January 11, 2016

Speakers

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Trail Race Director Panelists

Kriste Peoples, Founder, Black Women's Alliance

Maria Solis, Latinos Run

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

Paulette Odenthal, RRCA MN State Rep

Active as an ambassador in the running industry for three decades as an accomplished runner, race director, group and 1:1 coach to both road and trail runners, former board member for Upper Midwest Trail Runner, Advisory Capacity to ATRA, state rep for RRCA, Run Coordinator for Life Time Lakeville and working on development of new MN trail run for 2019

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.

Bruce Rayner, Athletes for a Fit Planet

Bruce Rayner is Chief Green Officer of Athletes for a FitPlanet, which he launched in 2008 to provide sustainability consulting and onsite support to races and events, both big and small. Bruce pretty much only runs trails these days, which he accesses from his back door in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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.

Steven Aderholt, Senior VP Operations, Ragnar Events

Steven is an avid rock climber, mountain biker, Nordic skier, and trail ultra-distance runner & lives in Salt Lake City, UT. Most weekends find him playing in the mountains and deserts of the western US. He also oversees operations for Ragnar Events. He is happy to work in an industry that inspires people to push their limits, connect with others, and find the beauty of running.

Max King, DRT 11

Based in Bend, Oregon, Max has raced and won over a huge range of distances and terrain including winning both the World Mountain Running Championship in 2011 and the 100km World Championship in 2014. Recently he has taken on several projects to give back to the running community. He is a co-director of the Max King Trail Running Camps for both youth and adults, the co-director of the Bend Marathon, and an advocate for youth running and public lands.

Greg Lanctot, Pacific Coast Trail Runs

Greg is the Co-Owner/RD with his wife Jennifer Lopez-Lanctot for Pacific Coast Trail Runs in Northern California. Together, they produce over 20 events per year. He recently just stepped down as President & Race Director for Quicksilver 100K/50K and Quicksilver Running Club. Every year, you can always find him in costume at Western States as the MC/Host at Duncan Canyon Aid Station.

Paul Jurasin - Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub

Paul Jurasin is the Director of New Programs and the Digital Transformation Hub for Cal Poly. He leads the development of new technology programs, with a focus on fostering relationships with corporate and public sector partners for the Information Technology Services team.

Josue Stephens, Spartan Trail

Josue is the Director of Product Management for Spartan and has been with Spartan since 2012. Josue has served as International Race Director for Spartan in over 12 countries and Regional Business Director for Latin America and Canada.

Luis Escobar, Spartan Trail

Photographer, Ultrarunner, Race Director. 11 time HURT 100 Finisher / 5 time Badwater 135 & 8 time WS100 finisher / Luis has made a life around distance running. He has run with the Tarahumara, who run as a way of life, and with homeless people using running to get “back on their feet.”

Charlie Engle, Spartan Trail

Writer, Runner, Recovering Addict and Keynote Speaker. Once accidentally signed up for a 52K instead of a 5K - then found his calling. Charlie’s most well-known feat was chronicled in the 2007 documentary “Running the Sahara,” where Engle and two buddies covered the entire length of the desert in 111 days.

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.

Frank D. Dumont, MD, FACP Internal Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Wellness

Dr. Dumont believes that excellent health can often be achieved naturally, without resorting to medications or procedures. For those who are healthy and athletic, modern analysis and science can be used to improve overall health and performance. He has special interests in high altitude medicine as well as athletic nutrition and metabolism.

Tayte Pollmann, Nike elite athlete & ATRA

Elite mountain and trail runner sponsored by the Nike Trail Team. American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Project Associate and recent graduate from the University of Portland. This effervescent 21-year-old is puts his English degree to good use writing and sharing articles and short videos for ATRA and Nike from his travels across the United States and overseas.

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

Kenny Wilcox, Youth Program Co-ordinator

Addie Bracy, Pro runner

Trail Runner Panelists

Max King, trail and ultra legend

Max is a living legend in the world of trail and ultra running and brings a massive amount of experience and enthusiasm to all of his projects. Max has prided himself on being able to run anything. Anything from 3k steeple to obstacle courses to 100-mile ultras. There is fun in just being on two legs and going fast or climbing mountains. Put simply, Max lives and breathes running – whether that's racing, training or helping runners of all ages with his wealth of knowledge.

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.

Tayte Pollmann, Nike elite athlete & ATRA

Elite mountain and trail runner sponsored by the Nike Trail Team. American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Project Associate and recent graduate from the University of Portland. This effervescent 21-year-old is puts his English degree to good use writing and sharing articles and short videos for ATRA and Nike from his travels across the United States and overseas.

Paulette Odenthal, RRCA MN State Rep

Active as an ambassador in the running industry for three decades as an accomplished runner, race director, group and 1:1 coach to both road and trail runners, former board member for Upper Midwest Trail Runner, Advisory Capacity to ATRA, state rep for RRCA, Run Coordinator for Life Time Lakeville and working on development of new MN trail run for 2019.

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
Stephanie Davies, RRCA State Rep & RD
Stephanie is an RRCA State Rep, RRCA certified RD and coach, Assistant RD for Mermaid Series, RD for The Belmont Water Dog Run, and a board member of the IWRL, Stephanie promotes women’s involvement in running by recognizing the core constituent group and their needs.

Frank D. Dumont, MD, FACP Internal Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Wellness

Dr. Dumont believes that excellent health can often be achieved naturally, without resorting to medications or procedures. For those who are healthy and athletic, modern analysis and science can be used to improve overall health and performance. He has special interests in high altitude medicine as well as athletic nutrition and metabolism.