BHRC Sponsored Races
Valentine Run
February 19, 2017
April Fools 4 Miler
April 1, 2017
Thunder Run
April 29, 2017
Big Hill
May 14, 2017
Dino Trail Run
June 8, 2017
Fat Tire 5 & 10K
June 18, 2017

StoneMan Marathon & Hisega Half
August 5, 2017
7th Calvary Trail Run
September 9, 2017
Old Baldy
September 24, 2017
 SD Trail Champs
 Oct 21, 2017
Halloween Sock Hop
Oct 28, 2017
Turkey Trot
Nov 23, 2017


Group Run/Walk Every Thursday 
 
5:30PM 


 Meet at 5:30 to run. Fellowship to follow.

ALL abilities/paces welcome!!

Please see Facebook for locations.
 
If you're new to running, new to the area or just want to check out what it's all about... please join us!
 
Send us an e-mail at bhrunnersclub@gmail.com  and we'll make sure to look for you. 
 




Erin Walter

Tell me a little bit about yourself. (Where you’re from, what you’re doing now, etc…)I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and moved to Rapid City for grad school five years ago.  I have a degree in atmospheric sciences, so you’ll often find me taking pictures of clouds or incoming storms along a run.  Mammatus are my favorite.

How long have you been running and how did you get startedI grew up as a competitive swimmer.  I would run a random 5k or cross train with a few laps around the track, but I didn’t start running until college.  As a year round swimmer in high school, I didn’t know what to do once the collegiate season was over.  So I started to run. 

Would you rather run with a group or alone? Both!  My running buddies push me to run faster, wake up at ungodly hours, and get me out the door even through winter’s worst weather.  But running is also the best way for me to clear my head and manage stress.  Sometimes a solo run in the woods can be the most peaceful part of my day. 

Do you prefer roads or trails? I most often choose trails over roads.  I love the fresh air and serenity of cruising some single track.  Plus my pup, Bandit, can run free in the woods rather than yank me around on a leash!  You’re likely to catch him prancing around, barking, and chewing sticks and rocks.  He’s obsessed. On the flip side, I also enjoy the freedom of running from my front door, or exploring a new city by foot. 

What is your favorite distance or race? I am like the tortoise.  Sprinting will never be my specialty, so I like to push myself to run further. My favorite races so far are the 50-mile in the Black Hills 100 series and the Steamboat Stinger Trail Marathon.

What are your goals for the future? I’ve really enjoyed the ultra scene and would like to try a destination race.  There are some amazing places to explore; my biggest goal is to gain the courage to get out there!

 Do you have a pre-race ritual? Avoid eating hummus.

 What do you love most about running? What do you like least? I love how many inspiring people I’ve met from running, how I can clear my head from life’s silly complications, and how I’ve been able to push myself to the limit, then take a step further. What do I like least? The trots.  The trots are terrible.  Injuries are also the worst.

 Who inspires you most? I am inspired most by the women I run with.  They are all so strong, fast, and beautiful; kicking a$$ while raising kids. I don’t know how they do it all!  Thanks for making time to run with me :)

Do you have any favorite races that you have run?The Black Hills 100 series is my favorite race series in our backyard.  The section of the Centennial Trail between Dalton Lake and Elk Creek Trailhead is some of the best single track in the Hills! I also really enjoyed the trail marathon I tried last summer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and would like to go back.  The series includes a 25 or 50-mile mountain bike race the day before the run (half or full marathon).  A great race for couples who love to ride and run!

What advice do you have for new runnersGetting out the door can be the hardest part, but you’ll never regret it when you do!  Some days feel great and others suck, but they all make you stronger and are better than nothing.  Have patience and be persistent, but mostly make sure you’re still having fun!  That’s what it should be all about.

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