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Rhandi Orme  @run_rhandi_run   Rhandi Orme is a momma of 4, coach and personal trainer living in San Diego California. She is an avid road marathoner, ultra marathoner and Ironman triathlete. Her big goals for 2019 are to run her first 100 miler and break 3 hours in the road marathon.

Rhandi Orme @run_rhandi_run

Rhandi Orme is a momma of 4, coach and personal trainer living in San Diego California. She is an avid road marathoner, ultra marathoner and Ironman triathlete. Her big goals for 2019 are to run her first 100 miler and break 3 hours in the road marathon.

Rod Farvard @ rodfarvard   Coming from an Ironman triathlon background, Rod is no stranger to long endurance events. Rod grew up a runner before switching to triathlon in college at UCSB and has since returned to his roots allured mostly due to his love for the mountains and trails. While still fulfilling his love for competition, Rod runs mostly to learn more about himself. He claims to run ultras and long endurance challenges more for the mental gains rather than the physical.

Rod Farvard @rodfarvard

Coming from an Ironman triathlon background, Rod is no stranger to long endurance events. Rod grew up a runner before switching to triathlon in college at UCSB and has since returned to his roots allured mostly due to his love for the mountains and trails. While still fulfilling his love for competition, Rod runs mostly to learn more about himself. He claims to run ultras and long endurance challenges more for the mental gains rather than the physical.

Mark Bottenhorn @bottenhornrunning  Mark Bottenhorn is a professional mountain, ultra, trail and OCR athlete living in Dallas,Texas. He spends his free time with his wife, Brittany and 8 month old daughter, Maya. Mark works with dozens of endurance athletes ranging from first timers to elites on his coaching platform, Run Strong Coaching.Mark has numerous wins, course records and accolades including landing on the North American top performances list at the 50k distance two years in a row.

Mark Bottenhorn @bottenhornrunning

Mark Bottenhorn is a professional mountain, ultra, trail and OCR athlete living in Dallas,Texas. He spends his free time with his wife, Brittany and 8 month old daughter, Maya. Mark works with dozens of endurance athletes ranging from first timers to elites on his coaching platform, Run Strong Coaching.Mark has numerous wins, course records and accolades including landing on the North American top performances list at the 50k distance two years in a row.

Jake Jackson  @ultra_trucker   Jake is a husband and father of 3 who works as a truck driver at a major shipping company. He found a love for running 8 years ago as a way to lose weight and soon developed a desire for pushing his mind and body past anything he ever dreamed of accomplishing before. The past several years his focus has turned to running ultras and hopes to continue to improve in all areas of the sport.

Jake Jackson @ultra_trucker

Jake is a husband and father of 3 who works as a truck driver at a major shipping company. He found a love for running 8 years ago as a way to lose weight and soon developed a desire for pushing his mind and body past anything he ever dreamed of accomplishing before. The past several years his focus has turned to running ultras and hopes to continue to improve in all areas of the sport.

Kris Brown  @krisbobbrown   Kris is an ultra trail athlete living in Santa Barbara, CA. A lifelong runner with a collegiate track background, he switched to long trail races to fulfill a trajectory he had been planning since childhood. Kris prefers long, difficult climbs to flat courses, but he can be found running anything from a track 5k to an obstacle course race as well. Kris's career highlights include a 10th place finish at Western States in 2018 and a 4th place finish at The North Face 50-Mile Championship in 2017. He owns and operates a Cuban restaurant in Santa Barbara.

Kris Brown @krisbobbrown

Kris is an ultra trail athlete living in Santa Barbara, CA. A lifelong runner with a collegiate track background, he switched to long trail races to fulfill a trajectory he had been planning since childhood. Kris prefers long, difficult climbs to flat courses, but he can be found running anything from a track 5k to an obstacle course race as well. Kris's career highlights include a 10th place finish at Western States in 2018 and a 4th place finish at The North Face 50-Mile Championship in 2017. He owns and operates a Cuban restaurant in Santa Barbara.


Stefanie and Mitchell Flippin  @stefanieannflippin  and  @mitchellflippin   Stefanie and Mitchell Flippin met in medical school, where they began running & adventuring together. They've taken on every distance on the roads to the trails, including 7 different 100 milers. Their dreams brought them to the Colorado Front Range where they now call home. Stefanie is currently focused on the road marathon & preparing for Boston 2019; Mitchell has his sights set on Javelina 100 and a bump up in distance next year to the Tahoe 200.

Stefanie and Mitchell Flippin @stefanieannflippin and @mitchellflippin

Stefanie and Mitchell Flippin met in medical school, where they began running & adventuring together. They've taken on every distance on the roads to the trails, including 7 different 100 milers. Their dreams brought them to the Colorado Front Range where they now call home. Stefanie is currently focused on the road marathon & preparing for Boston 2019; Mitchell has his sights set on Javelina 100 and a bump up in distance next year to the Tahoe 200.

Kristina Abadie  @ocrunningmama   Kristina is a mother of two living in Southern California who enjoys all outdoor activities. She began running road races in 2010. For the first 6 years she focused on distances from 5k’s to marathons. In 2016 she ran her first trail ultramarathon and discovered that she loved the trails from the deserts to the mountains. Since that time she has been focusing on ultramarathons up to 100 miles and is now training for her bucket list race Western States Endurance Run in 2019.

Kristina Abadie @ocrunningmama

Kristina is a mother of two living in Southern California who enjoys all outdoor activities. She began running road races in 2010. For the first 6 years she focused on distances from 5k’s to marathons. In 2016 she ran her first trail ultramarathon and discovered that she loved the trails from the deserts to the mountains. Since that time she has been focusing on ultramarathons up to 100 miles and is now training for her bucket list race Western States Endurance Run in 2019.

 


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Salley is a retired Marine, wife of a Marine, and mother to three teenage daughters.She loves trail running and seeing whatever is in the mountains. She’s done multiple ultras, and always enjoys meeting different people in the races. After 20 years in the military, she’s suffered from chronic back pain, but has found relief in the Aid Station SALVation.

Salley is a retired Marine, wife of a Marine, and mother to three teenage daughters.She loves trail running and seeing whatever is in the mountains. She’s done multiple ultras, and always enjoys meeting different people in the races. After 20 years in the military, she’s suffered from chronic back pain, but has found relief in the Aid Station SALVation.

Adrienne Taren @adrienne.taren  Adrienne Taren is a trail runner and ultra cyclist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the red dirt roads and singletrack are surprisingly a'plenty. She is a veteran of events like Dirty Kanza, Land Run 50k/100mi, and 24 Hours of Cumming. By day (and night) she is an ER physician who also has a research background in studying the neural effects of mindfulness meditation. She runs, bikes, and generally galavants about outside both to find peace in life and to see how far we can extend the limits of the mind/body.

Adrienne Taren @adrienne.taren

Adrienne Taren is a trail runner and ultra cyclist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the red dirt roads and singletrack are surprisingly a'plenty. She is a veteran of events like Dirty Kanza, Land Run 50k/100mi, and 24 Hours of Cumming. By day (and night) she is an ER physician who also has a research background in studying the neural effects of mindfulness meditation. She runs, bikes, and generally galavants about outside both to find peace in life and to see how far we can extend the limits of the mind/body.

Evan Birch (@ultrabirch)  Evan Birch is a 33 year old Ultra Runner born and raised in Calgary, Alberta who has been running on trails for over a decade. He is a family man first and foremost with his little kids constantly keeping him on his toes during their outdoor adventures and day to day routine. When he isn't on the trails or in the mountains you can find him working as a 911 Dispatcher.

