NADIA RUIZ (she/her)
Trail Runner / Santa Fe Springs, CA
As a Los Angeles native, Nadia Ruiz is an educator, coach, and community advocate 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 completed her first marathon at the age of 14 with her dad, age 40 at the time. Twenty-six years later, Nadia has completed 154 marathons with 78 Boston Qualifications, 127 half marathons, 16 half/full Ironmans, 16 ultra marathons, and several adventure / stage races, frequently in the top of her age group or overall women. She has traveled to 29 countries exploring challenging events, cultures, and connecting with people around the world to reach over 650 lifetime races.
Graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Education, Nadia has worked in education, coaching, marketing, and in event production for the past 20 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 thoughtful content for notable brands such as adidas, lululemon, On, Nike, Michelob, and Gayner Media. In 2013, Nadia was named the Youngest Latina to Run 100 Marathons in the world. Since then, Nadia has expanded her coaching business and educational resources to support others on their fitness journey at any stage of their lives. Her passion continues to support inner city youth sports programs. She loves to scale mountains, embrace the wilderness, and spend cuddle time with her lovable labradors. 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 and leave a positive impact in our communities.
Favorite Race/ Trail/ Route: Anything up in high altitude trails such as Colorado or the Andes.
IN NADIA'S GEAR CLOSET