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Trail Gangsta of the Month

💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (May '22): Lovelyn Findley of Orlando, FL💥

💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (May '22): Lovelyn Findley of Orlando, FL💥

Name: Lovelyn Findley 

Age: 41 

Hometown:  Orlando, FL but originally from Philippines

Current Residence: Orlando, FL 

Occupation: Project Manager

 

Originally from the Philippines, Lovelyn is heavily involved in the Central Florida running community, even starting a trail running club, the O-Town Blazers, which meets every Saturday morning at 7:30 am.

She will be lacing up for her second 100 miler in a few weeks and is raising money for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys in honor of her mom who is a breast cancer survivor. Read the full interview on our blog! 

 

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💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (APRIL '22) : Adam Foster Carlin of San Diego, CA💥

💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (APRIL '22) : Adam Foster Carlin of San Diego, CA💥

Name: Adam Foster Carlin

Age:  40

Hometown:  San Diego, CA

Current Residence: San Diego 

Occupation: Elementary School Principal / Lead Learner / Mistake Maker / Growth Specialist 


Adam is using his newfound passion for trail running to make an even greater impact in his community through his roles as Elementary school principal and cofounder of the “Father Figures Social Club.” 

Amidst the pandemic and filing for divorce, Adam dived headfirst into ultra running by completing the  4 x 4 x 48 challenge, logging a self supported 50k on the MIssion Trails, and most recently completing...


💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (MAR '22) : Kylie Aldaz of Tucson, AZ 💥

💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (MAR '22) : Kylie Aldaz of Tucson, AZ 💥

Full Name: Kylie Aldaz

Age:  33

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Current Residence: Tucson, AZ

Occupation: HR Director for the University of Arizona Global Campus and Running Coach 

 

1. How did you discover trail running?

  • I started running in 2010 as a way to deal with emotions and cope with grief after losing...


  • 💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (FEB '22) : Preston Cates of Boulder, CO 💥

    💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (FEB '22) : Preston Cates of Boulder, CO 💥

    Name: Preston Cates

    Age:  24

    Hometown: Boulder Colorado

    Current Residence: Back and forth between Colorado and Hot Springs, Arkansas

    Occupation: (Part-Time) Product Manager for an Organizational Design Firm  

    After a successful running career at University of Arkansas, Preston burst onto the trail/ultra scene in 2021 with a win at the Run Lovit 100k, 6th place finish at Canyons 100k, and 2nd place at the competitive Lake Sonoma 50 miler! Read more to see what's in store next for this promising, young running phenom! 

    1. Even though you were a talented  Division I runner at the...


    💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (JAN '21): Nick Vargo Fielder of Phoenix, AZ 💥

    💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (JAN '21): Nick Vargo Fielder of Phoenix, AZ 💥

    Name: Nick Vargo Fiedler

    Age: 39

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL

    Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ

    Occupation: Director of Customer Success

    1. How did you get into trail running?

    I found Aravaipa on meetup.com when I first moved out to Phoenix for work and didn't know anyone, before that it was strictly streets. However, running Papago or South Mountain with a group became a weekly tradition and I fell in love with the trails.

    2. Favorite part about the AZ running scene?

    The weather is good most of the year and there is pretty much every type of...