Posts by Michael Burke

Get to Know: Josh Wentzell

Get to Know: Josh Wentzell

Name: Josh WentzellDBR Ambassador: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Facebook   Blog Who runs in sandals and just updated his blog about Haiti? This...

Get to Know: Jack Rosenfeld

Get to Know: Jack Rosenfeld

Name: Jack RosenfeldDBR Ambassador: Seattle, Washington Facebook   Twitter Sunny week in #Seattle. Great end to the work week and start...

Get to Know: Kendall Peters

Get to Know: Kendall Peters

Name: Kendall PetersDBR Ambassador: Fillmore, California Facebook So happy it's Friday! Can't wait for mountain time. #tgif #dirtbagrunners A post...

Get to Know: Antti Kulmala

Get to Know: Antti Kulmala

Name: Antti KulmalaDBR Ambassador: Lahti, Finland Facebook Aint no sunshine when it's on only darkness every day.. #dmx#esajavesaauringonlaskunratsastajat @kalleis A...

Get to Know: Pete Chavez

Get to Know: Pete Chavez

Name: Pete ChavezDBR Ambassador: Gilbert, Arizona Facebook  Strava Happiness is running with your pup! #lunaorigins #lunasandals #dbrphxteam #dirtbagrunners #dirtbagdoggie #peteyruns...

Get to Know: Leigh Scarber

Get to Know: Leigh Scarber

Name: Leigh ScarberDBR Ambassador: Ventura, California Facebook  Strava Today's hike smelled like wildflowers and rehab. It looked like a snake...

Get to Know: Ellie Hacker

Get to Know: Ellie Hacker

Name: Ellie HackerDBR Ambassador: Boulder, Colorado Facebook  Strava Woke up with a case of the post-mountain blues, nipped it in...

99 Days on the Te Araroa Trail

99 Days on the Te Araroa Trail

For DBR Ambassador Josephine Anselin, trekking across the the 3000km Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand was not only physically...

Get to Know: Marie-Eve Pelland

Get to Know: Marie-Eve Pelland

Name: Marie-Eve PellandDBR Ambassador: Québec, Canada Facebook  Strava Fun with baby 🐕😍 #nationalpetday . . . #canicross #dog #rescuedog #labrador...

Get to Know: Alex Carrion

Get to Know: Alex Carrion

Name: Alex CarrionDBR Ambassador: Simi Valley, California Facebook  Twitter They say it is a once in a lifetime experience, and...

Get to Know: Clint Green

Get to Know: Clint Green

Name: Clint GreenDBR Ambassador: Tulsa, Oklahoma Facebook This is the look of pure joy combined with exhaustion and pain right...

Get to Know: Josh Arthur

Get to Know: Josh Arthur

Name: Josh ArthurDBR Ambassador: Eastern Idaho Facebook  Twitter  Strava  Website/Blog No matter the weather or the mood, run towards the...

Get to Know: Sophie Tsairis

Get to Know: Sophie Tsairis

Name: Sophie TsairisDBR Ambassador: Bozeman, Montana Facebook Sometimes you just need some ridgeline love. #mountainmeditation #feelslikehome Thanks @kristinapattison for the...

Get to Know: Henry Hayford-Taylor

Get to Know: Henry Hayford-Taylor

Name: Henry Hayford-TaylorDBR Ambassador: Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France Facebook Roll on the summer! #chamonix #ultrarunning #vanlife #moroninthemoutains A post shared by...

Get to Know: David Lipman

Get to Know: David Lipman

Name: David LipmanDBR Ambassador: Quensland, Australia Facebook Thankyou New Zealand!!! 👏🙏 It's been an unreal experience dirtbagging around for the...

Get to Know: Maili Costa

Get to Know: Maili Costa

Name: Maili CostaDBR Ambassador: Marin County, California Facebook ✨"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Do what you love. Live...

Get to Know: Mike Coutu

Get to Know: Mike Coutu

Name: Mike CoutuDBR Ambassador: Lipan, Texas Facebook Good day for a long training run, now time for a cold beer...

Get to Know: Gina Crosswhite

Get to Know: Gina Crosswhite

Name: Gina CrosswhiteDBR Ambassador: Bellingham, Washington Facebook Nothing quite beats flying down hill. Except maybe the finish line of a...

