Katie Benzel

Club Member Since 11/10/2009

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Katie Benzel

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Cascadia Size: 9

Age: 37.2 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Husband - Lance
Son - Johan, born in September 2016

What I do for work:
Editing publications for a contractor. Former journalist.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New Jersey, Georgia, and North Carolina. Colorado since 2006. Never leaving.

When I started running and what got me started:
A series of escalating dares.

What does running mean to me:
A great deal.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
4 Imogene Pass Runs
4 road marathons
2 Pikes Peak Ascents
2 Pikes Peak Marathons
1 Collegiate Peaks 25-miler
1 ultramarathon - the Red Hot 55k in Moab
Not dying

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Exploring our wonderful backyard.

Favorite running trail and why:
One of the best things about living here is the variety.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Imogene Pass Run: best scenery, best aid stations, and such a cool part of the state to hang out in.

Neatest thing found on a run:
A full roll of toilet paper in a tree near Mount Rosa. I packed it out.

Running pet peeves:
Unleashed dogs.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I studied Japanese in college.

Other hobbies and interests:
Backpacking, yoga, climbing, cooking, beer.

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