Mark Matyazic – Co-Director
Mark has been competing in strength and endurance sports since he was 6 years old; swimming, cycling, running, wresting, ultra endurance, triathlons and stage races. He’s run 150 marathons, over 100 triathlons and several dozen ultra marathons 50 miles and over, consistently placing in the top 10. Mark has run Badwater three times (5th, 6th and 8th) and recently completed Brazil 135. He has also done many multi-day staged ultra runs including TCC Panama (1st place), Transrockies (2x) and The Coastal Challenge (4x). He trains and competes in several other areas of fitness including Crossfit, Olympic lifting and a myriad of water sports. Professionally he has worked in dietary supplement and nutrition industries and is a partner at Vitargo LLC.
Tim Holmström – Co-director
Tim has spent more than two decades as a sports photographer and graphic designer for large international multi-day races and sporting events such as Eco Challenge and Primal Quest. His work and travels have taken him to wild and remote destinations all around the world to run, explore and photograph these incredible events. He’s been inspired by this work and is passionate about creating and sharing these extraordinary experiences with others in the ultra running community.
As a Race Director and Event Director and promoter, Tim has pursued this passion over the last 10 years by developing and staging several well-known and successful ultra trail running races such as The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica, Lost Worlds Trail Series throughout Europe, and upcoming Desert Challenge in Jordan and Oman. These races have inspired and attracted adventure seekers and endurance athletes from all over the world who are looking for a rich life experience and to test their mettle and get a glimpse of the “raw material” from which they are made.
While these races have left their mark on people throughout the years, they inspired Tim to seek out new and more meaningful goals and challenges. Now he’s ready to offer some new race possibilities to a wider and more diverse audience hungry for fresh adventures. This race represents the culmination of those possibilities, and if The Coastal Challenge was a baptism for those entering this realm of endurance running, then the ONE RUN will most certainly be the exorcism.
Clement Rabess, Nature Island Environmental Trust (NIET) – Logistics Director
Clement is an experienced trail guide and expert on Dominica’s complex trail system and ecology. He is an avid outdoorsman and trekker and enjoys showcasing Dominica’s unique and pristine environment and thinks The ONE RUN is the perfect way to see the island from a very unique perspective while enjoying the race atmosphere. The Nature Island Environmental Trust (NIET) is a registered non-profit organization aimed at addressing ways of maintaining Dominica’s pristine environment. The NIET views the effective use of the Waitukubuli National Trail as an essential part of protecting Dominica’s forests by providing opportunities for gaining foreign exchange while using the forest in a sustainable manner. To this end the NIET has developed a long term project to establish a competitive trail-cross culture in Dominica. We are lucky to have him as part of the team and the support of the NIET in assisting us in making a safe and successful race each year.
Web developer extraordinaire, runner, climber and all around good guy. Mike has been a climber for over 11 years, but has recently discovered trail running and adventure racing, and recently finished a very respectable 20th at the 2013 Leadville Trail Marathon.
Dave has been running competitively for several years. He has earned a reputation as a fierce and shirtless runner who wins races with an easy stride that belies his speed and determination. He is two-time us national champ, with a 13:06:52 PB and a three- time member of team USA, representing the nation proudly in several overseas international 100k competitions, as well as running for various causes and community organizations like Team Red, White and Blue.
Two time defending USATF 100 Mile National Champion
Two -time defending Champion, Coastal Challenge Rain Forest Run
Team RWB www.teamrwb.org
GENr8 Vitargo athlete since 2008
Bronwyn began her athletic career at age 13 as a competitive swimmer and has never looked back. She competed through the collegiate level, and after college discovered triathlons and running. During that time she fell in love with trail running and developed a passion for getting out into the mountains and peacefulness of nature, which keeps her centered and improves her productivity. Bronwyn has been a member of the La Sportiva Mountain Running Team since 2004, and has enjoyed national and international recognition consistently ranking in the top 10 at marathon and utlramarathon distances. She has also developed a great passion for yoga and mediation, and has received over 200 hours of yoga immersion, workshop and teacher training. Her meditation practice inspired her to develop and lead a weekly Zen Run, allowing anyone to learn the benefits of meditation while running out on the trail. She has spend 23 years working in the mortgage industry and has developed a women’s leadership network that mentors others in finding success and fulfillment in their careers and life. She is married to her college sweetheart and has three beautiful daughters. Her personal life vision is to inspire a world where inspired personal growth is a sacred journey that creates purposeful intention, action and authentic love.
Stefani is a former All American triathlete and nationally ranked road bicycle racer turned international ultra runner. She is an adventure travel & wine journalist for print, web, TV, and radio. Stefani has contributed to The New York Times, Runner’s World, Outside, The Huffington Post, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Prevention, Marie Claire, Conde’ Nast Traveler, amongst others. She authored Wanderlust Wining ~ the outdoorsy oenophile’s wine country companion (Price World Publishing), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Climbing (Macmillan/Alpha Books) and her work appears in The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything (St. Martin’s Press). www.stefjack.com @stefjackenthal
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