On Monday, July 20 we’re welcoming three incredible athletes to the California Coast 500 who will be supporting all of you as they make their way up the California Coast.
Here’s how it will work and how you can win big:
2019 USATF 50K Trail Champion and Mountain Running Champion, 2x Xterra World Champion as well as 2018 US Skyrunning Classic Champion and Broken Arrow 26K Champ, Dani is long on the trail accolades, but certainly isn’t defined by them. She rock climbs, lobster dives, skydives, rides motorcycles, snowboards, and ocean kayaks to name a few.
Dani’s Local: Lives in Santa Barbara and is a UC-Santa Barbara alumnus.
Fresh off winning the Quarantine Backyard Ultra, where he ran nearly 263 miles over the course of 63 hours without sleeping in a repetitive neighborhood loop in Arlington, VA, Mike is a US Champion and has a penchant for setting World Records (see fastest Marathon pushing a stroller, fastest Marathon on a treadmill, fastest indoor 200-meter track Marathon, fastest Marathon as Spider Man & Elvis…).
Mike’s Local: resides in Arlington, VA is a Michigan State alumnus where he played lacrosse and is a broker at Potomoc Maritime.
A lover of donuts, Tim is a US Champ, 2x podium finisher at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) and 2x US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. This all from an athlete who walked onto the Chico State squad having run only 35 miles in a given week.
Tim’s Local: resides in Mammoth Lakes, CA is a Chico State alumnus and is a Physical Therapist at Mammoth Hospital.
Unfortunately, Magda wasn’t able to get to the starting line as she works through an injury that has her sidelined. We’re nonetheless going to be cheering her on! Learn more about her below and follow Magda along on social. We’re also going to put everyone who has logged a single activity during the course of the California Coast 500 in a raffle to win one (1) Run Local treasure chest.
A 2008 Olympian in the Marathon with a best time of 2:26.22, Magda has made an incredibly successful switch from the “shorter” road distances to being a full-fledged ultra runner. In her debut 100-miler at Western States in 2015 she won the whole thing and has kept the pace up winning in 2019 the Leadville Trail 100.
Magda’s Local: resides in Oakland, CA, is a Cal Berkeley Bear alumnus and is the VP Innovation, Research, and Development @ GU Energy Labs.