Christy Burns grew up in Ft Myers, Florida and attended college in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She fell in love with the mountains and moved west to Colorado in 1999. She has been running long distances since 2003 and discovered a passion for trail running in 2007. Christy still enjoys the challenge and fun of both road and trail racing. She has completed 30 marathons including running the Boston Marathon ten times. Christy has run Pikes Peak Marathon two times, Leadville Trail 100, JFK 50 Miler, Silver Rush 50 Miler, The San Francisco North Face 50 miler, Dirty 30 50K several times, and several other individual and team races. Two of Christy’s favorite trails are Bergen Peak trail in Evergreen and Hope Pass in Leadville.
Christy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works at the University of Colorado at Denver providing counseling services to college students. In her work as in her life she is a strong advocate for increasing wellness, life balance and confidence through running and movement. She is the mother of two fun active kids ages six and three and loves introducing them to the endless outdoor activities Colorado has to offer such as camping, little kid trail races and rock climbing. While there’s not much extra time in this busy phase of her life, Christy loves traveling to anywhere that has an ocean as frequently as possible and spending time with her friends.
Kriste Peoples is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to share her love of trails, whether she’s running, hiking, snowshoeing, or backpacking. She’s a Ragnar ambassador, a couch-to-5k coach, and a leader for Outdoor Afro, and a proud Trailblazer(!) for L2S Fitness–all of which means she can often be found pointing excitedly at park maps and cheering adventurous souls around the next turn. Having made an unofficial shift away from road running just few short years ago, she’s still discovering the beauty of Colorado’s numerous trails, and has yet to find an adventure she loves more than Ragnar. By day, she works at a New Age media company that shares in another of her passions: making the world a better, brighter place.
My name is Megan Garn, as someone who grew up in Colorado, I love being outdoors! When short on time, I love running and hiking in Boulder and Golden. When I have more time on my hands, it’s nice to venture outside of the Front Range and get away from some of the crowds.
I ran high school cross country for four years, so I have a great understanding of my body and how to pace myself during a run or race. When I’m not hiking or running, I rock climb, ice climb, paint or I am chilling with friends. I love meeting new people and I would love the opportunity to share the experience of the outdoors with women who may be looking to make new friends, hang out with old friends, get in shape and/or just have a plain good time outside!
What I love most about being outdoors is the relationships I form and the clarity I gain from a good hike or run.
Lauren Jones grew up in Littleton, CO and has been running the front range trails for almost 20 years! She has her degree in exercise science and sports performance and has been working as a trainer and coach for almost 15 years. Lauren is the mother of 2 active little boys and is the founder of Life’s 2 Short Fitness. She is passionate about introducing women to new sports and empowering them to overcome obstacles, build confidence and explore the outdoor world. Learn more about Lauren here.