To run farther, run together

The secret to running farther may not be some highfalutin training program, but the simple act of joining a running group. We’ve just finished crunching additional data from our survey of Racery participants earlier this year. We found that racers who reported never or rarely running with other people ran …

Running store takes local runners on a race across Alaska

For Peter Ripmaster, the decision to use Racery was easy. Ripmaster, the owner of the Black Mountain Running Company, was burning out trying to juggle selling shoes with hosting community 5ks and running workshops, spending quality time  with his wife and two young daughters, and training to pull a sled …

Race on the Appalachian Trail becomes a months-long reunion

Looking back, Ed McDaniel was in for a bunch of surprises when he signed up to race 466 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway in January. First, McDaniel didn’t really understand what kind of race he’d entered. McDaniel is a psychologist at the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, where he’d …

Racing 105 miles, runners virtually tour North Carolina farms

This spring, customers and staff of North Carolina’s Weaver Street Market food co-op covered 105 miles on a virtual route connecting ten local farms and artisans that the co-op buys from. In all, 74 runners logged more than 6,000 miles, with 49 finishing the course by June 1. Local runner …

Duke nurses race to China (without leaving Durham, NC)

Since early April, students, staff and faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing have been battling in a 9,000 mile virtual race from Durham, North Carolina to Wuhan, China. On the map tracing the race’s progress, the competitors are in Canada nearing the Arctic Circle. But, while the exertion …

Ripmaster: Taking on Alaska.

Peter Ripmaster lives in Fairview, NC and is the owner of Black Mountain Running Co. in Black Mountain, NC. A 50 marathons in 50 states finisher, Peter has now been running ultra races for years of all distances from 50k to 350 miles. Next February 2016, Peter will attempt to …