The Team


Photo by Jayme Burtis


Timothy Olson

Timothy is the two-time winner and record holder of Western States 100 Mile race. Timothy enjoys long runs up mountains, challenging his body, mind and spirit. He finds inspiration in the land, trees, mountains and wildlife, connecting with them on the run, feeling their energy, allowing him to run wild and free. He believes that by being connected to our earth and living consciously and mindfully, we can create vibrations to inspire individual and collective steps to heal, care and nurture our environment and ourselves. Timothy uses a daily meditation practice and has found the value of this practice to motivate, inspire and balance his passions of family, running, nutrition and mindfulness lifestyle. Timothy lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, Krista, 3 ½ yr old son Tristan & infant son Kai.


Krista Olson

Krista finds her bliss out on long trail running adventures in the mountains. Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) at age four, with most of her lifetime on harsh medications and in chronic pain, she has a strong interest in holistic health and has brought her JRA into remission, medicine free, through a combination of diet, exercise, mindfulness and natural health approaches. Krista is a self employed systems architect and graphic design specialist. She has been able to combine her computer skills with her love for running, travel and family.


Debbie Loomis

Debbie lives in Wisconsin and is a avid follower of Ultra Running. She is a CPA and handles the business side of our retreats. She likes going for walks and being out in nature. She lives in Appleton, WI with her husband Bob who are now empty nesters. If you have questions before or during the retreat Debbie will be your contact person.

Running Leaders

Timothy, Krista & Debbie are hands-on at the retreat as well but we’ve also got an awesome team to help!

Billy Yang

Bob Loomis

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“Endurance running is the ultimate test in patience and presence – when those two align and co-exist, you can achieve great things.”

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“As a runner of over 30 years, I’ve learned that spending quality time with family and friends on beautiful awe-inspiring trails are truly special moments that I cherish!”

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Karen Peterson

Keith Wurm

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“Since participating in the August 2015 Run Mindful Retreat, I found myself opening up to the magical moments that can be found on every trail if we approach running with being truly present and mindful.”

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“Running stills the mind. Mindful running maintains the stillness.”


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Additional Running Leaders & Volunteers: Ted McDonald, Dave Daley, Matt Hart, Cat Bradley & Jayme Burtis.
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