January 11, 2016

Speakers

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Trail Race Director Panelists

Tia Bodington - Miwok 100k

Tia has been the Miwok 100K RD since 2004. Her racing credentials include Badwater, Heartland, Leadville, Vermont, WS100, Marathon des Sables, Ironman Canada, TransAlpine Run and the CCC. As Managing Editor of UltraRunning Magazine for seven years, Tia developed in-depth knowledge of ultrarunning around the world.

Nancy Hobbs, ATRA

Nancy is founder & Executive Director of ATRA (American Trail Running Association), & organized the first US women’s MRT in 1995. She is also Treasurer on the WMRA (World Mountain Running Association) Council, Chair USATF MUT (Mountain / Ultra / Trail Running ) Council

Keith Peters, Council for Responsible Sport

Keith is the executive director of the Council for Responsible Sport, a non-profit that promotes responsibly produced events. A long time ago, he ran around Mt. Hood on the Timberline Trail to celebrate his 40th birthday. More recently he’s been known to ride his road bike in the mountains.

Richard Bolt, ATRA

Richard is the Director of Online Marketing for ATRA (American Trail Running Association). He is also the Team Leader for the USMRT, and is an avid trail racer, snowshoer, and is a Salomon sponsored athlete

Aaron Saft, Co-Owner/Operator of Foot Rx Running

Aaron is Co-Owner/Operator of Foot Rx Running, a specialty retail shop, co-founder/President of the Non-Profit RUN828 Foundation, and Co-Race Director of numerous races from 8k up to 100 miles. He’s been known to run a race or two as well

Samantha Pruit, CEO , Race SLO

Samantha is Founder & CEO of Race SLO #EnduranceTownUSA, the largest endurance sporting event company in Central California. Producing SLO Marathon, SLO Half, SLO Ultra, SLO GranFondo, SLO MTB, Warrior Trail Run and The Healthy Running Conference. Simply put, there is NO ultra or endurance sport she doesn’t like to do!

Rob Tranter, Race Roster

From a patriotic family of endurance athletes and race directors, he competed in 5 sports over 28 years, represented 2 national teams, and naturally found himself drawn to sales at Race Roster. Outside of work Rob paddles, runs, reads a bit, and changes diapers.

Kristin Andersen Garwood, Trail Runner Magazine

Kristin is the Advertising Sales Manager for Trail Runner magazine. She works with local, national and international trail running brands as well as race directors. Her marketing specialties are print, digital and social media. Kristin is a trail runner and avid skier and snowboarder.

Jim Harman, Race Director, EX2 Adventures

Jim is the founder and race director of EX2 Adventures, a Northern Virginia based company that organizes 18-21 trail races each year. Jim's been race directing full time since 2004 and considers himself lucky that a day spent on the trails is part of his job. In addition to trail running, Jim loves to ride his mountain bike

Peter Maksimow, ATRA

Peter is a big-bearded, trail-running, Inov-8-sponsored beer connoisseur…oh, and he also works with ATRA and RunReg, coaches the Kokopelli Kids, is the RD for Barr Trail Mountain Race, the founder and The Prez of Team Colorado.

Kyle Robidoux, United in Stride

Kyle manages United in Stride in which he recruits and trains sighted guides and provides technical assistance to race directors to create Athletes with Disabilities Divisions. He is an avid runner and skier and is an Ambassador with Topo Athletic, Nathan Sports & Vermont Peanut Butter Co.

Amy Rusiecki, VT100

Amy Rusiecki is a full time engineer with a passion for ultrarunning. Through her decade plus of ultrarunning, she has found confidence, joy, and her husband. She is the RD for the Vermont 100 and Seven Sisters Trail Race and also coaches several ultrarunners through The Run Formula. She is a 3-time member of the USA Trail Team, and is sponsored by Inov-8 and Drymax. Amy, her husband, and their kitty cat live in western Massachusetts and mainly race throughout the East Coas

Megan Janssen, Trail Runner Magazine

Megan Janssen is a trail runner, writer and lover of all things outdoors. She is the Assistant Editor for Trail Runner Magazine and loves working with athletes, photographers and writers everyday for her job. When not running or writing she can be found dancing, teaching or volunteering.

Trail Runner Panelists

Nancy Hobbs, ATRA

Nancy is founder & Executive Director of ATRA (American Trail Running Association), & organized the first US women’s MRT in 1995. She is also Treasurer on the WMRA (World Mountain Running Association) Council, Chair USATF MUT (Mountain / Ultra / Trail Running ) Council

Aaron Saft, Foot Rx Running

Aaron is Co-Owner/Operator of Foot Rx Running, a specialty retail shop, co-founder/President of the Non-Profit RUN828 Foundation, and Co-Race Director of numerous races from 8k up to 100 miles. He’s been known to run a race or two as well

Peter Maksimow, ATRA

Peter is a big-bearded, trail-running, Inov-8-sponsored beer connoisseur…oh, and he also works with ATRA and RunReg, coaches the Kokopelli Kids, is the RD for Barr Trail Mountain Race, the founder and The Prez of Team Colorado.