Evan Birch (@ultrabirch)

Evan Birch is a 33 year old Ultra Runner born and raised in Calgary, Alberta who has been running on trails for over a decade. He is a family man first and foremost with his little kids constantly keeping him on his toes during their outdoor adventures and day to day routine. When he isn't on the trails or in the mountains you can find him working as a 911 Dispatcher.

Courtney Schwind @ultramomrunner  Courtney, is a mother, wife and dentist who is addicted to outdoor adventure (and craft coffee & beer.) She loves ultra marathons and spending time in the mountains. And while she is becoming competitive in trail running she also wants to expand her interests in climbing, boarding and skiing.

Courtney Schwind @ultramomrunner

Courtney, is a mother, wife and dentist who is addicted to outdoor adventure (and craft coffee & beer.) She loves ultra marathons and spending time in the mountains. And while she is becoming competitive in trail running she also wants to expand her interests in climbing, boarding and skiing.


David Deluca is a 35 year old trail runner from north shore Massachusetts who grew up playing soccer but traded in his cleats for trail shoes about 2 years ago. He loves logging long miles in the backcountry of Santa Barbara CA with his dog Buster. Ultra running has served as a way to connect with nature and find peace and serenity. During the week David works as a educator with young adults with special needs.

David Deluca is a 35 year old trail runner from north shore Massachusetts who grew up playing soccer but traded in his cleats for trail shoes about 2 years ago. He loves logging long miles in the backcountry of Santa Barbara CA with his dog Buster. Ultra running has served as a way to connect with nature and find peace and serenity. During the week David works as a educator with young adults with special needs.

Jenna Newton @Jenn_noelle  Jenna is a young physical therapist from small town Havre de Grace, Maryland; seafood capital of the east coast. When she's not helping others she can be found out on the trails or eating whole pizzas at home. She just ran her first ultra and is looking forward to her next adventure.

Jenna Newton @Jenn_noelle

Jenna is a young physical therapist from small town Havre de Grace, Maryland; seafood capital of the east coast. When she's not helping others she can be found out on the trails or eating whole pizzas at home. She just ran her first ultra and is looking forward to her next adventure.

Taylor Witter @taylor.witter  Born and raised in Wisconsin, Taylor has called Saskatchewan home since 2010. At home he is outnumbered 3:1 by redheads who you'll see "crewing" him at each race. In 2017 he discover ultra and was inspired by the grit and determination of the athletes. In the span of just over a year and a half of training he went from couch to finishing Beaver Flat 50. He believes that in life the most underrated places are the uncomfortable places because, those are the places where we grow.

Taylor Witter @taylor.witter

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Taylor has called Saskatchewan home since 2010. At home he is outnumbered 3:1 by redheads who you'll see "crewing" him at each race. In 2017 he discover ultra and was inspired by the grit and determination of the athletes. In the span of just over a year and a half of training he went from couch to finishing Beaver Flat 50. He believes that in life the most underrated places are the uncomfortable places because, those are the places where we grow.

Clare Farrow @claree_elizabeth  Clare Farrow is a 25 year old trail/ultra runner originally from the Beast Coast (Pennsylvania & Alabama) and currently living in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She started running in May of 2016 as a way to get fit, eventually losing 70 lbs and finding a new passion in running. Since discovering ultras in 2017, she's racked up several overall wins, gender wins, and course records at various events on the east coast before moving out West to Wyoming in 2018.In 2019, she plans to move further up in distance by finishing the Javelina Jundred & Palmer Lake 24 Hr Fun Run/Death Race, as well as other shorter events like the Speedgoat 50k.

Clare Farrow @claree_elizabeth

Clare Farrow is a 25 year old trail/ultra runner originally from the Beast Coast (Pennsylvania & Alabama) and currently living in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She started running in May of 2016 as a way to get fit, eventually losing 70 lbs and finding a new passion in running. Since discovering ultras in 2017, she's racked up several overall wins, gender wins, and course records at various events on the east coast before moving out West to Wyoming in 2018.In 2019, she plans to move further up in distance by finishing the Javelina Jundred & Palmer Lake 24 Hr Fun Run/Death Race, as well as other shorter events like the Speedgoat 50k.

Willow Hoaglund @willowh  Willow lives in Edina, Minnesota with her Husband, daughter, three cats, and energetic pup, Mika. She rediscovered her passion for running several years ago after moving across the country, and joining a thriving community of trail runners in the Midwest. They introduced her to the local ultra scene and made every run a fun adventure! The rest is history! If she’s not out running, you can find her sipping coffee with her friends and family.

Willow Hoaglund @willowh

Willow lives in Edina, Minnesota with her Husband, daughter, three cats, and energetic pup, Mika. She rediscovered her passion for running several years ago after moving across the country, and joining a thriving community of trail runners in the Midwest. They introduced her to the local ultra scene and made every run a fun adventure! The rest is history! If she’s not out running, you can find her sipping coffee with her friends and family.

Kelly Hutchins @trlrnr1  Kelly is a loving father (of 2 boys), husband (of 1 wife, (LeeAnn)), and a son. He is an Industrial mechanic by trade and a Veteran of the US Navy, where he served during Desert Storm and Desert Shield, back in 1990/1991. He loves being in the forest, on a mountain, or running through the trails of West KY. He’s enjoying life, no matter what it throws at him, He knows his strength and joy comes from above and he will do his part to live it out.

Kelly Hutchins @trlrnr1

Kelly is a loving father (of 2 boys), husband (of 1 wife, (LeeAnn)), and a son. He is an Industrial mechanic by trade and a Veteran of the US Navy, where he served during Desert Storm and Desert Shield, back in 1990/1991. He loves being in the forest, on a mountain, or running through the trails of West KY. He’s enjoying life, no matter what it throws at him, He knows his strength and joy comes from above and he will do his part to live it out.

Nicole Piechuta @nicoletherunner  Nicole is a spunky dog mom, foodie, beer enthusiast, scientist, and world traveler aspiring to snatch her Abbott Six Star Finisher’s medal in 2020. She is making an attempt to run in every continent before she turns 31. Once the self proclaimed “injury queen,” she has restructured training to become a better version of her running self, and using prevail several times a week has helped keep all of her injuries at bay.

Nicole Piechuta @nicoletherunner

Nicole is a spunky dog mom, foodie, beer enthusiast, scientist, and world traveler aspiring to snatch her Abbott Six Star Finisher’s medal in 2020. She is making an attempt to run in every continent before she turns 31. Once the self proclaimed “injury queen,” she has restructured training to become a better version of her running self, and using prevail several times a week has helped keep all of her injuries at bay.

Charles Patten @Cpatten93  Charles Patten is a husband to a combat veteran and retired Air Force wife and father to 3 awesome children ages 17,13,10. He enjoys running the trails of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah and hiking the ski areas near Salt Lake City. When he is not working at a nearby military base or checking out new trails, he can be found coaching high school cross country for the past 17 years and mentoring young athletes on the benefits of running.

Charles Patten @Cpatten93

Charles Patten is a husband to a combat veteran and retired Air Force wife and father to 3 awesome children ages 17,13,10. He enjoys running the trails of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah and hiking the ski areas near Salt Lake City. When he is not working at a nearby military base or checking out new trails, he can be found coaching high school cross country for the past 17 years and mentoring young athletes on the benefits of running.


John Maxwell @Run_John  John Maxwell is a 31yr old ultra runner born and raised in Snohomish, Washington. John first started running road marathons back in 2011 but in 2016 switched from the road to trails and never looked back. Since then John has racked up a number of different accomplishments in the ultra world, including a few 1st place overall finishes, 2nd Place overall at the 2018 Squamish 50/50, multiple sub-24hr 100 milers and just recently got the Solo / Unsupported FKT of the Wonderland Trail in Washington State.

John Maxwell @Run_John

John Maxwell is a 31yr old ultra runner born and raised in Snohomish, Washington. John first started running road marathons back in 2011 but in 2016 switched from the road to trails and never looked back. Since then John has racked up a number of different accomplishments in the ultra world, including a few 1st place overall finishes, 2nd Place overall at the 2018 Squamish 50/50, multiple sub-24hr 100 milers and just recently got the Solo / Unsupported FKT of the Wonderland Trail in Washington State.

Stephanie Provost Cooper @cooperprovost  Stephanie has been married for 15yrs with 3 kids (12,11 & 5). Her entire family plays hockey except for her and she’s referred to as “the crazy runner.” She has done a couple ultras and her favorite was in the Grand Canyon. She works as a SpEd para educator and she’s just finishing up her certification to become a SpEd teacher.

Stephanie Provost Cooper @cooperprovost

Stephanie has been married for 15yrs with 3 kids (12,11 & 5). Her entire family plays hockey except for her and she’s referred to as “the crazy runner.” She has done a couple ultras and her favorite was in the Grand Canyon. She works as a SpEd para educator and she’s just finishing up her certification to become a SpEd teacher.

Kurt Loar @Kurts_runningfitness  Kurt is a 43 year old husband, father and grandfather. He started running at age 40 and ran his first half a few weeks later. He’s been marathon training ever since. Currently, he’s working on chasing down a Boston Qualifier. He loves traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Kurt Loar @Kurts_runningfitness

Kurt is a 43 year old husband, father and grandfather. He started running at age 40 and ran his first half a few weeks later. He’s been marathon training ever since. Currently, he’s working on chasing down a Boston Qualifier. He loves traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Christian Bellesini @chrisbellesini (Italy)  Christian is the father of 1, and lives in Northern Italy. He is Prevail’s first European ambassador!  He loves positivity, to smile and run in his mountains. Christian has 6 ultras scheduled this year and organizes a local ultra in his own city.

Christian Bellesini @chrisbellesini (Italy)

Christian is the father of 1, and lives in Northern Italy. He is Prevail’s first European ambassador!
He loves positivity, to smile and run in his mountains. Christian has 6 ultras scheduled this year and organizes a local ultra in his own city.

Cylas Langdon @@cylas  Cylas Langdon is a Registered Nurse from Texas who has ditched NSAIDs for Prevail’s CBD salve. After experiencing a few GI bleeds from stomach ulcers, she was desperate for a natural remedy for the aches and pains of distance running. She’s a marathoner, yogi, wife, dog mom, and aspiring lifestyle blogger.

Cylas Langdon @@cylas

Cylas Langdon is a Registered Nurse from Texas who has ditched NSAIDs for Prevail’s CBD salve. After experiencing a few GI bleeds from stomach ulcers, she was desperate for a natural remedy for the aches and pains of distance running. She’s a marathoner, yogi, wife, dog mom, and aspiring lifestyle blogger.

Gabe Herrera @gaberenephoto  Gabe Herrera is a passionate photographer and graphic designer who is also a proud dog dad to his rescue pup, Lola. But don’t let that fool ya. He is an adventure junkie with a love for good craft beer, chips and salsa, and of course, running. His passion for running began in 2017 when he got his ass off the couch and gave up that awful smoking habit. He decided to trade in that lifestyle and start his health and wellness journey. Now, down over 120lbs, Gabe enjoys running half marathons, HIIT workouts, and is starting to dabble in other endurance sports. When he is not training, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, finding new breweries with friends, and of course playing with Lola.

Gabe Herrera @gaberenephoto

Gabe Herrera is a passionate photographer and graphic designer who is also a proud dog dad to his rescue pup, Lola. But don’t let that fool ya. He is an adventure junkie with a love for good craft beer, chips and salsa, and of course, running. His passion for running began in 2017 when he got his ass off the couch and gave up that awful smoking habit. He decided to trade in that lifestyle and start his health and wellness journey. Now, down over 120lbs, Gabe enjoys running half marathons, HIIT workouts, and is starting to dabble in other endurance sports. When he is not training, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, finding new breweries with friends, and of course playing with Lola.

Nathan White @nwhite1024  As a child, he was unable to grasp the long-term impact of growing up on his grandparents farm in the summer or the fishing trips he took with my father. Looking back, Nathan can see his early childhood set the stage for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. In his adulthood, he has spent time in Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and Yosemite. Today he reside in Columbus, Ohio, where he’s thankful for the many opportunities available through simply getting out and finding them.

Nathan White @nwhite1024

As a child, he was unable to grasp the long-term impact of growing up on his grandparents farm in the summer or the fishing trips he took with my father. Looking back, Nathan can see his early childhood set the stage for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. In his adulthood, he has spent time in Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and Yosemite. Today he reside in Columbus, Ohio, where he’s thankful for the many opportunities available through simply getting out and finding them.

Michael Brandon Miller @millzgotmiles  Brandon, 29, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA – started running in the summer of 2015 as a way to get in shape and lose weight. Completing a couch to 5K program, he lost around 60 lbs and found something he enjoyed doing. It was in December 2017 when he started trail running and found his passion for running and the trail running community and decided to get into endurance running by signing up for his first marathon and 50k within the next 6 months. Now, he’s planning to get into further distances by completing Highlands Sky 40M, Burning River 50M, Oil Creek 100K, and Devil Dog 100M in 2019. Outside of running, he’s an IT Consultant and doodle dad of two.

Michael Brandon Miller @millzgotmiles

Brandon, 29, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA – started running in the summer of 2015 as a way to get in shape and lose weight. Completing a couch to 5K program, he lost around 60 lbs and found something he enjoyed doing. It was in December 2017 when he started trail running and found his passion for running and the trail running community and decided to get into endurance running by signing up for his first marathon and 50k within the next 6 months. Now, he’s planning to get into further distances by completing Highlands Sky 40M, Burning River 50M, Oil Creek 100K, and Devil Dog 100M in 2019. Outside of running, he’s an IT Consultant and doodle dad of two.

Brian Klug @trailbuddha  Brian Klug hails from the Great Midwest, and works as a manager at Twin Cities Running Company in Minnesota. A father of two, he balances his time between parenting, managing two running stores, and being a husband by training for his favorite distance (although he sometimes questions this), the 100 mile. Finding races is pretty easy, however, as the entire family, including his 3 month old, is his go to crew! They are always up for travel and adventure!

Brian Klug @trailbuddha

Brian Klug hails from the Great Midwest, and works as a manager at Twin Cities Running Company in Minnesota. A father of two, he balances his time between parenting, managing two running stores, and being a husband by training for his favorite distance (although he sometimes questions this), the 100 mile. Finding races is pretty easy, however, as the entire family, including his 3 month old, is his go to crew! They are always up for travel and adventure!

Kaysey Wickins @kayseyrae  Kaysey first started running to help with her anxiety and since it has become a way of life. One half marathon and four marathons later she's still continuing to push herself on and off the trail. Kaysey loves to hike and backpack when she's not training for marathons. She has hiked all of the Adirondack 46 high peaks in New York and is currently working on the 4000footers in New Hampshire. Kaysey is currently looking to expand into trail running and complete an ultra-marathon in 2020.

Kaysey Wickins @kayseyrae

Kaysey first started running to help with her anxiety and since it has become a way of life. One half marathon and four marathons later she's still continuing to push herself on and off the trail. Kaysey loves to hike and backpack when she's not training for marathons. She has hiked all of the Adirondack 46 high peaks in New York and is currently working on the 4000footers in New Hampshire. Kaysey is currently looking to expand into trail running and complete an ultra-marathon in 2020.


Brittany Tillman @Brittnicole248  Brittany got into longer distance events when a family member was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She began participating in cycling events for the MS Society. Since then her passion has shifted to the trail running scene, although she still does enjoy some cycling. While not professing to be anywhere near a ‘professional’ athlete, she does like to see how far one can push themselves.

Brittany Tillman @Brittnicole248

Brittany got into longer distance events when a family member was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She began participating in cycling events for the MS Society. Since then her passion has shifted to the trail running scene, although she still does enjoy some cycling. While not professing to be anywhere near a ‘professional’ athlete, she does like to see how far one can push themselves.

Erica Monroy @eshaefearless  Originally from Ohio, but found her home in Florida. She’s a Army Veteran, wife of 19 years, and mother to 1. Though she has Fibromyalgia and a genetic disease (Tuberous Sclerosis), she finds that staying active and running is her best medicine. She challenges herself with distance, in 2019 she has already ran her first and second Full marathons, the second was a PR by almost 40 minutes.

Erica Monroy @eshaefearless

Originally from Ohio, but found her home in Florida. She’s a Army Veteran, wife of 19 years, and mother to 1. Though she has Fibromyalgia and a genetic disease (Tuberous Sclerosis), she finds that staying active and running is her best medicine. She challenges herself with distance, in 2019 she has already ran her first and second Full marathons, the second was a PR by almost 40 minutes.


Brandon Regier @brandon_regier  Brandon is a young and aspiring athlete from Alberta, Canada. He started running about 7-years ago and will be going into his 4th season in the ultra scene. Brandon thrives spending time on the mountain trails, this is where he comes alive and nothing else matters but the moment he is in. With a busy schedule, the ability to train, recover and live a healthy lifestyle is dependent on proper balance and time management, this being the key to his success!

Brandon Regier @brandon_regier

Brandon is a young and aspiring athlete from Alberta, Canada. He started running about 7-years ago and will be going into his 4th season in the ultra scene. Brandon thrives spending time on the mountain trails, this is where he comes alive and nothing else matters but the moment he is in. With a busy schedule, the ability to train, recover and live a healthy lifestyle is dependent on proper balance and time management, this being the key to his success!

Mark Harlow @262mike  Mike is a 67 year old retiree who didn't start running until he was 50. Since then he's run over 25 marathons. Mike lost a kidney to cancer a couple of years ago but he did't let that stop him. His latest adventure was completing his first Spartan Race which he said was a real challenge. Mike is a firm believer that age is just a number and plans on running and competing in athletic events for many years to come.

Mark Harlow @262mike

Mike is a 67 year old retiree who didn't start running until he was 50. Since then he's run over 25 marathons. Mike lost a kidney to cancer a couple of years ago but he did't let that stop him. His latest adventure was completing his first Spartan Race which he said was a real challenge. Mike is a firm believer that age is just a number and plans on running and competing in athletic events for many years to come.

Terry Anderson @terryultrarunner  Terry started ultrarunning in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. So far his biggest accomplishments have been running two 100 mile races and completing the Tahoe 200! When he’s not out on the trails he is a dad and works as an EMT. He lives in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend and 2 kids.

Terry Anderson @terryultrarunner

Terry started ultrarunning in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. So far his biggest accomplishments have been running two 100 mile races and completing the Tahoe 200! When he’s not out on the trails he is a dad and works as an EMT. He lives in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend and 2 kids.

Jenna Volden @runs_on_espresso  Jenna is a gluten-free athlete (celiac disease) living in Phoenix, AZ. She started running on and off at 24 after hanging up her dancing shoes. In 2012 Jenna attempted her first 5k, a turkey trot, and hasn't looked back since. The half marathon is her favorite distance, but her ultimate goal is to complete a marathon. She also enjoys photography, hiking, and weight-lifting.

Jenna Volden @runs_on_espresso

Jenna is a gluten-free athlete (celiac disease) living in Phoenix, AZ. She started running on and off at 24 after hanging up her dancing shoes. In 2012 Jenna attempted her first 5k, a turkey trot, and hasn't looked back since. The half marathon is her favorite distance, but her ultimate goal is to complete a marathon. She also enjoys photography, hiking, and weight-lifting.


Erica Zazzara @ e_zazza13  Erika is a Special Education teacher in Syracuse Ny. She has always been a road runner and cyclist for years. And in the last 2 years she has fallen in love with trail/ ultra running. She loves nature and being in the woods is her therapy. She is a hill seeker and climber . She races all types of trails from technical, hilly or flat and fast. She prefers races with the climbs.

Erica Zazzara @ e_zazza13

Erika is a Special Education teacher in Syracuse Ny. She has always been a road runner and cyclist for years. And in the last 2 years she has fallen in love with trail/ ultra running. She loves nature and being in the woods is her therapy. She is a hill seeker and climber . She races all types of trails from technical, hilly or flat and fast. She prefers races with the climbs.

Sean Haverty @sean_patrick_haverty  Being overweight, out of shape, and in degrading health at age 42, Sean decided he had enough and hit the trails. He started competing in local trail races a few months later, losing 60 lbs and completing 25 races in his first year of running. Sean’s drive and passion is infectious and he loves spreading inspiration to all, showing that you can truly do anything that you train for.

Sean Haverty @sean_patrick_haverty

Being overweight, out of shape, and in degrading health at age 42, Sean decided he had enough and hit the trails.
He started competing in local trail races a few months later, losing 60 lbs and completing 25 races in his first year of running. Sean’s drive and passion is infectious and he loves spreading inspiration to all, showing that you can truly do anything that you train for.

Robin Davis @bagheeboo  Robin Davis has been married for 15 years, works full time in a financial management firm, and is mother to 2, a boy (13) and a girl (8), who are very involved in competitive karate all over the US. In early 2013, in all her “spare time,” she began running and completed her first marathon in the Spring of 2014, just before her 40th birthday. She quickly jumped in to the world of Ultra Running and appreciates the peace and quiet of long, slow, solo training runs. Her Anatolian Shepherd, Ayla, will occasionally join her and has logged many a mile on both trail and road.

Robin Davis @bagheeboo

Robin Davis has been married for 15 years, works full time in a financial management firm, and is mother to 2, a boy (13) and a girl (8), who are very involved in competitive karate all over the US. In early 2013, in all her “spare time,” she began running and completed her first marathon in the Spring of 2014, just before her 40th birthday. She quickly jumped in to the world of Ultra Running and appreciates the peace and quiet of long, slow, solo training runs. Her Anatolian Shepherd, Ayla, will occasionally join her and has logged many a mile on both trail and road.

Ginger Schmidt @messy_hair_ dirtyfeet  Only five years ago, Ginger decided to start running after never being any kind of athlete a day in her life, and a year later ran her first ultra marathon. Loving both running in it's purist form and the ultra community, she only has plans to see how far she can run not caring if there's a start/finish line or just wandering about her rural Nebraska surroundings. Ginger lives on their family farm, is a married mom of two teen boys, and a 911/sheriff dispatcher.

Ginger Schmidt @messy_hair_ dirtyfeet

Only five years ago, Ginger decided to start running after never being any kind of athlete a day in her life, and a year later ran her first ultra marathon. Loving both running in it's purist form and the ultra community, she only has plans to see how far she can run not caring if there's a start/finish line or just wandering about her rural Nebraska surroundings. Ginger lives on their family farm, is a married mom of two teen boys, and a 911/sheriff dispatcher.