That Dirtbag Kinda Love

That Dirtbag Kinda Love

As people are planning last minute trips to the store to pick up a Valentine’s Day card, red roses or...

Get to Know: Erin and Tim Thomas

Get to Know: Erin and Tim Thomas

Name: Erin Thomas DBR Ambassador: North Central California Facebook Everyday I struggle to get out of bed in pain, my...

Get to Know: Kim Bessler

Get to Know: Kim Bessler

Name: Kim BesslerDBR Ambassador: Core Team – Instagram & Social Media Influencer Location: Golden, Colorado Facebook   Adventuresofthepint  Your life is nothing...

Get to Know: Tyler Clemens

Get to Know: Tyler Clemens

Name: Tyler ClemensDBR Ambassador: Co-founder & CFO – Littleton, Colorado Facebook  Capped off the weekend with a Centennial Cone Summit....

Get to Know: Niki Pasion

Get to Know: Niki Pasion

Name: Niki PasionDBR Ambassador: Core Team – Community Outreach Specialist & Copywriter Facebook  Peek-a-boo Canyon, so appropriately named. #trailrunning #ultrarunning...

Get to Know: Kelly Shockley

Get to Know: Kelly Shockley

Name: Kelly Shockley DBR Ambassador: Centennial, Colorado Twitter  Facebook #runwiththedoc Don't forget to stay hydrated as these temps drop and the...

Get to Know: Crista Scott

Get to Know: Crista Scott

Name: Crista Scott DBR Ambassador: SoCal ☺ / Co-Founder Twitter  Facebook  Dirtbag Runners Master Penny and I would like to...

Get to Know: Ben Syzek

Get to Know: Ben Syzek

Name: Ben Syzek DBR Ambassador: Core Team – Website Development & Colorado Springs Ambassador Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Facebook Gettin...

Get to Know: Michelle Evans

Get to Know: Michelle Evans

Name: Michelle Evans DBR Ambassador: Core Team – Social Media Influencer & Ventura County Ambassador Location: Ventura, California Blog: wordpress.com/runningwithmountaingoats Facebook Javelina...

Get to Know: Nicklaus Combs

Get to Know: Nicklaus Combs

Name: Nicklaus Combs DBR Ambassador: Core Team – Twitter Manager Location: Boulder, Colorado Facebook  Twitter cruising up the second flatiron on the...

2017 Dirtbag Runners Ambassadors

2017 Dirtbag Runners Ambassadors

We are excited to announce our 2017 Dirtbag Runners Ambassadors! These individuals exemplify the ideals behind the dirtbag lifestyle and will...

Get to Know: Steven Novicki

Get to Know: Steven Novicki

Name: Steven Novicki DBR Ambassador: Southeast Michigan Facebook   Instagram 1. Favorite Trail: Potowatomi Trail, Pinckney, MI 2. Favorite Race: Run...

2016 Dirtbag Gift Guide for the Holidays

2016 Dirtbag Gift Guide for the Holidays

If you’ve ever felt the stress of trying to find a last minute gift, you know you don’t want to...

A River Runs Through It…and So Do I

A River Runs Through It…and So Do I

Quite awhile ago when I was in my early twenties and still running track and cross country for the University of Montana...

Get to Know: Bethany Murray

Get to Know: Bethany Murray

Name: Bethany Murray DBR Ambassador: Denver, Colorado Facebook Law abiding bacon… just headed home after earning that bacon… #independentwomen #destinyschild...

Get to Know: Jen Laughlin

Get to Know: Jen Laughlin

Name: Jen Laughlin DBR Ambassador/Core Team Member: Phoenix, Arizona Facebook One week in the eastern sierras.. Family, nature and no cell service....

Get to Know: Ody & Greg

Get to Know: Ody & Greg

Name: Oddysey Gastelum DBR Ambassador: Southern California “We must live this moment intensely. One day you might look back and think: Wow,...

Get to Know: Andy Reed

Get to Know: Andy Reed

Name: Andy Reed DBR Ambassador: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Website: www.canmoremd.com  Twitter @adamo1979 and I set off early this morning in the hopes...

Get to Know: Kyle Konczal

Get to Know: Kyle Konczal

Name: Kyle Konczal DBR Ambassador: Denver, Colorado Twitter The ultra running community is something special! Beautiful day to spend hiking, supporting...

