Sarah Melby lives in Bellvue, CO, which makes Lory State Park and the trails of the Quad Rock 50 and Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon her backyard playground.
Sarah has been a runner most of her life and her favorite childhood memories include running through the cornfields and forest preserves of rural Illinois. After moving to Loveland in grade school she continued to run for fun, lapping Lake Loveland more than a handful of times, while also enjoying access to the foothills and trails of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Having lived in Northern Colorado most of her life, Sarah has either hiked or run most of the trails and peaks in Northern Colorado. When she isn’t studying a map, trail or guidebook, you’ll find her training in the foothills or bagging peaks. In 2018, Sarah’s training will be focused on completing the Gnar Slam and continuing her quest to summit all the named peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness.
In addition to running, Sarah enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking, backpacking, biking, yoga, strength training, and travel when she’s not working her job in research and content development for a non-profit association.