Amazing Events Happening in November
Ah November… for some it’s a welcomed break from the heat and introduction of fall sweaters, for others it’s the first warning sign of winter coming, and for all, it provides many unique opportunities to get and play. So tie those running shoes, wax the skis, and flock to warmer weather this November with the amazing events happening this month:
Head on over to the Pacific Northwest for this year’s annual Alpine Festival in Portland, Oregon. Full of clinics, movies premieres, presentations, and comps, this is a festival for climbers put on by climbers. Catch the festival on November 7th and catch the premier of Aaron Mulkey’s film “The Pursuit” which you can check out a preview for here.
Breckenridge is opening the doors early this November, and they are not the only ones. November really marks the month where a lot of major ski resorts are busting out the groomers. Among Breckenridge, you can get your first runs of the season at Keystone (11/7), Telluride (11/27), Park City (11/22), and Jackson Hole (11/27). For a complete list of opening dates, check out Snowpack.com
The Huntsville Hammer is dropping this November in Texas. This sprint, 6 & 12 hour adventure race combines all the classic elements of adventure racing. Biking, boating, and navigating your way through some beautiful Texas scenery; head on down to Huntsville this month for an adventure like no other. And to check out a full list of this season’s remaining and next season’s upcoming races, check out United States Adventure Racing Association.com
This isn’t your mother-in-laws’ mud race. Rising from the trenches, only the best athletes stand a chance in Tough Mudder’s “World’s Toughest Mudder” in the enterainment capital of the world Las Vegas, Nevada. Athletes need to furnish a pit crew to participate, and log some serious mud miles beforehand, as this year is promising to be tougher than ever. And to check out all the mud run’s taking place across the nation this month, check out Mud Run Fun.com
The disc golf season might be winding down in the northern states, but in the south, particularly Texas, they’re not planning on slowing down anytime soon. Head over to Houston in the middle of the month for the Houston Disc Golf Championships. Open to all playing abilities, this tournament should prove to a good time under nice weather. To check out a list of all the registered PDGA tournaments taking place this month, head on over to PDGA.com
Whether you go for the 50 miler or kilometer run, know that you are in for the long haul at the Dizzy Fifties in Huntsville, Alabama. Cruise the cities and drink plenty of water, this race named partly for a canine companion and partly for the many loops that make up the race course, 50 miles or 50 kilometers, either one, that’s a long way to run. To find shorter runs happening near you, cruise on over to Trail Running Association.com
Looking to sharpen up your mountain biking skills? Want to know how to drop down a Cliffside, navigate the turns, and look good while doing it? Your best bet might be attending the Mountain Bike Camp in Birmingham this November. With 3 days of instruction and insight from industry professionals, this class will get you moving. And to find more events such as this, and races and nearby trails, check out Single Tracks.com
A truly picturesque event, the Balliminaria in Cincinnati consists of nine hot air balloons being lit up over water in the nighttime. The effect is an eye catching burst of color and flames perfect to marvel over with a warm cup of cocoa at your side. And if you don’t happen to find yourself in Cincinnati at the beginning of this holiday season, you can always check out Hot Air Balloon.com to find a hot air balloon event near you.
The Buffalo Turkey Trot is one of the longest standing road races in the country, and the number of attendants each year speaks to its longevity. Join the thousands of runners, costumed and not, in Buffalo this year after the Turkey Chow Down, or check out Running in the USA.com to see a list of Turkey Trots nearest you.
Check out some of the most inspiring Trail Running movies to date, each detailing the passion and pain of ultra-long trail runners, at many locations across the United States as part of the travelling Trail Running Film Festival. And whether you see it in Nashville on the 7th, or in San Francisco on the 30th, prepare yourself for some good motivation to get out and explore.
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