It was during the fall of 2004 that I began to turn myself from an accomplished hiker, to an ultra runner. I discovered the sport of ultra running from Ted “Cave Dog” Keiser and Tim Seaver, who both held the New Hampshire peak-bagging speed record for the 48 Four-Thousdan Foot peaks at some point in time. It was after talking to these men that I decided I too wanted to be an ultra runner. At the time I created Team Sherpa, a small group of family and friends dedicated to raising money for the American Diabetes Association Research Fund. Over time Team Sherpa would evolve into a support group for my athletic endeavors while still raising funds and awareness for various local and national non-profit organizations.
My first ever ultra distance run, was a Fat Ass I organized in New Hampshire’s White Mountains in the summer of 2005. Since then, I have spent an enormous amount of time and effort organizing yearly Fat Ass runs for myself and my peers. First in New Hampshire, and then in Colorado starting in 2011. Upon moving to Colorado, these runs were known as Team Sherpa Winter Expeditions. Over time these Fat Ass runs/expeditions started to grow meagerly in size. Until we changed the name, to The Human Potential Running Series. Attendance at these Fat Ass runs became so impressive, that a group of our Fat Ass runners sat me down and convinced me to get back into Race Directing.
From 2006-2010, I assisted Peak Races in a variety of roles not limited to Assistant Race Directing, Promotions, Course Marking, Course Design, and Race Directing. I am honored to have been one of the original founders of the Peak.com Spartan Death Race (June 2007), and the Race Director of the first ever 200-Mile Trail race in the Western Hemisphere (2008 New England Ultras). Since 2011, I have proudly served my running community as the Race Director and owner of Human Potential LLC, and The Human Potential Running Series.
To learn more about HPRS, please visit its website at: http://www.HumanPotentialRunning.com