Nicole Murray: Need we say more? Nicole has dominated the Treadmill Challenge since its inception. Watch for her to be working hard to defend her title as Queen of the Treadmill!
Ella Degrandpre: At the ripe young age of 15, Ella may be the toughest competitor that Nicole will face this year. The two battled it out last year in the Treadmill Challenge and she’ll be bringing her game face again!
Sarah Bard: Look out Missoula, there is a new speedster in town! We are excited to have Sarah Bard mix it up on the ladies side of this event. Sarah is a well know ultra runner who has won the iconic JFK 50 Miler, among many other accomplishments!
Amy Friedman: Amy Freidman is also new to the Treadmill Challenge roster. She has podiumed in many Montana Trail races since moving here with her family a couple of years ago. We are excited to have finally talked her into competing in the treadmill challenge.
Keely West: Keely will be coming back for her second year and she will be ready to roll. She gave asa insane effort last year and set her treadmill speed higher than any competitor (man or woman) has ever attempted. She ran until the treadmill almost spit her right off the back of the belt. Keely is a true competitor and she will be giving it 100% again we are sure.
Ellee Becker: We are excited to have Ellee Becker jump in for here first time as a treadmill challenge competitor. Ellee is a stand out cross country runner on the Hellgate High School Team and knows exactly what out takes to run REALLY hard for 10 minutes.
Andy Drobeck: Andy comes back as the reigning champ of the Treadmill Challenge. Pro triathlete, Stair Climb National Champ, Sentinel Hill Climb winner… the accolades go on and on. Somebody better give him a run for his money this year!!!
Jim Walmsley: That’s right. Jim Walmsley, the 2016 Ultrarunner of the Year, and Sentinel Hill Climb Course Record Holder, will be flying up from Arizona to join us. Jim has been tearing up the trail and ultra running scene for the last couple of years and we are so excited to have him here tearing up the local treadmill racing scene too!
Brendan Halpin: New to the treadmill challenge, but a familiar name in the Missoula endurance scene, we are excited to have Brendan mix up the roster this year. As an accomplished, runner, cyclist and triathlete, Brendan has the skills to go hard and go deep in competition when it counts!
Will Rial: Will Rial has been tearing it up around Missoula recently. With a 5K time in the low 15:00’s and the 2016 Big Sky Beer Mile Champion, we know he can go fast in unique events. Will he have what it takes to dethrone Drobeck? We will see!
Nathan Senner: 5:31 Beer Mile PR. Need we say more??
Aaron Newell: Another member of the Runner’s Edge family, Aaron Newell is a multifaceted athlete spending as much time in the climbing gym as he does out on the trails running. Will we be wishing this was an arm wrestling match instead?