Adrenaline Adventures to Check Out this Fall

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Run, bike or hike? Test your limits with these adventures next month!

Cross Crusade

Portland, Oregon | Nov. 14 and 15

This is one of the wildest, muddiest race series in cyclocross. And, with with an “everyone’s invited” attitude and party-like vibe, it’s also the most welcoming. These back-to-back weekend races at Portland’s International Raceway are your best chance to see what roadies and mountain bikers are missing.

crosscrusade.com

 

Peak Foliage in Canyon Country

Zion National Park, Utah | Early November

Long after the East Coast and Rockies have flamed out, the aspens and willows of southern Utah’s canyon country still burn a brilliant gold. Set against Zion’s red rocks, they transform the park into an unbe- lievable Seussian land- scape. Hit its famed trails—like Angels Land- ing and the Narrows— now, while days are cool, rain is minimal, and crowds are thin.

nps.gov/zion

 

Canyon City Marathon

Azusa, California | November 7

With a net elevation loss of nearly 5,200 feet on racetrack-smooth blacktop, it’s no wonder this L.A. County marathon is one of the nation’s top Boston qualifiers. Even better, the course hugs the beautiful San Gabriel River as it winds through the cool forested canyons of Angeles National Forest. How fast can you say “personal record”?

runrevel.com/rcc

 

Phantom Run Trail Race

Run the 12K, 19K, or 24K trails, or walk the 3/6K trail. All proceeds go towards North Shore Rescue as well as the Food Bank. Runners are encouraged to dress warmly and be prepared for changing weather. There are technical and non-technical trails, and some steep descents, with a soup potluck waiting at the end.

 

foretrails.com/phantomrun

 
 

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