Outdoor Events in August

A new month, a new set of awesome outdoor events happening. Biking, fishing, and running; because it’s August and it’s the peak summer season, that means there is a ton to do. So what are you waiting for? Get going and get outside.

Outdoor Retailer, Salt Lake City, Utah – August 6-9
Interested in the world of fly-fishing? Why not stop by the great state of Utah in the beginning of the month for the industries largest gathering of retailers, professionals, and consumers alike. Guaranteed to trip your lines of interest, this is one fly-fishing event every angler should attend.

UCI Mountain Biking World Cup, USA, Windham New York – August 6
Defying the laws of physics and gravity, the UCI mountain biking world cup in the Catskill mountains of New York, this premiere professional event will have you on the edge of your seat. Can’t make it to the Big Apple you say? Stream it for free through Red Bull TV.

Crankworx Freeride Mountain Biking Festival, Whistler, Canada – August 8-17
Offering everything mountain biking has to offer, including endurance racing, supreme flow riding, and big vertical drops; the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival goes beyond the sport itself. Join the mountain biking community in one of the world’s best mountain biking locations to get a taste of what it means to be a mountain biker.

2014 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, Portland, Oregon – August 9-16
Join the world’s best disc golfers in one of the best disc golfing cities in the U.S. and watch as the pros launch that little Frisbee over 500 feet above the ground or take the time to find a vacant course yourself. This week long event is sure to satisfy any disc golfer’s enthusiasm.

AAC, Tuolumne Climb-Unity and Stewardship Weekend, Yosemite NP – August 13-17
Looking for a great way to get some free camping in the Yosemite Valley? How about a way to give back to the climbing community that has helped define the region? Well you can kill two birds with one rock by attending the Stewardship Weekend put on by the American Alpine Club and National Park Service in the enchanting Tuolumne Meadows of the upper Yosemite Valley.

Mud Guts and Glory Obstacle Race, Oregonia, Ohio – August 15
Looking to add a little mud to your daily routine? Head over to Ohio in the middle of this month for the Mud Guts and Glory Obstacle Race to get your fill. 5 miles, 30 obstacles, and 1,200 vertical feet; what more could you ask for? And to check out more obstacle runs in your neighborhood, check out Mud and adventure.com

Insomniac Trail Running Series: Hypnosis, Goodyear, AZ – August 16
This relay race is like no other. Not only is it in the scenic desert landscape of Goodyear, Arizona, but the majority of this race takes place under the glow of your headlight. With races varying from a solo 60K to team 25ks, whichever way  you run, don’t forget your extra batteries. And to check out more races near you, follow this link to Trail runner.com

Alex Honnold and Sender Films, “The Relativity of Risk”, Boulder, Colorado – August 19
Alex Honnold, a forefront on the subject of risk and best known for his free solo ascents of some of the largest rock in the country, is giving a special presentation as a part of The North Face Speaker Series. Come listen to him and his team share the secrets to taking that next big step.

The Thunder Rolls Adventure Race, Mt. Carroll, Illinois – August 23
For all those athletes that like running around in the woods with a purpose, the Thunder Rolls Adventure Race in Mount Carroll, Illinois is meant for you. Throw in some paddling, rope use, mountain biking, and caving and it’s the ultimate adventure experience. And to find other Adventure Races happening throughout the country, check out United States Adventure Racing Association.com

U.S. National Whitewater Center Labor Day Celebration, Charlotte, North Carolina – August 31
There could be no better way to celebrate Labor Day than to head over to North Carolina for the National White Water Center’s Labor Day Celebration. Trail races, live music, and fireworks; check out this free event that’s open to the whole family and make the most out of your three day weekend.

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