Runner: Jeff U Years Running: Since 4th grade track – it’s been awhile… Age: 32 Upcoming races: Nothing on the calendar; waiting for the 2018 ultra lotteries Current goals: Sub-24 at Western States (also getting in would be nice); getting into and running UTMB; finally putting together a solid mountain 100 Long-term, big shot goals…

Runner: Ayu Years Running: 7 years Age: 44 Upcoming races: Chicago Marathon Current goals: Sub 2 hr Half Marathon or sub 1 hr 10K Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: To run Boston Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: My first half…

Runner: Rohit E Years Running: 14 Age: 37 Upcoming races: Victoria Marathon (October 2017) Current goals: 4:45 marathon, 2:05 half, and 1200 miles in 2017 Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: BQ and run Boston. Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: First…

Runner: Dean Diavatopoulos Years Running: Relatively new runner Age: 47 Upcoming races: Chuckanut 50k if I can get in! Current goals: Train hard and stay injury free at least until the Chuckanut 50k Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: To finish the Western States 100 in less than 30 hours…

Runner: Bionda N Years Running: 5 months Age: 39 Upcoming races: Skagit Half Marathon and Seattle Marathon Current goals: To feel better mentally and physically Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: To use running as a healthy tool to achieve any goals, calm my mind, and to also have…

Runner: Daniel L Years Running: 5ish Age: 41ish Upcoming races: Hamilton (Ontario) Marathon, California International Marathon Current goals: 3:10 road marathon Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Complete 100 mile race, half-marathon under 1:30, climb Denali (not a running event, but the fitness will help) Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud…

Runner: Austin M Years Running: 8 Age: 23 Upcoming Races: Skagit Flats Marathon, Amica Seattle Marathon Current Goals: 26.2 Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Run Boston, Break 5:00 in the mile, Break 16:00 for 5k Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why:…

Runner: Matt P Years Running: .2 Age: 33 Upcoming races: None Current goals: Generally to develop and repair lung capacity after a decade plus of cigarette smoking and to build endurance as a runner. More specifically my targets are 6:30 mile, 20m 5k, 2h half marathon and to work up to weekly 20 mile training…

Runner: Marc L Years Running: 30, on and off Age: 48 Upcoming races: Backcountry Rise 50k, Oregon Coast 30k Current goals: Complete a hilly 50k without too much suffering! Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Just keep running trails as long as I can, and be able to enjoy…

Runner: Stacey Years Running: On n off for 20-ish yrs Age: 39 Upcoming races: Javelina 100 Current goals: To actually learn how to train. I want to dig deep and see how strong I can be as a runner. Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Transcon, Badwater course, Multi-day…

Runner: Wyatt Years Running: 4 Age: 25 Upcoming races: Nothing concrete yet Current goals: Build up to a trail 50K Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:   Run a BQ and run a multi-day race. Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: My…

Runner: Roey Years Running: 7 Age: 36 Upcoming races: Vashon 50k, Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, Ragnar NW Passage, Chicago Marathon Current goals: Complete the 50k Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Qualify for Boston Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: In…

Runner: Dan S (aka Sparklepants) Years Running: Started ultrarunning in 2004. Ran odd half marathons and 10Ks here and there prior to that. Ran varsity cross country in HS. I started playing soccer when I was 6 yrs old, played competitively for 34 years. Age: 47 Upcoming races: Teanaway Trail Marathon, Mary’s Peak 50M, Cascade…

Runner: Erik F Years Running: almost 2 Age: 35 Upcoming races: June 10 14.5 miles cougar mtn Jul 8 19 miles cougar mtn Aug 12 26.2 miles cougar mtn Oct 7 50k Oregon coast Oct 29 50k cougar mtn Current goals: -Complete a 50k is what got all this started. In order to do that…

Runner: Stephen D Years Running: 2.5 ish but also ran in highschool Age: 34 Upcoming races: White River 50 mi, Whistler Alpine Meadows 55k and Oregon Coast 50k Current goals: Run sub 10 hours in a 50 miler Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Run a 100 mile race. Either western…

Runner: Trea D Years Running: 15 Age: 40 Upcoming races: Local Spartan OCR races. June 10,11 in Vancouver BC. Sept 16,17 in Seattle. Maybe a few others. Current goals: Top 10 Elite, podium in masters in all races Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Compete in the Spartan World…

