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URP Enduro Team

Meet the URP Endurance Team. Some of us run at the front of the pack and some at the back, but we all enjoy a beer together at the finish. If you see us on the trail, give us a shout.

Helen Wu

Age: 35 How long have you been running? 10 years How often do you race? Around 4-6 times a year Weekly mileage? 50-75 when in training mode Favorite race? Western States was a sublime experience Favorite trail? The Wonderland Trail is pretty hard to beat Favorite shoe? Brooks Cascadia Favorite distance? 100 miles for the sheer …

Gretchen Brugman

Gretchen Brugman

Age:  39 How long have you been running? Since I started running middle school cross country when I was 11. How often …

Scotty Sandow

Scotty Sandow

Age: 40 How long have you been running? 9/12/01 How often do you race? 3 -5 races a year Weekly mileage? 45 …

Running for his first buckle.

Deno Dean

Deno grew up in the Fiji Islands where barefoot and  bipedal mode of transportation is the norm. His passion for soccer meant he …

Cruising through Angeles Crest 100

Ken McKee

Ken Mckee, a native Californian, started running in high school to stay in shape for soccer. After high school, his focus drifted …

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Eric Schranz

Age: 37 How long have you been running? Since elementary school. How often do you race?  6-10 times/year. Weekly mileage? A very …

Running Angeles Crest 100

Joe Van De Water

Age: 45 Running since: high school cross country and track (30+ years) Race: 4-5 ultras per year; 10 races a year including …

Mark T. Jackson

Mark T. Jackson

  I am an accidental ultrarunner. I don’t even really call myself an ultrarunner, but since I run ultras, the name makes …

Tara takes 4th overall female at Run on the Sly 50K

Tara Barragan

  I started running competitively in 7th grade when my parents signed me up for the local youth track program.  I loved the …

Jesse on his way to 3rd place at Run on the Sly 50K

Jesse Barragan

Age: 34 How long have you been running? I ran a few track meets in middle school; however, I really started training …