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Three Complaints Every Race Director Hates

Photo courtesy of the Kaniksu 50 and Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race.

Complaining about the weather is absurd. Not only does the race director have zero control over the weather, it also suggests that you failed to prepare for it. This doesn’t mean the weather wasn’t awful or the weather didn’t contribute ...

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How to Train for Your Race When You Can’t Train for Your Race

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Injuries happen. Overtime at work derails your training schedule. Maybe you have to curtail your workouts to care for a family member. There are dozens of reasons that might interfere with training for your upcoming race. But you can continue ...

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Confessions of a Reformed Race Bandit

Don't be a race bandit. // Photo courtesy of Hayden Lake Marathon.

I came to running as an adult, and it happened all at once after a lifetime of loathing the activity. That spring and summer, I discovered that there are dozens of footraces and fun runs in our area, and I ...

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Inland NW Race, Ride & Event Guide

Riding along Lake Pend Oreille in the Chafe 150.

The Inland Northwest has no shortage of amazing races, rides and outdoor events for runners, walkers, road and mountain bikers, and triathletes. Many support deserving causes and all offer fun, unique experiences that motivate us to be more active and ...

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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

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Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside


Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Running


This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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Dressing for Winter Running

Winter running requires attention to gear. // Photo: Jon Jonckers.

Feel that winter chill in the air? Like many, I run on trails year-round, and I adjust my clothing and gear with the weather. Some people like to wear slip-on gadgets for their running shoes, or clothing with the latest ...

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Urban Trail Etiquette

Photo: Jon Jonckers

The golden rule for nearly every community trail in America is simple. Whether you run, walk, or ride, do so in a manner that maximizes the use for everyone else. Time and again, trail users complain about the same problems ...

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Camping, Trail Running, and Mountain Goating in Rossland, BC

Broken mountain, broken goat. // Photo: Ryan Flett.

If you’ve ever doubted that Canada is better at everything, consider this: In Canada, Sausage Egg McMuffins come with lettuce and tomatoes. I discovered this early on a Saturday morning in Trail, British Columbia. Just an hour later, I’d be ...

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