Runner: Anjuli J Years Running: 9 Age: 29 Upcoming races: Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon Current goals: Run a sub-3:25 marathon Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: 3:15 marathon (or at least work my way down there!); 1:30 half; give trail running a go Tell us…

Runner: Pritam D Years Running: 4 Age: 35 Upcoming races: Portland Marathon 2017, Gorge Waterfalls 100k 2018 Current goals: Improve speed, timing. Build for the 100k. Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Run the Western States 100 and/or the HURT 100 before I’m 40. Tell us about your running…

Runner: Natasha K Years Running: 7 Age: 35 Upcoming races: Maybe Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half, Portland Marathon November 2017 Current goals: Increase distance and speed; complete my first marathon Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: The half-marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans. I beat my expected completion…

Runner: Jonny G Years Running: 17 Age: 31 Upcoming races: New York City Marathon Current goals: Be Happy Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: To keep enjoying my running and be able to keep running for decades to come. Some marquee races would be fun too, Comrades, sticks out in…

Runner: Stephanie G Years Running: 15ish Age: 36 Upcoming races: Mercer Island Half, Badger Mountain 50 Mile, Sun Mountain 25k, Beacon Rock 25K, Needles 50K, Cascade Crest 100 Current goals: Cascade Crest & to have some fun training for it Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Cascade Crest is…

Runner: Esther Age: 13 Current goals:  Running a faster mile and working on my endurance Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Running a half marathon   Tell us about a running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: Running a 9:30 mile because I tried and ran the…

Runner: Avi P Years Running: 15 years Age:  39 Upcoming races:  Capital City Marathon, Triple Lakes Trail Race Current goals:  Run my first ultra in 2017 Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Not sure yet, focusing on finishing my first ultra this year Favorite part about being a runner:…

Runner: Alan V Years Running:11 Age: 26 Upcoming races: Grasslands 50, Javelina 100 Current goals: Finish a 100 Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  Sub 24hr western states Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: Mile PR in high school. Against some tough competition…

Runner: Dionne H Years Running: 12 Age: 44 Upcoming races: North Face 50 miles, CA and Boston 2017. Current goals: 100 miler by end of 2017 and running faster in the full marathon. Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Not to get intimidated by ultra races that run throughout…

Runner: Dan S Years Running: Three Upcoming races: North Face Endurance Challenge 50 (Marin) Current goals: A sub 12 finish in Marin, a respectable finish at Boston in 2017, and a 100 mile finish. Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: My current goals pretty much classify as my long-term…

Runner: Daisy aka Daisytrain. Plant-fueled, ICU RN, cyclist and kale devotee. Road, trail, track. Years Running: 7+ Age: 50 Upcoming races: Widdle Waddle Half Marathon, Deception Pass 50k, Black Canyon 100k. Current goals: 2016 gave me a great new foundation of training and accomplishments. My plan is to continue to stay healthy, and grab an…

Runner: Ricardo H Years Running: 3 Upcoming races: Lord Hill 50k, White River 50, Cascade Crest 100 Current goals: To become a more well-rounded runner and to qualify for Western States. Favorite Workout: Uphill repeats. Most Challenging Workout:  MP Best races: Orcas Island 100 (26:44:39 and 9th place), White River 50, 3:14 marathon at 2015 Portland…

Runner: Matt Kotsenas, Seattle WA. Software Engineer @ Microsoft, New Ultramarathoner, Beer enthusiast Years Running: 3 Age: 30 Upcoming races: Rocky Raccoon 100 Current goals: Complete a 100 mi race Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Western States Squamish 50/50 Wonderland trail Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re…

Runner: Tian K Years Running: 1 year Age: 23 Upcoming races: Chicago Marathon Current goals: Half marathon @ 1:30, marathon at 3:30 Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Marathon under 3 hrs. Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: I think the biggest accomplishment…

Runner: Josh B Years Running: Little over 4-years, more consistent in the last year. Upcoming races:  NorthFace 50 Mile San Francisco, Black Canyon 100k, Zion 100M. Current goals: Improve overall fitness and run a 100M in 2017. Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Qualify and run Western States 100M.…

