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 September 19, 2013
 FRESH DIRT

Fall 2013 Shoe Guide Sneak Peek (+ Win a Free Pair!)
New shoes that shatter the status quo at every distance, all terrain and heavy weather

In our Fall 2013 Shoe Guide in our October print issue (on newsstands now), we dish the dirt on 13 innovative new trail-running shoes that break the mold and challenge our perspective on what a trail shoe really is .

Here on trailrunnermag.com, you'll find a sneak peek at the guide, with in-depth reviews of our three Fall 2013 Editors' Choice picks.

Editor's Note: We're giving away some of our favorite pairs! For a chance to win the Pearl Izumi N2 Trails, the Saucony ProGrid Xodus 4.0s or the women-specific HOKA One One Kailua Trails, comment on this article by Monday, Sept. 23.

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Pacific/Desert   
10/18 Bad Prom - Reno 5K; Reno, NV
10/18 Ragnar Trail McDowell Mountain 120M Relay 120R; Scottsdale, AZ
10/19 Brazen Rocky Ridge Half Marathon Championship/10k/5k 5K, 10K, 13.1M; San Ramon, CA
10/19 Cave Creek Thriller 10K, 30K, 50K; Cave Creek, AZ
10/19 Coyote Ridge Trail Run 7M, 10M, 20M, 26.2M, 50K; Muir Beach, CA
10/19 Lake Padden Trail Half 13.1M; Bellingham, WA
10/19 Lovers Leap of Faith 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 18M, 50K; Strawberry, CA
10/19 One Hell of a Run 5K; Los Feliz, CA
10/19 Pioneer Saloon Ghost Run Fall 50K, 50M; Good Springs, NV
10/19 Quicksilver Challenge 10K, 13.1M; San Jose, CA
10/19 Run with the Kokanee 5K, 10K; Issaquah, WA
10/20 Coastal Trail Challenge 10K 10K; San Francisco, CA
10/20 Fort Steilacoom 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 50K; Lakewood, WA
10/20 Whiskey Hill Redwood Run 10K; Woodside, CA
10/26 Halloween at Hell's Gate 13.1M; Lewiston, ID
10/26 Javelina Jundred 100M, 100K; Fountain Hills, AZ
10/26 Napa Valley Wine Country Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Napa, CA
10/26 Whiskeytown Trail Runs 8M, 30K, 50K; Redding, CA
10/26 XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run 5K, 10K; Kapalua, HI
10/27 Orangeman Running Series - Halloween Half Marathon 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Dana Point, CA
11/02 Anaheim Trail Half Marathon 5K, 13.1M; Anaheim, CA
11/02 Folsom Lake Endurance Runs 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Folsom, CA
11/02 Happy Dirty Girls Run 5K, 13.1M; Sisters, OR
11/02 Mud & Chocolate Trail Runs #3 4.5M, 13.1M; Redmond, WA
11/02 Run Turkey Run 5K; Fountain Valley, CA
11/02 Stinson Beach Marathon 7M, 25K, 26.2M; Stinson Beach, CA
11/03 Diablo Trail Adventure 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Walnut Creek, CA
11/03 Napa Valley Trail Run - Angwin to Angwish 4M, 12K, 24K; Napa Valley, CA
11/09 Catalina Eco Marathon 10K, 26.2M; Avalon, CA
11/09 Chino Hills Trail Series 30K, 50K; Brea, CA
11/09 Into The Wild HPN Trail Running Championships 12K, 20K; Orange, CA
11/09 Lake Chabot Trail Challenge 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Castro Valley, CA
11/09 Lake Shasta Trail Runs 10, 15K, 28M; Shasta Lake City, CA
11/10 Bellingham Trail Marathon 6M, 26.2M; Bellingham, WA
11/10 Carkeek Park 5K & 10K 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA
11/15 Bad Prom - San Francisco 5K; San Francisco, CA
11/15 Ragnar Trail Vail Lake 120M, R; Vail Lake, CA
11/16 Grand Ridge Trail Run #2 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K; Issaquah, WA
11/16 Hell of the Northwest 4M, 10K, 25K; Blodgett, OR
11/16 Mt. Tam 12K, 30K, 13.1M, 50K; Stinson Beach, CA
11/16 Pass Mountain Trail Runs 12K, 26K, 50K; Mesa, AZ
11/16 Spooner's Cove 5M, 7M, 25K, 50K; Los Osos, CA

