A little bit of humor here. Many of you may have noticed the striking similarities between trail runners and modern-day hipsters. Here is a quick guide to help you differentiate between the two:
- A trail runner’s trucker hat has sweat stains on it.
- Due to the athletic, muscular build of their legs, a trail runner cannot fit into skinny jeans.
- A trail runner showers in the creek or with baby wipes; a hipster showers at the YMCA or not at all.
- A trail runner drinks whatever beer is available at the finish line, but will wax poetic about craft beers on non-race days. A hipster will wax poetic about craft beers, but will drink PBR at any given time.
- Trail runners use hydration packs or race giveaway bags; hipsters use messenger bags.
- A hipster wears actual Ray Bans. A trail runner wears fakes that cost $2.99 at a gas station (or were a freebie from a race).
- A trail runner will have more visible foot blisters/calluses while walking around in his/her Birkenstock sandals.
- A trail runner has a well-groomed beard; a hipster has a…who am I kidding, their beards are equally out of control.
- Hipsters ride bikes. You will only catch a trail runner on a bike if they’re cross training or their feet are too swollen from their last 100 to fit into shoes.
- Hipsters only eat free range organically grown food. Trail runners eat whatever you put within reaching distance.
- Hipsters wear tacky sweaters to make a statement. Trail runners wear tacky sweaters because they forgot how cold it is on the top of a mountain and that’s all they could find in the abandoned shed.
If I missed any, I would love to read them in the comments!
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5 and 8 are the same!
Hipster listened to that band before they were popular, trail runner ran that trail/race/product before they were popular
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You can’t be a hipster at 50 years old.
Thank goodness I don’t qualify then 🙂
Thank goodness I don’t qualify as a hipster on numerous counts, including age 🙂
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this is the best!
Hipsters wonder what it would be like to hike the PCT; Trail runners never wonder what it would be like to sit on a couch all day watching a John Hughes marathon.
A trailrunner (or any runner) is born that way. Being a hipster is a chosen and most likely temporary lifestyle that could possibly reveal a previously unknown runner’s gene.
Ummm…. I despised running until I was 30. Before then, I would rather hit my thumb with a hammer. After 30? Bring it!
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Trail Runner’s shop at Local Outfitters, Hipsters shop at Urban Outfitters.
Trail Runner’s are skinny from burning calories, Hipsters are skinny from starving themselves of calories.
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Trail runners my age know that hipsters are really a style of jeans