Mountain Buttons

Daniel Button

I am a runner, skier and novice participant of all the rad sports my wife enjoys! I like to write, read, and hang with our awesome dogs & cats. I love being married to my best friend and living in the Mtn West!

"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear... for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Sumner Button

I am a runner, swimmer, snowboarder, rock-climber, adventurer, artist, lover of my husband, my dogs & mittens (cats), and the MOUNTAINS!!!

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).

2021 Schedule and Results (Is Racing Back!?!?)

01/01 50-K for a Cause Eagle, ID.

With the genuine fun in virtual racing and solo events, we decided to kick 2021 off with our own 50k run of loops through the local bike park trails. Ended up raising a few hundred dollars for the Boise Rescue Mission in the process. Convinced a few crazy runner friends to come join us, including a couple who finished their first 50k runs ever!

04/24 Weiser River 50k

Put in a full marathon training block for the first time since 2016, with no injuries, and Sumner's Achilles is almost back to 100% as well! Those facts alone would be enough for a happy winter. But Dan cleared one of his other goals too in running a new CR and trail 50k PB of 3:03:57.

Next up will probably be a few more Cirque Series races and the US Mtn Running Champs at Mt Hood on August 16th!

2020 Schedule and Results (not many races, but plenty of race efforts)

03/07 Les Bois 10k Boise, ID.

Dan snagged the 3-peat full of excitement for the year ahead... dun dun dun....

04/11 Solo Marathon time trial on the Boise Greenbelt

After realizing that everything was going to be cancelled for awhile, we decided to go out and make our own races! Surprised myself and ran a 2:34 marathon, with only company at the end coming from Sumner on her bike

05/06 Downhill Mile Boise, ID

After the marathon went so well, decided to see what we could do at the other end of the spectrum. Trained for a few weeks with turnover drill and short hill workouts and then went all out down a steep road in town. Sumner ran close to 5 mins and Dan ran a 3:52. Proudly did our attempt on the 66th anniversary of Bannister's first sub 4 mile.

Late Spring/Summer Boise Billies teammates put together a socially distanced series (Boise Summit Series) which was a lot of fun!

Dan managed to finish 2nd overall in the series, losing to local legend Jackson Brill. Sumner competed as well, despite still coming back from a torn Achilles

The rest of the Summer and Fall saw more adventures in the mountain and on the coast, and some really solid months of training.

2019 Schedule and Results

6/08 Sawtooth Relays with Boise Billies!

The Boise Billies smashed the course record!

6/22 Broken Arrow 52k Tahoe, CA

Sumner was 20th lady at Broken Arrow and Dan unfortunately had to DNF after some extreme weakness and dizziness on the first loop.

6/29 Dirty Dog Trail Half Boise, ID

New course record for Dan in a revenge race from the Broken Arrow DNF.

7/13 Cirque Series Alta Alta, UT

Sumner was 7th and Dan was 6th in the Pro Category, not quite the goal, but we had fun!

8/24 Cirque Series Sun Valley Ketchum, ID

9/07 Cirque Series Snowbird Alta, UT

10/05 Bogus 50/50 Boise, ID -

Dan 2nd overall, and Sumner with the W!