EBA Closing the Door…for Now

After being a high performer and team leader in the technology world, I decided to leave it and explore this new world of trail running which I had fallen in love with.

How can I provide value for our community and make enough money to sustain us as a family?

First I created Endurance Buzz. Endurance Buzz was the first trail/ultra running website that focused exclusively on the people, places, and races in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Where were all the trail races in the area?

Nobody knew…so I hunted and dug everywhere to create and update the only trail running calendar of our region. Often the biggest challenge in our sport is simply being aware that a race exists. I was trying to provide a one stop shop to showcase all our races throughout the year.

Then I started adding result summaries with pics and interviews, gear experiences, plus plenty of trail running tips and other goodies. For a while we had a small group of great contributors that added additional awesomeness for you. Then I added a podcast that interviewed more awesome folks within the region. It was all lots of fun to showcase our tribe.

Also during this time, I was thinking how can I add more value for our community.

So I created our event company Endurance Buzz Adventures. There were a few great trail races in north Texas but there was definitely opportunity to provide more great trail races in the Canadian part of the state.

So I went on the hunt for some of the coolest trails in north Texas.

Tyler and Stephanie Greenhaw got involved and became a hugely important part of our race weekend team.

I wanted to have a vibe that really promoted the awesomeness of everyone, young to wise, hiker to speedster. We had a free 12-and-under kids run where the whole family could feel part of our tribe and celebrate the active life.

We were also likely the first trail race in Texas to be paper-cup free and really tried to create event approaches to reduce our garbage and waste production.

After our very first race, I created a volunteer program that really became a win-win circular loop of awesomeness. Have fun for the day supporting our tribe and receive legit discounts to future EBA races.

We tried to put together a trail running experience with underlying values that we felt were important and have a lot of fun in the process.

But the question remains, could we as a family sustain ourselves with this additional business.

The answer for our family right now is – no. The recent engine death of one of our vehicles further confirmed this. We don’t have financial wiggle room to handle the stuff that’s going to happen in life.

We could scale up to more races. But that’s just not feasible nor a path we want to go in our family situation. The demand and sacrifice would be too great right now. This was after much internal reflection and family discussion.

We had to make a tough decision to end the races in order to create the space to move my family forward and not tread water (or drown 🙂 ). The car implosion/repair was a sucky surprise but we will work through it.

There are many folks in a tougher spot than us. This was a chapter in our life that we chose to take. We will find a way to start the next one.

So, we are going to have to shut down EBA for now.

I will need to find a new way to provide value and serve others to cover our family’s living expenses. Once I have these needs addressed, Wendy and I will then reconsider relaunching some of our trail races.

So, ALL our 2017 races are currently canceled until I would share otherwise. All those that have already registered will be FULLY REFUNDED.

Our tribe is a special one and one that was an honor to serve. Keep spreading your love and kindness to the world.

I wish you all the best.

peace

David and Wendy Hanenburg

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New Fall Trail Race! – Cedar Brake Trail Run

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Our new Fall scamper, the Cedar Brake Trail Run, will take place on the always adventure-filled grounds of Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas, Texas on Sunday October 30, 2016.

We will have race distances of 4 mile, 8 mile, and 12 miles. Plus the 12 mile race will have a 3-person relay division for those of you that want get after it as a team.

Pull out your Halloween costumes! 🙂

This also kicks off a new style of races for us and will be called a RUN ‘N’ ROLL Event.

These events will deliver the high quality and fun scampers you expect from EBA races but without the extra bling – AND that savings is passed on to YOU.

Post-race yum will include fresh Organic Coffee and a tasty Cinnamon Roll as you celebrate your adventure and cheer on the tribe. Maybe you can guess how I named this new event style. 🙂

You can check out more of what’s included in a RUN ‘N’ ROLL Event by checking out the Cedar Brake event page where I go into the details.

Our previous existing races (Possum Kingdom, Whispering Pines, Fossil Valley, and Isle du Bois) will be called a HIGH-5 Event and includes the extra bling like you’ve always received.

The event banners are updated to show the event type. You can see what that looks like on the main EBA page.

Happy Running!

peace

Dave

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New EBA Trail Running Course – Rock The Trails

I just wrapped up creating a new trail running course to quickly help build your trail running foundation if you are new to the sport.

The course is called Rock The Trails.

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It is a guided and condensed online program that will build your confidence and comfort on the trails so you can focus on the good stuff – the Beauty and Fun!

You can check out the free sample class on downhill trail running to take-away some goodies and get a feel of the vibe for the complete program.

Happy Running!

Dave

PS – If you have a friend that may be interested in the course, feel free to share.

