Breaking 11:                          Kyle Coon Sets Blind Ironman Record

Breaking 11: Kyle Coon Sets Blind Ironman Record

Our ambassador Kyle Coon recently set the world record for a blind athlete at the Ironman triathlon distance.  In doing so he became the first blind athlete to dip under the 11 hour mark, a feat that we think is pretty freaking amazing.  Below he details his...
10th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Run & Ugly Sweater Contest

10th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Run & Ugly Sweater Contest

When:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11 AM Where:  Independence Run And Hike Don’t miss out on the best holiday running event in the valley! This fun local race is great option for the whole family; with an ugly sweater contest, age group awards, and a raffle,...
Kyle Coon Reflects On 20 Years

Kyle Coon Reflects On 20 Years

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a hard-fought battle with Bilateral Sporadic Retinoblastoma. While this would be enough to make some people give up, it propelled him forward. Since then, he has turned adversity into his vision, becoming an...

THE 2018 AMAZING RACE

Check out this video of our 2018 Amazing Race, for those of you who missed the event, it was epic! So keep your eyes out for the next one. A big thanks to our sponsor Altra Running and to all the businesses who helped us pull off this awesome event: True Nature...
40th Annual Mt. Sopris Run Off and 4 Mile Fair Run Results

40th Annual Mt. Sopris Run Off and 4 Mile Fair Run Results

Mt. Sopris Run Off 14 Mile  Women 1. Katie Stookesberry       1:56:38 2. Sandra Hyda                 2:03:40 3. Emily Lyons-Nachteib   2:05:57 4. Stephanie Miller            2:05:57 5. Rhonda Jones              2:14:57 6. Laura Bishop                2:15:50 7. Meaghan...
The Sacucony Liberty ISO

The Sacucony Liberty ISO

The Saucony Liberty offers us something that can be difficult to find in running shoes, speed and light stability.  The Liberty takes Saucony’s popular Freedom, and adds a bit of stability by way of a small thermoplastic piece placed on the medial side.  Like...
Kyle Coon’s CAMTRI American Championship Race Report

Kyle Coon’s CAMTRI American Championship Race Report

Our Salomon Independence Run and Hike Race team member Kyle Coon recently competed in his first ITU (interntational Triathlon Union) race.  Kyle is a blind athlete who has been putting up some impressive results at his recent races.  Read on below to find out more...
Will Fisher’s Tips On Running 100 Miles

Will Fisher’s Tips On Running 100 Miles

Our Salomon Independence Run and Hike race team member and local Reverend Will Fisher makes a 100 mile race the highlight of his racing season every year.  Here he offers some tips and suggestions to those who are dipping their toe into the 100 mile distance for the...
Climbing Your First 14er

Climbing Your First 14er

Our Salomon Independence Run and Hike Race Team member Will Fisher (better know as ‘Rev Run’ on account of him being a local Reverend) recently completed all 58 14ers in Colorado. Below he offers some advice on climbing 14ers for those just getting into...
Independence Amazing Race With ASICS

Independence Amazing Race With ASICS

Join us for our 2nd Amazing Race! This FREE, fun and challenging race will be limited to the first 25 teams that sign up, so sign up soon by stopping by or calling Indendence Run & Hike! WHAT: Teams of 2 or 3 will be given clues to find the localtions of...