Nancy Hobbs

Trail and Mountain Running
Colorado Springs, CO

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What’s your favorite thing about your sport?  

Freedom of expression – In terms of choosing a trail running route, selecting the right shoe for the day’s adventure, stopping to enjoy a view, sharing the trails and experience with others – either live or virtually.

Challenge – Never a dull moment on a trail run. Terrain, elevation changes, footing, focus, balance…peace.


What brought you to it? / How’d you get into it? 

Many years ago – in fact in the 80s – a friend introduced me to the sport. After that first trail run, I was hooked.


What’s made you really proud/inspired/stoked about it? 

I have spent most of my life creating and sharing opportunities on the trails and in the mountains with others. Seeing the sport grow as it has…that’s inspiring.


Any awards, recognitions, accomplishments or qualifications you want to mention? 

Starting the women’s U.S. Mountain Running Team in 1995 and seeing how the team has grown in terms of exposure, interest, and level of competition; founding the American Trail Running Association in 1996; mentoring others in the sport; earning a podium spot at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in 2013; getting inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. There are lots of special moments along the way in my 30 plus years in the sport.


What is some little thing in your life – something that you do, or something that someone does for you, whatever - that gives you real joy? 

The sound of my cat purring, my horse nickering, and my dog wagging his tail.


What do you love most about traveling? 

Arriving at the destination.


Do you have a website or any social media links you’d like to share?

Twitter: @nanoontrails