The Team

Heidi Dove - Founder / Race Director / Sponsorships / Social Media

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Heidi began creating and directing races in 2002 when, as a teacher, she founded the Einstein Race in St. George, Utah as a way to earn money for science materials. She then brought the Einstein race to her school in Las Vegas, and worked as the assistant race director/ volunteer coordinator for Downton Runners. Heidi could not even run a lap around the field in school and never saw herself as an athlete, so she finds it very gratifying to convince others to see themselves as athletic and run. Heidi has completed approximately twenty half marathons and marathons, five triathlons, two century bike rides, four 50K races, two fifty-mile races, and a 100 miler. She is currently training for another 100 mile race for this year! She is excited to bring the joy of trail running and all the adventures they entail to all the trail addicts out there!

Aubrey Celeste - Founder / Race Director / Permits


Born and raised in Las Vegas,  Aubrey has spent a lot of time enjoying the surrounding mountain trails; camping, fishing and running! You will see Aubrey at the race running circles around everyone else, microphone in hand. She is used to getting things done quickly as a busy mom of five adopted children! Aubrey spent her high school years in cross county, running up and down mesas and along dirt roads in Nevada. She, her nine sisters and 1 brother constantly ran, played sports, and lived in the outdoors! Aubrey joined the United States Navy after graduating from college and became a Petty Officer, Master at Arms. She spent eight years serving her country and continuing to stay fit through semi-annual running tests and fitness training. Coming from such a big family, her military experience, and working in the law enforcement field has taught her to be LOUD. She will be there to emcee the event and "GET THE PARTY STARTED"!

James Stadler - Race Logistics


You will see James setting up each event and handling all our heavy equipment! He's a pro! James is an Eagle Scout from Virginia Beach, VA. and has always been into weightlifting and football. After graduating high school, he went to work for the Sheriff's Department. While working for them, he practiced Jujitsu and continued to work on his upper body strength. He eventaully gave up law enforcement to move to Las Vegas, marry his sweetheart, finish college, and go to work as an Electrical Engineer.  He competes in Powerlifting on a continual basis and often places. He benches 405lbs on his easy days! During his football years, he would run with his team and developed a love for it! He is excited to be working in the outdoors and motivating our runners!

Jimmy Gabany - Maps / Timing / Webmaster


You will find Jimmy at the start/finish line timing our races. He also creates the maps and manages our website. Jimmy is the founder of Elemental Running and Elemental Race Timing where he is a race director, event timer, coach, and event consultant. His race experience includes: Rio Del Lago 100-mile Endurance Race, Coyote Springs Trail Runs, Ride the Wind 100M, Cool Moon 100M, Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon, Fleet Feet Las Vegas race series, and Badwater Ultramarathon crew. Please visit his website site if you are interested in any of his services.

Ryan Cooper - Strength Trainer / Race Director of "Dam Ruck N Run" / Volunteer Coordinator


Coach Ryan Cooper is a Nevada native who was raised in a small town in Ohio where he learned to love to be outside and appreciate the Great Outdoors!  After returning to Nevada and making some major life changes, Ryan found endurance sports and racing.  It all began with a 5k in downtown Las Vegas and since then, he was hooked.  During the past three short years, he has completed a 100 miler,  a 47 mile Rim2Rim hike/run, 2 50k Ultra Marathons,  5 Full Marathons,  countless half 10k and 5k distances,  2 Half Ironmans,  5 short course triathlons,  and multiple Obstacle course races.  He says that he runs to explore new areas,  explore his physical limitations, and to explore his soul. As a fitness professional, Ryan helps navigate clients to live a healthier lifestyle and become the strongest and healthiest person they can be. As a Race Director, it's his vision to create an environment for athletes to test limitations and have a unique race experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. ~Everything you've ever wanted is just outside of your comfort zone ~Robert Allen

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