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Run with Scott Jurek!

Scott running (photo from his blog)

Ever dreamed of meeting or even running with ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek?

Here's your chance! 

Jurek is in town as part of his tour to promote his new book Eat and Run. The Nature Conservancy and Pacers running store are co-hosting a run with Scott on June 8, right here in the DC area.

If you've never heard of Scott Jurek, he first stunned the ultrarunning world when he won the Western States 100 miler in 1999 as a relative unknown. He won Western States seven years in a row, then went on to win the grueling 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon twice.

Scott Jurek
(photo from his blog)
Rumor has it he waits at the finish line of every ultra he competes in until the very last runner finishes so that he can congratulate everyone. He's also a vegan, and though I'm not, I'm definitely curious about how he fuels for ultras.

If you want to run with Scott, the run starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Nature Conservancy headquarters at 4245 N. Fairfax Blvd, Arlington, Virginia.  It's across the street from the Ballston Metro Station. The run will be 3-5 miles from TNC to the Pacers store in Clarendon. Jurek will do a reading, sign books and answer questions. Pacers says there will be "loads of treats." The run/event is open any and all.

Jurek will head to Africa with a team of Nature Conservancy staff and supporters to run the Safaricom Marathon/Half Marathon on
June 30th. 

Run with Scott Jurek! <~~ The details on Pacers website

Team Nature's fundraising page on Crowdrise (they're working hard to raise $100K for conservation and community development work in northern Kenya) 


  1. Wish I still lived in Falls Church!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for passing along the good news. I won't be able to attend, but I'll pass it along to friends who might be able to make it. And, I can eagerly anticipate hearing about the run once you post about it here!

  3. Very, very cool! I wish I could be there. Am sad to miss - but even sadder that this means you aren't going to Capon Valley at all. Boo.... I hope your recovery is going well - enjoy running with Scott!!


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