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Meet the team

Meet our incredible race team that makes Grindstone Trail Running Festival happen year after year!

Clark Zealand, Race Director

Dr. Clark Zealand is an individual driven by passion, expertise, and a profound love for the sport of distance running. With over 17 years of dedication as the Founder and Race Director of the Grindstone Trail Running Festival by UTMB, Clark has left an indelible mark on the ultra-running community.

Josh Oppenheimer, Co-Race Director

Clark was my roommate in college, a good friend and a great runner. I was a Sports Marketing major and co-directing races was a way for me to stay involved in sports.