Stories of Adventure: An Evening of Inspiration

In the cold and dark of winter, let’s light the fire of adventure. Get inspired for a new year filled with glorious sunsets, spectacular mountains, and winding trails among trees.


  • 5:30pm: Doors open, grab a beer and some snacks, mingle, meet friendly faces, learn about some new gear.
  • 6:30pm: Fireside chat with local trail runners Sarah Brooks, Brenda Folkert and Brent Miller, hosted by Mathias Eichler.
  • 8pm: refill your drink, make new friends grab some swag.

EXCLUSIVE: We will preview our new trail races for 2020.

The Date: January 13th, 2020

The Venue: Swantown Inn & Spa (Eastside Olympia)

1431 11th Avenue Southeast, Olympia WA 98501


  • Sarah Brooks: Sarah love the trails around the Olympics and Rainier which prepared her for a hard fought finish at the Orcas 50k in 2016; after DNF’ing the prior year. She’s currently recovering from injury but has the stunning Siusalw Dunes 25k race on her horizon for 2020. She leads the local Olympia chapter of the Trail Sisters trail running group and is part of the local OlyTrailrunners.
  • Brenda Folkert: Brenda’s been splitting her time in running shoes between the road and trails. She’s a weekly run leader and running coach for Club Oly Road Runners. Her favorite trail memory is running along Eagle Creek Trail and can’t wait to get back to Point Defiance Park to run the 50K after previously completing the 15K and 30K.
  • Brent Miller: Brent has run several ultras in the past and even won one, the Squak Mountain 50k. He also came in second at the inaugural LBA 5 Loop race in 2019. He is most at home running off trail open ridges in the Buckhorn Wilderness and is dreaming of racing UTMB one day. He’s also a contributor to the Ultimate Direction Blog.


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