You can expect at each Alpine Running event to have/be:

1.  A great time.

2. Low-key, but fantastic vibe.

3. Well organized.

4. Amazing & challenging courses - personally marked by your race directors.

5. Focus on participant safety.

6. Great volunteers.

7. A local beneficiary. Our way of giving back to the communities we run in. 


Trevor Hostetler has been developing nationally recognized courses in the Pacific Northwest for over 8 years.

Alpine Running was formed in 2017 after 3 decades spending countless days in the alpine environment of the Cascade Mountains. Initially, Trevor spent these days alpine climbing, "racing" to get to the summit via ridges or sheer rock or ice faces. The summit was only a small part of these forays into the high country. It was the kinship that formed and remained between old friends and new, more adventures planned, unforgettable memories seared into the brain and a deeper appreciation for life, others and the wild places. 

As time in the vertical world became less, running took center stage. Trevor began to run around mountains or up less technical routes and the miles piled up and the runs went from sunrise to sunset. It is Trevor's hope through Alpine Running, you too will learn more about yourself, those around you but also gain a deeper appreciation for the wild places we run in. Trevor resides in Central Oregon, close to Smith Rock State Park where he learned to rock climb. He is a father of two, a nurse and a runner of 35 years.

Trevor is either running or pouring over maps dreaming up the next great course so he can share his love for the wild places.


 Janessa Taylor has been a runner most of her life, running in middle school, high school, college, and ultras thereafter. She has been developing ultras in Oregon and Washington for the past 4 years.  She spends her time with her daughter and two sons and running in the mountains near her home in Central Oregon. Born in West Virginia and growing up in Tennessee, the Appalachian Mountains remain a very special place to her. She enjoys cooking up long adventures in the mountains, hanging with her kiddos, swimming, cycling, & running with her pup, Nahla. 

Photo Teri Smith

Nahla is our official trail pup. She's fast as lightening and part mountain goat. She can smell peanut butter a mile away and is an expert at puppy dog eyes. Trails are her favorite!