The Territory Run Team, Runners of the Wild is a community of like-minded trail runners around the world who feel more at home outside on the trails than in our busy modern lives.
When you join Runners of the Wild you will get:
Exclusive gear branded with our Territory Run Team Runners of the Wild logo.
A year long discount at Territory Run Co. from 15-25% off .
Discounts and deals to Territory Run Experiences: The Volcanic 50k that circumnavigates Mt St Helens in August, Tillamook Burn by Daybreak Racing in April and more retreats and adventure runs.
Aspire Adventure Running and Highline Running Adventures will be offering discounts to all their trips and retreats and we will be creating several of our own Runners of the Wild retreats around the country.
4.We will help facilitate members to network, meetup and go on running trips of their own.
It is going to be a great year of connecting!
The Runners of the Wild celebrate the journey of all trail runners and create a network of trail runners all over the world that wish to run and live free.
If you are traveling to new places you can connect with others to obtain info on the best trails, potentially have someone to run with and even a place to crash.
Members have access to a facebook group and team list to network, find running partners, to create group runs and social events.
Featured in our video -Runner of the Wild, Sean Harrasser
We have been told a story. That we are to live in prescribed manners; that we are to fit in a box. We have been told to make more money; to work harder, to look and act like others; to be busier, to keep up with others. This story allows us little time and space for quiet or reflection. Because of this story, most of us spend our lives anxious and stressed about things that mean little or nothing to our wild, living selves.
When I began running out in the Columbia Gorge, I slowly became aware that this story is not for me. It’s a story that has been taught to me to keep me tame; to keep me civilized. It is a story telling me to be something I am not.
When I run in the Gorge, my runs are not measured by speed, mileage, or finishes. When I run in the Gorge, I feel a living, breathing creature that is not measured by image or money. Out here, my dreams are mine and mine alone. I may choose to follow them, or I may choose to let them go with a smile. The forest will accept me regardless of who I am and what I choose to do. I have never cared that much where I place at a race or if my plans change mid-run. For the most part, I have not lived my life that way either. My success is measured by feeling free among forests, canyons, and horizons; by how much I smile as raindrops fall upon me; by simply being present in this wild, fleeting, precious moment.
In a world of shrinking proximity and increasingly unnatural, unattainable expectations, I am deeply grateful that there are still places where I can run among flowing rivers, ancient trees, and infinite skies; where I can find lush, unscripted landscapes; places where I am not always certain and comfortable, but I am always alive and free.
My favorite way to travel is by foot, and my favorite place to travel is in the wild. In the wild, I hear stories told in the language of Earth. The wild does not judge me for my failures, nor does it congratulate me for my triumphs. Out here, I can just be. I have conversations with the trees and the flowing water. I feel both humbled and empowered by the elements. I feel heard without having to say anything. I feel the outlandishly improbable miracle of our existence. When I run out here, it takes me to where there is nothing in the whole world but this wild, living place; this wild, living moment; this wild, living me.