Category Archives: Adventure Racing

Team Alpine Shop Race Report: Castlewood 8hr Adventure Race

Hi everyone! It’s Emily here, coming to you LIVE as the NEW PROGRAM COORDINATOR at Alpine Shop! That’s right, the local business that has supported my adventure racing team for so many years has now become my employer. Let me tell you, it’s a dream come true. Not only am I surrounded by the very…

Floating Is All There Is To It, Right?

The MacKeen Family vs The MR340 MR 340 Thought for Day 3: “All the kayakers have to do is float down the river all day.” – Sandy Sandi When I began to plan for the MR340, I thought, “All I have to do is organize food and supplies, look at the map and guide book…

The Secret To Getting (The MR340) Started

The Mackeen Family vs The MR340   The thought for Day One of the MR340: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain Last night we considered parking our RV at a nearby WalMart, but opted instead for the parking area by Kaw Point, a stopping point for Lewis and Clark, and…

5 Tips for Trail Running in St Louis During August

If you’ve come to this page thinking you’re about to find an information-packed morsel of trail running goodness in St Louis, well you’re right. It just might not be the information you thought you were getting. Instead, I’m going to share the five things you should know about participating in Alpine Shop‘s Trail Run Series…

Team Alpine Shop Wins St. Louis Urban Assault Ride

August 16th 2009 David Frei and I (Jeff Sona) – members of Team Alpine Shop – signed up for the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride a week before the race. This is a scavenger hunt bike race starting in Forest Park in St. Louis to checkpoints across the city with various challenges at each…