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July 25: Western States 100 Champion Clare Gallagher

We’re proud to welcome Boulder ultrarunner and La Sportiva and Patagonia athlete Clare Gallagher to In Motion Running on Thursday, July 25th. We’ll have our weekly community-oriented fun run with 5K/10K options for all levels of runners at 6 p.m., followed by pizza from Savory Cuisines Catering and cold beverages. At 7 p.m., following the run and pizza, we’ll engage in a candid Q&A with one of Colorado’s brightest young personalities.

Gallagher, a 27-year-old Denver-area native and Princeton graduate, has made a name for herself by winning big trail running races (2016 Leadville 100, 2017 CCC 100K in France and the 2019 Western States 100 in California) while also working hard to support key environmental issues. She’s coined the term “earthraging” to describe her dual-pronged passion for playing in the great outdoors and ardently trying to protect the environment.

In 2018-2019, Gallagher helped rally support for pro-environmental candidates prior to the mid-term elections and became a lead trail running ambassador for Protect Our Winters. In early June, two weeks before the Western States 100, she embarked on an Alaskan mountaineering expedition that included climbing the second-highest peak in the Brooks Range and visiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—an area she’s trying to help protect and preserve. She returned to Boulder for a day, did laundry and headed to California for the Western States 100, where she rallied to win the race while posting the second-fastest women’s time in race history — 17 hours, 23 minutes, 25 seconds.

Come join us for a fun run and hear what drives this passionate local runner!

(Photo: Brendan Davis)

 

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