We put thousands of miles on 85 different shoes over six months to find the best new models for every type of terrain
No commands, rules, or directives here. Just a gentle nudge towards something truly lovely.
Writer and outdoor adventurer Elisabeth Kwak laces up her HOKA Anacapas and embarks on a challenge that helps her redefine success and discover a new identity as an outdoor athlete
A group of women who are out to make history, and upend how we think about competition in the process
Fearing racial violence, the Colorado trail runner turned to her network of athletes. Their support helped her move forward with pride.
Maybe you should start writing a little something about your run, too
Here’s a look at some of the Outside Run Editors’ favorite finds last month, from gear obsessions to favorite podcasts, recovery drinks to massage tools
Despite being an accomplished mountain athlete, she struggled with her body image. But by imagining how younger girls would see her story, she found the strength to accept herself.
How can our running practice leave a lighter footprint? This Earth Day, Outside Run editors share their favorite articles at the intersection of running and ecological responsibility.
The waste that comes from athletic gear and apparel is a structural problem, but individual actions still matter
Climate change is rendering some of our most beloved landscapes unrecognizable. How can awe and wonder cultivated on the trail help us navigate the earth’s transformation?
Losing his lower legs to disease in childhood caused him to hide himself for decades. Then a long, hot hike across the Grand Canyon showed him a new way forward.
Reaching for a new level will leave you feeling sore and blah—until the day darkness turns to dancing
Snowpack and trail damage on the North Rim prompted the Park Service to delay opening until June 2
Training, nutrition, and inspiration for you to get in shape
Cyclists, snowboarders, and trail runners unite to discuss their journeys to climate action in this three-part series, which is playing on Outside Watch now
Sure, maybe you get a leg cramp. But you could also get struck by an asteroid.
NCAA track champion and Mount Marathon winner Allie Ostrander continues to be open about the long road of eating disorder recovery. Could her transparency change the sport?
Do your favorite running routes mix road and trail? The Nike Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX INVISIBLE FIT is the secret sauce for excelling everywhere.
Growing up as an immigrant had her believing that she had to be stronger than everybody else just to get by. When she started trail running, she was physically tested in ways she found thrilling.
Three runners finish what is typically a nearly impossible race in Tennessee
The sport’s only nonagenarian shares his story—and wisdom—from decades on the trail
The creative was a reluctant runner until he realized that telling himself stories could get him through any distance—and help him be the person he wants to be
Champion ultrarunner rolls into 2023 with a new sponsor and new goals
COROS just launched the APEX 2 Pro Kilian Jornet Edition, and it comes with the chance to join a 12-week virtual training program with the GOAT himself
Bones are made of dynamic tissues that need stress, just not too much, says one of the world’s best ultrarunners
The Norda 001 G+ Spike tames impossible trails while keeping you dry and protected in winter weather
This runner has covered 32 miles every day for nearly three months. She’s not done.
Internationally acclaimed coach and author Brad Stulberg wants runners to love the process, seek community, laugh at themselves, and stay flexible
January marks the season when many professional runners announce sponsorship changes. Here’s why that’s important, and what it means for the future of running.
Running and composing music require a similar problem-solving area of the brain, so it might not be a coincidence that there’s crossover
As we say good-bye to 2022 and the amazing year of running highlights, it’s time to start thinking about all of the possibilities for 2023 and beyond.
Read the brightest highlights of the year in marathon running, trail running, triathlon, and the athletes that delivered the inspiration
In a park whose heart is a volcano, see ancient obsidian lava flows layered with red and orange cinder cones. Explore green gulches, bamboo forests, warm lagoons. Hike, run, bike, stargaze, soak up sunsets. Hey, you might even fly.
A head-to-head lab showdown finds that power and efficiency depend on your preferred running surface
The climbing great runs a few times a week to improve his endurance on the crag
As many trail-running events grow larger, more runners are gravitating toward smaller grassroots events with an intimate, personal feel
I tested apparel from fifteen brands in all kinds of conditions. Here are my eight favorite pieces for autumn trail runs.
These top running poles will make your trail adventures safer, easier and more enjoyable
Adventurers Andrea Sansone and Andrew Hamilton trace their relationship back to a chance encounter on one of Colorado’s highest peaks. Now, the two are pushing each other to set speed records on the state’s famed fourteeners.
Six pieces of equipment for running around a 14,000-foot mountain
“I really did spend 16-plus hours covering fewer than three miles”
Why the global triathlon giant opted to go all-in on a niche sport
Andrea Sansone spent the summer scouting Nolan’s 14 before setting the FKT
UTMB is a brutally challenging race, but the race-week hype, world-class competition, and global party vibes have a way of making every runner feel special
It’s an unfortunate tragedy, but, many argue, high-mountain adventure can never be completely free of risk
Wild and crazy running adventures on the Colorado pack-burro racing circuit
Everything you need to know about the famed races in Chamonix, France
Reebok’s Floatride Energy 4 Adventure delivers a road-shoe ride with just enough toughness for dirt
Our editors tested five of the best carbon-plated trail shoes—and two alternative plated shoes—on the market. Here’s what we found.
Heatstroke deaths are common and preventable. Here’s how to make safe decisions when you’re exercising in the summer.
Here’s what the science says about making it to the top as quickly and efficiently as possible
The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think
Beware of these warning signs that indicate it’s time to get new kicks. Plus, use these expert tips to extend the life of your trail runners.
This shoe brings carbon-plated speed to the masses
Blisters are history with this snug, no-slip pair
Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces
Carryall solutions for every kind of run
Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces
These rugged runners love to rally
He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.
The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.
This retired professional ultrarunner has found (almost) every waterfall along this wild stretch of central California coast. And, no, he won’t tell you where the best ones are.
When you’re covering 145 miles through the Alps, every gram counts
From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country
I am pretty sure no runner who has consistently won races approaches their training in this way
A conversation with Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard on the life-affirming joys of type-two fun
This trail shoe was designed to provide comfort, stability, weather protection, and speed no matter what terrain you’re tackling
Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.
The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time
The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment
A training plan and general principles to guide your first foray into longer ultramarathons
Starting at five hours a week, this ten-week program will help you build endurance and jump-start your training this winter
Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails
Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface