The Flyathalon combines three key elements to happiness - Run/Fish/Beer - and raises money that is leveraged to fund important conservation projects on public lands in Colorado that protect and restore some of the rarest and most threatened trout species in North America. I am participating in the Middle Creek Flyathalon located on the Rio Grande National Forest sponsored by the non-profit organization Running Rivers. This event raises funding to support important trout conservation work with its many partners on public lands like National Forests. We will run 7 miles of trail, catch and release at least one trout, then drink local Colorado beer with fellow flyathletes when finished. What a winning combination. Please donate any amount to support the non-profit work of Running Rivers, founded by fellow fly fisherman and scientist Andrew Todd (aka FERD), and the targeted restoration projects that will benefit the native trout species that by in large only survive in the cleanest, most remote streams protected by public lands.