Eat & Run
It's hard to say what is truly "American,” but every Fourth of July people in the United States get together to celebrate the birth of our nation with fire-works, parades and, of course, competitive eating. In Durango, ever the active community, this concept is taken one step further with the Durango Running Co.’s “Hot Dog Mile.” As the name suggests, the now-annual event, entails participants running four quarter-mile laps through the store, consuming a hot dog after each lap. This year the event was packed with folks willing to take on the challenge and channel their inner Joey Chestnut. And for those who wanted to raise the bar, there was even the “All American” division, which included hot dog toppings and a beer. Needless to say, Chestnut’s record is safe for now, with a few runners tossing their dogs before the party even started. And what's more American than that?