Runner: Mark, age 38, Kirkland, WA, husband, father of 4, software, safe streets advocate Years Running: 9 years around HS/college and 8 years after a gap Upcoming races: Beat the Bridge 8k, Fueled by Fine Wine HM, ??? Current goals: stay healthy, lots of run commuting, 16:30 5k, 34:00 10k, 1:16 HM Favorite Workout: Anything…

Runner: Emily M Years Running: On and off for 10 years.  Consistently since November 2015 Age: 34 Upcoming races: “Shell Yea” Challenge in Hampton, VA-5k on Saturday, ½ marathon on Sunday NYC Marathon in November Current goals:  -2:10 ½ Marathon, sub 27 min 5k, and 4:30ish marathon -I ran 266 days on my first running streak…

Runner: Anna Hoisington, Seattle WA. Trotter.  Shuffler. I get there eventually!  PACU Nurse. Cat owner. Puppy owner.  Crystal light enthusiast. Ultra runner hopeful and crew girl extraordinaire. Years Running: Off and on for about 10 years Age: 34 Upcoming races: Grand Ridge Trail 50k Current goals:  To successfully finish GR 50k before the time cut…

Runner: Rich W Years Running: 18+ Age: 36 Upcoming races: Birch Bay and Yakima River Marathons, and a yet-to-be-determined 100 in 2017. Current goals: Boston qualifier for 2018; a strong, comfortable finish at another mountain 100; Bryce Canyon traverse, run around Mt Adams, and run commute to work (~20 miles each way) at least once…

Runner: Milah F Years Running: 10 Upcoming races:  Berlin Marathon Current goals: To find gratitude and joy in every day of training, even when it hurts Favorite Workout: 6 X 1000 (you can fly, then…finished, phew!) Most Challenging Workout: Mile repeats (that extra 600m makes quite a difference!) Best races: Boston Marathon, 2:56:30; Cinco de…

Runner: Adela S Years Running: Started 24 years ago; regularly for past 10 years Upcoming races: BMO Vancouver Marathon (5/7), and Philadelphia (11/17) Current running goals: To run two marathons next year. I’d like to qualify for Boston and run in 4/18. Favorite aspect of running and training: There is nothing like the feeling on a…

Runner: Austin W Years Running: 16ish Age: 38 Upcoming races: Chuckanut 50K + more ultras in 2017 Current goals: Transitioning from road to ultra trails Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Run a few 100 milers…Western States? Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and…

Runner: Maria Hoisington-Bingham. Attorney. Coffee drinker and pastry lover. Podcast connoisseur. A little too obsessed with my dog and cats. Years running: 13ish years. Age: 29 going on 80 Current Goals: Run the Cougar Mountain Trail Run series, ending in the marathon! Favorite part about being a runner: Being outside, shaking off my day, and…

Runner: Teddy B Years Running: 11 years since running cross country my senior year of high school, running ultras for 4 years Age: 27 Upcoming races: Mohican Forget the PR 50k Western States Endurance Run 100 mi Current goals: Finish WSER in under 24 hours Run a 50k in under 4 hours Long-term, big shot goals that…

Runner: Jeff K Years Running: 9 Age: 47 Upcoming races: Chuckanut 50K, ragnar luckenbach, Canyons 100K, White River. Cougar Trail run series. Likely other local road and trail races in 2017 Current goals: Would like to be able to run a marathon faster than I did in 2011.   I am also hopeful to set PRs…

Runner: Julie Urbanski Years Running: 18 Age: 35 Upcoming races: Rocky Raccoon 50, Umstead 100 (Eeek!) Current goals: Train for Umstead 100 without getting injured, with a nice buildup of shorter races. I’d love to do well at Rocky Raccoon, as I’ve always wanted to run the 50 there and I think I could do…

Runner: Matt Urbanski, Seattle, WA. Runner. Coach. Dad. Husband. Vegan. World traveler. Long distance hiker. Years Running: 25+ Age: 37 Upcoming races: Javelina 100, Hong Kong 100k, (maybe Seattle Marathon, maybe Tarawera 100k) Current goals: Get back to Western States and place top-10; race UTMB again and make major improvements; keep running in the low…