NADIA RUIZ (she/her)
Trail Runner / Santa Fe Springs, CA
As Los Angeles native, Nadia Ruiz is an educator, coach, and creative aiming to support positive change in her community by inspiring individuals of all backgrounds to achieve their fitness goals. Nadia's fitness journey began when she stepped on the start line to her first marathon at the age of 14. Crossing the finish line with her father for the first time transformed her and she fell in love with the sport. Twenty-five years later, she has completed 150 marathons with 77 Boston Qualifications, 112 half marathons, 16 Ironmans, 16 ultra marathons, and several adventure / stage races, frequently in the top of her age group or overall women. She has traveled to 27 countries exploring challenging events, cultures, and connecting with people around the world to reach almost 600 lifetime races.
Graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Master’s in Education, and CA Teacher's credential, she has taught, coached, and worked in event production for the past 18 years. Nadia is an educator-turned-marketer who is passionate about writing, education, and sport. With her background, she has been able to leverage her research and writing skills to create insightful and ingenious content for notable brands such as adidas, lululemon, On, Nike, Michelob, and Gayner Media. In 2013, Nadia was named the Youngest Female to Run 100 Marathons in the world. Since then, Nadia has expanded her online coaching business and educational resources to support others on their fitness journey at any stage of their lives. Nadia’s goals are to continue to motivate her community and make an impact demonstrating we each have it within us to follow our biggest dreams.
Favorite Race/ Trail/ Route: Anything up in high altitude trails such as Colorado or the Andes.
IN NADIA'S GEAR CLOSET