It took Jared Byrd four years to get to his first ultramarathon — 2012’s North Face 50K near Washington, DC.
Four years after that he ran 205.8 miles at the Bigfoot 200-Mile Endurance Run in the Northern Cascade Mountains in Washington.
“Sometimes I’m slow to start,” says the Maryland-based runner, “Then I tend to go overboard.”
Moderation isn’t his strong suit — be it training miles, collecting gadgets, or bagging buckles — when Byrd goes, he goes all in.
For years he’s been told that he’s am crazy for running as much as he does — and he might finally agree.
Jared is a Maryland-based ultrarunner, sometimes writer, and constantly planning his next adventure.
2017 race schedule
- May: UROC 100K
- June: Bryce 100
- September: Tahoe 200
- November: Pinhoti 100