Becky Madsen @bdad2u  Becky is a brand-new ultra-runner. She ran her very first trail this last year, and instantly became hooked. She completed her very first Ultra this last year and has been bitten by the bug ever since. She enjoys volunteering at local races and spending weekends enjoying the Southwest and resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Becky Madsen @bdad2u

Becky is a brand-new ultra-runner. She ran her very first trail this last year, and instantly became hooked. She completed her very first Ultra this last year and has been bitten by the bug ever since. She enjoys volunteering at local races and spending weekends enjoying the Southwest and resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Zanne Willis @liveincolorlife  Zanne likes to do a little bit of everything. With a full and partial knee replacement she was told she couldn’t run or hike. She now proudly is a mid pack ultra runner and triathlete. You’ll most likely see her on trail with her dog, Sake who at 11 is running marathons and climbing mountains. They both love Prevail.

Zanne Willis @liveincolorlife
Zanne likes to do a little bit of everything. With a full and partial knee replacement she was told she couldn’t run or hike. She now proudly is a mid pack ultra runner and triathlete. You’ll most likely see her on trail with her dog, Sake who at 11 is running marathons and climbing mountains. They both love Prevail.

Dave Griffin @dave_griffin68  Uncle Dave on most days can be found at one of two places: at the Ultra Running Company or at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on a trail. He’s run a lot of miles in his days, and he considered himself to not be much of a racer, but his experience proves otherwise. He’s tough as nails. He loves to make a goal to challenge himself and conquer it. Dave has great stories and is one of the most straight shooters you’ll ever meet. We love Uncle Dave.

Dave Griffin @dave_griffin68

Uncle Dave on most days can be found at one of two places: at the Ultra Running Company or at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on a trail. He’s run a lot of miles in his days, and he considered himself to not be much of a racer, but his experience proves otherwise. He’s tough as nails. He loves to make a goal to challenge himself and conquer it. Dave has great stories and is one of the most straight shooters you’ll ever meet. We love Uncle Dave.

Brian Wean @wheres_otis  Brian is 35 years old and lives in Saint Paul, MN with his wife and 5 year old son. He is handyman by trade, runner from the heart. After spending many years away from running, he found my way back to the sport that breathes life back into a part of him. He is working his way up to the 100 mile distance, and learning from every step he takes on the trails.

Brian Wean @wheres_otis

Brian is 35 years old and lives in Saint Paul, MN with his wife and 5 year old son. He is handyman by trade, runner from the heart. After spending many years away from running, he found my way back to the sport that breathes life back into a part of him. He is working his way up to the 100 mile distance, and learning from every step he takes on the trails.

Alicia Eno @chiajewel7  Alicia is an only child from Detroit, MI and currently lives in Seattle. She thrives on setbacks, struggle and the hustle to move forward. She loves travel and combined this with running as the third US women to have raced a Boston Qualifier marathon in every state. Not just a road runner, she relishes the 50 mile distance and timed events. Alicia is striving towards a sub three hour marathon!

Alicia Eno @chiajewel7

Alicia is an only child from Detroit, MI and currently lives in Seattle. She thrives on setbacks, struggle and the hustle to move forward. She loves travel and combined this with running as the third US women to have raced a Boston Qualifier marathon in every state. Not just a road runner, she relishes the 50 mile distance and timed events. Alicia is striving towards a sub three hour marathon!

Craig Simmons @runnercraig67  Craig and his wife April have just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and have two children. Their son Cameron is 17, and their daughter Charlie is 8. Craig gets paid to be an IT Manager, but prefers to be running. Anywhere. April drug Craig, kicking and screaming, to his first 5K in 2013, and he hasn't stopped since, working his way to 10K's, Half Marathons, and last year his first Marathon, and Ultramarathon- completing back-to-back 50K's at Across The Years in Phoenix.

Craig Simmons @runnercraig67

Craig and his wife April have just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and have two children. Their son Cameron is 17, and their daughter Charlie is 8. Craig gets paid to be an IT Manager, but prefers to be running. Anywhere. April drug Craig, kicking and screaming, to his first 5K in 2013, and he hasn't stopped since, working his way to 10K's, Half Marathons, and last year his first Marathon, and Ultramarathon- completing back-to-back 50K's at Across The Years in Phoenix.

Mike Kubicek @mountainkubicek  Mike is an ultra runner living in Southwest Colorado. The perfect day for him is hours and hours above tree line in the San Juan Mountains. His ultimate goal is to someday complete the Hardrock 100.

Mike Kubicek @mountainkubicek

Mike is an ultra runner living in Southwest Colorado. The perfect day for him is hours and hours above tree line in the San Juan Mountains. His ultimate goal is to someday complete the Hardrock 100.

Amy Stone @amystone_623  Amy Stone is an aspiring endurance trail runner, she is training for her first 50k this fall, the Blood Rock 50k. Amy, along with her husband Jeff, their 3 kids, and their dog Amos, live in Birmingham, AL. They spend their time actively enjoying the great outdoors!

Amy Stone @amystone_623

Amy Stone is an aspiring endurance trail runner, she is training for her first 50k this fall, the Blood Rock 50k. Amy, along with her husband Jeff, their 3 kids, and their dog Amos, live in Birmingham, AL. They spend their time actively enjoying the great outdoors!

Sara Thompson @longleggedmooser  Sara Thompson is an orthopedic nurse practitioner living in the Heart of Dixie with her husband and two children. She started running in 2011 and hasn't looked back. She's competed in races ranging from Olympic distance triathlon to century bike races to marathons. Her current love is the marathon distance and hopes to complete all six World Marathon Majors.

Sara Thompson @longleggedmooser

Sara Thompson is an orthopedic nurse practitioner living in the Heart of Dixie with her husband and two children. She started running in 2011 and hasn't looked back. She's competed in races ranging from Olympic distance triathlon to century bike races to marathons. Her current love is the marathon distance and hopes to complete all six World Marathon Majors.

Kristen Gonyaw @ginger_gon_trailin  Kristen is a 27 year old Vermonter who's love for distance started while competing her horses in 50-100 mile endurance races. She completed her first ultra after moving to Central Pennsylvania in 2016 and she hasn't stopped running since. Even though challenging, she enjoys balancing time between herself and her horses which means when she's not running, she's riding! This year she plans to return to her home state to attempt her first Vermont 100. Her goal is to one day be as badass as her horse.

Kristen Gonyaw @ginger_gon_trailin

Kristen is a 27 year old Vermonter who's love for distance started while competing her horses in 50-100 mile endurance races. She completed her first ultra after moving to Central Pennsylvania in 2016 and she hasn't stopped running since. Even though challenging, she enjoys balancing time between herself and her horses which means when she's not running, she's riding! This year she plans to return to her home state to attempt her first Vermont 100. Her goal is to one day be as badass as her horse.

Jessica Mara @Jess_tonessitup  Jessica, 28, is a microbiologist currently living in Boston,MA. She loves traveling, drinking craft beers, and running. She is a hard worker who tries to inspire others with her dedication and perseverance. She started running a couple years ago and quickly fell in love with the mental and physical challenges it brings. Though she has never attempted a full marathon, she strives to complete both Chicago and New York marathon back to back in 2019.

Jessica Mara @Jess_tonessitup

Jessica, 28, is a microbiologist currently living in Boston,MA. She loves traveling, drinking craft beers, and running. She is a hard worker who tries to inspire others with her dedication and perseverance. She started running a couple years ago and quickly fell in love with the mental and physical challenges it brings. Though she has never attempted a full marathon, she strives to complete both Chicago and New York marathon back to back in 2019.

