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Andy Wacker

Why I Run

I run to challenge myself. My greatest moments of running come when I’m competing for Team USA and bringing the best out of my teammates while we compete for our country.

My favorite trail to run

My favorite trail to run is Lion’s Lair in Boulder, Colorado. It’s a smooth, single track climb going up to the summit of Mt. Sanitas, elevation 6863 ft. Our training group meets here frequently for trail workouts.

What I hope to convey with my writing 

I want to represent the voice of athletes in professional trail running.

More About Andy

Andy is a professional trail runner for Salomon and the founder of The Trail Team. He began trail running in 2013 after graduating from the University of Colorado, where he was a two-time All-American in Cross Country. He is a four-time trail national champion. He has represented Team USA 17 times, placing 2nd in 2015 and 3rd in 2014 in the Mountain Running Long Distance World Championships.

More About The Trail Team

Recent posts by Andy Wacker

The Formation of The Trail Team

Andy Wacker saw a gap in professional development of trail runners and decided to quit waiting around for someone to fill it.