238+ mile footrace through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain

ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

Riley Smith, Social Media, Marketing, On Site Organizing

I was born and raised in small town in Eastern Oregon.  I got inspired to run by watching my brothers and sisters run when I was. After running in high school I transitioned to triathlons for 4 years before fully finding my true love…. Being out on the trails exploring the mountains surrounding me are really what makes me happy.  I started off with a few road marathons and then on to a few 50ks followed by a 100k. I first met the Destination Trail Crew at the 2016 Bigfoot 200 and I have just never left.. Love being around like minded people who share the passion for the trails and mountains. Do what you LOVE and you will never work a day in your life!

Candice Burt, Race Director/Owner

Candice Burt organizes trail races in some of the most beautiful places in the USA and is always scheming about how to make tougher and longer events. Candice is a competitive ultra runner and mother of two. Candice trains with her three furry running buddies Marvin, River and Hank. Check out all of Candice's events at: Destination Trail


Angel Mathis, Medical Director

Angel Mathis has been a nurse since 2002 and a licensed, certified family nurse practitioner since 2008 with a Master in Public Health since 2009. She she has provided a wide range of services to people across the lifespan in family practice, urgent care, and emergency medicine. 
Angel is a runner and a thru-hiker who is almost always out exploring with her husband, Tim. She has completed more than 15 ultras including the Cascade Crest 100 miler, and several other long distance adventure runs including a run across the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, around Mount Saint Helens, and along the Olympic Coast. More recently she has taken to long distance backpacking and thru-hiking including hiking the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2015, the O Circuit in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile, and lots of other multi-day adventures. 



Kristal Sager, Race Logistics, Assistant Race Director, Volunteer Coordinator

I was born and raised in Washington. I love the mountains whether I am running trails or playing in the snow. I  found my love for running in 2005 when my youngest child was 1. Originally running road half and full marathons, but discovered my love for trail running in 2009 at my first trail race on Orcas Island and never looked back. Over the years when I wasn’t racing you could find me volunteering at races to be part of the wonderful running community.
If I am not hard at work with Destination Trail or my own business, you can find me enjoying my three children or on an adventure spent running the trails in the mountains, taking photos and enjoying a good local beer! 

Kyla Claudell, Headquarters Manager

Kyla was lucky enough to grow up on the front range in Colorado and fell deeply in love with mountains and trails. Her goal most days is to spend more time outside than inside and she’s up for anything –  run, bike, snowboard, raft, climb, or backpack. Kyla has helped produce trail races and support ultra runners for the last five years and she thinks she has the best job on the planet! Kyla’s favorite events are backcountry adventures that bring runners into remote and beautiful locations and let them really test their limits.


October 12-16, 2018

Register here beginning Jan 1 at 9am PST