Rockies   
10/18 Pony Express Trail 100 100M, 50M; Faust, UT
10/19 Antelope Island 50K & 100K 50K, 100K; Syracuse, UT
10/19 Pajarito Trail Fest 10K, 15M; Los Alamos, NM
10/26 Hoofin' It Through the Hollows Run/Walk 5K; Centennial, CO
10/27 Bear Creek 10-Spot 5K, 10.4M; Lakewood, CO
11/02 Moab Trail Marathon 26M, 13.1M, 5K; Moab, UT
11/09 Frary Peak Hill Climb 5.9M; Syracuse, UT

Heartland   
10/19 Lake Perry Rocks 50K, 13.1M, 5K; Topeka, KS
10/19 Lost Creek Run 5K, 10K; Troy, OH
10/19  Moccasin Gap 10 Mile and Heepwah 5K Trail Run  5K, 10M; Ozark, IL
10/19 Quick and Dirty 8K; Kirtland, OH
10/19 St Pat's 24 Hour 6H, 12H, 24H; South Bend, IN
10/19 Wild Duluth Races 13.1M, 50K, 100K; Duluth, MN
10/20 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K; Lampe, MO
10/20 Pine Valley 5.5K; Cloquet, MN
10/26 Bad Apple Ultra 3H, 6H, 12H; Greenville, MI
10/26 Blackhawk Trail Run 8K, 16K; Sauk City, WI
10/26 Harvest Hoot 'n Holler Adventure Run 5K, 7M; Rush City, MN
10/26 Mackinac Island Great Turtle 5.7M, 13.1M; Mackinac Island, MI
10/26 Monroe County YMCA Illinois Ozarks 10k Bluff Trail Run 10K; Valmeyer, IL
10/26 Rockport Trail Runs 4M, 10K; Janesville, WI
10/26 Surf the Murph 25K, 50K, 50M; Savage, MN
10/26 Terror in the Glen 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Glenwood City, WI
10/26 Trick or Treat Night Trail Run 5K; Kansas City, KS
10/26 Wagon Wheel Trail Run 5K; Manitou, OK
10/27 Black Hawk Ridge Run 8K, 16K; Sauk City, WI
10/27 Dirty Herd Fall Classic 2.5M, 5M; Grand Rapids, MI
10/27 G.O.A.T.z Trail Runs 5M, 10.5M, 21M, 50K; Omaha, NE
10/27 G.O.A.T.z Trail Runs 5M, 10.5M, 21M, 50K; Omaha, NE
10/27 Hoboglobin 10k 10K; Chesterton, IN
10/27 Roughrider 5M; Duluth, MN
10/27 Stone Steps 50k 50K; Cincinnati, OH
11/01 tBunk Endurance Challenge 50K, 50M, 100M, 150M, 200M; Whitewater, WI
11/02 Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run 103M; Steelville, MO
11/02 Pringle Nature Center 5K Trail Run/Hike 5K; Bristol, WI
11/03 Bobcat Trail Marathon 26.2M; Glouster, OH
11/03 Hartley 10K; Duluth, MN
11/03 Hell Creek on Heels 50k 50K; Wilson Lake State Park, KS
11/09 Bergkonig 1K, 5K, 10K; Delafield, WI
11/09 Nu-Race Trail Run aka Fuzzy Fandango 5K, 25K, 50K; Perrysville, OH
11/10 After the PKs 10K; Van Buren, OH
11/10 Veteran's Day Fantastic Four Mile Trail Run 4M; Kansas City, KS
11/16 Dirty Duel 5M, 6K; Grand Rapids, MI
11/16 Frosty Rock Challenge 5K, 12K; Fort Atkinson, WI

Northeast   
10/19 Ghouls & Fools NightTime Trail Run 6.5M; Reading, PA
10/19 Into The Darkness 4 Mile Night Trail Run 4M; Roanoke, VA
10/19 Sinnemahone Ultra Marathon Trail Run 25K, 50K, 50R; Emporium, PA
10/19 TARC Fall Classic 50K 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Carlisle, MA
10/20 Bimbler's Bluff 50K; Guilford, CT
10/20 Bond Brook Tread Fest 5M, 10M; Augusta , ME
10/20 Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #2 5M, 10M; Lorton, VA
10/20 Friend2friend Hot Chili Challenge 8M; Newton, NJ
10/20 Ridgewalk, Run, Race, Ride 5K, 10K, 15M; Wellsville, NY
10/20 Tussey MOUnTaiNBACK 50 USA 50M; Boalsburg, PA
10/25 Run Around the Gorge 40M; Fayetteville, WV
10/26 Ghost Train Rail Trail Ultra 15M, 30M, 45M, 60M, 75M, 90M, 100M; Brookline, NH
10/26 Trailapalooza Trail Running Festival 5K, 10K, 20K; Hidden Valley, PA
10/27 Freaky 5k 5K; Richmond, VT
10/28 Wildlands Trail Race 7.2M; East Orland, ME
11/03 Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #3 5M, 10M; Fairfax Station, VA
11/03 Friend2friend Alexa's Thunder Run 13.1M; Newton, NJ
11/03 March of Dimes Trail Run for Healthier Babies 2M, 7M; Frederick, MD
11/09 Fighting Creek Trail Run 5K; Powhatan, VA
11/10 Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #4 5M, 10M; Triangle, VA
11/17 Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #5 5M, 10M; Clifton, VA

