Running

The Kids Belong at Your Next Ultra

Historically, Katie Arnold felt a need to compartmentalize motherhood and running; mixing the two could only cause stress and worry for all involved. But when she finally brought her kids along to a...

Texas Teenagers Race to Win

In the 18 months since I first covered Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch, the freakishly speedy young distance sisters from Alvin, Texas, plenty has changed: Kaytlynn, now 13, started running marathons,...

Running Legend Frank Shorter On Boston

Frank Shorter—who won gold in marathon in the 1972 Summer Olympics—is often credited for starting the running boom across the United States in the 1970s. Here, he tells Outside about his experience...

The Shadiest Man in the Racing Biz

Search the web for Dean Reinke and you’ll soon be scrolling though a rap sheet of consumer complaints about how he and his for-¬profit road-race company, USRA Half Marathon, do business. Is he a...

For Your Next Race, Go Big

Not long ago, 50- and 100-mile footraces seemed beyond the reach of human endurance. Now they’re de rigueur for amateur athletes looking to test themselves.

Lose Yourself by Racing in Costume

It’s impossible to not have fun racing in a fat Elvis suit, no matter how painful the last mile is. New Hampshire costume competitor ryan palmison, who holds the Guinness World Record for fastest...

How To Win Your First 100-Miler

Matt Laye, a 32-year-old researcher from Sausalito, California, won his first 100-miler, Rocky Raccoon, in an impressive 13:17:42. Not only was Laye’s time was the fourth fastest in the race’s...

Play the Odds to Win the Turkey Trot

Outside analyzed last year’s results from 15 of the most popular turkey trots out of the hundreds across the U.S. and crunched the data to show you how to win on Thanksgiving.

The NYC Marathon: A Comeback Story

Last year, Hurricane Sandy put the kibosh on Gotham's biggest road race; this year the runners are back, and more jubilant than ever.