And now I’m adding a new partner—the Double Dirty 30, a 100k trail race in Silverton, CO. Just the name alone brings me unfettered joy. The inaugural race on September 24th runs through the majestic San Juan Mountains and includes over 11,000 feet of climbing. High alpine trails, golden foliage, sweeping views of Colorado’s largest mountain range, and over 50 miles of single-track trails are just a few of the highlights that make this race special.
It was only recently I connected with race director, Megan Finnesy—a mutual friend brought us together—but our partnership was quickly sealed through a mutual love for giving back to our running communities. During our conversation, I learned Megan has big plans for the Double Dirty 30 and I’m incredibly honored to join her team.
While the Double Dirty 30 will no doubt inspire and challenge its participants, the miles run will continue to make a difference for years to come. Proceeds from the race will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado.
Megan’s goal is to raise $75,000 for the organization through a combination of corporate sponsorship, fundraising efforts by runners, and a contribution from race proceeds (fundraising is not a requirement of entry, but rather a suggestion). Megan’s altruism continues to pay double duty by requiring all participants complete eight hours of volunteer trail work, a standard practice in the ultraracing world.
Her unofficial motto for the Double Dirty 30 is “Let’s go BIG or go home!” Are you sensing a theme here with the word, BIG, for my partnerships? I don’t mind at all.
There’s so much more that’s special about the Double Dirty 30—stay tuned for my interview with Megan to learn more. In the meantime, registration is open!