Running

The 15th annual Red Fox Adventure Race sponsored by Polartec®, a grueling non-stop, no-sleep challenge in the wilderness, went off without a hitch this past weekend – June 9 – 13 – in the Karelia region of Northwestern Russia at Ladoga Lake on the border of Finland. The 2016 edition had some changes, with the… Read More

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The most challenging competition of the 2016 Red Fox Elbrus Race took place Friday, May 6th — the SkyMarathon® or high-speed run to the West Elbrus peak. A total of 165 athletes from 13 countries all over the world participated in the competition: 83 in the Sport race (starting at 2350m) and 82 in the… Read More

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Yesterday one of the most popular competitions of the Red Fox Elbrus Race took place — the Vertical Kilometer® – Mt. Elbrus (2450-3450 m). It was an exciting and hard won battle! Bright sun changed the previous day’s rain and clouds. It was hot at the starting line. The warmer weather is credited as the… Read More

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Racing at Altitude Hundreds of athletes will soon be gathering around and on Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, for the 8th Annual Red Fox Elbrus Race. It’s an intense week of competition involving alpinists, skyrunners, and skiers from around the world. This festival of extreme sports is a unique event that has been held since… Read More

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Having it light for most of the day tricks your body and allows you to push harder and longer than you would think. —Shawnie Mulligan Next Adventure Race set for June 2016 The 15th annual Red Fox Adventure Race, a grueling non-stop, no-sleep challenge in the wilderness, is slated for June 9 – 13 this… Read More

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The United States Skyrunner Series will take place for a third season in 2016. This national-level series, which is operated under its parent, the International Skyrunning Federation, is offered in an attempt to globalize Skyrunning-style racing. In 2015, there were 15 national-level Skyrunning series around the world, including in the U.S. (In a couple of… Read More

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“I’d do it again!” Kathy Wickum and Jimi Alida are sitting in the backroom of Red Fox North America in Lyons, Colorado, with huge grins on their faces. “Oh it was amazing,” said Kathy. “I’d do it again in a second,” added Jimi. The two are remembering the 72-hour long course of the 14th Red… Read More

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A few years ago, I created a birthday tradition. I would take my born-in-winter blues to the beach. Compounding the cold of those short, dark days was an icy breakup that wouldn’t thaw, so I decided to go all out. Gathering up all of my paid time off and a killer fare on Alaska Airlines,… Read More

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It was hot and humid and there were four empty bottles of water at my feet. “Looks like no rain after all,” I exclaimed. Everyone nodded. “I think it’s because I prayed,” I said. “Me too!” they all laughed in unison. “People always pray before driving this road,” the driver said. I held my breath… Read More

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  With summer officially underway, it’s time to get serious about a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in this its 100th anniversary. After all, Rocky is just up the road from North America’s only Red Fox shop. So grab some gear at the Lyon’s store, and then come up the hill to RMNP…. Read More

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  With the last crossing of the finish line in the 72-hour long course the 14th Red Fox Adventure Race came to a close. The shortest time for completion of the long course was just shy of 51 hours. The winners said they did not expect to find all the check points as quickly as… Read More

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After 48 hours of nonstopdays of travel over water, on rock and through dense vegetation, over 180 members of two and four-man teams completed the Red Fox Adventure Race XIV short course. Racers unanimously agreed it was a tough course. For the second year in a row the Red Fox team from St Petersburg came… Read More

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  On May 6 the main event of the Red Fox Elbrus Race VII festival took place – a high-speed run to the West Elbrus peak. 133 athletes from 11 countries of Europe and Asia (Russia, Belarus, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Japan) participated in the race! According to past tradition,… Read More

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On May 4 one of the central Skyrunning events took place: the Vertical Kilometer®, an uphill run from 2450m to 3450m on Mt Elbrus(5642). 311 athletes from 13 countries around the world (Russia, Poland, Mongolia, Spain, Germany, Japan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria) participated in this exciting race! For the second year in… Read More

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Mt.Elbrus, 30 April – 7 May, 2015 From April 30th to May 7th, 2015 the VII International Festival of Winter Extreme Sports Red Fox Elbrus Race will be held on Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) in the Caucasus mountains, one of the most beautiful places in Russia. The festival is organized by the Red Fox company… Read More

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RTSportNews of Russia captured the competitors of the 10th Annual Red Fox Adventure Race in Karelia in this YouTube video while they biked, kayaked, climbed and ran for two days. The winners covered 300km in less than 25 hours without any sleep; almost 12 hours faster than organizers expected. © 2014

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On May 3rd–11th, 2014, Red Fox, in coordination with The Russian Mountaineering Federation, The Government of Kabardion-Balkar (Ministry of Sports), The Russian Emergency Ministry and The International Association of SkyRunning, held the 6th Annual International Red Fox Mt. Elbrus Race Festival. The 2014 event set a new record of participants with over 350 athletes from… Read More

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With energy to spare and a need to stay in shape during the ‘off’ season, Shawnie found she had the engine and the legs to run, and run she did, all the way to another junior national ranking.

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Endurance sports are simply an elite version of the common activities we all know: running, swimming, skiing and biking. As the name implies, endurance athletes simply go on for longer, or for greater distances than what the common woman or man would consider, well, fun.

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