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Whispering Pines Trail Run 2016 – Results and Pics

Whispering Pines Results and Pics – This Way!

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Tears of joy. Tears of discomfort. Tears of going farther than you thought you could…or a little bit less. Tears of seeing a loved one or good friend. A smile. Breathing and witnessing the piney goodness all around you. A laugh. A woot! for a fellow runner. A deep exhale. Falling down and getting back up again. Receiving support from the tribe just when you needed it.

We hope your experience at Tyler State Park provided many opportunities to “feel”.

A special thanks to our volunteer all-stars and partners that make this all possible for you. They turn our “house” into a welcoming and supportive “home”
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Happy running and all the best with this adventure we call life.

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Results: http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=69481
Pics: http://bit.ly/23W2Gge
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Our next EBA Adventure: Fossil Valley 3,6,9 (and relay) hour summer night scamper on July 23/24. Run as little or as much as you want within your time window. A great opportunity to experience the fun of nighttime trail running with a great group of folks.

Details: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/fossil-valley/

peace

Dave

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EBA Races Part of the 2016 Texas Trail Series

TexasSeries150All four EBA races will be part of the 2016 Texas Trail Series.

To check out the new format and scoring, and sign up for this fun and friendly trail series, click over to http://texastrailchampionship.com/welcome-2016/.

Happy Running!

Dave

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2015 Isle du Bois Trail Run – Results and Pics

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Beautiful weather and great times at the Isle du Bois Trail Run, our final race of 2015.

Thanks to all of those that volunteered and came out to play on the rollin’ singletrack along lake Ray Roberts.

Race Goodies

Happy Running and All The Best.

peace

Dave

 

 

 

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Isle du Bois Trail Run 2015 – Registration is Open!

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Isle du Bois registration is now open! A trail running adventure collecting memories in nature with great people like you awaits.

The race course is massaged (with slight distance adjustments) from previous years due to the trail damage on Loop E from this Spring’s rain-mageddon. Don’t fret, we keep the distances wacky and fun. And the lake is extra perty with the water levels back up to normal levels.

Race info: http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/isle-du-bois/
Direct Registration link: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=53125

We appreciate your involvement with the EBA tribe.

Happy Running!

Dave

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Rough Creek Trail Run 2015: Results and Pics

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A big thanks to all of you that were a part of our final Rough Creek Trail Run!

Our runners embraced the adventure on a course that you must experience to understand. It has a bit of character.

Our volunteers provided selfless support and love to all our runners.

Our partners – cowbells.com, RoadID, Nature Nate’s, Movin Pictures, and the entire staff at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort were awesome. Thank you for your support in helping us share memory making trail running adventures on the greatest trails in north Texas.

Race Goodies:

Results

Groovy Pics

We are grateful for your involvement with the EBA tribe.

Happy Running!

peace

Dave

 

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Fossil Valley Trail Run Great Night Tips and Race Doc

Hey EBA Tribe,

Our new nighttime headlamp dancin’ scamper, Fossil Valley, is coming up in just over a week.

If you are still thinking about registering, note that online registration will close at the end of day on Tuesday July 21. It would be an honor to support your adventure and spent the night playing in the woods together.

You can check out more details of the race and registration here.

Also our Great Night Tips and Race Document are currently live!

Enjoy here!

Happy running and all the best!

peace

Dave

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2015 Whispering Pines Trail Run: Thank You, Results, and Pics

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Cowbells were ringing.

Clapping and Woot!’n as another one of the WP tribe popped out of the woods. Looking for bib numbers to call out to our timing team.
Having to say each bib number just a bit louder than usual as the hum and energy of the tribe cheering on those they knew and those they didn’t, was overpowering
my voice…and I was lovin’ it.

Bottle being filled, calories being consumed, a pat on the back, a warm smile, more Trail Toes and Body Glide applied.

Great energy was radiating out of the Whispering Pines start/finish area and throughout Tyler State Park as we shared this adventure together.

A special thanks to all our amazing volunteers rockin’ it before sunrise and all the way to bring in our final Tough as Nails runner at 5:20pm!

A special thanks to all our partners – Tyler State Park, Hammer Nutrition, Nature Nate’s, Cowbells.com, Movin’ Pictures, and Road ID.

A special thanks to YOU for sharing your awesomeness and spending the day together playing in the woods and eating M&Ms.

We hope you took home a few memories!

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Race Goodies:

Results – http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=42703

Goovy Pics by Movin’ Pics – http://bit.ly/1L781ZI

We appreciate you and are grateful for your involvement with the EBA tribe.
Happy Running!

peace
Dave

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