Happy Tuesday, trail friends. Just six runners took part in the first Turkey Trot back in 1896 in Buffalo, NY. This past Thursday there were nearly one million runners participating in Turkey Trot events across the United States, making Thanksgiving the most popular running day. Hopefully you got out for some miles on this day of gratitude, whether you pinned a bib on or not.
In a world that prioritizes quick bite “content,” banner ads, and clickbait lists over journalism and thorough storytelling, Simon and Julie Freeman have taken on the seemingly impossible task of producing a running magazine. This week, Kate Carter writes about the origins of Like the Wind. And in the DFL, it’s hammer time.
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Starting a print magazine from scratch with no editorial experience in the age of clickbait is not recommended. But while trail running in the French Alps, Julie and Simon Freeman surveyed the magazine landscape and realized an opportunity. Running magazines seemed to only serve up bite sized, prescriptive “how-to” content, and what they wanted to read was longer narrative stories about “why” these athletes do what they do. And so, Like the Wind was born. Kate Carter has the story on how, exactly, it took flight.
Start with the The Kauai 50 Ultra Race and end with so much more. Here’s just a taste.
Sightseeing– The beautiful and acclaimed Na Pali coastline spans 17 miles alongside Kauai north shore and this must-see can be viewed by Helicopter or Boat.
Hiking– You can explore the island on foot and coming across a waterfall and a beach all in one hike is typical, if you want to see a casual 300 ft. waterfall you can do the Hanakapi’ai Falls trail.
ATV Jungle Tours– You can ride ATVs through the jungle and understand why they filmed Jurassic Park on Kauai.
Beaches/ Surfing– There are 28 beaches on Kauai and every one of them is spectacular. If you like big waves some of the world’s best surfers like Laird Hamilton and Andy Irons surf the north shore of Kauai near Hanalei beach.
The Coco Palms Resort– You can visit this hotel on the North Shore of Kauai that was frequented in the 1960’s by many celebrity guests including Elvis and Frank Sinatra. It was also where the wedding scene from Elvis’ Blue Hawaii was filmed in 1961.