ABOUT US

Trail Work Day in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Our Mission
Destination Trail is a trail running event company located in the USA, we organize events in Washington, California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We are committed to providing safe and fun opportunities for people to be wild and free in the outdoors: to push their physical and mental limitations and achieve incredible feats of endurance through the most scenic and challenging trail running events in the world. It's our belief that appreciation of the outdoors through trail running will help inspire preservation of our beautiful wild spaces.

Giving Back
Destination Trail believes in giving back to the trails and the communities we play in both through charitable contributions and trail work. We are committed to hosting trail work days to improve our trail systems. We currently provide trail work opportunities through our Bigfoot 200 races in Washington State and are in the process of adding locations and dates, stay tuned!

It's important to us that we give back to our communities. We do this through a variety of charitable means. We offer free children's races at many of our races in an effort to encourage healthy activity and love of the outdoors in our youngest fans as well as get the whole family involved! We created a yearly scholarship at Utah State University that awards students each year opportunities in Land Management. We are proud charitable supporters of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association through our Tahoe 200 Endurance Run and partner and donate to the organization each year. Many of our races require athletes to perform trail work for their entry into the race and each year we contribute over 5,000 hours of trail work through our 200 mile races alone!

Sustainability
Our organization and athletes practice Leave No Trace. It is our guiding mission to leave our wild places wild and to do what we can as an organization to lessen our impact on the environment. We are cupless races and use many reusable supplies in our aid stations in order to produce less garbage. Each of our 200 mile events and many of our shorter events donate hundreds of dollars of leftover (unused) food to local food banks. In 2019 we donated over $2000 worth of food to local food banks! We have adopted a policy of double sweeping our race courses in order to leave no trace. Over the years we learned that one sweep wasn't always enough to make sure we had all our course marking ribbons and signs. Double sweeping every single race is now company policy. We do over 800 miles of sweeping - twice!


Destination Trail Staff
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Candice Burt

Owner / Founder, Creative Director
Candice@destinationtrailrun.com

Candice Burt is a competitive ultra runner specializing in the 100 mile and longer distances. She is known for popularizing the 200 mile distance and has worked toward making it a legitimate ultra distance, much like a 50k or 100 miler. She runs for the Altra Running Elite Team.

Candice has held (and holds) several unsupported fastest known times including the unsupported record on the 95 mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier and the 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail record both of which she completed solo.

​In 2014 Candice created the first single loop mountain 200 mile trail race in the USA, the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run. Since creating the Tahoe 200 she has added three 200 mile races including the Bigfoot 200, Moab 240, Orcas 200 and a new and upcoming Arizona 200 mile race in Tucson, AZ expected to debut in 2022. Candice designs and creates all of Destination Trail's race routes.

Candice lives in the mountains in Washington and Arizona with her two daughters, four dogs, and trains for the zombie apocalypse daily. Besides running, she is interested in philosophy, real estate, writing and Bitcoin.


Candice's personal Running/Adventure Website

Candice's Instagram


Kristal Sager

President

Volunteer@destinationtrailrun.com, Kristal@destinationtrailrun.com
Kristal has worked for Destination Trail since 2016 when she began helping with volunteer coordinating and race logistics. She has since taken over much of the day-to-day Race Directing as well as logistics and outreach. She's a talented organizer with a passion for the outdoors and the running community.


Kristal was born and raised in Washington. She loves the mountains whether she is running trails or playing in the snow. She  found her love for running in 2005 when her youngest child was 1. Originally running road half and full marathons, but discovered her love for trail running in 2009 at her first trail race on Orcas Island and never looked back. Kristal has run many trail ultras and still to this day her favorite distance is 50 miles.


When Kristal isn't racing, you can find her volunteering at races to be part of the wonderful running community, enjoying her three children or on an adventure spent running the trails in the mountains, taking photos and enjoying a good local beer. Kristal works as a Race Director managing race logistics, volunteer coordinating, permits and community outreach.


Coming Soon (Hiring)

Marketing/Social Media/Website

Email Candice@destinationtrailrun.com for more info



Brian Willard 

Medical Director

With a life full of countless hours of service as a Battalion Chief, Brian has had many opportunities to oversee anything medical and emergency related.  Brian worked as Medic 2, our 2nd in charge on our Medical Team, in 2018 and took over the lead director role in 2019 for our Triple Crown of 200 milers.  Brian has assisted in numerous rescues for Destination Trail, including a helicopter rescue out of the most remote part of the Bigfoot 200 course in 2018.


Brian and his wife of 30 years, Theresa, are currently living a life full of adventure by traveling the country full-time in their RV.  Brian and Theresa have three kids: Briana, Emma, and Kyle.  Brian has completed several 100's, and loves training in the Grand Canyon.  He also has a love for hiking, fishing, photography and runner's feet.


Garrett Froelich

Course & Race Director 

Garrett has been working with DT since 2014 when he helped at the first Tahoe 200. He currently works for Destination Trail managing and leading teams for course marking all our 200 mile races, cleaning up the routes, as well as managing our Headquarter team on site and Race Directing our events. Garrett is a Bigfoot 200 mile finisher, running the race in 2018. Garrett lives and plays in Lake Tahoe where he snowboards and split boards in the backcountry in the winter and solos many climbing routes in the summer. He enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, rock climbing and of course running!