Half-Newt Running Events
In 2019, after many years of running and volunteering in road, trail, and ultra races, I decided to create and direct my own races.
In 2020 I launched the inagural Cold Mountain 50k and 25k with great success. In 2021, with help from my partner, Katie Warren, the 2nd annual Cold Mountain 50k and 25k has now become a community favorite.
Half-Newt Running Events was aptly named after my daughter, Elin. I began calling Elin half-newt one day while doing trail maintenance on the Cold Mountain course. She was playing in the creeks and mud, searching for newts under logs that needed to be moved out of the trail. When I asked why she liked playing in the mud so much, she answered, "because I am half human and half newt!" and the rest is history.
Half-Newt Running Events has become a family affair. Katie, myself, our 2 kids Elin and Ally, along with our good friend Jason Pierson strive to bring a strong sense of community to our races, and make all of our runners and volunteers feel like family.