Running the Grand Canyon: Logistics

by John Medinger The Grand Canyon is almost perfectly set up for ultra runners. The classic rim-to-rim-to-rim double crossing is between 41 and 48 miles long, depending on the route. It’s all trail, has fantastic scenery, and only has two hills! Mid-pack runners can expect to be able to almost the entire run in daylight


Grand Canyon Basics: Rim to Rim to Rim

by John Medinger Planning your own double crossing of the Grand Canyon? The logistics are relatively simple. Leaving from the south rim there are two basic routes: the South Kaibab Trail or the Bright Angel Trail. Upon entering the National Park (and paying the $20 entry fee), you will be given a map that clearly


Comrades Marathon 2010: “Well Done, Well Done”

by Mary Gorski From start to finish the run is magical. My trip to the starting line of the 85th Comrades started the week of the 84th running. My boss had talked about the possibility of a work trip to South Africa. I said that I had long wanted to take part in Comrades. “Get