US Trail Running Conference Announces Tim Tollefson as Keynote Speaker

August 17, 2023

Mammoth-based professional trail runner and race director to join industry-leading event this October

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference presented by Marathon Printing, have announced that Tim Tollefson will be the the keynote speaker for the 2023 edition of the industry-leading event. The Conference celebrates its 11th anniversary this year and takes place on October 18-20, in Mukilteo, WA, the second consecutive time in the Pacific Northwest.

Tollefson is Founder and Head Crafter at Mammoth Trail Fest, a professional ultra-runner for Craft, and physical therapist at the Mammoth SPORT Center. He is also a three-time USATF Trail Champion, winner of Javelina Jundred, Ultra Trail Australia, and Lavaredo, two-time US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, and the most successful American male at UTMB.

In 2022, Tollefson and a passionate group of partners started the Mammoth Trail Fest, with the goal of creating the next generation of trail stewards and recreation enthusiasts, driving year-round thoughtful visitation to the area, and becoming an evergreen event for everyone on the trail running circuit.

Tim Tollefson comments: “It is with deep humility that I find myself both in attendance and speaking at the U.S. Trail Running Conference. For many years I watched at a distance as the event came and went, dreaming of taking part but being fearful as I assumed it was for people that knew what they were doing. One of the many lessons I learned in my first year as a race director was that inexperience can be a gift, a new perspective of sorts. I am eager to learn from our industry veterans, collaborate with up and comers, and share some of our own successes and failures from Mammoth Trail Fest.”

Event Director for the US Trail Running Conference, Terry Chiplin said, “We are very excited that Tim has agreed to be our keynote speaker at this year’s event. He has launched Mammoth Trail Fest with goals that completely align with those of the US Trail Running Conference, and believe he will deliver a keynote presentation that inspires the sport to become more inclusive, while educating and creating trail stewards to guide a sustainable future for the sport.”

The US Trail Running Conference, presented by Marathon Printing, provides education, inspiration, and unique networking opportunities for trail race directors, trail runners, brands, and fans of the sport. The Conference is held in partnership with the Snohomish County Sports Commission and the American Trail Running Association.

See details on the US Trail Running Conference at ustrailrunningconference.com.

For additional information, contact Terry Chiplin, Event Director, at terry@ustrailrunningconference.com or +44 07474 648250.

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About US Trail Running Conference:

The US Trail Running Conference is the premier event for trail running in America. It is an annual Conference that first took place in 2013, and attracts race directors, sponsors, exhibitors and trail runners from across the United States, as well as International representation. The mission of the US Trail Running Conference is to lead, educate, connect, and empower an inclusive family of trail runners, race directors, and industry leaders working to share best practices with the trail running community. For more information about the US Trail Running Conference, please visit www.ustrailrunningconference.com