Motocross rider photo Red Bull
Photo credit: Red Bull/Chris Tedesco.

Adventure News of the Week: First Fishing ‘Ultra-Run,’ Wild New Motocross Course, and More

From the inspiring to the tragic, ‘Adventure News of the Week’ presents a wrap-up of top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

PARKS: Hydro Flask First Brand to Receive National Park Trust Award. Hydro Flask received the 2020 American Park Experience Award, which was awarded to recognize the extraordinary contributions of Hydro Flask’s Parks For All giving program. The program, which began in 2017, donates millions to nonprofit organizations that help support and maintain our parks.

“Traditionally bestowed on an individual or group, [this] marks the first instance in the history of the award that National Park Trust has recognized an organization. Hydro Flask joins the distinguished ranks of past recipients that include former Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and filmmaker Ken Burns,” reads the press release.

RUNNING: Tommy Rivers Released from ICU, Improving. After battling an unknown illness for weeks late this summer, Flagstaff runner Tommy Rivers was finally diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. Now, he’s improving and out of the ICU, although he’s not yet out of the woods. Rivers plans to start his fifth round of chemotherapy this week.

MOTOCROSS: Red Bull Hosts First Freeride Motocross Comp in Kansas. Earlier this month, Red Bull announced its first-ever freeride motocross competition, called Imagination. The project, spearheaded by moto rider Tyler Bereman, featured a course “that progresses the sport of freeride.” Red Bull invited eight riders to attempt the course, and you can watch all the episodes recapping the event here.

NEW RACE: Silverton Colorado Ultra-Runner Completes “Troutman 100.” Colorado runner Bryon Powell just completed a 100-mile run from Leadville to Salida, dubbed the first Troutman 100. But that’s not all. His personal race goal included catching “the grand slam of Colorado trout,” with a brook, brown, cutthroat, and rainbow. He finished in 25 hours, 40 minutes, 21 seconds. Powell is the editor-in-chief of ultrarunning website

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.