South   
10/19 Bocca Lup Howl at the Moon 5K Trail Run 5K; Englewood, FL
10/19 Forge Trail Series - Battlefield 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Baton Rouge, LA
10/19 Juggernaut Gym Wear 3M, 6M, 9M, 13.1M; Chesapeake, VA
10/19 Pine Needles & Paychex Series - Tyler State Park 5K; Tyler State Park, TX
10/19 River Otter Trail Relay 10K; Awendaw, SC
10/19 Stallions Stampede 2K, 5K, 10K; Spring, TX
10/20 Hill Country Marathon 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Marble Falls, TX
10/25 Double Dirty Dozen 6H, 12H, 24H; Oklahoma City, OK
10/26 Blackwater Trail Series-50K Ultra & Relay 50K, 50R; Milton, FL
10/26 Cactus Rose 50M, 100M; Bandera, TX
10/26 Eno River Run 6M, 11M; Durham, NC
10/26 GA National Guard Half Marathon and Ruck Run 13.1M; Canton, GA
10/26 Jack's 50k/25k Trail Race 25K, 50K; Flagler Beach, FL
10/31 Pure Screamin' Hell 6.66M; Louisville, KY
11/01 Bad Prom - Dallas 5K; Dallas, TX
11/02 Kessler Trail Run 10K, 20K; Fayetteville, AR
11/02 XTERRA Georgia Battle At Big Creek 5M, 10M; Roswell, GA
11/03 XTERRA Wild Horse 5K, 10K, 16K, 21K; Tampa, FL
11/09 Dirt Trails and Pony Tails 5K; Austin, TX
11/09 Fyrne Lake 10K; Dyersburg, TN
11/09 Hard Labor Creek 5K, 15K; Rutledge, GA
11/09 Pine Needles & Paychex Series - Martin Creek 5K; Martin Creek, TX
11/09 Siltstone Trail Half Marathon 13.1M; Louisville, KY
11/09 Upchuck 50K; Chattanooga, TN
11/10 Enchanted Rock Trail Runs 10K, 25K; Fredricksburg, TX
11/10 XTERRA Alabama Oak Mountain 5K, 10K, 21K; Pelham, AL
11/16 Dizzy Fifties Trail Run 50K; Huntsville, AL
11/16 Miles for Maria Epic Run for Epilepsy 6H, 12H; Kennesaw, GA
11/16 Run for Dreams 5K; Georgetown, TX

International   
10/18 Votwo Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge 78.6M; St Davids, Wales
10/19 Around the Lake Give 'r Take 30 Km 30K, 16K, 14R; Chilliwack, BC
10/19 Ucka Vertical 7.7K; Medveja, Croatia
10/19 Ultima Frontera Trail Races 55K, 83K, 166K; Loja, Spain
10/19 Ultra trail del Lago D'Orta 22K, 55K, 80K; Pogno (NO), Italy
10/19 Vulture Bait Trail Races 25K, 50K; London, ON
10/20 Get Off The Couch 11.5K, 22.5K; North Vancouver, BC
10/26 5 Peaks Trail Run - ARK 5K, 21K; Denholm, PQ
10/26 Bhatti 100 - UTMB Qualifier 30M, 50M, 100M, 24H; New Delhi, India
10/27 MSIG HK50 - Hong Kong Island 23K, 50K; Hong Kong, Hong Kong
10/27 My First Trail Race 10K, 21.1K; North Vancouver, BC
10/28 Namib Desert Challenge 220K; Sossusvlei Desert, Namibia
11/01 Nepal Action Asia Ultra Marathon 60K, 100K; Nepal, China
11/03 The North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run 10R, 20K; Penticton, BC
11/16 Phantom Trail Race 12K, 19K, 24K; North Vancouver, BC
11/16 Sweet Go Deep 10K, 20K; North Vancouver, BC
11/16 Ultra Marathon La Ruta de Los Conquistadores 52K, 100K; Jaco-San Jose, Costa Rica

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