Jessica Hadley @Jessbug1122  Jessica is a 35 year old proud Michigander and Mom of two boys. She could not run a half mile before the age of 30 but decided to give it a shot after suffering from anxiety after having her second son and fell in love with the sport. What started with a goal to just finish one half marathon has turned into a passion she cannot resist. She loves spending time outdoors, playing sports with her kids, and just living life to it's fullest. Running is her happy place!

Jessica Hadley @Jessbug1122

Jessica is a 35 year old proud Michigander and Mom of two boys. She could not run a half mile before the age of 30 but decided to give it a shot after suffering from anxiety after having her second son and fell in love with the sport. What started with a goal to just finish one half marathon has turned into a passion she cannot resist. She loves spending time outdoors, playing sports with her kids, and just living life to it's fullest. Running is her happy place!


Joell Ritchie @joellritchie  Joell has been a runner on and off since high school, but never imagined life as it is today. She fell in love with trail running in 2015 and has never looked back. After completing her first ever marathon along the Superior Hiking Trail, she figured the sky was the limit. She hopes to complete the 50 this fall, with sights on the 100.

Joell Ritchie @joellritchie

Joell has been a runner on and off since high school, but never imagined life as it is today. She fell in love with trail running in 2015 and has never looked back. After completing her first ever marathon along the Superior Hiking Trail, she figured the sky was the limit. She hopes to complete the 50 this fall, with sights on the 100.

Jessica McBride @babygotbanff  Jessica McBride is an Albertan distance runner and advocate both for women in sport and in the limitless potential of the adult onset athlete. As an RRCA run coach Jessica has been privileged to work with many members of the trail community, after having come up in the sport post-weight loss with the help of that same community. When not coaching Jessica is competing on ultramarathon and working to head Canadian sales for Wunjo Sports.

Jessica McBride @babygotbanff

Jessica McBride is an Albertan distance runner and advocate both for women in sport and in the limitless potential of the adult onset athlete. As an RRCA run coach Jessica has been privileged to work with many members of the trail community, after having come up in the sport post-weight loss with the help of that same community. When not coaching Jessica is competing on ultramarathon and working to head Canadian sales for Wunjo Sports.

Jana Herzog @janaherzog_  Originally from Czech Republic, Jana currently lives in Salt Lake City. Coming from cross country skiing and speedskating background, after a back injury, she took on mountain and long distance running. In just 4 years of running, she has been able to finish a few 100 milers, meet a lot of new friends, and complete a few unsupported long distance routes. She is preparing to set/break a few very long distance FKT in 2019/2020 season. She is also a sports/action photographer.

Jana Herzog @janaherzog_

Originally from Czech Republic, Jana currently lives in Salt Lake City. Coming from cross country skiing and speedskating background, after a back injury, she took on mountain and long distance running. In just 4 years of running, she has been able to finish a few 100 milers, meet a lot of new friends, and complete a few unsupported long distance routes. She is preparing to set/break a few very long distance FKT in 2019/2020 season. She is also a sports/action photographer.

Heather McKirdy @itsheathersturn  Heather is an east-coast transplant to Flagstaff, AZ where she currently lives, runs, and plays in the mountains with her husband and two dogs. A running coach for McKirdy Trained, she spends most of her days highly invested in her athletes’ training. In her free time, she’s working towards her own goals of a 2:50 road marathon and eventually, tackling her based-in-no-reality fear of running for longer than 4 hours and taking on Comrades!

Heather McKirdy @itsheathersturn

Heather is an east-coast transplant to Flagstaff, AZ where she currently lives, runs, and plays in the mountains with her husband and two dogs. A running coach for McKirdy Trained, she spends most of her days highly invested in her athletes’ training. In her free time, she’s working towards her own goals of a 2:50 road marathon and eventually, tackling her based-in-no-reality fear of running for longer than 4 hours and taking on Comrades!

Erik Dahl @eadahl  Erik Dahl is a trail and ultra runner living in Michigan with his wife and two kids. After playing soccer through college and a physically lethargic 20's and 30's, he begrudgingly started running again in 2014 and somehow fell in love with running ultra distances. Erik is always looking for challenges and adventure runs to explore the natural world and connect with himself or others.

Erik Dahl @eadahl

Erik Dahl is a trail and ultra runner living in Michigan with his wife and two kids. After playing soccer through college and a physically lethargic 20's and 30's, he begrudgingly started running again in 2014 and somehow fell in love with running ultra distances. Erik is always looking for challenges and adventure runs to explore the natural world and connect with himself or others.

Stephanie Saunders @being_steph_af  Stephanie is a total goofball who recently began to self-identify as a runner, even though she’s been running as a way of discovering where she lives 9 years ago. Steph is involved with the November Project Buffalo tribe and credits this community for the incredible connections and supports that encouraged her to finish her first half marathon just this May, and is gearing up to do her first Ragnar relay with these same crazy happy people. Steph finds balance with her fitness by being married to a husband who bakes his own pies and lounging around with their lazy springer spaniel.

Stephanie Saunders @being_steph_af

Stephanie is a total goofball who recently began to self-identify as a runner, even though she’s been running as a way of discovering where she lives 9 years ago. Steph is involved with the November Project Buffalo tribe and credits this community for the incredible connections and supports that encouraged her to finish her first half marathon just this May, and is gearing up to do her first Ragnar relay with these same crazy happy people. Steph finds balance with her fitness by being married to a husband who bakes his own pies and lounging around with their lazy springer spaniel.

Krystal Geddes @krystal.geddes  Krystal is a Navy veteran, currently working as a pediatric nurse and working on her Master’s degree. She ran the Honolulu marathon in 2018 with almost no training and figured since her legs were already busted, she might as well keep going! She is now training for her first 50 km race (the marathon didn't kill her so she figured why not go an extra couple of miles) in August on the island of Oahu where she lives with her husband and pit mix, Pepper Pig.

Krystal Geddes @krystal.geddes

Krystal is a Navy veteran, currently working as a pediatric nurse and working on her Master’s degree. She ran the Honolulu marathon in 2018 with almost no training and figured since her legs were already busted, she might as well keep going! She is now training for her first 50 km race (the marathon didn't kill her so she figured why not go an extra couple of miles) in August on the island of Oahu where she lives with her husband and pit mix, Pepper Pig.

Megan Maiser & Ian Forsyth @mmaiser & @ipforsyth  Megan and Ian met skydiving and began doing ultras in Florida. They have done several timed races and both completed in The Keys 50 miler together. They crewed/ paced each other for their first 100 milers; The Daytona 100 and Skydive Ultra 100. They love the ultra community and giving back by volunteering.

Megan Maiser & Ian Forsyth @mmaiser & @ipforsyth

Megan and Ian met skydiving and began doing ultras in Florida. They have done several timed races and both completed in The Keys 50 miler together. They crewed/ paced each other for their first 100 milers; The Daytona 100 and Skydive Ultra 100. They love the ultra community and giving back by volunteering.

Jameson Clover @jamesonclover  Jameson is Vice President of Surgical Services at a small non-profit during the week and a dirtbagging ultra, trail runner on the weekends. She seeks the wildness of the mountains and friendships forged while navigating a more primitive life of finding peace on the trails. She has completed 2 100 mile races, and has the FKT on the Boundary Trail. In order to sustain an adventurous lifestyle fueling and recovery are a priority.

