The Go Rock Roadshow: Outback in the Ozarks, Sensual Avocados, and Dueling Banjos

When I think of my Outback relay team, the Grand Funk Railroad tune We’re an American Band comes to mind. “We’re comin’ to your town, we’ll help you party it down” seemed to be our team mantra as we made the caravan trek to Eureka Springs for packet pick up. It was a unique collection of personalities which took to the road that day, all of us members of the Team Honey Badger Running Irregular … [Read more...]

Outback in the Rain and Snow

Outback in the Ozarks is a 200 mile team relay event created and directed by Kimberlee and Todd Guinn. Kimberlee participated in a relay race up in Utah like this and has been dreaming and working on this race (while raising her family) for the past 10 years. It all came together this past weekend in Northwest Arkansas. The format was very interesting: for 200 miles of Ozark Mountains, full teams … [Read more...]

Going for Distance

Hood to Coast burst onto the scene on August 7, 1982.  Known as the “Mother of All Relays,” it paved the way for several others.  The mystique and attraction to these types of events are the victories, mishaps, and unpredictability.  I guarantee any person that has been involved with an overnight relay has a story.  The vast majority of them are humorous in nature.  As the popularity of relays … [Read more...]

Hogeye Marathon

When someone thinks of a hilly marathon in Arkansas, Hogeye Marathon tops the list.  Although no longer on the top ten list of hilly marathons in the country, the course remains one runners love to hate.  If it’s not the weather, it’s the hills, or the wind.  With all of those hindrances, it doesn’t stop runners from returning year after year. This year the race committee decided instead of … [Read more...]