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VanOrden Tops at U.S. Bank Tower Stair Climb

Tim VanOrden, 42 of Bennington, Vermont held off three of the top stair climbers in the world to win the U.S. Bank Tower Stair Climb in Los Angeles, California on Friday. This was VanOrden’s third victory in this event in the past four years. In 2008, VanOrden set a new course record, running up 75 stories and 1,500 stairs in a time of 9 minutes and 32 second Continue reading

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VanOrden wins third National Trail title

BEND, OR (September 18th, 2010 – As a light rain fell, so did the competition, as Tim VanOrden continued his Summer of dominance at the 2010 XTERRA Trail Running National Championship on Saturday, Sept. 18. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – September 17th, 2010

In 1804, the explorers Lewis and Clark set out on a mission to find a gentle passage to the west coast which ended successfully in Oregon. Two hundred and six years later, I find myself on a similar mission – to find a gentle passage that brings my message into the hearts and minds of mainstream America. Continue reading

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VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

LAUREL SPRINGS, NC (August 28th, 2010) – Tim VanOrden, 42, of Bennington, VT captured his second national championship title in less than a month at the U.S. 10k Trail Running Championships on Saturday. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – August 19th, 2010

On The Road Again

The road is a wonderful place to find yourself. At the moment, I find myself on the road to Chicago for the Green Synergy Festival. My tour of the Pacific Northwest was a great success and I look forward to keeping in touch with the many new friends and co-conspirators I met along the way. Continue reading

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VanOrden Takes Gold at U.S. 15k Trail Running Championship

SPOKANE, WA (August 2, 2010) – Tim VanOrden, of Bennington, VT ran away from the Master’s field to win his first national title by nearly two minutes over runner up Bret Kimple out of Portland, OR. The event being contested was the U.S. 15k Trail Running Championships in Spokane’s beautiful Riverside State Park. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – June 17th, 2010

Growing Pains
I am grateful. I am grateful that the Running Raw Project continues to grow and exceed my expectations. I am grateful for the endless stream of emails from people around the world telling me how this project has affected them in a positive way or helped them to change their lives. I am grateful that I get to do what I love. So why am I so stressed and overwhelmed? Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – March 5th, 2010

The Year in Review?
Many people think that I live a charmed life. I get to run, hike, race, travel, talk to people and basically do whatever I want. What could be better? In many regards this is true. I have chosen to pursue something that I believe in strongly, something that I believe can make a difference. There is great freedom in that choice. But there is also great responsibility and sacrifice… Continue reading

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Empire State Character Building

If I were to choose one sport to define myself as an athlete, it would be stair climbing. As much as I love the challenge and scenery of mountain running and snowshoe racing, neither has impacted me as profoundly as running up the dim, dusty, and denatured stairwells of America. Ironically, it is the sport that I like the least. In fact, I dread it. My relationship with stair climb races could be summed up with the following statement – It is better to have climbed than to climb… Continue reading

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Crave the Blizzard

Upon transitioning from the winter wonderland of Vermont into New York’s more temperate Hudson Valley, a color flashed into my mind – Brown. Brown as in dead grass, leafless trees and leaf covered forest floors. Brown as in no snow. The only white to be seen were the sparsely placed, white washed colonial farm houses that decorated my morning’s drive…. Continue reading

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