Joshua Ruckman - On Site Team
Born and raised in the flat lands of the Midwest Josh and his family moved to Washington during the summer of 2015. Although Josh has been running in some form or another since 2003, it wasn’t until he met with a great group of runners from Omaha Nebraska that he was introduced to Ultrarunning. His first Ultra distance race was at the 100k distance. By mile 50 he was a broken shell of a man and swore to himself that he would never do something so foolish again. When he crossed the finish line he realized he was hooked and there was no going back to running laps at the high school track. To Josh, ultrarunning is so much more than just a physical challenge. From a personal standpoint, he is truly in love with the mental and emotional aspects of running long distances.
Todd Nardi, Medical Director
Todd is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, a former infantry U.S. Marine, and a father. He continues to study medicine, hold advanced certifications, and continues to learn about himself, as he spends many hours on the trail. Nature & Medicine are his passions. Todd has been a Medic for many obstacle course races, motocross races, and numerous 50 milers on the Arizona Trail. My proudest moments have been as a member of the Destination Trail team as Medical Lead for the Inaugural Tahoe 200 in 2014, followed by the Bigfoot 200, and the 120 Miler and 100k.
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!
Samantha de le Vega, Start/Finish Coordinator & Live Results, Permit Coordinator
Sam has worked with Destination Trail since Bigfoot 2015. She has now moved into the roll of Director of Permitting, while continuing to manage live results for our three 200-mile endurance runs. Sam is an ultrarunner, mother of three, and corporate Project Manager, Agile Coach, and Business Transformation professional. We look forward to another exciting year of 200's with Sam's organizational assistance.
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
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!