Monthly Archives: May 2010

Heading West

Lisa’s amazing journey is on day 40. Today, 50 miles is being completed in Green Bay, WI. She is less than 1000 miles prayeraway from the goal. The ups and downs of each day, each run, is accompanied by Lisa’s incredible crew and all the love and support she is receving in each state. The athletic feat Lisa is accomplishing is only paled in comparison to the cause.

The compassion that I have for myself has grown through this process. It seems like the more open I am to accepting my own pain and suffering the easier I can deal with it. I’ve learned to say my feet hurt, but somewhere else in the world someone’s feet hurt more. I’ve learned to say I’m feeling upset, but someone else may be losing a loved one to hunger, AIDS, or another tragedy. The more I accept my pain, the more I can relate to others, and the more I learn from my beautiful life that’s a shared work in progress.~ Lisa Smith Batchen

There are many opportunities to be part of this project. For more information visit or join Running Hope Through America on Facebook and Twitter.

Run Your Best Race Clinic

Are you thinking of running one of the local races this summer? We have so many to choose from, offering a great variety of distances and courses. From the Tin Cup Challenge to the John Colter Half Marathon, Ryan Gillentine is ready to help you run your best race.

Ryan’s 5k clinic this spring was a great success. We are looking forward to Ryan’s second clinic that will prepare runners for the race length of their choice: 5K, 10K, or half marathon. This clinic customizes a training program in preparation for the Tin Cup Challenge or the John Colter Half Marathon. The six week training clinic begins Monday, June 7.

Pick your race. Pick your distance. Ryan will coach you to run your best race!

For more information and registration, e-mail Ryan at

Wednesday Night Speakers

We are excited to start our Wednesday Night Speakers again.  Please keep an eye on our website for future speakers at the Dreamchasers facility (located at 25 South Main Street, Driggs, ID 83422  / Tel: 208-787-2077)

Local Early Season Races

Spring training in the Tetons this year has been cold, snowy, wet, and windy. But we endure!

Our local race season is about to kick off with a few great races. What better way to kick off your summer training than a fun race with good friends for great causes!

Save the dates…..

June 6 ~ Run & Ride for the Cure  ~ 5K run/15K cycle

Wilson School @ 9 am

June 12 ~ Shirley’s Heart Run ~ 5k walk/10K run

Snake River Brewing @ 9 am

June 26 ~ Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Teton Village to Jackson @ 8 am

July 3 ~ Wrun for Wray Targhee Hill Climb

2.8 miles/1900 ft elevation ~ Grand Targhee

Where in the world is Lisa?

This post is for one of our most inspiring and amazing mothers- Lisa Smith Batchen! She celebrated spring break style rhta-1in Panama City, FL. This brings Lisa’s tally to 850 miles. Tomorrow Lisa will be in Birmingham, Alabama. To keep tabs on Lisa, visit, her Facebook page Running Hope Through America and on Twitter.

Are you ready to support Lisa and help orhans around the world? Here’s how:

1. Make a donation at

2. Run with Lisa in your state

3. Volunteer to help Running Hope through America

4. Pass the word on to all your family and friends

Forget the Flowers

Lisa, Jay, Bella & Gabby

Lisa, Jay, Bella & Gabby

Forget the flowers this year on Mother’s Day, May 9.  Show Mom how much you admire her as an athlete! Choose a gift Mom can use and appreciate often. The Dreamchasers store has the perfect gift for active moms-  packs, technical t’s, water bottles, and much more. If you are not sure, get Mom a gift cerificate or a class punch card.

Dreamchasers store is now available ONLINE! Jay is happy to help with any questions, ideas, and suggestions.

Ultra Light Night

Save the Date

Ultra Light Backpacking Night

Wednesday, May 19 @ 7 pm

Dreamchasers ~ 25 S Main St

Mike Clelland, guide, author, lightweight guru, will present an introductory evening to ultra light camping techniques. Mike will show us how to safely and confidently travel the Teton Wilderness for 2 days with under 14 pounds. I know I am going to have to see this to believe it! Be sure to join us for an enlightening evening.