Trail Gangsta of the Month

Trail Gangsta of the Week • 2/2/19

Meet Chris Polito!

1) What makes you a “Trail Gangsta?”

I go hard on the dirt! In all seriousness though, I just won’t give up. I have the type of relationship with the mountains and the trail that allows me to shred terrain while also maintaining respect for nature and what it gives back to me.

2) How and when did you get into trail running?

I ran a “Color Run” with my wife in early 2015 and she practically had to drag me there. I despised running and...

Trail Gangsta of the Week • 1/24/19

Meet Tara Richardson!


Hometown: Wiggins, Colorado
Current Residence: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
College: Western State College
Occupation: Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist


1) How and when did you get into trail running?

I did my first trail race in the Spring of 2018. I had recently moved to Glenwood Springs where I have access to tons of mountains and trails. I immediately fell in love with the challenge of running uphill at high elevations and learned to push my body physically...

Trail Gangsta of the Week • 1/16/19

Meet Dave Wiskowski!


1) Tell us, how and when did you get into trail running?

I was running a local half marathon in suburban Chicago, and began chatting with a woman named Shelley that I was running with for a while in the race. We became friends that day, and then she talked me into coming out to join her running club. After a few months of road running with many new friends, she then introduced me to trail and ultra running. It was a whole new world that terrified me. But...

Trail Gangsta of the Week • 1/9/19

Meet Missy Jackson!


1) Tell us, how and when you got into trail running?

I started running and just kind of went through the motions but it never really clicked. Then my hubby took me on my first trail run 3 years ago and everything just felt right about being out there on the trails.

2) What’s your favorite distance to race?

50k is my absolute favorite!

3) What’s your most meaningful tattoo? Do you have any running tats?

If I had...

Trail Gangsta of the Week • 9/12/18

Meet Al Moore!

What’s up Trail Gangtaz!!! My name is Al Moore Jr. aka “@thealmatic” on Instagram. I was born in The Bronx, NY, and currently live on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in beautiful Peridot, Arizona.

1) How and when did you get into trail running/running?

My running story is an interesting one as I was boxing in USA Boxing as an amateur boxer, and went from about 240 lbs. to my fighting weight at 152 lbs. After losing that much weight, I felt like anything was possible...