Katie Grossman is a high school track star turned collegiate national champion dancer, turned distance runner, turned trail runner, also turned skier. Hailing from the ‘burbs in mid-Missouri, she moved to Los Angeles for a writing career and the beach, and stayed for the mountains. She now lives and trains with her trail running husband in a tiny town without a stoplight, tucked away in Southern California’s San Gabriel range.
By day, Katie continues to work as a freelance writer in the advertising industry and an outdoor adventure journalist. She also volunteers her time for Band of Runners, connecting military veterans with the trail running community, and with race management of the Angeles Crest 100 (where she also has 3 top-5 finishes). Believing herself considerably more tough than talented, she enjoys running high, rugged mountain routes and races, and experiencing the most remote, beautiful and weird places this country has to offer. She’ll be adding the esteemed title of “mom” to her resume this summer.
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela