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Ryan Montgomery

Why I run

I run to learn about myself, others, and the environment around us — to have a sense of wonder and be curious about all things.

My favorite trail to run

Wonderland Trail – Mount Rainier National Park

What I hope to convey with my writing

I elevate diverse and marginalized voices in our sport and discuss issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. My goal is to make trail running a safe, inclusive, and progressive sport for LGBTQ people.

More about Ryan

Born and raised in the misty forested Pacific Northwest, Ryan runs professionally for Altra Running and enjoys all distances on the trails, especially 100+ mile races. As a gay, queer athlete, he is passionate about creating a community for LGBTQ athletes and driving diversity awareness in the sport of ultra-trail running. Follow and connect with Ryan on Instagram



Recent posts by Ryan Montgomery

Level up your performance and happiness: a “how-to” from one fast queer

Ryan offers a thought provoking exercise for your next long run inspired by some of the fastest runners in our sport.