iRunFar.com is creating Authentic Insight into Trail Running and Ultrarunning
848

patrons

$5,316
per month
Bryon Powell and Meghan Hicks of iRunFar here. 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!

As you may know, all our articles and race coverage are completely free. All this work’s not cheap, and keeping it free has always been a challenge. In coming to Patreon, we hope to make funding iRunFar much less of a challenge so that we can focus even more of our energies on making what we do here at iRunFar happen. At the same time, we hope to give you a glimpse behind the scenes to see who and what iRunFar is.

What You Get from iRunFar
  • More than a magazine's worth of articles each and every month delivered every weekday.
  • An amazing, insightful, civil community in iRunFar's article comments.
  • The world's best, most in-depth race coverage from roughly a dozen events around the world each year.

To be clear, everyone will continue to be able to enjoy the above anytime, anywhere, absolutely free, all with the help of our generous patrons.

As a patron, we’ll reward you with exclusive bonuses not available to the public.

  • First opportunities to pick up limited-edition iRunFar gear when it's released.
  • Bonuses associated with specific patronage levels, such as our patron-only update feed on Patreon, your name on iRunFar's online Wall of Fame, access to our monthly group hangout, your questions answered during that hangout, personalized snail mail(!), and one-on-one video chats or real-life adventures.

Why We Need Your Help
Publishing iRunFar is a (more than) 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, pay for our internet servers, buy new equipment, and replace old equipment. With iRunFar being a bootstrap operation from its start, we’re well accustomed to working on a modest budget, but all the aspects needed to make iRunFar happen each year add up and advertising doesn’t pay all our bills.

By supporting us through Patreon, we can continue to publish hundreds of in-depth articles each year, continue to host an amazing community (that’s you!), and continue 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.

We’ve got things we dream of doing with iRunFar, too! In due time, we aim to evolve, improve, and expand as appropriate, and, as a Patreon contributor, you’ll have a front-row seat for everything that’s yet to come!

For more details on everything we do and how your help makes it possible, read this article.

Thanks for wanting to support one of your favorite sources of trail and ultrarunning information and inspiration.

Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 130 patrons
You get a high five!


Thanks for keeping us going and giving us a vote of confidence. Onward and upward!

Super Fan
$3 or more per month 268 patrons
You get a hug and access to our patron-only feed.

  

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!

Race Volunteer
$5 or more per month 231 patrons
You get all of the above and your name on the iRunFar Wall of Fame (you can opt out by writing us) over on the website.


You’ve gone above and beyond simply paying for a magazine. You’re making iRunFar happen for everyone; now, make a name for yourself. (If you care to give at this level, but prefer not to have your name displayed, contact us to opt out!)

Trail Crew
$10 or more per month 196 patrons
Becoming a patron at the $10 tier will also get you a little closer to the iRunFar family! Join Meghan or Bryon for a monthly live-video session where we discuss themes, answer your mailbag questions, and, occasionally, have a special guest. Oh, and you get all of the benefits of lower tiers, as well!
Aid Station Captain
$25 or more per month 21 patrons
You get all of the above and your question prioritized in monthly iRunFar hangout.


Now, we’re really talking!  Got a burning question for us or our guests? Great, because it will go straight to the top of the list in our monthly hangout.

Race Director
$50 or more per month 11 of 20 patrons
You get all of the above and occasional (think quarterly-ish) personalized snail mail from iRunFar. (Limited)


We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! ... Okay, I hope we’re worthy and are so glad that you think so. Words don’t often fail us, but this is one of those times. Don't worry, we'll come up with some words by the time we write you! Wherever we are in the world and whatever we’re doing, we’ll aim to share something special via this often-forgotten-yet-beloved format.

Wilderness Ranger
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
You get all of the above and an hour of video chat with Meghan or Bryon each year. (Limited)


Each year you pledge, you get an hour to chat about whatever you want with one of iRunFar's editors. That could be a full-hour session to help plan your upcoming running season, four 15-minute catch-up sessions through the year to pick our brains about gear, or something else entirely. Let's chat!


(Why wilderness ranger? Because we really like heading out and exploring the wilds, that's why!)

Super Patron
$500 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
You get all of the above and we figure out a way to do something really cool. (Limited)


Forget the silly themed names, you’re straight up making iRunFar happen. Thank you so much! If you get behind us at this level, we’ll figure out something awesome like have you come hang out with us in Moab (or another locale that works out) or have us coach you for the year. Let's make this awesome together!

(Hey, we might as well throw this out there! Initially, this is limited to one patron. Update: We've now opened this up to a second patron!)

