UnTapped Blog

Fueling For a Marathon Swim

Don Muchow is a type diabetic ultra endurance athlete and Ironman finisher. He holds the record for the fastest run across Texas and is the first (and so far, only) person to run 2761 miles from Disneyland to Walt Disney World. I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for over 50 years now, and I’ve been training

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Texas Water Safari

It’s 8:58AM on Saturday, June 10th. My heart is racing. In two minutes, our three women team made up of myself, Cecili, and Morgan, along with 161 other boats, will begin the 260 mile journey from San Marcos, TX to the Gulf. We know a lot of what we will encounter along the way- rapids,

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Six Take Home Lessons from Tour Divide

UnTapped co-founder, Ted King, recently went for a very long bike ride. A nearly 750 mile bike ride, in fact. His goal, however, was the 2,700 mile Tour Divide, a self-supported bikepacking race from Banff, Alberta, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico at the border of the United States and Mexico. By not reaching the

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Becoming an Adaptive Athlete 

About: Annijke (she/her) is an adaptive mountain biker, para off road cyclist, and adaptive athlete. In 2021, Annijke sustained a spinal cord injury during a mountain bike accident.  Now, she is back to sports and living as a full time wheelchair user.  Outside of loving mountain biking and being outdoors, Annijke also is passionate about making the

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Fatherhood & Racing Unbound XL

We sat down with Ted King and Roger Brown, co-founders of UnTapped, to discuss their experiences as fathers and the unique blend of racing and parenting at Unbound. During our conversation, Ted and Roger shared their perspectives on how fatherhood influenced their racing experiences at Unbound. They spoke about the blend of joy and responsibility

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Lapierre & Carta Crush Cocodona 250

UnTapped athletes Aliza Lapierre and Hannah Carta recently completed the Cocodona 250. A 250 mile foot race that starts in Black Canyon City and ends in Flagstaff Arizona.  This point to point course links historic towns, iconic trails as runners get to experience the beauty of the Sonoran desert, the breathtaking red rocks and canyons and

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UnTapped Introduces Bulk Energy “Gel”

UnTapped Maple is delighted to announce the offering of their all natural energy “gels” now in a 16-serving bulk bottle. Paired with a refillable flask, consumers can now cut down on single-use waste and refill from bulk UnTappeds as needed for any adventure. In an effort to become more eco-friendly and reduce unnecessary plastic and

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Tapping Into Your Potential

Cole’s Wild Experience Running 346 Miles at TSP Solo Since I entered into ultras in 2013, I had sought to reach my potential. I looked at the approach holistically, starting with perfecting the shorter distances: 50k to 100k. I raced many USATF events and had solid performances but still had a bitter taste in my

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UnTapped Welcomes Allie Ostrander

UnTapped Maple is proud to announce that Allie Ostrander is joining the UnTapped roster as their newest ambassador. The 26-year-old Seattle-based runner was born in Alaska where she cultivated a love of trails and mountains. Sports have been a part of her life since childhood, as she grew up in a family that has always

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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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