Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

Athletes from around the country gathered in the Washington DC area to take part in the North Face Endurance Challenge for the Mid-Atlantic Region.  This is the third stop of the challenge where 1,200 dedicated athletes came to race in either the Gore-tex 50 mile, the 50K, Half Marathon, or 10K runs.  The day was full of excitement!  We were happy to be there to encourage runners of all ages to Leave No Trace on their outdoor adventures.  
The athletes that take part in this challenge are amazing!  We were so impressed with the achievements of the participants and were proud to be there to witness history!  At this race, we saw runner Amy Palmiero set a new world record for the fastest amputee racer to complete the 50 mile race!  She was so fast, she beat the previous world record for men and women by over an hour!  She was truly an inspiration for all athletes at the event.  
We are looking forward to being at the next North Face Endurance Challenge in Madison, WI on October 24, 2009.  See you there!
Safe travels...Kate and Tracy

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