Hillary Allen: Out and Back – A conversation about returning to the life she loves on the trails

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Denver — Wednesday, March 10, 2021From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pmSeattle — Wednesday, March 10, 2021From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pmChicago — Wednesday, March 10, 2021From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pmNew York — Wednesday, March 10, 2021From 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


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The North Face athlete Hillary Allen joins Mappy Hour to discuss her new upcoming book Out and Back.

Hillary will be sharing her story of becoming a competitive ultra runner, experiencing a near death experience during a race in 2017, and finally, returning to running. Fellow TNF athlete Kaytlyn Gerbin will be interviewing her.

About the book

In 2017, world-class ultrarunner Hillary Allen was at the top of her sport–and it felt like she was running on top of the world as she competed in Norway’s Tromsø Skyrace. Allen was nearly halfway through the 50-kilometer race when she fell 150 feet off an exposed ridge, fracturing her back and breaking multiple ribs, both feet, and both of her lower arms. Beginning with the dramatic story of her accident and rescue, Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds recounts Allen’s fight to return to the life she loves.

With vulnerability that reveals remarkable strength and introspection that yields wisdom, Allen shares the story of her recovery both physically and mentally, and hard-earned knowledge that the path forward is not always linear, that healing takes time, and that the process of rediscovery is ongoing as she learns what it takes to survive–and thrive. Out and Back is an inspiration to anyone who knows what it means to reclaim and rebuild your life, one day and one step at a time.

This event is part of Mappy Hour's International Women's Day series with The North Face celebrating women in the outdoors, which runs throughout the month of March. Find the full list of events here.

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