FORGE Core Ambassadors
TEAM FORGE RACING
Brenton Day is a 35 year old who loves running trails and drinking ales. He’s run every FORGE trail series race since 2010, and captured his age group series victory in 2011. He was the 2011 Cajun Coyote 20-mile champion and partnered with fellow FORGE ambassador, Kristin X McKinley, to win the 2012 Rouge Orleans 2-man relay. His first ultramarathon was the Mississippi 50K in March 2011, and will return there in 2012 for a 50 mile attempt. He will also run the XTERRA Oak Mountain trail marathon in May 2012 for the second straight year and has his sights set on the 2012 Leadville trail marathon in late June. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Teresa, and daughters Emily and Anna, ages 8 and 5. Check out his blog at www.thealerunner.com and follow on Twitter @thealerunner
-Will text you the best picture I have but we may have to just take one the night before Coyote
KRISTIN X McKinley
Kristin X McKinley is a 32 year old who found her happiness on her first trail run in January 2010 and has since vowed to follow FORGE Racing wherever it may take her. She took home the age group series victories for 2010 and 2011. After great success at Rouge Orleans 2011 with a 3 person coed team, she went on to conquer the RO 2012 with a 2 person coed team. Kristin began running ultras in 2011 with the Q50 50K in January and again in November. She has twice raced the Cajun Coyote 20 mile taking home the first place female trophy in its inaugural year; this December she plans to complete the Cajun Coyote 100K.
El Jefe AKA “Dirty Boy”
Jeffrey Beck is a 37 year old lover of hummus, who also loves dirty shoes. I love running through the woods like a kid splashing in puddles, climbing hills, and jumping logs. Founder and owner of FORGE Racing since 2009. Jeff has been pushing trail running and challenging people to run off road in in the Baton Rouge area and across Louisiana for years. My favorite response to the FORGE Racing events is “I hate you, but I love you”. If I hear those beautiful words then I know I have done my job. Just a few races from my resume include the Dreamchasers Teton Mountain Marathon, Teton Mountain 10k, StumpJump 50k, the Mississippi (MS) 50k & Half Marathon, XTerra Trail Races, bla bla bla
Shane Walsh is a 27 year old who loves running trails and racing. He began running cross country and track in high school, and attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia on a XC/Track and Field scholarship. After running there for a year, he took a long break from running then started again in 2011. After nine months of running he met Jeff Beck with Forge Racing when Forge was holding the inaugural Thunderbird Race on his home trail, The Beast in St.Francisville. Now he runs exclusively on trails and since that race Shane hasn’t looked back, by continually placing in the top positions at every race. 2013 Race Results are: 4th at Forge Equinox 50km, 1st Forge Hell’s Hills Half Marathon, 2nd Forge Out-n-Back Half Marathon, and participated in the US Track and Field Trail Half Marathon National Championships in Moab, Utah were he finished 26th among US men in an elite field. His future goals are to run and race consistently, increase his ranking on the national level, and inspire more people to hit the trails.
Come run the FORGE races kids!!!!!!!