Archive for August, 2010

Big Bend Ultra Marathon workshop

The Big Bend Ultra 2011 has been resurrected after a hiatus of some years. In preparation for the January, 2011 event Whole Earth is hosting a workshop in our Austin Westgate store on September 9th at 6:00 pm. The workshop will include all the information you’ll need to prepare yourself for this rare opportunity to run in Big Bend National Park next January 16th. Register here for the races: 50K and 25K trail runs plus the Hot Springs 10K race.

On Thursday evening, the 5th of August, you can meet Courtney Lyons-Garcia, the Executive Director of the Friends of Big Bend National Park, and also Carroll Voss, Big Bend Ultra Race Director and owner of Fleet Feet Sports in San Antonio. Mr. Voss can answer all your questions about the race course, tips on preparing for an ultra run, and running in Big Bend in particular. Ms. Lyons-Garcia will cover the many wonders of Big Bend itself: places to stay, hiking trails and driving tours, all sorts of fun activities in one of Texas’ great wilderness areas. She will also tell us about the Friends of Big Bend, a fine organization that works to improve the Park – and the host/beneficiary of the Big Bend Ultra 2011.

Come on over to the Westgate Shopping Center for the short presentation, have a snack, and a chance to take home cool door prizes provided by Marmot Mountain Works and Whole Earth Provision Company.

Dallas Poster Coloring Contest

As part of the celebration of our newest Whole Earth store, in Dallas’ Preston Forest Shopping Center, we are holding a contest for all ages beginning September 1st. It is a dinosaur poster coloring contest with a large and beautiful original piece of line art by our own in-house graphic artist, Janet Learmonth. After September 1st, please stop by either of our Dallas stores to pick one up—or one for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded in four age groups as detailed below. Have some fun with it!