Lost Runners, LLC is a company that tries to bring a "family feel" to our races and we try to help each individual runner attempt their mileage goal. We focus on trail runs more so than road races. We also offer cooler registration swag – not just your regular T-shirt, such as hoodies, blankets and sleep pants. We are a small company (brother & sister) so we are easily accessible to each and every runner. We are involved with every aspect of the race from start to finish.
History of our company
Lost Runners, LLC was formed six years ago when the Lakeside trail race in Greensboro, NC was going to be cancelled. After speaking with the race director, I (John) asked if I could take it over and he agreed. At that time my sister Beth and I decided to form the LLC, Lost Runners. Since that time we have added the Doggettville 12 race as well as the Lost Runners 24 race.
The name Lost Runners was derived from a time when I use to head up a trail running group on Wednesday nights. As the group grew larger, knowing how horrible I am at remembering names, I began to take a group photo before each run. By having a photo and a head count, if someone became lost I could have a visual image to give to the police...hence the name "Lost Runners".
How we got into racing
I entered my first 5K in 2009 along with my Dad and sister (Beth). Due to my competitiveness I continued to run all the races I could after that. If they entered a race, so did I. Eventually I moved on from marathons to ultra-running just because I enjoy trails and nature more than I do pavement and city streets.