Ryan Van Duzer was born and raised in Boulder, CO. He started running in Kindergarten at Columbine Elementary's Mile Marathon and has been running ever since. He creates videos for his YouTube channel that are aimed at inspiring people to get out and challenge themselves.
He'd love to see the Boulderthon capture the magic of this special community and become a race that everyone feels comfortable participating in.
Professional Marathon Runner, Founder of RISE Boulder
Nell Rojas is a professional marathon runner for Nike and the founder of RISE Boulder. She grew up in Boulder, CO with two older brothers and her dog Starblaze. She walked on to the Northern Arizona Cross Country and Track and Field team and got her B.S. in Exercise Science. After college she became a professional triathlete until she decided to move out of her mom's basement and focus on her coaching career. She discovered marathons when she finished 7th at the 2018 marathon national championships in a time of 2:31. She recently finished 5th at the 2021 Boston Marathon, 10th at the 2022 Boston Marathon, and 10th at the 2022 NYC Marathon. She is the 2021 10 mile national champion.
Nell started coaching with her dad Ric Rojas when she graduated from high school and has been coaching ever since. She is well known for her strength training for runners.
Founder, Writer + Content Creator - Running Fat Chef ® and Host of Running Fat Chef Podcast
Noted by The Root 100 as one of the most influential African Americans ages 25 to 45, Latoya Shauntay Snell is a sponsored multi-sport endurance athlete, body politics and inclusivity advocate, motivational speaker and content creator. She is the founder of Running Fat Chef® - a website dedicated to promoting movement without labels and challenging stereotypes of what athlete bodies should look like. Snell was on the cover of the November 2020 issue of Runner’s World, featured on numerous platforms including Washington Post, The New York Times, Good Morning America, Huffington Post and 3rd Hour Today. Snell is changing the narrative of ideal body types, mental health and fitness stereotypes in the fitness and wellness space. She completed over 200 races including over 20 marathons and several ultramarathons, including the New York City Marathon and the Javelina Jundred 100K. She uses her voice to talk about intersectionality in sports to change the language for future generations in fitness and beyond.
Senior Sales Executive, Groups/Enterprise, InsideTracker and Podcast Host, For The Long Run
Originally from Boston and now living in Boulder, Jonathan has a decade in sales, marketing, and podcasting. At InsideTracker, he's passionate about shaping personalized wellness through data-driven guidance and helping to uncover new markets for the company. After spending eight years on the consumer side, he is now focused on groups/enterprise, including pro sports, corporate wellness, military and first responders, contributing significant growth and vision.
Hosting 'For The Long Run' fuels his mission to explore how high performing athletes and entrepreneurs are able to be successful, year after year. The podcast journey has been a wonderful surprise, interviewing 300+ elite athletes and industry professionals, including several others on the board! On For The Long Run, Jonathan delves into success, mindset, and motivation, reaching 1.5 million downloads since the beginning.
Jonathan enjoys running roads and trails, cycling, and many of the other activities Colorado makes it so easy to love!