Jameson Clover @jamesonclover

Jameson is Vice President of Surgical Services at a small non-profit during the week and a dirtbagging ultra, trail runner on the weekends. She seeks the wildness of the mountains and friendships forged while navigating a more primitive life of finding peace on the trails. She has completed 2 100 mile races, and has the FKT on the Boundary Trail. In order to sustain an adventurous lifestyle fueling and recovery are a priority.


Brian Paisley @paisley.bryan  Raised in the coastal hills north of San Francisco, Bryan is no stranger to trail running. However, by his late teens Bryan took leave from the joys of running in nature, not to return until his late 40’s. After 10 years clean and sober he looked to ultra trail running as a way of strengthening his sobriety and spiritual connection.

Brian Paisley @paisley.bryan

Raised in the coastal hills north of San Francisco, Bryan is no stranger to trail running. However, by his late teens Bryan took leave from the joys of running in nature, not to return until his late 40’s. After 10 years clean and sober he looked to ultra trail running as a way of strengthening his sobriety and spiritual connection.

Tyler Deemer @tylerdeemer  Born amongst mountains in Alaska, Tyler speaks German, loves early morning trips to the trailhead, coffee ready 24/7, and his favorite running terrain is alpine. Follow Tyler for some breathtaking high terrain shots!

Tyler Deemer @tylerdeemer

Born amongst mountains in Alaska, Tyler speaks German, loves early morning trips to the trailhead, coffee ready 24/7, and his favorite running terrain is alpine. Follow Tyler for some breathtaking high terrain shots!

Shannon Mick @be.short.run.ultra  Shannon is a mental health counselor and has a passion for fitness. She is an ultra marathon runner, focusing on prevailing in 50-100 mile distances and will one day conquer 200+ miles. HIIT and Crossfit are favorite activities when she is not running and hitting the trail with her husband. Shannon is vegan, but listening to rock music also helps power her through her workouts. Her cat, tarantulas and fish think she's a great mom!

Shannon Mick @be.short.run.ultra

Shannon is a mental health counselor and has a passion for fitness. She is an ultra marathon runner, focusing on prevailing in 50-100 mile distances and will one day conquer 200+ miles. HIIT and Crossfit are favorite activities when she is not running and hitting the trail with her husband. Shannon is vegan, but listening to rock music also helps power her through her workouts. Her cat, tarantulas and fish think she's a great mom!

Laura Galligan @laura.runs.co  Laura is a jersey girl living her best mountain life in CO with hubby & fur baby boxer Goose! She started running more competitively about 12 years ago & never looked back! Running is her passion & a huge part of her life. She recently joined the marathoner club & qualified for Boston! She’s endured all the ups & downs that comes with this sport and it has made her a stronger person! When she’s not running you can find her spending time with family & friends, skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, traveling & of course at a local brewery!

Laura Galligan @laura.runs.co

Laura is a jersey girl living her best mountain life in CO with hubby & fur baby boxer Goose! She started running more competitively about 12 years ago & never looked back! Running is her passion & a huge part of her life. She recently joined the marathoner club & qualified for Boston! She’s endured all the ups & downs that comes with this sport and it has made her a stronger person! When she’s not running you can find her spending time with family & friends, skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, traveling & of course at a local brewery!


Ravi Singh @runultra_ravi  Ravi Singh is a husband and father of two, originally from India, who loves to run ultra distances. In September 2018, he ran 30 un-sanctioned Half Marathons in 30 consecutive days, just 2 months after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. He did it to learn about how his current Low Carb High Fat diet will affect his running and endurance. He strongly believes in a naturalistic and holistic approach towards health, fitness and diet that connects the mind, body and soul together.

Ravi Singh @runultra_ravi

Ravi Singh is a husband and father of two, originally from India, who loves to run ultra distances. In September 2018, he ran 30 un-sanctioned Half Marathons in 30 consecutive days, just 2 months after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. He did it to learn about how his current Low Carb High Fat diet will affect his running and endurance. He strongly believes in a naturalistic and holistic approach towards health, fitness and diet that connects the mind, body and soul together.

Roberta Horn @glenandroberta  Roberta has been surfing for 22 years and running for 6 years. She was born with severe club feet, having numerous surgeries from birth until she was 8 years old. That is when she finally was able to walk. In 1993 Roberta suffered a life threatening injury, broken neck C2/C3, that left her paralyzed with little hope of surviving much less ever walking again. Roberta never gave up hope and managed to survive the 9 hour surgery with months of wearing a halo brace in her head and therapy. She was told to never run, ride a bike, everything active for this could possibly end her life. Roberta said not doing anything was not living so she decided to embrace life and live!

Roberta Horn @glenandroberta

Roberta has been surfing for 22 years and running for 6 years. She was born with severe club feet, having numerous surgeries from birth until she was 8 years old. That is when she finally was able to walk. In 1993 Roberta suffered a life threatening injury, broken neck C2/C3, that left her paralyzed with little hope of surviving much less ever walking again. Roberta never gave up hope and managed to survive the 9 hour surgery with months of wearing a halo brace in her head and therapy. She was told to never run, ride a bike, everything active for this could possibly end her life. Roberta said not doing anything was not living so she decided to embrace life and live!


Henry Howard @henryhoward  Henry Howard's first memory of running goes back to fifth-grade track and field day when his teacher called him "molasses." Three decades later, he penciled "finish a marathon" on his bucket list. He accomplished that feat in 2012, and has since completed more than 25 marathons and ultras, twice qualified for the Boston Marathon and now is a certified running coach who encourages runners of all abilities.

Henry Howard @henryhoward

Henry Howard's first memory of running goes back to fifth-grade track and field day when his teacher called him "molasses." Three decades later, he penciled "finish a marathon" on his bucket list. He accomplished that feat in 2012, and has since completed more than 25 marathons and ultras, twice qualified for the Boston Marathon and now is a certified running coach who encourages runners of all abilities.


Tracy Thomas @Marvelousmud  Tracy Thomas is a nearly life-long runner who depends on this activity for both her physical and mental wellbeing. Tracy has experienced plenty of success in the past but is now content to run and race for the pure enjoyment of the activity and the social interaction with friends. “You can’t take yourself too seriously and you can’t take things too personally!” Being fit and healthy and following a plant-based diet are an important part of her life and she believes that the body will heal itself if you just allow it to.

Tracy Thomas @Marvelousmud

Tracy Thomas is a nearly life-long runner who depends on this activity for both her physical and mental wellbeing. Tracy has experienced plenty of success in the past but is now content to run and race for the pure enjoyment of the activity and the social interaction with friends. “You can’t take yourself too seriously and you can’t take things too personally!” Being fit and healthy and following a plant-based diet are an important part of her life and she believes that the body will heal itself if you just allow it to.

Cory Scotti @mudrocksandmountaintops  Being over weight and stressed out brought Cory back to his passion of discovering new trails. In need of a change he started running the trails he loved as a kid. Now he finds himself playing in the dirt whenever and wherever possible.

Cory Scotti @mudrocksandmountaintops

Being over weight and stressed out brought Cory back to his passion of discovering new trails. In need of a change he started running the trails he loved as a kid. Now he finds himself playing in the dirt whenever and wherever possible.


Jeff Gallup @barefootinclined  At the age of 46, Jeff was talked into entering a 5K obstacle race… he had never really run before, so he figured he should start before that race! After that, and discovering barefoot/minimalist running, Jeff proceeded to just enter races that were slightly longer in distance. Now at age 54, he's worked his way up to several 100K trail race finishes, and still has his target set for his first 100 miler!

