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The 20 Best Beginner-Friendly Races

The 20 Best Beginner-Friendly Races

Ready to race? Check out these 20 events, carefully curated to provide intrepid newbie skiers, rock climbers, and trail runners a thrilling and welcoming competitive experience.

An Ode to the Falling, Often Failing, Novice Athlete

An Ode to the Falling, Often Failing, Novice Athlete

Beginners, we have a secret for you. You don't need high-end gear or a fancy training plan to get better at skiing, running, or climbing. All you have to do is embrace the embarrassment and the pain—and don't forget to laugh. Trust us: It'll be good for your brain.