Goals
848 of 1200 patrons
You can help us upgrade iRunFar’s imagery! When we get to 1,200 patrons, we’ll add a second DSLR camera and lens set for race coverage, add a more powerful telephoto lens, and more actively educate ourselves in photography. We’ll also bring professional photography to iRunFar on a few more occasions than we have in the past.
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Bryon Powell and Meghan Hicks of iRunFar here. 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!

As you may know, all our articles and race coverage are completely free. All this work’s not cheap, and keeping it free has always been a challenge. In coming to Patreon, we hope to make funding iRunFar much less of a challenge so that we can focus even more of our energies on making what we do here at iRunFar happen. At the same time, we hope to give you a glimpse behind the scenes to see who and what iRunFar is.

What You Get from iRunFar
  • More than a magazine's worth of articles each and every month delivered every weekday.
  • An amazing, insightful, civil community in iRunFar's article comments.
  • The world's best, most in-depth race coverage from roughly a dozen events around the world each year.

To be clear, everyone will continue to be able to enjoy the above anytime, anywhere, absolutely free, all with the help of our generous patrons.

As a patron, we’ll reward you with exclusive bonuses not available to the public.

  • First opportunities to pick up limited-edition iRunFar gear when it's released.
  • Bonuses associated with specific patronage levels, such as our patron-only update feed on Patreon, your name on iRunFar's online Wall of Fame, access to our monthly group hangout, your questions answered during that hangout, personalized snail mail(!), and one-on-one video chats or real-life adventures.

Why We Need Your Help
Publishing iRunFar is a (more than) 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, pay for our internet servers, buy new equipment, and replace old equipment. With iRunFar being a bootstrap operation from its start, we’re well accustomed to working on a modest budget, but all the aspects needed to make iRunFar happen each year add up and advertising doesn’t pay all our bills.

By supporting us through Patreon, we can continue to publish hundreds of in-depth articles each year, continue to host an amazing community (that’s you!), and continue 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.

We’ve got things we dream of doing with iRunFar, too! In due time, we aim to evolve, improve, and expand as appropriate, and, as a Patreon contributor, you’ll have a front-row seat for everything that’s yet to come!

For more details on everything we do and how your help makes it possible, read this article.

Thanks for wanting to support one of your favorite sources of trail and ultrarunning information and inspiration.

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 130 patrons
You get a high five!


Thanks for keeping us going and giving us a vote of confidence. Onward and upward!

Super Fan
$3 or more per month 268 patrons
You get a hug and access to our patron-only feed.

  

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!

Race Volunteer
$5 or more per month 231 patrons
You get all of the above and your name on the iRunFar Wall of Fame (you can opt out by writing us) over on the website.


You’ve gone above and beyond simply paying for a magazine. You’re making iRunFar happen for everyone; now, make a name for yourself. (If you care to give at this level, but prefer not to have your name displayed, contact us to opt out!)

Trail Crew
$10 or more per month 196 patrons
Becoming a patron at the $10 tier will also get you a little closer to the iRunFar family! Join Meghan or Bryon for a monthly live-video session where we discuss themes, answer your mailbag questions, and, occasionally, have a special guest. Oh, and you get all of the benefits of lower tiers, as well!
Aid Station Captain
$25 or more per month 21 patrons
You get all of the above and your question prioritized in monthly iRunFar hangout.


Now, we’re really talking!  Got a burning question for us or our guests? Great, because it will go straight to the top of the list in our monthly hangout.

Race Director
$50 or more per month 11 of 20 patrons
You get all of the above and occasional (think quarterly-ish) personalized snail mail from iRunFar. (Limited)


We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! ... Okay, I hope we’re worthy and are so glad that you think so. Words don’t often fail us, but this is one of those times. Don't worry, we'll come up with some words by the time we write you! Wherever we are in the world and whatever we’re doing, we’ll aim to share something special via this often-forgotten-yet-beloved format.

Wilderness Ranger
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
You get all of the above and an hour of video chat with Meghan or Bryon each year. (Limited)


Each year you pledge, you get an hour to chat about whatever you want with one of iRunFar's editors. That could be a full-hour session to help plan your upcoming running season, four 15-minute catch-up sessions through the year to pick our brains about gear, or something else entirely. Let's chat!


(Why wilderness ranger? Because we really like heading out and exploring the wilds, that's why!)

Super Patron
$500 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
You get all of the above and we figure out a way to do something really cool. (Limited)


Forget the silly themed names, you’re straight up making iRunFar happen. Thank you so much! If you get behind us at this level, we’ll figure out something awesome like have you come hang out with us in Moab (or another locale that works out) or have us coach you for the year. Let's make this awesome together!

(Hey, we might as well throw this out there! Initially, this is limited to one patron. Update: We've now opened this up to a second patron!)