Trail Gangsta of the Month
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (Nov '22) 💥 Zach Gonzalez of Blue Bird Running Company 🐦
Name: Zach Gonzalez
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Current Residence: Las Cruces, NM
Occupation: Specialty retail running store owner
Meet Zach Gonzalez, trail running fanatic and owner of the Bluebird Running Company. Zach and his wife Michelle shared a vision to open a running store which started as a mobile business in 2018. In the fall of 2021, they opened a brick and mortar store in downtown Las Cruces, NM. Read more about how their dream became a reality below!
1. How and when did...
💥Trail Gangstas of the Month (Oct '22): Brittany Edmiston, Single Mom, Nutritionist, and Quilter💥
💥 Meet Brittany Edmiston, our #trailgangstaofthemonth for October! 💥 She’s a single mom, nutritionist, and one bad ass quilter! 🪡 😉 Brittany has faced her own set of obstacles on and off the trails, but is laser focused on her dream of completing the Javelina 100!
💥Trail Gangstas of the Month (Sept '22): 🥸 Guapo Boys Trail Club 💥
Run Club Name: Guapo Boys Trail Club
Established: Summer of 2019 (IG Official)
Location: Everywhere and nowhere at the same time, but mostly the Angeles National Forest
Weekly group runs? Somewhat impromptu Sunday runs
Founder of club and IG handle: Noel Velasco and Santiago Lopez @gmansl
1. What’s the Guapo Boys origin story?
Not so much now, but years ago the Los Angeles run community was primarily focused on the marathon distance. For a typical runner, training primarily took place on the...
💥Trail Gangstas of the Month (Aug '22): 🐇 Halifax Hares Trail Running Club 🇨🇦 💥
Run Club Name: Halifax Hares Running Club
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦
Established: December 24th, 2020
When: Wednesdays at 6pm
Founder of Club: Peter Smith, @Running_in_Woods
Learn More: hfx_hares on Instagram and HFX Hares on Strava
1. What the origin story of the Halifax hares?
The Halifax Hares’ first group run was on December 24th, 2020. Five people showed up to that first run. The idea came after spending years discovering and getting lost in our local trail systems, and wanting to share the experience with as many people as possible. I wanted to...
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (June '22): Justin Snair, Business Owner and Former Combat Marine💥
Full Name: Justin Snair
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Current Residence: Evergreen, CO
Occupation: Managing Partner of SGNL Solutions, a health security consulting firm
1. How did you discover trail running and what makes it different/better for you than running on the roads/track?
I’ve been running since I was 11 and did all the normal school XC, track, etc., but I have always preferred trail running (and managed as a child to annoy my family on every single “hike” by running and playing instead of walking). I was brought on my official trail run by...