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2013 Running Events
Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Saturday, June 8th

Half Marathon

Targhee Hill Climb

Saturday, June 29th

2.9 Mile Uphill Run

John Colter Races

Saturday, August 3rd

Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k
Teton Springs Triathlon 
Sunday, August 11th

Sprint Distance
Grand Teton Races

Saturday, August 31st

Trail Marathon, 10k, Kids Fun Run 

Jackson Hole Marathon Events

Sunday, September 22nd

Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon-Relay

Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Races

Saturday - Sunday,
October 5th - 6th

100 Mile, 100 Mile-Relay, 50 Mile

Tucson, AZ Marathon Events

Sunday, December 8th

Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon-Relay
Item of the Week
Clif Shot Blocks

Delicious, simple-to-handle, easy-to-chew energy nutrition on the go! 



18 Packet Box

Newsletter subscribers receive 15% off our item of the week!  Simply mention the newsletter subscriber discount at time of purchase.
Inspiration Corner
Giving In

May 20, 2013

On Friday the Family Safety Network hosted it's annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.   This event, for most men, is more difficult than competing in the Marathon Des Sables (MDS)!  Just ask Jay.  Struggling to finish the last few steps in his NHL inspired wedge heels, Jay used his MDS experiences to dig deep and push through.  Against all odds, and defying the concept of gravity, Jay managed to finish! 

Walk a Mile - Jay ShoesEach year Jay participates in this event to promote domestic violence awareness.  This event also raises funds for the Family Safety Network which provides safety and guidance to domestic violence victims.  To watch a handful of men try to walk a mile in high heel shoes is truly inspiring that in difficult situations anyone can persevere!  What a great message to send to those suffering!  

Walk a Mile - Jay and Chris

Much Gratitude,

Lisa Smith-Batchen

Store and Fitness Class News

Don't forget to register for the June 1st ChiRunning Clinic with Scott "Smitty" Smith.  Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming running season to ensure less pain and injury and keep you going longer. 

To register for the ChiRunning Clinic, log into your MindBody account and click on the Events/Workshops Tab.  Scroll to the ChiRunning Clinic event and Sign Up Now!.  If you do not have a  MindBody account, click HERE to set one up.  You can also register in person at the Dreamchasers store or by phone (208) 787-2077.

Pre-registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration!

To learn more about ChiRunning, refer to the Ask the Coach section of this newsletter, What is ChiRunning?
Athlete Happenings
This section has been included to give our athletes bragging rights!  That's right, now is your time to shine and we want to give you the recognition you deserve. If you have a goal or a life event you would like to announce send it to:  [email protected]  We will be sure to include it in this section of our newsletter!

Here's a look at what's happening this month:


Lisa Huber - Tommy Vaughn Half Marathon

Tim & Shawn Adams - Bloomsday 12K Spokane, WA

George Valasco - SQ Peak 50 Mile

Brooke Saindon - Little Red Riding Hood 100-Mile Bike Race

Tammy Brown - 11 miles to Paradise Run


...And next:


Tim Burnham/Kate Schade - Idaho City 100

Tammy Brown - Rail Trail 50k

Genevieve - Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Julie Morley - Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Amber Schultz - Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Sarah B - Pocatello 50 M

Abby Broughton & Jason Popilsky - Jason Crux & Crucible Adventure Race 




Tim and Shawn Adams

Tim and Shawn Adams participated in this year's Bloomsday 12k in Spokane, WA.  It is the largest 12k with over 50,000 participants!  The entire course is lined with spectators and bands playing music along the way.  As a child, Shawn lived in Spokane WA., and had always dreamt of one day participating in the Bloomsday 12k.  This year her dream finally came true!  The husband-wife duo had planned to participate last year, unfortunately Shawn had to have knee surgery and was unable to run.  Last year's knee surgery also dictated Shawn's training plan options which could not include running.  Instead she focused on TRX training and attended Dreamchasers fitness classes. Tim trained by running 2-3 times a week. 


The couple lined up together at the starting line, but parted ways as the event began. Although their experiences were different, the end result was the same.  They both crossed the finish line happy and strong!  Tim spent his race time high fiving kids along the course, chugging a beer with one spectator and eating chips and salsa with others.   Shawn chose to limbo along the way with some guys dressed as the Washington State University Cougars, and joined in a congo line while a band played Copacabana!   


