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TMC Trail Challenge

The Run Tucson, Tucson Medical Center Trail Challenge is a walking, running, hiking event from February 21st, 2021 – March 7, 2021 that was created due to COVID-19 to encourage and motivate people everywhere to get off the couch, outside, active and to share the experience in a safe virtual setting. The Damion Alexander Team is creating videos of different trails and Tucson running personalities to give some additional motivation (SEE LINKS BELOW)

Another fun component of the TMC trail challenge is the The trail challenge photo contest. Categories will include: Nature, Wildlife, Action, Urban, and Selfie. The winner of each category will receive a $50 gift card for use at any one of the following local restaurants: Reforma Modern Mexican, Union Public House, and Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta. Winners also receive a trail running photo shoot from Run Tucson and The Tucson Photography Festival sponsors “The Damion Alexander Team”.

To enter, you need to register for the TMC Trail Challenge and tag your photos on Instagram or Facebook with #tmctrailchallenge. Go to RunTucson.Net to register. There is no limit on the amount of images you tag.

Be aware of your surroundings

I see a dangerous situation.  It has led to many collisions and it is only going to get worse.  It consumes a lot of my attention because I know these can be avoided, but it is going to need some people to change their behavior.

The issue is walkers, runners, skaters and cyclist who are so immersed in their music that they are oblivious to their surroundings.  I have had many close calls where I was only able to avoid a catastrophe  because I had all of my senses available.  I’m not going to preach and say not to listen when you are being active.  I’d be a hypocrite if I did.  I have an earbud in almost all the time and find that podcasts pass the time, I’m able to work and take calls, and music rocks my workouts.  However, if I have both earbuds in the volume is low enough that I can hear someone behind me.

Another great option is using only use one earbud.   Of course the downside to this is that the music does not sound the same losing one of the channels.  There are earphones from a local Tucson company designed to mix both channels of sound from a stereo audio device into a single ear — enabling the wearer to maintain alertness in any environment.

The owner of the Far End Gear, Kevin Goldstein, is offeringis offering a special holiday discount to the readers of BikePilgrim.com.  http://farendgear.com/xdu
Coupon Code for 25% off: BPSFELP25 Code valid through 12/24/2015.

You can also pick them up locally in Tucson at Bicycle Ranch Tucson (7090 N Oracle Road) and The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave).