High Country Running

In May 2018, I became the coordinating editor of the High Country Running column in the Arizona Daily Sun.

High Country Running has been published every Sunday since May 10, 2009. It’s an essential source of local information that builds and reinforces the northern Arizona running community. Anyone can contribute, and everyone is welcome to. All topics of interest to northern Arizona runners—anything related to northern Arizona running events, locales, people, and issues—is fair game.

Here’s my first column for High Country Running, which ran before I became editor: “Mental maps and the joys of just running the T.”

This column, about ultrarunner Jim Walmsley’s win at the 2018 Western States 100, was a reader favorite: “Even bears can’t stop Jim Walmsley.”

People also liked this one, about Rob Krar’s formidable recovery from a potentially catastrophic knee injury: “A single step can change your life.”

And here’s my latest, about the “other 50,000” runners at the TCS New York City Marathon: “Celebrating the other 50,000”

If you have a story idea, news tip, or something you’d like to share, send me an email. 

High Country Running belongs to everyone who runs up here in this special place; make it your own.

~Julie Hammonds
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