampshire 100 Ultra Trail Runj 100K; Greenfield, NH
08/21 Fleet Feet Sports Dirt Cheap Trail Race Series #5 6M; Rochester, NY
08/24 Dam Scramble Trail Event 10M, 20M; Curnwensville, PA; www.clfdccd.com

08/24 Great Grape Race at Elk Run 5K; Mt Airy, MD
08/24 Mount Cuckoo 15K & 30K 15K, 30K; Adamstown, PA
08/24 She Rocks the Trails - Boston 25K, 50K; Milton, MA
08/25 Dam Good Trail Race 14M; Mt Morris, NY
08/25 The North Face Race To The Top of Vermont 4.3M; Stowe, VT
08/31 Iron Mountain Trail Run 16M, 30M, 50M; Damascus, VA
08/31 Jay Peak Trail Running Family Festival 5K, 25K, 50K; Jay, VT
09/01 Labor Pain Endurance Trail Run 12H; Reading, PA
09/07 GroundHog Fall 50K 50K; Punxsutawney, PA
09/07 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 40M; Milboro, VA; www.oarevents.com

09/07 Prospect Bandit Run 5K; Waltham, MA
09/07 Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra 28.4M; Airville, PA
09/08 FAAP Fall Classic 5K 5K; Pittsburgh, PA
09/11 Fleet Feet Sports Dirt Cheap Trail Race Series #6 6M; Rochester, NY
09/14 Pine Creek Challenge 100M, 100K; Wellsboro, PA
09/14 Rock 'N The Knob: PA's Highest Trail Race 5M, 30K; Clayburg, PA
09/15 Dam Half & Dam Full 13.1M, 26.2M; Mifflingburg, PA; www.midpenntrailblazers.com

09/15 EX2 Off-Road Half Marathon 13.1M, 10K; Triangle, VA
09/15 Helvetia 10K Mountain Run 10K; Helvetia, WV
09/15 Hit the Hay 13k Trail Run 13K; Birdsboro, PA; www.pretzelcitysports.com

09/15 Trails to a Cure 8M; Chester, CT

South
08/17 Bernheim Seven Miler 7M; Louisville, KY
08/17 Forge Trail Series - Furtive 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Lafayette, LA
08/17 Springmaid Summer Splash Trail Races 5K, 10K; Spruce Pine, NC
08/17 XTERRA Table Rock 15K 6K, 15K; Pickens, SC
08/18 XTERRA Puerto Rico Series Cerro Gordo 5K, 10K; Vega Alta, FL
08/24 Capt'n Karl's: Reveille Peak Ranch 10K, 30K, 60K; Burnett, TX
08/24 Homestead 10 x 5k 50K; Ridgeland, SC
08/31 Southcliff Black & Blue Classic 2.6M, 6.5M; Fairview, NC
08/31 XTERRA North Carolina Fisher Farm 5M, 10M; Davidson, NC
09/07 Dirty Spokes - To Helen Back Unicoi State Park 5K, 15K; Helen, GA
09/14 6 Hours of Dauset Trails Endurance Trail Run 6H; Jackson, GA
09/14 Bays Mountain Trail Race 15M; Kingsport, TN; www.RunTriCities.org

09/14 Muscle Milk Woodsy - Atlanta 5M, 9M; Atlanta, GA
09/14 Rough Creek Trail Run 13.1M, 26.2M, 40M; Glen Rose, TX
09/15 Southern 6K Trail Race 6K; Chattanooga, TN

International
08/15 Official 26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon 26.2M; Cusco, Peru
08/15 Trail de Porticcio 12K, 21K; Porticcio, France
08/16 Fat Dog 100 20M, 30M, 50M, 70M, 120M, 120R; , BC; www.mountainmadness.ca

08/16 TransScania 246K, 60H; Lund, Sweden
08/16 XC Of The Valley 10K, 21K, 35K; St Raymond, QC
08/17 5 Peaks Trail Run - Camp Fortune 5K, 15K; Chelsea, ON
08/17 5 Peaks Trail Run - Delta Kananaskis 5K, 15K; Kananaskis Country, AB
08/17 Iron Legs 50 Mile 50M; Calgary, AB
08/17 Mountainman 21.1K, 42.2K, 80K; Engelberg, Switzerland
08/24 5 Peaks Trail Run - Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area 5K, 15K; Parkland County, AB
08/24 5 Peaks Trail Run - Parc D'environnement Naturel De Sutton 5K, 15K; Sutton, QC
08/24 5 Peaks Trail Run - Whistler Blackcomb 5K, 15K; Vancouver, BC
08/24 Capilano Canyon Night Run 12K, 18K; North Vancouver, BC
08/25 Trail De Thabor 30K; Bardonecchia, Italy
08/26 The North Face« Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc La Petite Trotte α LΘon 300K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France
08/29 The North Face« Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc« Sur Les Traces Des Ducs De Savoie 119K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France
08/30 The North Face« Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc« CCC« 100K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France
08/30 The North Face« Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc« UTMB« 168K; Chamonix-mont-blanc, France
08/31 Go Home Via The Hanes Valley 14K, 18K, 30K; North Vancouver, BC
08/31 Ring O Fire-Anglesey 131M; Holyhead, United Kingdom
09/01 La Chute du Diable 50K; St Mathieu du Parc, QC
09/01 Meet Your Maker 50M; Whistler, BC
09/06 Lost Soul Ultra 50K, 100K, 100M; Lethbridge, AB
09/07 Haliburton Forest 12K, 25K, 50K, 50M, 100M; Haliburton, ON; www.ouser.org

09/07 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series Mountain Ultra and Relay 50K, 50R; Sun Peaks Resort, BC
09/07 Try A Trail 22 K 8K, 22K; Winnipeg, MB
09/07 Ultra Beat to Snot Seabright, NS
09/07 Ultra Trail Harricana de Charlevoix (UTHC) 65K; La Malbaie, QC
09/08 Fall Mountain Highway Madness 15K, 30K, 45K; North Vancouver, BC
09/08 The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run 5K, 16K; Sun Peaks, BC
09/08 The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series Mountain Run 5K, 16K; Sun Peaks Resort, BC
09/14 Baviaanskloof Trail Run 40K; Willowmore, South Africa
09/14 Ucka Trail 25K, 41K; Moscenicka Draga, Croatia

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