About Us

Gnar Runners was founded by local Fort Collins trail runners Nick Clark and Pete Stevenson.

Nick Clark has been running Colorado trails for over nine¬†years, and has logged literally thousands of miles in Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park, the venues for the Quad Rock 50, Black Squirrel Half Marathon, and Blue Sky Trail Marathon. Nick competes at the national level in ultra-distance races and has numerous titles and course records to his name. Nick is an active member of both the Fort Collins Trail Runners and the Fort Collins Running Club and loves to share his enthusiasm for running up mountains with just about anyone who’ll listen or tag along. Nick volunteers as the race director for the local Tortoise and Hare running series, the Towers Road time trials and the Chubby Cheeks 50k Fat Ass Run.

Pete StevensonPete Stevenson has been a trail running fanatic since 2007 and has finished dozens of ultra marathons including Hardrock, Wasatch, and Western States, in addition to the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in 2010. Pete is also an active leader of the Fort Collins Trail Runners, and volunteers running dogs from the Animal House Shelter.

In addition to owning and managing the Gnar Runners Quad Rock, Never Summer, Black Squirrel, and Blue Sky trail races, Gnar Runners also offers race management services for the following local events:

Horsetooth Half Marathon

Rodelle Vanilla Day 5k