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UTMB, Soft Rocking, and Racing a 50k

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Episode notes

Buzz and Corrine are in Chamonix. UTMB is all anyone is talking about. They discuss who to watch and try to make sense of the “stones” qualification system.

Corrine talks with UltraSignup’s Rob Goyen about Dirt Circus trail party happening this fall. 

Dirt Circus will be in Flower Mound, Texas on September 30, Boulder, Colorado on October 7, and Phoenix, Arizona on October 21.  The final event is in Bentonville, Arkansas on November 17th and 18th. Get details for all the events at dirt

In Bentonville, there will also be a 5k and 10k race. The 10K is a competitive event with a cash prize of $3000 for the first-place finishers! All events have an expo, entertainment and raffle prizes. Events are filling up fast!

Buzz talks to Justin about "Soft Rocking" and Leave No Trace principles while trail running. And Maddie wants not just to finish a 50k, but to race it. She and Buzz come up with a training and pacing plan for Red Rock.

If you want more info about Leave No Trace, check out their website

 Taking place between September 29th and October 1st this fall at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, the UESCA Ultrarunning Conference is the first-ever ultrarunning conference of its kind. Headlined by renowned ultrarunning coach and author, Jason Koop – the conference brings together top experts from around the world to present on a multitude of topics specific to ultrarunning. To learn more, or to register for the conference, please visit: