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  1. Zach Andrews: Running is an Adventure

    A former collegiate baseball player and member of a band, Zach Andrews is now an accomplished Alabama ultra runner.

  2. Lowcountry Local

    Here are RootsRated's favorite tried and true local companies that capture the heart and soul of local Charleston craft.

  3. Sourcing Your Thanksgiving Feast

    If you want to ensure your Thanksgiving meal will be one to remember this year, it's as simple as sourcing your meat and veggies. There's no reason not to dine like southern royalty this holiday season, so forget about a trip to the supermarket, and drive just a little bit further to the country.

  4. Lake of the Angels

    The hike to Lake of the Angels is one of the most incredible hikes in Olympic National Park, offering high elevations, panoramic views, and stunning scenery.

  5. Where to Climb in Birmingham this Fall

    The best time to climb in Birmingham is now, when the moist humidity of summer has all but evaporated and the rock friction is at an all time high.

  6. Q&A with Ultra Runner DC Lucchesi

    We sat down with DC Lucchesi to talk about why he loves running, the events he prefers and his volunteer efforts with several running groups.

  7. Q&A with Ultra Runner Lana Weber

    We sat down with Lana Weber to talk about running in Boise and about running with the bears along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

  8. Q&A with Ultra Runner Jay Kuehner

    We sat down Seattle ultra runner Jay Kuhner to talks running -- his favorite events, how he gets ready and what running means to him.

  9. Q&A with Asheville Runner Julie Wunder

    Asheville's Juli Wunder began blogging about her running career in her "Running in a Skirt" blog -- and has kept both up over the years.

  10. Q&A with Runner & Coach Art Ives

    Colorado running coach Art Ives has inspired many athletes with his wisdom and work ethic.

  11. Q&A with Colorado Runner Cara Winters

    Cara Winters is a Denver runner with a positive outlook on running -- and many miles yet to run.

  12. Q&A with Local Legend Bill Beagle

    Bill Beagle is a Colorado Springs runner with a song in his heart -- and many miles on his legs!

  13. Q&A with Austin Ultra Runner Erik Stanley

    Austin ultra runner Erik Stanley talks about what keeps him running, why he loves the sport and his future running goals.

  14. Q&A with Salt Lake City Runner Peter Esko

    RootsRated caught up with Peter Esko to ask him about his running: what motivates him, what he loves about the sport and what his goals are.

  15. Q&A with Ultra Runner Phyllis Tsang

    We sat down with Charlotte runner Phyllis Tsang to talk about her running career, what keeps her moving and why she loves the sport.

  16. Q&A with San Francisco Runner Blane Bachelor

    Blane Bachelor, San Francisco runner, talks about her commitment to the sport and what makes California a runner's paradise.

  17. Q&A with Ultra Runner Amanda Tichacek

    We sat down with Chicago runner Amanda Tichacek to talk about what keeps her moving and some of her favorite aspects about the sport she's devoted her life to.

  18. Q&A with Ultra Runner Tony Owens

    Local Nashville runner Tony Jones gives back to his community while continuing to excel at ultra-running events.

  19. Stephen Szoradi: Working it Out

    Stephen Szoradi is a mountain guide, trail runner and ski instructor in Aspen.

  20. Ski Season 2014/2015 in California: What’s New

    Here's what to know for ski season 2014/2015 in California, which is right around the corner.

  21. Tom Hurd: Community, Endurance, Adventure

    Tom Hurd has had a long journey from El Salvador to the USA, and running has given him a reason to keep moving.

  22. 3 Stunningly Beautiful and Secluded Hikes in Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park is full of trails. Remote paths weaving through valleys of giants towering over the rainforest floor.

  23. Skinny Skis Turns 40

    Skinny Skis in Jackson Hole is the heart and soul of nordic skiing in the Tetons. Phil Leeds spoke with RootsRated about the changing world of gear and the re-emergence of cross country skiing.

  24. StumpJump 2014

    To kick off this year's month long RiverRocks festival in Chattanooga, the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k & 11-miler, now in its thirteenth year, will see about 500 amateur and professional athletes take to the trails to test their mettle.

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