Kristal Sager -Race Logistics, Management Volunteer Coordinator
Kristal was born and raised in Washington. She loves the mountains whether she is running on the trails or playing in the snow. She found her love for running in 2005 when her youngest child was 1. Originally running road half and full marathons, Kristal discovered her love for trail running in 2009 at her first trail race on Orcas Island and never looked back. She has run many trail ultras and still to this day her favorite distance is 50 miles. When she isn't racing you can find Kristal volunteering at races in order to be part of the wonderful running community. Kristal enjoys spending time with her three children or on an adventure running the trails in the mountains, taking photos and enjoying a good local beer!
Candice Burt - Race Director
Candice Burt is a competitive ultra runner specializing in the 100 mile and longer distances. Candice holds several unsupported fastest known times (FKT), most notably the unsupported record on the 93 mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, which she completed solo. For more about Candice, visit her website. In addition to her running, Candice owns Destination Trail, a company that organizes trail races in Washington, California, Utah and Nevada. In 2014, Candice created the first single loop mountain 200 mile trail race in the USA, the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run. She also organizes the Bigfoot 200, a point to point endurance run in the Cascade Mountains, as well as the brand new Moab 240 and a trail series and club in Bellingham, Washington. When she's not organizing races or running them, Candice practices vinyasa yoga, slacklining, and writes for her blog, Wild Defined
Angel Mathis, Medical Director
Angel Mathis has been a nurse since 2002 and a licensed, certified family nurse practitioner since 2008 with a Master in Public Health since 2009. She she has provided a wide range of services to people across the lifespan in family practice, urgent care, and emergency medicine.
Angel is a runner and a thru-hiker who is almost always out exploring with her husband, Tim. She has completed more than 15 ultras including the Cascade Crest 100 miler, and several other long distance adventure runs including a run across the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, around Mount Saint Helens, and along the Olympic Coast. More recently she has taken to long distance backpacking and thru-hiking including hiking the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2015, the O Circuit in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile, and lots of other multi-day adventures.
Riley Smith, Media & On Site Team
Riley was born and raised in small town in Eastern Oregon. He was inspired to run by watching his brothers and sisters run when he was a child. After running in high school, Riley transitioned to triathlons for 4 years before finding his true love.... trail running. Being out on the trails exploring the mountains is what truly makes him happy. Riley first met the Destination Trail Crew at the 2016 Bigfoot 200 and he never left. Riley loves being around like minded people who share a passion for the trails and mountains. Do what you LOVE and you will never work a day in your life!
Kyla Claudell, Headquarters Manager
Kyla was lucky enough to grow up on the front range in Colorado and fell deeply in love with mountains and trails. Her goal most days is to spend more time outside than inside and she’s up for anything – run, bike, snowboard, raft, climb, or backpack. Kyla has helped produce trail races and support ultra runners for the last five years and she thinks she has the best job on the planet! Kyla’s favorite events are backcountry adventures that bring runners into remote and beautiful locations and let them really test their limits.