About

Our Core Values

Get Outdoors

The mountains are calling and I must go.John Muir

We grew up exploring the deserts, mountains, canyons and forests of Arizona. Getting outdoors is part of our heritage and is in our blood. We feel most alive on a trail, experiencing the solitude and restorative power of nature. Come explore with us.


Community

We are more than just an event management company. We are committed to the development of a vibrant community centered around being active in the outdoors.

We started our weekly group run for this purpose and it really feels like family. Form new friendships and get involved, we are waiting with open arms.

Attention to detail

It’s been said that its the little things that count. Our events strive to impress even on the smallest detail. From our course markings, pre-race email, chip timing, convenient packet pickups to unique awards we want to make your event experience flawlessly smooth and something you can count on.

Did we miss something? We guarantee to make it right. Contact us and we’ll be glad to help.


We Create Fun

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.Hellen Keller

What is an event if it isn’t fun? We aim to create a fun yet laid back vibe at our events that intangibly just makes you have a good time. From music to wood fired pizza, beer gardens, meeting new friends, beautiful trails to stunning sunrises and star filled nights, having fun is easy.

Our Team

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Jamil Coury

CEO


Founded Aravaipa Running in 2009 after inheriting the Javelina Jundred and dreaming of a trail run series & community in Phoenix. Jamil has degrees in Accountancy and Economics with an interest in entrepreneurship and oversees the direction of the company. He is also the founder of Run Steep Get High & Freak Brothers Pizza Co.



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Hayley Pollack

Director of Events & Operations


Hayley has a background in management and an degree in Strategic Leadership. She has been running most of her life and has been competing in ultras since 2010. Hayley oversees our event management and expanding partnerships.


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Erin McKnight

Operations


Erin ran Aravaipa’s very first race at the 2010 McDowell Mountain Frenzy and has been an active part of the community ever since. Erin works behind the scenes in event operations.



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Dave James

Event Manager


Dave comes to Aravaipa with over a decade of ultra running at a world class level including two USATF 100 Mile Championship Titles. His passion and enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. Dave now manages several of our trail running races.


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Jill Bowen

Event Crew Manager


Jill has been running our events since almost the beginning and is excited to be part of the future of the trail running community in Phoenix.



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Jubilee Paige

Office Manager


Thrilled to be apart of Aravaipa, Jubilee has been active in running and volunteering at several of our events. She now oversees our office headquarters and also assists with media and editing for Run Steep Get High.



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Christina Lazalde

Event Crew


Christina also showed up for almost all of our event breakdowns this year and her hardworking nature makes her a perfect fit as event crew.


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Josh Uriarte

Event Crew


Josh volunteered with us at almost every event breakdown in addition to running with us and has been a welcome addition to the team.


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David Brewer

Event Crew


David brings a positive attitude and experience in warehousing and logistics. He is also studying computer science and enjoys running races with us.



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Norm Brouillard

Event Crew


Norm is excited to be apart of the Aravaipa Team. He had raced the DRT Series and his wife Kristina is on the Aravaipa racing team.


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Michael Carson

Videographer/Video Editor


Carson started as a member of the Aravaipa Racing Team, and is now excited to bring his passions for ultra running, the outdoors and digital media editing to the Aravaipa Team. Carson heads our efforts to produce quality videos and promotional filming for Aravaipa & Run Steep Get High.


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Melia Coury

Digital Marketing Manager


Melia has grown up around ultra running. She has volunteered for Aravaipa for many years and is thrilled to join Aravaipa as our Digital Marketing Manager. She handles lead generation, social media and brand building for Aravaipa Running, Run Steep Get High & Freak Brothers Pizza Co.


Join our Team!

We are currently hiring for a variety of part time positions ranging from event crew, race timing and photography.

Employment Opportunities

Find out about available positions and apply today!

Jobs Page

Get in Touch


We always love to hear from our runners. Although we currently don’t have an office or store open to the public, you can reach out to us below through social media, phone or email.
The address listed on Hatcher Road is our business mailing address.

Contact


Address 11049 N. 23rd Drive, Suite 102

City, State, Zip Phoenix, AZ 85029

Phone 602.346.0554

Email info@aravaiparunning.com