Friends of Panthertown Presents: Pete Ripmaster - Iditarod Champion 1,000 Miles On Foot

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Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 07:30 PM

Venue: TBA

Friends of Panthertown to host Iditarod Trail Invitational Champion Pete Ripmaster: Ultra Runner, Adventurer, Public Speaker
Save the date: Saturday, July 20

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

Pete Ripmaster would be quick to tell you that for the music he hears, “far away” would be an understatement. He was an athlete from day one, but didn’t find his true passion until later in life when he was first invited to run one of the toughest endurance races on the planet, the Iditarod Trail Invitational. This human powered race - without dogs- is a 1,000 mile ultra marathon on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska. Pete reven an the legendary Arrowhead 135 this year in -30 degree (F) weather!

You may ask what got Pete to this point. Well, it’s a long, colorful story! And one he's more than happy to share. No matter the audience, Pete will inspire, as he speaks from the heart encouraging others to chase their passions through determination and grit. Pete speaks on a number of topics including Setting and achieving audacious goals including, winning the 2018 Iditarod on foot, and Running 50 Marathons in 50 States.

When you hear Pete Ripmaster speak, you will leave inspired to hear your own drummer. Take a walk on the wild side: make plans to hear Pete speak this July. Information on ordering tickets and more details about this event will be posted on the Friends of Panthertown website this spring.

"Pete nearly died attempting the ITI in 2016...He had every excuse never to return to Alaska. But in 2018, Ripmaster ran the Iditarod again—and won it.”” - Blue Ridge Outdoors

"Pete Ripmaster has an amazing story of triumph by ultra running the 1000 mile Iditarod Invitational. He went from dead last, having a near death experience, to winning the race…" - Adventure Sports

"With no dogs to help him along the way, Pete's feet carried him an average of 38 miles a day over 26 days” - Mtn Meister Podcast

"Three years ago, accomplished ultrarunner Ripmaster, read an article about the 1000-mile race and wanted in. He called the director the same day. His sheer enthusiasm secured him a spot” - Gear Junkie


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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 07:30 PM

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