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UnTapped Maple and Team Birkie Announce Partnership for 2023 Program

WILLISTON, Vermont. (for immediate release) – UnTapped Maple is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Team Birkie, an elite cross country ski team supported by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. “Team Birkie is an institution in cross country ski racing,” described UnTapped co-founder and former NCAA xc ski coach, Andrew Gardner. “There is no

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Chef Matthew Accarrino’s Ride to One Million

Life is perpetual motion, something known quite well to Chef Matthew Accarrino. From his hometown of San Francisco, his restaurant SPQR has collected many Michelin stars over the years, just as Matthew has received a dozen years of accolades for his work in the kitchen. But it doesn’t stop there, he’s a race winning cyclist

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Kikkan’s Nordic Marathon Tips

Hello, and welcome to winter! If you’re a snow enthusiast like me, the winter brings a chance to spend time outside, gliding on the snow, enjoying the crisp winter air, and the opportunity to challenge your body and mind in the full-body sport of cross-country skiing. A highlight for many skiers during the season is

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Embracing the Brutality on the Continental Divide Trail

About Maxine: Maxine is a thru-hiker, runner, and plant-based athlete. Originally from New Jersey, she hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 and then went on to hike over 8,000 miles of America’s long trails. In 2022, Maxine completed the Continental Divide Trail, finishing up the Triple Crown of thru-hiking, a feat only 525 people have

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What Motivates Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall is a five-time Olympian, an Olympic gold medalist, and World Champion. She’s a mother, a wife, a breast cancer survivor, and staunch advocate for getting active. One of the friendliest people you’ll meet, these are all facts that you already know if you know the name Kikkan. So we thought we’d pick Kikkan’s brain

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Leadville 100 with Lindsay Herman

Lindsey Herman, originally from New Mexico, moved to Gunnison to attend Western Colorado University and compete as an alpine skier. After a significant ski crash that led to knee surgery in 2017, Herman shifted her focus to trail running. Now she works at her alma mater and is in charge of advancement for the entire

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Bailey Range Traverse

Washington’s Bailey Range Traverse is a 60 mile loop with over 25k feet of vertical gain, offering plenty of opportunities for a “choose-your-own-adventure” excursion. The route tests your skills in both patience and backcountry travel and presents a rugged wilderness experience for those who want to spend a few days truly off the beaten path.

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Embracing a varied racing schedule

Lila Gaudrault is a Maine runner that has shown her talent and abilities across a variety of distances and terrain.  As two-time state title winner in cross country she decided to forgo her senior year of racing cross country to focus on longer distances.  Now in college, she continues to balance training and academics as she focuses on going

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