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.


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


Jamil Coury


Founded Aravaipa Running in 2009 after inheriting the Javelina Jundred and dreaming of a trail run series & community in Phoenix. He oversees the direction of the company.


Hayley Pollack


Hayley has a background in management and a Master’s 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.


Jubilee Paige

Race Director

You can usually catch Jubilee on the mic at events or in an episode of “Trail Talk.” From her first volunteer experience at the JJ100, she dreamed of becoming a part of this Aravaipa community. She now oversees our premier events like Across the Years, Black Canyon and Whiskey Basin! She also assists with media and editing for Run Steep Get High.


Noah Dougherty

Race Director

Noah joins the Aravaipa team after 10+ years in hospitality management. He ran is first ultra with Aravaipa Running at the Flagstaff Endurance Runs in 2010. Noah oversees our Desert Runner Trail Series, Inomniac Night Trail Run Series and Mogollon Monster (which he co-founded with his brother).


Jess Adams


Jess has been running with the Aravaipa group for a couple of years now and just finished his first 100 miler at the Mogollon Monster in 2016. He can usually be found buried behind a pile of receipts and happily creating accounting spreadsheets.


Sophia Vazquez

Graphic Designer

Sophia found Aravaipa through our social media channels. In her ambition to combine her passion for design and her love of running, Sophia jumped at the opportunity to move to the Arizona desert all the way from Georgia.


Erin McKnight

Office Manager

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 is the rockstar behind the scenes in event operations and office/warehouse management.


Jen Laughlin

Social Media

Jen ran her very first trail race with Aravaipa Running in 2014 at Coldwater Rumble. She immediately fell in love with the Aravaipa Trail Running community and company vibe. She is so excited to share her genuine passion and love for Aravaipa Running with the rest of the world through our social media platforms..


Christina Lazalde

Event Crew

Christina, by nature, leads a life of hard work and dedication. One of Aravaipa’s first hires, Christina continues to serve Aravaipa in addition to taking on new challenges, like her first Ultra-marathon at the McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50K.


David Brewer


David brings a positive attitude and experience in warehousing and logistics. A talent in problem solving, he currently studies computer science and enjoys running races with us. He’s the one you can almost always find behind our timing computer and working hard to get you results as fast and as accurately as possible!


Norm Brouillard

Event Crew

Known by our crew for his shiny silver locks, Norm tackles any task with rugged efficiency and looks good doing it. Excited to be part of the Aravaipa Team, he has raced the Desert Runner Trail Series and continues to train with his wife Kristina who is on the Aravaipa racing team.


Pati Coury


There are few who have been with Aravaipa since it’s conception and Pati Coury is one. With the highest of standards, she oversees runner care and will ensure every runner coming through the aid stations will have everything they need to complete their race. (Hugs upon request).


Melissa Ruse

Digital Marketing

A runner since the age of four, Melissa joins Aravaipa as our head of Digital Marketing after a year of partnering with us through SweetM Images. With a passion for running and photography, she understands the excitement a runner feels in seeing a perfect action shot!


Mike Santos

Event Crew

Mike first started as a volunteer with Aravaipa. He is a shining example of the positivity and excitement that comes with helping this community. He is now a vital part of our event crew.


Enzo Pham


With a background in BMX film production, Enzo is excited to pursue his interest in video and editing with Aravaipa. He is the creative editor behind the scenes of Aravaipa Trail Talk and eager to take on more projects with Steep Life Media.


Brandi Bender

Event Crew

Brandi is a hard worker and welcome addition to our team. Leading with energy and enthusiasm, she loves working for Aravaipa and is always willing to lend a helping hand to the Aravaipa team as well as any runner or volunteer in need.


Rebecca Collicott


From aid station to awards, Rebecca is behind the scenes making sure the runner experience lives up to Aravaipa’s standards.


    Christian Enriquez

    Event Crew

    Christian is a long-time Aravaipa group-run attendee and you can often find him on the podium at Aravaipa events

    Join our Team!

    We are constantly looking to add passionate people to our team!

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    Get in Touch

    We always love to hear from our runners. Our office and store is usually open on weekdays (depending on our race schedule) so feel free to stop on by. You can reach out to us below through social media, phone or email.
    The address listed is also our business mailing address.


    Address 11049 N. 23rd Drive, Suite 102

    City, State, Zip Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Phone 602.346.0554

    Email info@aravaiparunning.com