Kurt is 45 and has been married to Holly for 24 years this May. They have three great children; Andrea - 20, Lauren - 18, Hunter - 13.
Kurt is from Ogden, UT and recently retired after 23 years of government service to pursue his love of woodworking. He works at Fieldcrest Cabinets and is in the process of launching his own business making hand-carved fireplace mantels.
Here are a few facts about Kurt when asked about running:
Years Running: 23
Weekly Mileage: 20-25 miles(more if training for a marathon)
Favorite race distance or race: Favorite race is the Ragnar Relay because, just like life, it is a challenging, fun-filled, unpredictable, and often chaotic journey.
PR's (5k, 10k, 1/2, marathon, ultra) or proudest running accomplishment:
2008 Ogden Marathon: 3:25:53 and the OV50: 9:16:17
Favorite training run: Running from my house out to the Antelope Island Causeway entrance and back. There are lots of convenience stores to stop at if I need refreshments or a bathroom.
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): I have arthritis in my spine so I have to run and workout to stay healthy. Friends and fun are a bonus from running!
GOALS: Introduce as many people as possible to the running lifestyle and the joy and health benefits of running.
Favorite music to run to: Any 80's rock and roll with a hard fast beat. (when I run by myself)
Favorite Running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Asics shoes, Garmin GPS, and my water bottle fanny pack from ultimate.
Best advice you've been given as a runner: If you want to be a faster runner, you have to run faster.
Best motivational quote: "You'll never know what you are capable of doing until you try."
Your role model: I don't have a role model per se. Every person I know has several admirable qualities that I have tried to incorporate into my life.
Favorite food: Anything sweet. Fazolis' baked Ziti. Famous Daves Barbeque pork and brisket.
Hobbies or interests other than running: Boating/wakeboarding with the family, triathlons, woodworking, gardening.
Anything else the world might want to know about you: I always buy a new pair of socks before a big race. On one sock I write my bib number and on the other sock I write my goal time for the race. Remember, a goal not written is only a dream. Also, I thnk that volunteering at a race once in a while is just as much fun as running in the race. Everyone should try it sometime.