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.
Favorite Food: Anything dropped on the floor
Paw Size: 2
Claim to Fame: Ears so big, she can navigate by sonar
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 2020 Challenge with her mom and dad.
Favorite Food: Brunch. All of it.
Shoe Size: 8
Claim to Fame: Is the Token Startup Millennial of Run The Edge
Mimi graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a double major in French and Humanities. Though she’s lived in Boulder since she was 9, she’s an avid traveler who has visited 19 different countries and counting.
When not at RTE HQ, Mimi passes her time reading and writing fiction, or playing in the Rockies where she climbs, runs, and snowboards.
Mimi loves being a part of Run The Edge, where her hard work helps us motivate, inspire, and connect with more people.
Favorite Food: Chips and salsa
Shoe Size: 10
Claim to Fame: Can injure himself doing just about anything
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.
Favorite Food: Pesto, name a savory food this doesn't work well with, I'll wait
Shoe Size: 9.5
Claim to Fame: She once ran 7 miles on a treadmill next to Emma Coburn
Kelsey graduated from the University of Virginia. After graduation she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue tech and took up road marathoning. As a Colorado native, Kelsey couldn't stay away for long and moved back to Boulder where a foot injury forced her off the roads and onto the trails. Since then, she's been testing the limits of ultra marathoning and taking advantage of any excuse to be in the mountains.
Kelsey is a backend developer at heart, focused on security, thriving on building systems that move the needle on customer delight.
Favorite Food: Cookies. Any kind of cookies. Seriously, do you have cookies?
Shoe Size: 8.5
Claim to Fame: His hair style
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 psychology in the United States, Honduras, and Dubai, and coached teenage runners.
Tim’s background in psychology ensures that every Run The Edge challenge includes multiple types of internal and external motivation.
Tim's first Ultra-marathon was a 100-mile race in Ohio — and he got hooked. He now runs at least one Ultra every year.
Favorite Food: Coffee, ample cream
Shoe Size: 10.5
Claim to Fame: Look up gullible in the dictionary, you'll find Briana's name
Briana ran collegiately for the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin, but these days you'll find her standing atop the podium in multi-sport events. She’s completed 6 full Ironmans, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Briana loves working for startups with their hearts in the right place. Her 14 years of startup business development experience includes work for 5 different companies, each with a mission to help people lead healthier lives.
Briana is a master organizer whose influence at RTE is tremendous, ensuring everything we do centers on our mission “Everyone Included, Everyone Challenged, Everyone Successful”.