Coach Erin is the President and Head Coach of our Trail running teams. She started running as a child while living at The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY–where running and fitness was a way of life. In 2014 she ran the Richmond Marathon for the first time and had such a terrible experience she vowed never to do it again! Three months later she was back to training for her next race. She fell in love with marathons all over again at the 2016 Steamtown Marathon and qualified for Boston in the 2016 Richmond Marathon. After a dalliance with triathlons, Erin ventured off the roads and onto trail running, completing her first two 50ks winning first place in the female division. In 2018 she was on the podium again for her first 50 miler, 100k, and 100 mile races. She found her niche in trail running and is happiest with mud on her shoes and the peace and quiet of the mountains around her. Erin enjoys helping people through their journey of long distance running and is proof that a bad race does not define the love for our sport. Erin loves sharing her knowledge about road and trail running, including shoe selections for various races, strength training, nutrition/hydration, or just about anything to help you exceed at getting across the Finish Line. Since 2001, she has been seen carrying the American Flag in races to honor of all who lost their lives on 9/11 and for all our military–present and future, who volunteer to serve and protect our great country. We love her heart and spirit and you will too!