Meet our RLAG Ambassador Alberta Team!
JULIE, GRAND PRAIRIE AB
Hey! I’m Julie and I love to get outside of my comfort zone!! I live by a “If your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” motto and I and am thrilled to be back as a part of the Run Like a Girl community – this time with Street Team Alberta! So exciting! I love trail running and use it a means to explore all the beautiful places in Canada and abroad, as well as meet fascinating, like-minded people. I was fortunate enough to attend RLAG and Anna Frost’s Trail Running Retreat in Costa Rica in April 2017, met an amazing group of fellow runners and learned so much about myself – these are the reasons I run! Exploring, pushing yourself and always evolving – I find my time on the trails joyful, challenging, therapeutic and a great time to reflect. This year I was able to participate in some incredible races in Western Canada (Squamish 50, CDN Death Race, Sin 7) as well as my first ever sky race in Madeira, Portugal! Currently I am gearing up for an incredible trip with RLAG to Patagonia and training for my first 100 miler at Sinister 7 this year!
KERI, EDMONTON AB
Hi!! My name is Keri Bowzaylo and I am proud to join RLAG to help motivate and inspire women to hit the trails and achieve their goals big or small!! About 17 years ago I was an over weight and depressed stay at home Mom trying to find her way in an unhappy situation. Running became my therapy and escape….which eventually led to clarity. It became a passion and now part of my career. I went on to want to empower other women to do things they once deemed impossible and got into the fitness industry. I am a Personal/Pilates trainer and the Group Fitness Manager for a hussling and bussling club. Years have gone by and I am now on the Interpretive Guiding journey leading groups through the mountains all seasons of the years with a company I co found Wild Women Adventures and also for Campers Village. I co lead the training camps for Canadian Death Race and Sinister 7 as well. I hit the trails crushing mountains in my spare time in trail shoes and also in my other passion snowshoes staying in shape for the ultra marathons I run around North America myself. You can follow my wacky and crazy journeys on Instagram at bb_by_keri. Introduce yourself and I will be sure to follow yours too!! #wanderwoman #girlpower
Jessica, EDSON AB
I started running on the back of shaking morbid obesity. I decided that I would no longer be limited by my mind or my body. Since then I have been able to honour both of those parts of myself chasing trail and ultra running all over Alberta and British Columbia. From the half marathon to 100 miles, the fifth great love of my life (after my husband and my three girls of course) is the distance sickness. I have also been blessed to compete while coaching other women, beginning to chip at a debt to the women’s running community I will never be able to repay- but I’ll fly trying.
ANN, CALGARY AB
Hello! My name is Ann! I am from Sunshine, Ontario, now living in Calgary, Alberta. I attend SAIT Polytechnic, where I study Civil Engineering Technology, majoring in Municipal Design. I compete on the SAIT Varsity cross-country running & indoor track teams. Throughout my running career I have competed (& medalled) at the provincial level in both Ontario & Alberta. I am working towards one day competing at a national level. I love all disciplines of running, from track, to road, to the trails (although I am slightly biased to a speedy 1500m or a fast paced 10k). I love the speed of the track, but also the peacefulness of the trails. I adore technical, quad burning trail climbs. When I moved west, I fell in love with the mountains. I wanted to try ALL of the mountain sports. Naturally, trail and mountain running fell into my regular routine. I have had amazing opportunities to train with some great athletes in Calgary & Canmore. Many of them have been so kind as to show me around some local trails, share training tips, & even climb my first mountain with me!
I am so excited to be joining such an incredible group at RLAG! I am so looking forward to meeting some new friends & encouraging the love of sport! The running community is incredibly supportive & welcoming & I am thrilled to be a part of it.
LUCIA, CALGARY AB
My name is Lucia and am from Calgary , Alberta. I always enjoyed running but since having my two kids (4,2) I fell in love with running as it also mean an active recovery from parenting and full time job as a pelvic floor Physiotherapist.
I ran my first 50 k in 2018 and now I want more. 😊I’m thinking to run Calgary marathon and the MEC trail series and will see what else the year brings. So excited to be part of this group.
Irma, LEDUC AB
Hello everyone, it is great to be part of RLAG Alberta team. My name is Irma. I am married to Ben who support my adventures and we live in Leduc, Alberta. I lived in the Philippines for the first 13 years of my life before moving to Edmonton and have traveled quite a bit. I'm a legal assistant by day, yoga instructor by night. I was invited to join a 5k fundraising run one year and I was hooked since training. I'm so glad to have discovered RLAG community as I gained so much tips from everyone. My confession: I'm a type of person who likes to try new adventures but don't work harder to improve myself ie-skydive, scuba dive, sailing, kickboxing. Since I took up running, I wanted it to be something to improve my self in. So I am planning to train for half this year. Wish me luck and I look forward to read more great post from all of you!
JORDANNA, OKOTOKS AB
I’m Jordanna and I’m brand new to the RLAG Ambassador community; I call Okotoks, AB home and I’m pumped to be a part of the Alberta Street Team. This past Fall I, alongside my husband, completed my/our first trail ultra together to celebrate our 12-year anniversary (I don’t do well with sitting still in restaurants, so this was the next best thing ha-ha). We are raising our two kiddos (age 4 and 7) to love and appreciate the mountains as much as we do. I coach adventure running (orienteering) to kids and recently started up a womens trail running group in my local run community. As far as racing, I’m kicking the door down on my comfort zone and trying out a Last Man Standing type of ultra in June with a few trail races scattered throughout the year. Looking forward to connecting with you all. Cheers to 2019 and Happy New Year!
LEANNE, ST. ALBERT AB
I'm Leanne from St. Albert, Alberta. I'm so stoked to be joining a group of such awesome, inspiring women. While I've always been outdoorsy I had never really considered myself the "athletic type". That changed 6 years ago when we adopted a high energy puppy who loves nothing more than spending a whole day exploring trails. As my dog running adventures grew longer I found a passion for endurance sports which opened up a crazy new world of triathlons, gran fondos, and ultra marathons. This year I'll be taking on my first 50 mile race. And because we can't run every race (as awesome as that would be) I love to volunteer at several of them, encouraging others from the side line is always a blast.
Wishing all of you a year of fantastic year, I can't wait to see you all crush your 2019 goals
JAMIE, Cochrane AB
Hi, I’m Jaime! I live in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, with my hubby & 2 energetic boys!
We love being outside and being active as a family, and having the Rocky Mountains in our backyard makes for some great adventures. I love backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing and of course winter running, which is my favorite!
There’s something magical and amazing about exploring outdoors during wintertime and seeing beauty you don’t see the rest of the year!
As a runner, I’ve mostly kept to 5-10km runs and races, but am finally going to cross of my 1st Half Marathon in 2019!
I’m all about encouraging others to get moving, living a healthy life and experiencing new adventures!
AMBER, SPRUCE GROVE AB
Hey! My name is Amber and I am from Spruce Grove, but do most of my running in Edmonton, AB. For me, running is a lifestyle; a way to stay physically active, keep mental stresses in check and set a positive example for my daughter. In 2018, I ran a number of races, but most notably the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12 km and the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon, and I look forward to running more races in 2019. I also hope to reach my goal of running 1,000 kms in 2019. In addition to being passionate about running, I love playing volleyball, watching CFL football and travelling. I am so proud to be part of the RLAG community and can't wait to see what amazing things we all will accomplish in the coming year.
Candace, EDMONTON AB
My name is Candace. I'm a thirty something year old from Edmonton, Alberta. For years I have been an avid hiker, and cyclist but have just recently started running and I'm hooked! After finishing my first 5km trail race in January I have already signed up for my first 50km ultra next June.