Name: Adam Foster Carlin
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...
Full Name: Kylie Aldaz
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?
Name: Preston Cates
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...
Name: Nick Vargo Fiedler
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...
Names: Melissa & Sarah Ostaszewski
Age: 30, 30
Occupations: Merchandiser, Copywriter
Hometown: Crown Point, IN
Current Residence: Flagstaff, AZ
1. How do you pronounce your last name?!
Melissa: Ah-stuh-zew-skee is how most of our family pronounces it. Real Polish way is something like Ah-stuh-chef-ski\ee
Sarah: “Aah-stuh-zoo-skee” is how we pronounce it. Our grandparents on our dad’s side pronounce it like “Aah-stuh-chef-skee.”
2. How did you discover trail running?
M: I ran in the Indiana Dunes (now a national park!) along Lake...