Trail and Ultra Running in Illinois
Inspiring Community One Mile At A Time
Miles to Go
Mar 24, 2023
Miles to Go is a short documentary about Paige Roberts—a busy mother of four young boys—who, in 2022, set her sights on completing her first ultra-marathon, the Fancy Nonsense 50k.
Feb 28, 2023
In 2022, Morgan Mader helped pace her husband, James Solomon, to victory at the Potawatomi 150. Morgan recounts that experience here, illuminating the unwavering power of community, determination, and love that propelled James to triumph.
Feb 15, 2023
In 2013, Shan Riggs ran the full length of Illinois—410 miles in a week. Last year, he became the first runner to complete the 3,000-mile East Coast Parkway. Reflecting on his running journey, Shan shares what motivated his many ambitious runs and reveals his next epic adventure.
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