29 Aug '15, 5pm

The craziest ultra in the world is happening next week at Burning Man

When I was a hardcore raver in New York City who scorned drugs in favor of dancing in tiny sequined miniskirts, I was told by one raver, “You’re pretty intense. You should go to Burning Man.” “What’s that?” “It’s a rave in the desert. Out West.” This was back in the late 1990s, when you didn’t look everything up on the Internet (although it did exist), so I didn’t investigate much. I was a college student struggling to pay for textbooks, the occasional bus ticket to a rave outside of town and new running shoes every few months. A plane ticket across the country was definitely not in my budget. Burning Man was forgotten. I eventually stopped going to raves, and focused most of my free time on running ultramarathons. I found freedom and happiness running through the woods, stumbling on rocks and roots, sharing my life story with strangers and eating things my non-running fri...

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