Megan Finnesy Loves Giving Back, Whether She’s Running or Race Directing


Today on the show, I’m joining Megan Finnesy for a few (hopefully) easy miles in the mountains.

Megan Finnesy

Megan Finnesy

“I Don’t Think of Myself as a Runner”

Megan has run several ultra marathons in her day, including the Hardrock 100, and yet to this day she has never “just” run a marathon!

How does that even happen?

Megan was an athelte growing up, that didn’t see how people could participate in a sport that was strictly running.

But in college she got into trail running a little bit, in part to avoid the “Freshman 15”, and from there she caught the bug.

And after volutineering at Hardrock, she decided she wanted to run that epic race.

Megan didn’t get into Hardrock the first time, so she had to run another qualifying race before reentering the lottery and ultimately getting into the race.

Race Director Extrordinare

Megan Finnesy on the Trails

Megan Finnesy on the Trails

Megan is the race director for both the Golden Gate Dirty 30 and the Silverton Double Dirty 30.

As a race director, Megan’s goal was to put together the type of races that she would like to run. Namely, single track through the woods without any loops.

And that’s what she has created.

But her races are much more than just races.

Both races focus on giving back to the community, and Megan works hard to make sure that there are cool awards and a great post race party as well.

The races are difficult, they are in the mountains afterall, but they really sound like they are both incredible events.

And spoiler alert, there’s a good chance I’ll be running the GG Dirty 30 in 2018. Care to join me?

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