Jen and Richard have the combined experience of completing over 140 trail races , from shorter distances up to 100 miles.
Trail running inspires us and we are excited to share that passion for running with you through Mountain Peaks Running!
Our focus is simple: building community and inclusion, creating great race experiences, sharing our favorite trails and places and celebrating you and your crazy trail spirit each time you set foot on the start line!!!
We bring our background directing trail races on the East Coast, volunteering across different race and trail organizations, and experiencing first hand what it means to deliver a top quality race experience.
We are excited to introduce Mountain Peaks Racing to the PNW, part of the Mountain Run Company family of events.
Jen fell in love hard with trail running, largely at the urging of Richard. After competing in triathlons and adventure racing, slipping on a pair of trail shoes and exploring the technical trail of New England quickly became her favorite thing to share with Richard. Jen worked for ten years in the outdoor and sport industries including Nike, Adidas and Eastern Mountain Sports. Jen also has a background in Xterra, mountain bike and snowshoe racing. Fun Fact: Jen is a USDA certified chainsaw sawyer!
Richard fell in love with trail running on the technical, granite infected trail of New England and never looked back! He has completed more than 60 trail races and this year took the "family record" for the 100 mile distance with an impressive 21:52! Richard co-directed races with Jen on the East Coast and worked for over 8 years in the outdoor and sports industry for Icebreaker and Nike.