At the finish line where Shawn's parents and Shawn and Tim's boys were waiting and cheering them on, Shawn and Tim joined together once again!     

Adams Fam

This was such an amazing experience for the Adams family that they have decided to make it a family tradition.


Thank you Tim and Shawn for sharing your story with us! Your experience at the Bloomsday 12k is a great reminder that the sport of running isn't always about the competition and winning; it can also be all about the memorable experience! 

Ask the Coach
Each week we will pick one fitness/nutrition question submitted by you, our clients, and feature it in this section along with an answer to the question.  All questions will be answered by one of our great coaches here at Dreamchasers.  Please indicate if there is a specific coach that you would like your question directed to.

What is ChiRunning?

It is a fact that nearly 70% of runners experience injury every year...don't become a statistic.  Many of these injuries are caused by improper technique.  ChiRunning has helped thousands of runners transform their technique - reducing, preventing, and recovering from injuries. 

The main principles of ChiRunning include:
  • Relaxation
  • Correct alignment and posture
  • Using a "gravity-assisted" forward lean
  • Engaging core strength for propulsion
  • Connecting the mind and body to prevent injury

These principles help you to move the way your body was designed.


No matter your experience, level or age, ChiRuning can teach you how to land midfoot to reduce impact, maximize your core while relaxing your legs, use gravity to your advantage and much more. 

Send your questions to: [email protected] with the subject heading "Ask the Coach", then check in next week to see if your question is featured! 
Recipe of the Week
Granola Peanut Balls
This week's recipe brought to you by jensdelicious


Granola Peanut Butter Balls

Granola Peanut Butter Balls are a simple low cost snack to utilize after workout.  They are quick and easy to prepare.   

2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups granola
2 to 4 tablespoons milk, or as needed 

In a large bowl, mix together the honey and peanut butter. Using a spatula, stir in the granola. Add enough
milk to just moisten--you want it to stick together. Form into balls. Chill until ready to serve.  

Quick Links

ChiRunning Clinic

Saturday, June 1, 2013

COST:  $99/per person
LOCATION:  Dreamchasers
TIME:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Scott "Smitty" Smith for a 4-hour ChiRunning Clinic. Smitty will share his passion for running and the ChiRunning model to better your form and technique-which will enable you to be more efficient in your running and pain free. Beginners and experienced athletes find that ChiRunning not only helps improve technique, but also helps to develop a strong body-mind connection, develop great posture, strengthen core muscles and improve balance.

For additional information click HERE.  Pre-registration is required.

FREE Tuesday Track Workouts

Join us for FREE track and speed training every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Teton High School track.  Training begins June 11th.  All levels.

FREE Saturday Morning Group Runs

Saturday morning group runs will begin June 15th.  Meet at Dreamchasers at 7:00 am. We will go out until 9:00 am and then return just in time for class!  All levels.

2013 Fall Running Camp

Saturday, September 28th - Wednesday October 2nd

Learn from four of the most accomplished ultrarunners in the world: Lisa Smith-Batchen, Marshall Ulrich, Ray Zahab and Julie Bryan.  All registrants also receive free entry into the 2013 Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Races.

For more information click HERE.
In Store Specials
Brooks Shoes Pure Series  (Excludes 2 Series)  
20% OFF


Crescent Moon Snowshoes  
25% OFF

INOV8 Shoes 
30% OFF Entire Selection   

Select Brooks Shoes

50% OFF

Altra Instinct/Intuition Shoes
50% OFF

Nuu Muu Dresses
50% OFF

Weekly Giveaway
Each week a question will be asked regarding newsletter content.  To participate in the weekly giveaway, submit your answer to  [email protected]  Anyone who submits the correct answer will be entered into this week's drawing.   Please be sure to include your name in the email text.  The winner will be announced in next week's newsletter.

Last week's winner:  Joan Mosher

Congratulations Joan!  You are this week's winner.  Come by the store to pick up your a mom shirt.  Any color, any style!

This week's prize giveaway question: 

What is the inspirational saying in this week's issue?

Submit your answer to:  [email protected]

This week's prize:  

One Pair of Injinji Performance Toesock

Black, Size Medium.  Original Weight w/Moderate Interface for everyday use
injinji sock

The anatomical 5 toe design properly aligns toes, prevents blisters and promotes proper posture and balance
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