Get to Know: Vanessa Runs

Get to Know: Vanessa Runs

Name: Vanessa Runs DBR Ambassador: Nomad, Wanderer Website: vanessaruns.com Social Media: Facebook  Twitter Whenever I start feeling judgy about another person's choices,...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 10/6/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 10/6/16

As the racing and travel season is starting to slow down, so will our update posts. We’ll obviously still have...

Get to Know: Natosha Hoover

Get to Know: Natosha Hoover

Name: Natosha Hoover DBR Ambassador: San Luis Obispo, California Facebook #ultimatedirection #Zion #dirtbagrunners #dirtbagrunnersambassador A photo posted by Natosha Hoover (@life_with_the_wolf) on...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/29/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/29/16

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some stories about the difficulties of finishing 100 milers. I’m sure you’ve probably...

Get to Know: Miguel Moreno

Get to Know: Miguel Moreno

Name: Miguel Moreno DBR Ambassador: Phoenix, Arizona Facebook  Instagram 1. Favorite Trail: Like my first love you never forget, Papago Mountains 2....

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/22/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/22/16

When it comes to sponsorships/ambassadorships/partnerships in trail and ultrarunning, there are a lot of companies offering up products. The well-known, big...

Get to Know: Cassie Brown

Get to Know: Cassie Brown

Name: Cassie Brown DBR Ambassador: Arkansas/Fayetteville, AR Facebook A photo posted by Cassie Rittershouse Brown (@traillovinmotherrunner) on Sep 7, 2016...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/15/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/15/16

It’s not all that often you see Trail/Ultrarunning websites, blogs or magazines talk about DNF’s…usually the focus is on the...

Get to Know: Kara Clark

Get to Know: Kara Clark

Name: Kara Clark DBR Ambassador: Seattle (previously with the DBR Los Angeles team) Twitter: @karasaurusrex First day out exploring the local...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/8/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/8/16

For nearly 80 years, the Ben Nevis Race in the Scottish Highlands has taken runners up & down the highest point in...

Get to Know: Clint Welch

Get to Know: Clint Welch

In an effort to shed a bigger spotlight on our badass group of Dirtbag Ambassadors, we’re separating our weekly update...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/1/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 9/1/16

I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’ve never really been able to find a pair of sunglasses to run...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/25/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/25/16

Not gonna lie, it was kind of an awesome week for Dirtbags! Let’s start out in Colorado where several Ambassadors...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/18/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/18/16

We’re starting off this week’s update with a race report out of Finland with our Ambassador Antti Kulmala. Along with...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/11/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/11/16

It was a pretty BIG week for Dirtbags around the world including races at the Tromso SkyRace, a trail classic...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/4/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 8/4/16

Most of us Dirtbags have trails or races that are on our bucket lists; those that are a “must do”...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/28/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/28/16

A couple great stories out of the Arkansas DBR’s as several members had a memorable race weekend at the Full...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/21/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/21/16

Each year there is such an exciting vibe around this time of year because of two of the biggest 100...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/14/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 7/14/16

A bit of a slow week for our Dirtbag Ambassadors and Teams. However, there was some podium worthy news coming...

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 7/7/16

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 7/7/16

We’ll start off this week’s update checking in with the Dirtbags down in Arkansas where it looks like the crew...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/30/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/30/16

The Las Vegas group of Dirtbags recently traveled over to Bryce Canyon to take on the full Under the Rim...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/23/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/23/16

It was a relatively slow week in terms of action for the Ambassadors and local teams, but there were still...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/16/16

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 6/16/16

As promised at the end of last week’s post, we’ll take a look at a few individuals that are committed...

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 6/9/16

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 6/9/16

The Arkansas DBR group spent Global Running Day at one of their favorite trails, Mt. Sequoyah, near Fayetteville. To round...

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 6/2/16

DBR Ambassadors and Teams: Weekly Update 6/2/16

Many of us Dirtbags share our lives, our travels and our trails with a fuzzy friend. Dogs can be great running companions, especially...

DBR Ambassadors & Teams: Weekly Update 5/26/16

As the Dirtbag Runners community continues to grow, we thought it would be fun to shine a spotlight on our...