Jeff Gallup @barefootinclined

At the age of 46, Jeff was talked into entering a 5K obstacle race… he had never really run before, so he figured he should start before that race! After that, and discovering barefoot/minimalist running, Jeff proceeded to just enter races that were slightly longer in distance. Now at age 54, he's worked his way up to several 100K trail race finishes, and still has his target set for his first 100 miler!

Lucas Walters @lukas_walters  Lucas is most happy when he is able to spend multiple hours outdoors. Truthfully he would live outside if he lived somewhere that was not - 50 in the winter! Lucas also enjoys a good craft beer shared among friends, in his free time he can be found roaming the Canadian Rockies, this is where he feels most alive.

Lucas Walters @lukas_walters

Lucas is most happy when he is able to spend multiple hours outdoors. Truthfully he would live outside if he lived somewhere that was not - 50 in the winter! Lucas also enjoys a good craft beer shared among friends, in his free time he can be found roaming the Canadian Rockies, this is where he feels most alive.

Shane Mascarin @wild_meat_athlete  Shane Mascarin is a father of twin girls and lives with his wife in Alberta, Canada. He spends the majority of his time outdoors as a biologist and avid outdoorsman. He competes in Ironman, road races and can be found on the trails running long distance Ultras including 200 milers.

Shane Mascarin @wild_meat_athlete

Shane Mascarin is a father of twin girls and lives with his wife in Alberta, Canada. He spends the majority of his time outdoors as a biologist and avid outdoorsman. He competes in Ironman, road races and can be found on the trails running long distance Ultras including 200 milers.

Melinda Hooper @melinda_runs_far  Melinda is an environmental scientist and  native Floridian. She is a passionate ultra marathon runner completing numerous races each year in distances from 50k to 150+ miles. You can easily recognize Melinda on the trails by her big smile. Running is her happy place and it shows!

Melinda Hooper @melinda_runs_far

Melinda is an environmental scientist and
native Floridian. She is a passionate ultra marathon runner completing numerous races each year in distances from 50k to 150+ miles. You can easily recognize Melinda on the trails by her big smile. Running is her happy place and it shows!

Crystal Fuston @Fustonmom  Crystal is a 48 year old nurse from Texas! She loves the sunshine and the heat! She lives with "If not now, then when" attitude! Not afraid to try anything and amazed at what she's accomplished after age 40!

Crystal Fuston @Fustonmom

Crystal is a 48 year old nurse from Texas! She loves the sunshine and the heat! She lives with "If not now, then when" attitude! Not afraid to try anything and amazed at what she's accomplished after age 40!

Melissa Hollmann @mhollmannruns  Melissa is a Physical Therapist from Arizona. She has been running and competing since high school and hasn’t stopped since. Her focus is on returning to racing half marathons after stepping away from racing for a few years due to a health condition. She is excited to get back into racing to see what is possible this year.

Melissa Hollmann @mhollmannruns

Melissa is a Physical Therapist from Arizona. She has been running and competing since high school and hasn’t stopped since. Her focus is on returning to racing half marathons after stepping away from racing for a few years due to a health condition. She is excited to get back into racing to see what is possible this year.


Erik Dinsmore @teachertrailrunner  Erik is a husband, and father to the world's greatest son. He is a Special Education teacher who works with high needs students. An avid ultramarathon runner, Erik likes to say that he runs to keep what sanity he has left, but the required distance gets longer every year.

Erik Dinsmore @teachertrailrunner

Erik is a husband, and father to the world's greatest son. He is a Special Education teacher who works with high needs students. An avid ultramarathon runner, Erik likes to say that he runs to keep what sanity he has left, but the required distance gets longer every year.


Maurine Lee@maurinelee60  Maurine Lee has been an endurance walker for most of her life. This helps maintain her sanity. She took up marathons and ultra distances starting in 2004. She has two prized belt buckles for 100 miles. Maurine likes to hang near the back of the pack to encourage others and loves volunteering at races.

Maurine Lee@maurinelee60

Maurine Lee has been an endurance walker for most of her life. This helps maintain her sanity. She took up marathons and ultra distances starting in 2004. She has two prized belt buckles for 100 miles. Maurine likes to hang near the back of the pack to encourage others and loves volunteering at races.

Josh Pantleo @joshpantleo  Josh has only been a runner for about 18 months and his love for being outside has turned him into a bit of a trail junkie. He started running to get in shape and run a 5k and is now toeing the line for Ultras. You can usually find him chatting(which he does a lot) or being a goofball with friends. Josh is married to his beautiful wife of 18 yrs and counting, Denelle and they have 2 teenage daughters.

Josh Pantleo @joshpantleo
Josh has only been a runner for about 18 months and his love for being outside has turned him into a bit of a trail junkie. He started running to get in shape and run a 5k and is now toeing the line for Ultras. You can usually find him chatting(which he does a lot) or being a goofball with friends. Josh is married to his beautiful wife of 18 yrs and counting, Denelle and they have 2 teenage daughters.

Laney Kerstetter @Trailandultrachic  Laney is a wife, mother of two, avid trail runner and an adventure seeker. A mountain mama at heart, she is happiest when getting lost in nature and running at higher elevations. Although she has been a runner since high school, she started craving the distance and running ultras in 2013. Laney has completed several 100 milers and is toying around with training for a 200 mile adventure. When not running, she enjoys backpacking, craft beer and photography.

Laney Kerstetter @Trailandultrachic

Laney is a wife, mother of two, avid trail runner and an adventure seeker. A mountain mama at heart, she is happiest when getting lost in nature and running at higher elevations. Although she has been a runner since high school, she started craving the distance and running ultras in 2013. Laney has completed several 100 milers and is toying around with training for a 200 mile adventure. When not running, she enjoys backpacking, craft beer and photography.

Katie Ricklefs @K8ie_did  Katie’s a marathon runner and hiker living in Colorado who loves meeting new trail friends and getting steep. When she’s not outside, Katie works for a financial services company as a communications coordinator. Reading,watching movies, and enjoying live music are some of her favorite ways to kick back.

Katie Ricklefs @K8ie_did

Katie’s a marathon runner and hiker living in Colorado who loves meeting new trail friends and getting steep. When she’s not outside, Katie works for a financial services company as a communications coordinator. Reading,watching movies, and enjoying live music are some of her favorite ways to kick back.

Jess Hodgson @runner_jess_  Jess Hodgson is an endurance athlete who is always looking for her next adventure! She lives a vegetarian lifestyle & utilizes natural remedies to help with recovery as well as relieve arthritis pain. Her motto is to live life to it's fullest!

Jess Hodgson @runner_jess_

Jess Hodgson is an endurance athlete who is always looking for her next adventure! She lives a vegetarian lifestyle & utilizes natural remedies to help with recovery as well as relieve arthritis pain. Her motto is to live life to it's fullest!

Sean McMillon @seanrmcmillan  Sean is an Ultra Endurance athlete, husband, father, and health care practitioner from Denver, Colorado. Snow, rain, or shine he loves getting out into nature and pushing the limits of his body and mind. He specializes in outdoor adventures such as: running marathons, 50k, 50 mile, 100k trail runs, hiking 14ers, climbing desert towers, getting back country on the split board, and mountain/road biking over the continental divide.

Sean McMillon @seanrmcmillan

Sean is an Ultra Endurance athlete, husband, father, and health care practitioner from Denver, Colorado. Snow, rain, or shine he loves getting out into nature and pushing the limits of his body and mind. He specializes in outdoor adventures such as: running marathons, 50k, 50 mile, 100k trail runs, hiking 14ers, climbing desert towers, getting back country on the split board, and mountain/road biking over the continental divide.