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Thanks for valuing us as much as a magazine, as we try to be that and even more. In the patron-only feed, Meghan and Bryon hope to informally share their adventures, discuss iRunFar happenings, and, generally, give you a closer look into iRunFar. Come, join us!
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As you’re likely familiar, the iRunFar team publishes a multitude of in-depth, informative, and inspirational articles on trail running and ultrarunning, while providing the most in-depth, on-the-ground coverage of the sport’s top races every year. All the while, the community that’s grown up around us is engaging, insightful, civil, and supportive. We thank you for everything that you already are and everything you’ve done over the past decade to make iRunFar what it is today!
To get more specific, to date we've published nearly 5,000 articles, covered more than 100 races, and recorded almost 1,500 video interviews. Phew! Why do we do it? Because we're passionate about trail running and ultrarunning, and we absolutely love sharing all the information and inspiration we can about these life-changing pursuits.
So, how do we provide the countless articles and in-depth coverage of races around the world entirely for free? Well, in addition to ads and race-coverage sponsorships, our efforts are increasingly supported by patrons here on Patreon. Support for patrons like you solves two problems:
- The internet-marketing ecosystem and our brand partners are constantly changing, leaving us at risk of dramatic, unpredictable funding shortfalls. Indeed, such shifts nearly ended iRunFar in 2017. *gasp*
- Our other funding sources vary greatly through the year.
We love being able to share the world of trail running and ultrarunning with you and, now, you can help make sure that we keep doing so... and help make iRunFar better than ever! Thank you so much for your support!
What You Get from iRunFar
- More than a magazine's worth of articles each and every month, delivered every weekday.
- An amazing, insightful, and civil community in iRunFar's article comments.
- The world's best, most in-depth race coverage from numerous events around the world each year.
As a patron, we’ll reward you with exclusive bonuses not available to the public.
- Bonuses associated with specific patronage levels, such as our patron-only update feed on Patreon, your name on iRunFar's online Wall of Fame, personalized snail mail, and more.
- First opportunities to pick up limited-edition iRunFar gear when it's released.
Publishing iRunFar is (more than) a full-time job for the two of us and we need to pay ourselves accordingly. We also need to pay our writers, cover our travel costs, maintain our internet infrastructure, buy new equipment, and replace old equipment. With iRunFar being a bootstrap operation from its start, we’re well accustomed to being frugal. However, all the aspects needed to make iRunFar flourish add up and advertising doesn’t pay all our bills.
How You Can Help!
By supporting iRunFar through Patreon, you enable us to continue to publish hundreds of in-depth articles each year, to host an amazing community (that’s you!), and to share the world’s most exciting trail races and ultramarathons with you. Whether you read the website on a daily basis, breathlessly follow our race coverage, or both, you can help keep iRunFar going in the long run by supporting us on Patreon.
Thanks for wanting to support one of your favorite sources of trail and ultrarunning information and inspiration.
At 600 patrons, we'll also make iRunFar faster! For the past eight years, I've done my best to make iRunFar.com as speedy as possible, but we can do better. When we hit 600 patrons, I'll hire an expert to make sure the iRunFar website is as snappy as possible, as well as dedicating additional resources as needed.