Founded in 2007, Ohio Outside is a leading website for outdoor adventures and endurance sports. In-depth editorial and compelling photography informs, entertains and inspires readers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors and to improve their health and fitness through the sport of trail running.

Your well-written query should present a clear, original and provocative story angle, not merely a topic or idea, and should reflect your thorough knowledge of the magazine’s content, editorial style and tone. When submitting a query, identify which department your story would be best suited for.


Features (2000 to 3000 words)
Our in-depth features cover a gamut of topics, including personality profiles, top outdoor adventure destinations, race profiles/reports and issues in our sport, and generally include a short sidebar or two.

Long Departments (1000 to 1200 words)

Great Escapes
—stories are destination travel stories, including where to run, ride, hike, camp, climate, local services and community, amenities and events relevant to our readers.

—is a human interest section highlighting interesting characters in the trail-running world, from celebrities to housewives, elite runners to back-of-the-packers; it’s their story that determines who makes a good subject.

Adventure—first-person narratives of unique running-related journeys or wild undertakings on the trails

Training—a focused essay on a timely training topic relevant to trail runners. Articles should be supported with input from reliable sources, such as scientific journals, experts or studies.

How to Submit
Please submit your query or complete article, along with one or two writing samples (preferably previously published articles), including your name, phone number and email address, to Trail Runner by email to:

Editor, Mark Gorman,

If you are a brand wishing to send gear to us for a product review, send your query to the email below. Please note that an agreement to review gear does not guarantee a published review. Trail Runner also does not accept editorial input from brands as we work hard to maintain an unbiased review of gear. If you haven’t heard back from us within two weeks about your query, please send a follow-up email.

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