about us

we are katie, tara, and alicia. and sometimes shamai. and sometimes laurel. actually, alicia does most the blogging.


we run for sunsets, sunrises, and sunbathing, and

for high-fives in neon gloves, and

for carbo-loading on beer, and

for making new friends,

and for seeing how our bodies respond to more and more and more mileage.

We may wear gold shorts, but

we are not running for gold.

Maybe silver or bronze.

meet our team!


Tara Lynn Berry is not running for gold.Throwing caution and convention to the wind, she’s running for good times, for wheat beer, for friends, for fun, for testing her limits and getting others off the couch to do the same. Tara’s running for the competitive satisfaction of edging someone out into fourth place when you know you’re still feeling your epic night before.


Laurel Lynn Richardson is not running for gold. After too much age group triathlon success, Laurel’s bored with running for gold. Today she’s running for a waterfall that bestows magical thoughts, for extra-gooey nachos and beer, and for the possibility of going forever and against all norms. She’s running for a forest that fuels her artistic mind, for getting lost in trails of conversation, and obviously, for a far-off destination of delicious pie crust.


Alicia Woodside, aka, Alicia Margaret June (Accidental Mermaid) Woodside is not running for gold. Inspired by such Disney classics as Fern Gully and the recent success Brave, Alicia finds comfort and relative discomfort blazing through the forest of the west coast and beyond. She runs with reckless abandon for costumes (brought on by an early figure skating career), reindeer games, grueling uphills, yam fries, planning her start-up, micro-breweries, testing her limits and to simply be able to say “yes” where others might say “no way”.


Shamai (unknown) Larsen is not running for gold. She is army tough and mother Theresa kind. Today she’s running to take names on the trail and well, actually take names as she is one of the top ten most friendly people in North America, if not the world and will definitely be interested in hearing all about you when you meet.  Raised in the forests of Alaska, you’ll see Shamai’s natural abilities to appreciate beer, glide uphill like a gazelle and barrel downhill like an angry mountain goat. You’ll find her at your local ultra at least every other weekend. Prepare to be inspired.


Katie Patricia Wadden is not running for gold. Occupied by other things such as brain waves,  bonfires, and day dreaming about Newfoundland, Katie finds time to sneak in a 50k win on occasion. Katie’s running for high-fives, max-calorie nut butters, dreadlocks and unearthing her inner cave man while sharing beautiful places in hopes to find beautiful men that look like Jesus. Katie gives the best hugs – to people and trees.

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