Boulder ultrarunning champion Clare Gallagher on adventure + activism
By Paul Hagey. Originally published in BLDRFly on August 13, 2020.
"Like many professional athletes, Boulder lured champion ultrarunner Clare Gallagher to town in early 2016.
Thanks in part to Boulder’s established athlete community, the training group Rocky Mountain Runners and other experienced local trailrunners, and miles and miles of trails to train on nearby, Clare won the Leadville 100 — the legendary 100-mile trail race that starts and ends in Leadville — that summer.
With the pandemic, her national activism has taken a local focus. In particular, she currently advocates for the local movement Bedrooms Are For People, which has sued the City of Boulder to get its measure to change Boulder occupancy rules on the ballot this fall."