Grayson Murphy

Grayson Murphy


Trail Runner / Flagstaff, AZ

I have been running professionally now for 4.5 years. Coming late to the sport of running at the age of 19, I see myself as more of an all-around athlete and not just a runner. In addition to running, I enjoy adding MTB, cycling, cross country skiing, and skimo to my training regimen; and even racing in some of these sports! I also compete on the road, track, and trails in running because why choose one when you can have all 3? Outside of running, I own my own small business selling the Training Log + Planner that I have designed.

I am also passionate and outspoken about women in sports, mental health, sustainability (I am working on my masters in sustainability and natural resources), and following whatever path makes you happy, even if that looks different than what others expect of you.

Favorite Race/ Trail/ Route: Utah and Montana hold a special place in my heart and I love spending most of my summers there to run and adventure. I also love desert running, so having access to desert trails in the winter in Phoenix feels pretty magical. I'm not sure I have a favorite race yet, but racing XTERRA trail champs in Hawaii has been one of my top race experiences, pretty unbeatable!