A Reminder On How You Can Support iRunFar

Support iRunFar as we head into 2017.

By on November 24, 2016 | Comments

iRunFar logo - square with taglineHey there, iRunFar reader!

We hope you’ve had a great year and have enjoyed reading about trail running and ultramarathons here on iRunFar throughout the year. We’ve published 100s of articles (371 and counting!) from our great team of writers and have frenetically reported on many races around the globe, all on a shoestring budget.

iRunFar is and will always be free so long as I’m at the helm, but it’s far from free to keep it running. We pay our writers thousands of dollars a month to provide you with great stories, insight, and information. It also costs thousands of dollars to cover a single race with travel, lodging, and communications expenses. Help keep iRunFar sharing the world of trail running and ultramarathons with you in 2017!

Support Us Directly!

The best way you can help us is to donate directly to iRunFar. We’ve got one-time as well as monthly donation options available. Everything helps and no amount is too small!

If you value us like a magazine, perhaps you can contribute $5 per month. If you head to iRunFar first thing every morning, maybe that’s worth $10 a month to you. Did you love our coverage of a particular race or across the season? Well, a lump sum gift can help us upgrade our equipment or, combined with others, help us get to an extra race in 2017.

How to Support iRunFar at No Cost

If you’re thankful for what iRunFar does, we’d like to share a short and simple reminder as you enter into the holiday shopping season. That is, you can easily provide iRunFar with financial support without it costing you a thing by making your Amazon.com or Backcountry.com purchases via the respective company’s link in this article or in iRunFar.com’s sidebar, now or at any time throughout the year. (If you’re in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, or the UK, we have Amazon links by which you, too, can support iRunFar.) Without paying one penny more, you support iRunFar when you make purchases by going through these links. (BTW, you have to add the item to your cart after clicking through the link on iRunFar.) We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

With the above said, if you’ve got a local specialty running or outdoor gear shop that enhances your community, please support them by buying what gear you can there. From coast to coast, places like Finger Lakes Running Company, the San Francisco Running Company, Flatirons Running, Striders, Skinny Raven, and so many more add to the richness of their local running communities. Our intention and the reality of iRunFar reader support through Amazon is that it’s primarily the purchase of random, non-sporting good like a watch battery, a desk lamp, baby food, vitamins, a ream of paper, an ebook, etc. In other words, the same sort of non-specialized items that we end up using Amazon for ourselves.

Help Us in Person

If we’re coming to cover a race in your area and you’ve got a couple free hours, consider contacting us as the race approaches and coming out to help us share the race with the world by assisting with our live coverage. Around the world, folks help us bring races to life by reporting from the course, taking photos, driving us around, and much more.

Advertise on iRunFar

If you work at a brand that fills the needs of trail runners and ultramarathoners, if you put on a trail or ultra race, or if you’re a specialty retailer anchoring your local running community, consider advertising on iRunFar. We can help develop an advertising campaign that works for you!


Thanks again for your support!

-Bryon and the iRunFar team

Ps. Please consider spreading word about how others can easily support iRunFar.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.