Founded by an Olympian & a Psychology Educator

In 2011, Olympian Adam Goucher and educator Tim Catalano teamed up to write the bestselling book Running The Edge.

The book’s mix of personal stories, practical running advice, and motivation to push your own potential made it a bestseller — and pretty soon, Tim and Adam found themselves speaking to audiences all over the country to share the transformational power of running.

Less than three years later, they began producing fitness challenges to help even more people find success, motivation, and fulfillment.

These days, you can find Tim and Adam going head-to-head and racking up miles in the Amerithon challenge… or just hanging around the office in search of snacks.

Meet the Run-Lovin' Team

Adam Goucher

Co-Founder
Favorite Food: Chips and salsa
Shoe Size: 10
Claim to Fame: Can injure himself doing just about anything
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Adam’s long running career includes multiple national championships at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He made the U.S.A. Olympic team in the 5000 Meters in 2000, finishing 11th in the world that year. His lifetime bests include times of 3 minutes, 54 seconds in the mile and 13 minutes, 10 seconds in the 5K.

Adam’s passion for running is tied to his lifelong pursuit of becoming a better husband, father, and friend. As the co-author of Running The Edge and co-founder of Run The Edge, he’s grateful to be able to share what he’s learned with the RTE community.

Tim Catalano

Co-Founder
Favorite Food: Cookies. Any kind of cookies. Seriously, do you have cookies?
Shoe Size: 8.5
Claim to Fame: Has received speeding tickets on a moped, in a car, riding a motorcycle and driving an RV. (Though none for running… yet)
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Tim ran for the storied University of Colorado in both track and cross country, helping push the team to a second-place national finish his senior year.

Post-graduation, he taught high school I.B. psychology in the United States, Honduras, and Dubai, and coached teenage runners.

Tim’s background in psychology and the study of human behavior ensure that every Run The Edge virtual challenge includes multiple types of internal and external motivation. That’s good news for would-be runners and current couch potatoes!

After moving back to the United States, co-authoring Running the Edge, and co-founding Run The Edge, Tim became interested in ultramarathoning (AKA any race longer than 26.2 miles, AKA he knows that might sound crazy… ).

His first Ultra was a 100-mile race in Ohio — and he got hooked. He now runs at least one Ultra every year.

Briana Boehmer

Chief Operating Officer
Favorite Food: Coffee: ample cream, no sugar
Shoe Size: 10.5
Claim to Fame: When she’s training for Ironman, she eats a cake a week (!)
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Briana ran collegially for the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin. But running wasn’t enough — and after graduation, she discovered her love for the multi-sport experience of triathlon.

She ranks top in her age category, competing primarily at the half and full Ironman distances. To date, she’s completed 6 full Ironmans, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Along with being a beast on land and in the water, Briana loves working for startups with their hearts in the right place. Her 14 years of startup business development experience includes work for seven different companies — each with a mission to help people lead healthier lives.

Briana is a master organizer whose influence on Run The Edge has been tremendous. She makes sure that everything RTE does is centered around our mission: “Everyone Included, Everyone Challenged, Everyone Successful”.

Pawel Osiczko

Chief Technology Officer
Favorite Food: Protein Shakes
Shoe Size: 10.5
Claim to Fame: Can curse at his computer in 4 different languages (OK, 2 are programming languages)
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Now, we’d heard of CrossFit enthusiasts. But before Pawel joined the Run The Edge team, we didn’t know any personally.

Pawel regularly enjoys a midday CrossFit workout, after which he returns to the office barely able to lift his arms high enough to reach his keyboard. Despite these *ahem* personal challenges, he stays busy developing new technology to help others get fit, stay motivated, and reach their personal goals.

He’s also a member of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue team, where he enjoys saving lives and evangelizing Run The Edge to his captive audience teammates.

Mimi Otto

Content Marketing Manager
Favorite Food: Brunch. All of it.
Shoe Size: 8
Claim to Fame: Taught her friend to unicycle… having never ridden a unicycle herself
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Mimi recently graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a double major in French and Humanities (and she graduated with honors thank you!). Though she’s lived in Boulder since she was 9, she’s an avid traveler who has visited 18 different countries and counting.

Since it would be a shame not to take advantage of all the Colorado outdoors has to offer, Mimi regularly climbs, boulders, snowboards, and pretends to hike in Chautaqua. As part of the CU Snowboarding Team, she placed second in her division two years in a row at USASA Boardercross Nationals.

Mimi loves being a part of Run The Edge, where her hard work helps us motivate, inspire, and connect with more people.

Taya

Company Pawsident
Favorite Food: Anything dropped on the floor
Paw Size: 2
Claim to Fame: Ears so big, she can navigate by sonar
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Taya is an avid runner who also enjoys a good game of Frisbee. She’s fast, friendly, and a fierce defender of the office from UPS trucks and squirrels.

Taya’s important work at Run The Edge includes 1) greeting everyone with a toothy smile followed by a sneeze, and 2) being a reason for the rest of us to go on walks. She’s also participating in the Run The Year 2018 Challenge with her mom and dad.

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