Candidate Statement: Tracy Dahl

Bighorn finishHowdy, runners! Many of you know me as the race director for the club's Women's Half Marathon, an event I've led for the past five years. (Translation: I'm organized as shit, something that should help the board.)

My interest in serving on the club's board lies in providing diversity of perspective: I'm not fast, I don't run 100-mile races, and I remember what it's like to be a new trail runner. I think we can offer more events to welcome people who fall into those categories -- but I can't do that alone. I'd love to hear your ideas about welcoming, low-key events and work with you to make them happen. (When's the last time you ran a trail 5k? Wanna maybe put one on?)

This sport is growing (more potential new friends -- yay!) and becoming more commercialized (hmm, not my jam), so I'd like to help keep the VHTRC's zany spirit front and center at all our events. Let's help set new runners' expectations about trail running ... by putting on top-notch races and runs with hilarious, helpful volunteers -- and not taking ourselves too seriously.