VERT Journal

Trail running is more than just moving your legs. Get inspired with us.

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Vert Beats #15 10-18-2019

1:59 Challenge You probably already knew what was going to be our main topic in this newsletter, right? It would be impossible not to mention the 1:59 Challenge (about which


Vert Beats #14 10-13-2019

WS 100 – Survey Every year, the Western States 100 does a survey of everyone who ran the race about which gear they used for Western, which brand of shoes,


Vert Beats #13 10-04-2019

Partner’s In Climb When we see trail running videos, they’re usually about how athletes train for and then reach their running goals. It’s not often that we get a glimpse


Vert Beats #12 09-27-2019

#NoHumanIsLimited A few months ago, the brand Ineos launched a challenge called “1:59:59.” Basically, the challenge is trying to break the two hour marathon with, once again, Eliud Kipchoge. They

The Invisible Wall

Vert Beats #11 09-20-2019

The Invisible Wall — Photo Copyright: Trail Runner Magazine  Most of the videos that we share in this newsletter are of epic races or FKTs from around the world. It’s

The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter

Vert Beats #10 09-13-2019

The Ultra Addict with Courtney Dauwalter – Photo Copyright: We know that Courtney Deuwalter’s name has been everywhere in the past couple of weeks (mainly because of her win

Trail runner Magazine

Vert Beats #9 09-06-2019

Post U-T-M-B Week – Photo Copyright:  Last week was what can probably be considered the most important week of the year in trail running: UTMB week. As usual, the


Vert Beats #8 08-30-2019

U-T-M-B Week The final week of August in the Trail Running world means one thing, and one thing only: UTMB Festival of races.  People from all over the world make

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO - AUGUST 25: Runners compete during the Pikes Peak Marathon on August 25, 2019, in Manitou Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post)

Vert Beats #7 08-23-2019

Pikes Peak Marathon – Photo Copyright:© 2019 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group. Just like in Europe there’s the legendary Zegama, in the States there’s the famous Pikes Peak Marathon–it’s one

Sierre zinal - Golden trail series

Vert Beats #6 08-09-2019

Sierre Zinal. The Classic. Last week, we said that Sierre Zinal was going to be a crazy race to follow–and it totally was. It was really really exciting to follow

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Vert Beats #5 08-09-2019

Sierre Zinal. The Classic. It would be impossible for us to start this newsletter by talking about anything besides–drum roll please–Sierre Zinal. Aside from being one of the classic Euro-races


Our Philosophy

What drives us—and why we founded Ever since we discovered that we loved running in the mountains, our time on the trail has always been about using our feet


Vert Beats #4 08-02-2019

 The Middle Way – Joe Grant If there is anything that we like even more than trail running and ultra races, it’s self-powered adventures–especially if they involve linking a lot

Vert Beats #3 07-26-2019

DoloMyth SkyRace – Photo credit: The Dolomites are the stuff of dreams for all outdoor enthusiasts. For us as trail runners, the Italian mountain range is famous for the


Vert Beats #2 07-19-2019

Hardrock 100 If the Hardrock 100 hadn’t been canceled due to the amount of snow in the Colorado mountains, we’d be talking a lot about the race in this newsletter–it

Thabang News letter

Vert Beats #1 12-07-2019

Thabang Madiba – Trail Running Sudafrica  We’re certainly used to watching videos of runners from African countries–usually said runners are training for a marathon or another road race. But this