​​​Candice Burt
Race Director / Owner
racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com

Candice Burt is a competitive ultra runner specializing in the 100 mile and longer distances. Candice holds several unsupported fastest known times (FKT), most notably the unsupported record on the 93 mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, which she completed solo. Candice owns Destination Trail organizing trail races in Washington, California, Utah and Nevada. In 2014, Candice created the first single loop mountain 200 mile trail race in the USA, the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run. She also created and organizes the Bigfoot 200, a point to point endurance run in the Cascade Mountains, as well as the Moab 240 and a number of other races from 10k to half and full marathons and other ultra distances. Candice also hosts the Humans of Ultrarunning Podcast. She lives in Leavenworth, WA with her two kids, three dogs, and runs in the mountains whenever possible.

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Kristal Sager

Race Director, Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer@destinationtrailrun.com
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!

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Riley Smith

Race Crew, Onsite Management

Riley was born and raised in small town in Eastern Oregon.  He was inspired to run by watching his brothers and sisters run when he was young. After running in high school Riley transitioned to triathlons for 4 years before fully finding his true love: trail running! Being out on the trails exploring the mountains is what makes him happy.  Riley started off with a few road marathons and then on to a few 50ks followed by a 100k. He first met the Destination Trail Crew at the 2016 Bigfoot 200 and he never left. He loves being around like minded people who share the passion for the trails and mountains. His motto is, "Do what you LOVE and you will never work a day in your life!" Riley is also a photographer and he lives in Bend, Oregon.

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Kara Ellison

Assistant Director, Social Media Guru

kara@destinationtrailrun.com 


Kara was introduced to ultra running when she signed up to work as Runner Tracker at the inaugural Moab 240 - she was working as an A-EMT and 911 Dispatcher and loved being able to employ her first responder skills in her favorite setting - mountains and trails. Two Moabs later, she's hooked - she joined the team full time and relocated to Leavenworth, WA with her husband. Kara raced road bikes in college and discovered the "type 2 fun" of uphill/backcountry skiing while living in Utah, but has fallen in love with the simplicity of long runs in the mountains. She is inspired by the amazing runners she encounters at races and is training for her first ultra distances this year. 

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Todd Nardi 

Medical Director


In 2014, Todd, who grew up skiing in Tahoe, heard about the first-of-its-kind Tahoe 200 and knew he had to be a part of the medical team. He emailed Candice and two weeks later, agreed to be the medical director. After saying "yes" to this, his life has never been the same. Todd has a passion for emergency medicine and years of experience to boot - he's worked everywhere from an ambulance to one of the busiest trauma centers in Arizona. Wilderness medicine is his secret to finding a balance with it all. He's an EMT, a WFR and EDT. Todd says he's blessed to be able to combine his three passions: helping others, medicine and Mother Nature. Todd's motto is "Be bold, be kind, be safe and be awesome!"

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