Katelynn Wagner

Katelynn Wagner

Katelynn is a trail and ultra runner and ultra cyclist living in Ithaca, NY. She works at Cornell University and plays (runs) in the beautiful gorges of the Finger Lakes Region. She is a mother to a outdoor loving, messy haired little girl.

Finding My Runner’s High

When people find out I pay to run 50 miles and call it fun, they usually slide my name over into the “crazy friend” column very quickly, but that’s because they don’t understand.

Distance Doesn’t Define a Runner

In trail and ultra-running, there seems to be the ever persistent pressure to always push your limits, to always go further, and to always strive for that 100 mile buckle. Pushing your limits isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes seem like you haven’t earned the right to call yourself a runner if you don’t have at least one of those buckles under your belt.

Joining a New Running Community

I never realized how much being a part of a community of runners mattered until I moved away from mine. I had always been under

Awful Conditions, Amazing Results

Ultra-running is my thing, I identify as a trail runner, my friends and family describe me as a (crazy) runner, and I honestly don’t know

Where to Run in Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, New York I live in Ithaca, NY. Winter in Ithaca can be downright vicious (for the East coast) with lake effect snow and negative