Saturday, August 11, 2018

2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km - Race Report

Overdue is a bit of an understatement! My apologies for this late race report on the 2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km.

As most people knew, this fundraiser was for Kelvin T Reid,
a local ultra runner who was diagnosed with ALS back in 2016.
Last year, Kelvin “tucked his feeding tube into his shorts & just
took off to run 25 km of the 50 km race distance.

This year however, was nowhere near the same.

2018 was a time where Kelvin’s condition took a huge dive resulting in his loss of the ability to eat solid food, walk, talk or even take care of personal hygiene! The need for the fundraiser was even greater as his needs & the needs of his wife Jess were mounting.

TWO DAYS before the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50 km, Kelvin lost his battle with ALS & went to meet Our Lord. He is now without pain, without suffering & running on trails beyond any human imagination & without tiring!

Nonetheless, the race was held! Prairie Song was the Start/Finish.Runners went out of Prairie Song, along a short bit of paved road, onto the Doenges Ranch & then turned around at 7 1/2 miles. One full loop was 25 (ish) miles & two loops would make it 50 km (more or less!).

A TREMENDOUS SHOUT OUT to Jenni Hawkins for helping at the Start/Finish & for taking photos of the runners along the course, Ellen Agronis, her son & grandson for helping at the Half Way Aid Station & for Kevin Lemaster & his son for doing the Turn Around Aid Station.

A LAST MINUTE SURPRISE, was Kelvin’s wife Jess, who felt that Kelvin would have wanted her to run, so she came out & ran
about 10 km with Kelvin’s spirit alongside every step.

An Anonymous donor picked up the cost of the medals, so all finishers got a unique custom medal designed by another local runner; Travis Jennings.

Congratulations to Mark, Amanda, Devon, Jona & Krystal for running a very beautiful course. Here’s a few photos from the course - 




Many thanks to those companies who sponsored portions of the race. #Sprouts, #Hydrapak, #MonsterEnergy, #PrimalSpiritFoods & #UltraGator.


God Bless;
Ken


Monday, June 25, 2018

Welcome Monster Energy Drink AGAIN, as an Event Sponsor

Once again, Know No Boundaries would like to welcome Monster Energy Drinks as an event sponsor.

They have come through for the second year in a row, to sponsor our ultra event.

This year, it is the Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km to raise monies for local ultra runner Kelvin T Reid who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 & is now fighting for his life!

Need Energy? Be a Monster!

Welcome HydraPak as a Sponsor of the 2018 Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km

We’d like to welcome HydraPak as a sponsor of the 2018 Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km scheduled for July 7th at Prairie Song in Dewey, Oklahoma.

Need a GREAT WAY to stay hydrated during your long, hot runs? Be sure to pick up HydraPak’s SpeedCup to stuff into your pocket or backpack. That way your assured to have that perfect vessel to drink when it counts!

Friday, February 2, 2018

The 2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50 km is
scheduled for July 7th at Prairie
Song Village in Dewey, Oklahoma.
The race is once again, a fundraiser
for local ultra runner Kelvin Reid who
was diagnosed with ALS & who’s health
has deteriorated substantially since our 
race last year.

In order to keep costs & requirements to
a minimum, it is a FREE event however
Tax Deductible Donations are encouraged.

You can click in the DONATE button on our
website make your donation now, or join us
for an amazing ultra run & bring your donation
then.

The link to Eventbrite to register is HERE.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Break Through in 2018

Well friends, 2017 is about in the books & 2018 is about to begin.

Are you ready? Have you reviewed your 2017 resolutions to see if you’ve achieved any of them? All of them? NONE OF THEM?

I try to make a habit to make my New Year’s Resolution list a list of things that I truly want to improve, change, eliminate or start. Too many people use their New Year’s Resolutions as a time to list that “they’re going to loose weight”, “stop smoking”, “eat healthier”, etc. You get the picture. They are things that they need to be doing anyway, right now! If you are overweight now, you need to loose weight now, not at the beginning of the year. If you want to quit smoking or eat healthier, NOW IS THE TIME!

Use your New Year’s Resolutions as a way to dig a bit deeper into yourself & resolve to make this next year, a year of break throughs! A year to overcome those self-set, see-limiting obstacles that have been holding you back from being your ultimate self!

Resolve to read more, pray more, make more friends, help others more, participate in your synagogue, church, mosque or community more.

I can promise you, by doing these things, you will become more. You will grow in ways unimaginable.

I am not brushing off the importance or the need to loose the extra weight, the need to quit smoking or eat healthier, I am just encouraging you to focus on the bigger picture; not solely on yourself. In my experience, by giving more of yourself to others, to strive to help others be more, in the process, you will find that when you were not looking, you would have achieved your goals n the process.

Wishing you & yours a very prosperous 2018.


Blessings;
Ken



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never, Never Give Up

I ran across this picture the other day & it really hit me that this picture, depicts the true meaning behind Know No Boundaries.

When we seem to be stuck in a rut or overwhelmed by obstacles, we need to know that the reality of being able to BREAK THROUGH these self-set, self-limiting obstacles is decided on within our own minds.

WE DECIDE what we can or cannot do, can or cannot overcome, can or cannot become!

The old Confucius saying is so true, “Man who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt man doing it.”

NOW GO DO IT!


Blessings;
Ken

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Know No Boundaries Partners with #GRAYL Water Filtration Systems

As an avid trail runner  as well as an ultra marathon runner, I understand the tremendous importance of proper & adequate hydration.

When you can carry your own water or there are aid stations along a ride course it is great.

But what about when you’re out of water on a long solo run? What do you do then?

The solution is #GRAYL Water Filtration Systems



Know No Boundaries has partnered with GRAYL Water Filtration Systems to be providing (2) of their AWESOME filtration systems to the Male & Female winners of Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October.
If your not planning on being one of them, you need to get one on your own!

As an avid trail runner, you need to be sure do stay hydrated.
                                                                                      (photo courtesy of @domchannon)

Every adventure involves some risk, but wise adventurers aren’t reckless. Whether you’re on the trail needing to drink from a dirty stream, filling upat a questionable hotel sink in Peru, or making your emergency preparedness kit — GRAYL has you covered. Our products feature full-spectrum protection from pathogens (virus, bacteria and protozoa), sediment, chemicals and heavy metals.
GRAYL has proudly joined thousands of adventures all across the globe; from mountaintop to raging river, and to almost every country on the planet. We can’t wait to see where you take us next. When you get there, drop us a line. GRAYL



2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km - Race Report

Overdue is a bit of an understatement! My apologies for this late race report on the 2nd Ultra Cowboy Ultra 50km. As most people knew, thi...